Dr David Hands

Hands
Course Leader: MA Design Management
Design Policy Development; Design Briefing; Design Leadership; Designing against Crime; New Product Development.
d [dot] j [dot] hands [at] lancaster [dot] ac [dot] uk

Dr David Hands is Course Leader for MA Design Management at Imagination. He has written and published extensively on all aspects and themes embracing strategic design managemen theory and practice.

His research interests are varied and diverse, encompassing design driven innovation within the supply chain; design policy development and implementation; knowledge difusion and retention within SME's; Design Management curriculum development within Chinese HE institutions; Strategic design leadership within technology based enterprises in Mexico. Technology knowledge transfer and KTP Partnerships within design-led organisations.

David's most recent handbooks on design management includes: Hands, D. (2009) Vision and Values in Design Managment. AVA Publications, Switzerland.

Jerrard, R. and Hands, D. (2007) Design Management: fieldwork and Applications. Routledge Taylor Franics, London.

Updates and Outcomes

Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

Event3 years, 1 month and 5 days ago
Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

19th of March 2014, The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD

Discover the power of open data to create new and innovative products and services.

Data is growing in an ever-increasing rate. Both businesses and public organisations are realising the great...Read full update

'Early-Bird' Registrations soon to end for ServDes2014..'

'Early-Bird' Registrations soon to end for ServDes2014..'

Last few days of eligibility for 'Early-Bird' registrations available. The deadline to obtain discounted prices for ServDes 2014 ends on 25 February 2014.

ServDes2014 explores how Service Design is contributing to ‘Service Futures’ and how it is developing as a field of research and practice....Read full update

Design for Europe - Development of the European Design Innovation Platform

Design for Europe - Development of the European Design Innovation Platform

Following the announcement of €3.8m EU funding to build the European Design Innovation Platform, the consortium starts work and plans its launch event in Brussels.

The European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP) is a digital platform that will bring together knowledge and exemplars of design’s...Read full update

How to Win in the Age of Now?

How to Win in the Age of Now?

An Inspirational Masterclass delivered by the Worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin Roberts on Monday 10th of February.

The event attracted many creative and digital companies looking to take their business to the next level, and become high-growth creative leaders loved by their...Read full update

ServDes.2014 conference programme now available

ServDes.2014 conference programme now available

The programme is now available for the ServDes.2014 conference in April

The ServDes team have been busy finalising the conference programme and have now made available the wonderful programme of events, speakers and workshops. It outlines, invited guest speakers to enrich the event, supported...Read full update

Inspirational Masterclass with Worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, KEVIN ROBERTS

Inspirational Masterclass with Worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, KEVIN ROBERTS

Kevin Roberts will inspire and inform an audience of creative and digital small and medium businesses.

We are pleased to announce that we are organising an Inspiration Masterclass with the Worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin Roberts on Monday the 10th of February at Saatchi &...Read full update

'Early-Bird' Registrations soon to end for ServDes2014..'

'Early-Bird' Registrations soon to end for ServDes2014..'

Last few days of eligibility for 'Early-Bird' registrations available. The deadline to obtain discounted prices for ServDes 2014 ends on 25 February 2014.

ServDes2014 explores how Service Design is contributing to ‘Service Futures’ and how it is developing as a field of research and practice....Read full update

Design for Europe - Development of the European Design Innovation Platform

Design for Europe - Development of the European Design Innovation Platform

Following the announcement of €3.8m EU funding to build the European Design Innovation Platform, the consortium starts work and plans its launch event in Brussels.

The European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP) is a digital platform that will bring together knowledge and exemplars of design’s...Read full update

How to Win in the Age of Now?

How to Win in the Age of Now?

An Inspirational Masterclass delivered by the Worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin Roberts on Monday 10th of February.

The event attracted many creative and digital companies looking to take their business to the next level, and become high-growth creative leaders loved by their...Read full update

ServDes.2014 conference programme now available

ServDes.2014 conference programme now available

The programme is now available for the ServDes.2014 conference in April

The ServDes team have been busy finalising the conference programme and have now made available the wonderful programme of events, speakers and workshops. It outlines, invited guest speakers to enrich the event, supported...Read full update

Inspirational Masterclass with Worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, KEVIN ROBERTS

Inspirational Masterclass with Worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, KEVIN ROBERTS

Kevin Roberts will inspire and inform an audience of creative and digital small and medium businesses.

We are pleased to announce that we are organising an Inspiration Masterclass with the Worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin Roberts on Monday the 10th of February at Saatchi &...Read full update

ServDes 2014 papers selected

ServDes 2014 papers selected

The final selection of papers for ServDes 2014 is now complete!

After reading all 182 reviews, the conference team have finally selected the papers for ServDes2014. Overall, we accepted 34 long papers, 15 short papers and 11 workshop proposals. The team were highly impressed with the overall...Read full update

Exploring 'Services in the City' - Design Jam No.2

Articleby David Hands, Noor Aldoy, Leon Cruickshank, Nick Dunn, Emmanuel Tsekleves
Exploring 'Services in the City' - Design Jam No.2

The Fusion team, delivered another successful and highly enjoyable Design Jam at the Work Foundation last Wednesday. ...Read full article

You can find a list of David Hands's publications on the Lancaster University research pages.

Key Projects

ServDes 2014ServDes 2014 ServDes 2014 Service Design and Innovation Conference at Lancaster University
Design For EuropeDesign For Europe Design For Europe Design For Europe aims to increase the use of design for innovation and growth across Europe.
London Creative and Digital FusionLondon Creative and Digital Fusion London Creative and Digital Fusion Ambitious £5m project to inspire and support growth in the digital industries