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

Welcome to our new postgraduate students

Welcome to our new postgraduate students

Induction Day for the new cohort of MA Design Management students.

Imagination welcomed the new MA Design Management cohort today, introducing them to the University and in particular the design management postgraduate course. As part of the Induction session, the students took part in the...Read full update

ServDes2014 Blueprinting

Event3 years, 11 months and 20 days ago
ServDes2014 Blueprinting

5th of August 2013

ServDes2014 conference is approaching and more detailed planning is happening!

We have started to create a blueprint of the conference preparation and development from now on to the event. We have created a blueprint that we are going to update and develop...Read full update

ServDes2014 key note speakers

ServDes2014 has its two key note speakers: Prof. Pelle Ehn (Malmö University) and Dominic Cambpell (Futuregov)

Pelle Ehn, is professor at the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden. ...Read full update

ServDes.2014 - Call for Paper

Event3 years, 8 months and 24 days ago
ServDes.2014 - Call for Paper

31st of October 2013, ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University

Call for Papers: wide range of contributions accepted; these include - Full length research papers; short papers; workshop proposals. All submissions are subject to a rigorous double-blind peer review...Read full update

Grow your business through design: An Interactive Approach for SME's

Event3 years, 10 months and 13 days ago
Grow your business through design: An Interactive Approach for SME's

11th of September 2013, The Work Foundation, Palmer Street, London

One day workshop closely examining 'Design Thinking' as a key tool in strategy development.

The workshop focuses on addressing challenges in a thoughtful and meaningful manner, applying creativity,...Read full update

London Fusion - Interactive Workshop [2]

OutcomePresentation
London Fusion - Interactive Workshop [2]

The second and concluding event ‘Building Growth through Collaboration: biting the bullet’, adopted a more structured and faster pace of activities, exploring, probing and examining issues and themes raised from the preceding event held last week. It started with a highly disruptive introduction,...More information

ServDes2014 Blueprinting

Event3 years, 11 months and 20 days ago
ServDes2014 Blueprinting

5th of August 2013

ServDes2014 conference is approaching and more detailed planning is happening!

We have started to create a blueprint of the conference preparation and development from now on to the event. We have created a blueprint that we are going to update and develop...Read full update

ServDes2014 key note speakers

ServDes2014 has its two key note speakers: Prof. Pelle Ehn (Malmö University) and Dominic Cambpell (Futuregov)

Pelle Ehn, is professor at the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden. ...Read full update

ServDes.2014 - Call for Paper

Event3 years, 8 months and 24 days ago
ServDes.2014 - Call for Paper

31st of October 2013, ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University

Call for Papers: wide range of contributions accepted; these include - Full length research papers; short papers; workshop proposals. All submissions are subject to a rigorous double-blind peer review...Read full update

Grow your business through design: An Interactive Approach for SME's

Event3 years, 10 months and 13 days ago
Grow your business through design: An Interactive Approach for SME's

11th of September 2013, The Work Foundation, Palmer Street, London

One day workshop closely examining 'Design Thinking' as a key tool in strategy development.

The workshop focuses on addressing challenges in a thoughtful and meaningful manner, applying creativity,...Read full update

Building Growth through Collaboration

Event4 years ago
Building Growth through Collaboration

25th of July 2013, The Work Foundation, Palmer Street, London

'Building Growth' is the second part of the 'Under Construction' series of events, held at the Work Foundation - Thursday 25 July.

Through the recognition of both creative and collective potential, participants will...Read full update

'Under Construction: Building Growth through Collaborations'

Event4 years and 7 days ago

18th of July 2013, The Work Foundation, Palmer Street, London

ImaginationLancaster are hosting the first of a series of highly acclaimed events as part of the London Fusion Creative and Digital project.

ImaginationLancaster is proud to announce the first date of their much...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