Angus Colvin

Education

2013 The University of Dundee, School of Design
PhD - Prototyping the collective Consciousness
MDes - Collaborative Visualisation

Higher National Diploma - Woodwind and Brass Instrument Technician, Stevenson College of Further Education, Edinburgh.

Experience

2010-2012 Course Director, Lecturer and Admissions and Recruitment Tutor, Product Design, The University of Dundee.
Personal Tutor, 4th year undergraduate students. Product Design and Digital Interaction Design, UoD.
Student Advisor, Pastoral care of all Product Design students, UoD.

2005-2010 Lecturer. Masters of Design Program, Design Studies, Design History Theory and Practice,
Environmental and Interior Design, Mechanical Engineering and Product Design, UoD.

2009 Lecturer, Product Design and Mechanical Engineering. Final year personal study (semester 3, 18 students). 
Final-year project Module.
Design, Implementation and administration of level 1 IPD module. UoD.

2008 Part-Time Lecturer, Level 2 IPD, Microsoft Design Expo 2008, in Seattle.
Student technical support, prototype construction. (Funded by Microsoft Award).

2007 Part-time Lecturer, Product Design. The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

Nov 07 IASDR07 Conference, Hong Kong. “Collaboration” Moderator.

May 06 University of Dundee Masters Platform. “Three Dimensions: 3D modelling in the group visioning process”.

Sept 05 Make Tools. Medical industry prototyping workshop. Co-ordinated and facilitated this user prototyping workshop with Liz Saunders (Make Tools, Sonic Rim and Ohio State
University).

1998-2004 Director, designer, Saxlab BV, Amsterdam, NL. (Musical instrument development company).
Brass & woodwind instrument component design, manufacture and repair.

2001-2004 Theatre Groups: Wederzijds and Huis Aan De Amstel, Amsterdam.
Creative Technician for sound, lighting, set construction.

Research Workshops

Past, Present and Future Crafts Practice. Research Mapping Workshop. The Visual Research Centre,Dundee 17 May 2006.
Designing for the 21st Century. Reflection & Projection Workshop. The Lighthouse, Glasgow, November 8th, 9th & 10th 2006.
PhD Student Forum, Creating Links Workshop.
The Visual Research Centre, Dundee. 05 March 2007
Safer Spaces: Communication Design for Counter Terror.
The Visual Research Centre, Dundee. 08 May 2007.
“Makeopoly” Research Workshop.
The Visual Research Centre, Dundee 06 June 2008.
NCR “Makeopoly” Industry Workshop.
Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art 25 June 2008.
“House of Cards”, 25.11.08. Team building and visioning exercise for Masters of Design students at The University of Dundee.

Teaching Awards

2008 Level 2 IPD students win Best End-To-End Design at Microsoft Design Expo in Seattle.
2007 Level 3 IPD students win “In Book nomination” at D&AD Global Student Awards.

Research Workshops

Past, Present and Future Crafts Practice. Research Mapping Workshop. The Visual Research Centre, Dundee 17 May 2006.

Designing for the 21st Century. Reflection & Projection Workshop. The Lighthouse, Glasgow, November 8th, 9th & 10th 2006.

PhD Student Forum, Creating Links Workshop. The Visual Research Centre, Dundee. 05 March 2007

Safer Spaces: Communication Design for Counter Terror. The Visual Research Centre, Dundee. 08 May 2007.

“Makeopoly” Research Workshop. The Visual Research Centre, Dundee 06 June 2008.

NCR “Makeopoly” Industry Workshop. Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art 25 June 2008.

“House of Cards”, 25.11.08. Team building and visioning exercise for Masters of Design students at The University of Dundee.

Conferences and Publications

Colvin, A. Facilitating Collaboration: a new role for the prototype in design. Emerging Trends in Design Research, International Association of Societies of Design Research, 12-15 Nov, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Colvin, A. Managing Innovation: how collaborative design visualisation can facilitate teamwork.
International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, 13-14 September 2007, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Colvin, A. Visual planning: how designers can facilitate it and how it facilitates understanding in multi-disciplinary teams. Emerging Trends in Design Research, International Association of Societies of Design Research, 12-15 Nov, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Townson, D. Colvin, A. Baxter, S. Collaborative Visualisation: a new technique for coping with complexity. D2B - The 1st International Design Management Symposium, 16-19 March 2006, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai.