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

New Appointment to Imagination

New Appointment to Imagination

Imagination is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Noor Aldoy to the Fusion project team.

Dr Noor Aldoy has been appointed to the London Creative and Digital Fusion project, bringing her immense academic and industry experience to support the Imagination team, starting in July 2013. The...Read full update

Wisdom of the Crowd: How Participatory Design has Evolved Design Briefing

OutcomeJournal Paper

Murphy, E. & Hands, D. Swedish Design Research Journal 2/12 Pages 28-37 ...More information

Design PhD students to coordinate International Workshop Sessions at ADIM 2019 conference.

Design PhD students to coordinate International Workshop Sessions at ADIM 2019 conference.

Imagination is proud to announce that four of our Design PhD students have been invited to manage and coordinate all activities related to the forthcoming ADIM 2019 conference in London. This is a remarkable achievement given the tough international competition by leading universities from around...Read full update

Imagination to coordinate ADIM workshops

Imagination to coordinate ADIM workshops

Imagination is lead partner to coordinate workshops at prestigious ADIM conference, London 2019.

Dr David Hands is main academic lead partner to manage and coordinate workshop sessions at the forthcoming Academy of Design Innovation Management conference, London 2019.  ...Read full update

Design Policy Union - a new collaborative partnership

Design Policy Union - a new collaborative partnership

Imagination joins forces with Shandong University of Art and Design

Imagination Lancaster have joined forces with Shandong University of Art & Design creating a collaborative design management research ‘think tank’ the Design Policy Union. This ambitious partnership draws on the research...Read full update

Farewell to Fusion!

Farewell to Fusion!

Imagination concludes the highly successful Fusion project...

December 2014 witnessed the end of the hugely successful Fusion project, supporting and enabling large numbers of organisations to develop and commercialise new product and service offerings. Imagination created and held over 6...Read full update

Farewell to Fusion!

Farewell to Fusion!

Imagination say's goodbye to the hugely successful Fusion project...

December 2014 witnessed the end of the hugely successful two year Fusion project, aimed at supporting and enabling large numbers of organisations to develop and commercialise new product and service offerings. Imagination...Read full update

Design for Europe: Developing the User Experience

Design for Europe: Developing the User Experience

6th Steering Committee Meeting and Consortium Meeting - Copenhagen 24-25 March 2015

Design for Europe project partners came together once again for the latest in a series of regular consortium meetings, this time hosted by the Danish Design Centre (DDC) at their new offices in Copenhagen. An...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
Design Policy UnionDesign Policy Union Design Policy Union A collaborative partnership between Imagination and SUAD, China.