Dr Martyn Evans

Evans
Past Staff Member
Head of Department: Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, August 2007 to August 2015
Design, Design Management, Design Futures, Design Strategy, Design and Branding, Design Policy, Design Thinking, New Product Development

Martyn is Head of Department of Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University. His research interests explore the strategic approaches designers use to consider the future, in particular the ability of designers to envision potential social, cultural, technological and economic futures. As a trained product designer, his research activities centre on design futures, trends and forecasting on which he has presented widely.

He is currently a lead investigator for Design For Europe which will develop the European Design Innovation Platform over 3 years and aims to accelerate design-driven innovation in order to boost innovation, growth and job creation across the EU. He is also Principal Investigator for the AHRC funded (£768k) Design Routes which explores the role of design in developing and revitalising culturally significant designs, products and practices in conjunction with Leeds University.

Martyn was also co-investigator upon Design 2020, an AHRC funded project looking at potential futures for the UK design industry. He has secured and supervised a number of government-funded knowledge transfer initiatives within the area of design and new product development. With extensive experience of leading undergraduate and postgraduate design curricula, Martyn is external examiner at a number of UK institutions and have acted as an academic advisor for curriculum development both nationally and internationally.

Updates and Outcomes

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

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

Design Council announce €3.8 million EU fund to build the European Design Innovation Platform

Design Council announced that it will be leading a consortium to deliver the European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP) with Lancaster University as key partner.

Design Council announce €3.8 million EU fund to build the European Design Innovation Platform. The press release is now...Read full update

Design Policy Issues No3

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Design  Policy Issues No3

In this number the partners at Malardalen University briefly introduce the case studies developed in the research, and the Micro Design Indicators. The booklet elaborates on the concept of indicators created to measure design innovation policies directly on beneficiaries, and reflects on the...More information

Imagination is key to rethinking creative and successful collaboration in the North

Imagination is key to rethinking creative and successful collaboration in the North

Forty-five arts and humanities practitioners, academics and funding partners gathered at a N8 event in Lancaster to participate in a workshop that explored how the imagination is being used to influence social and cultural development in the North.

The event, ‘Imaginative North’ was the fourth...Read full update

Imaginative North, Lancaster University – 21 November 2013

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Imaginative North, Lancaster University – 21 November 2013

21st of November 2013, LICA Building, Lancaster University

N8 'New Thinking from the North' network holds its fourth workshop in Lancaster

Creativity and innovation occur at the boundaries of our imagination. But how do we channel this to develop our ideas and research? This...Read full update

Vacancy: Design Visualiser

Vacancy: Design Visualiser

ImaginationLancaster are looking for a Design Visualiser to join our team! Closing date: 8 September 2013.

Applications are invited for a talented individual to the post of Design Visualiser. You will be responsible for the communication of our research activities across a range of...Read full update

Heritage North, Durham University - 09 July 2013

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Heritage North, Durham University - 09 July 2013

9th of July 2013, Durham University

N8 'New Thinking from the North' network holds its first workshop in Durham

Heritage-led regeneration initiatives have been a defining feature of the last 25 years across the North of England and – in common with the digital, though in a...Read full update

Imagination welcomes Dr JongHo Lee from SADI, South Korea

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Imagination welcomes Dr JongHo Lee from SADI, South Korea

17th of June 2013

Dr JongHo Lee, Head of Product Design Department and UXLab Leader at SADI visits ImaginationLancaster while in Europe

Imagination recently welcomed Dr JongHo Lee from Samsung Art and Design Institute (http://www.sadi.net/) while he was visiting Europe on a...Read full update

New Appointment to Imagination

New Appointment to Imagination

Emmanuel Tsekleves to join Imagination as Senior Lecturer in Design Interactions

Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves will be joining ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts as Senior Lecturer in Design Interactions in September 2013. Emmanuel has been a lecturer in Multimedia...Read full update

DeEP comes to Lancaster for the 3rd Consortium meeting - February 2013

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DeEP comes to Lancaster for the 3rd Consortium meeting - February 2013

4th of February 2013, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

Lancaster University welcomes consortium members to progress work on DeEP European design innovation policy evaluation tool.

Lancaster University recently hosted the third in the series of DeEP project workshops, held...Read full update

European Design Innovation Initiative (EDII) ‘First Action’ meeting in Brussels

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European Design Innovation Initiative (EDII) ‘First Action’ meeting in Brussels

28th of November 2012, Brussels, Belgum

First meeting between all six funded projects in the European Design Innovation Initiative (EDII) identified potential synergies between projects

The first meeting between all funded projects in the EDII ‘First Action’ was held on 28...Read full update

Watch Out Design, Europe is Coming

Articleby Martyn Evans

Delivered as part of the Harnessing Creativity: Creative Economy Seminar held at The Dock, Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland on Friday 27 March 2015. ...Read full article

NEW Lecturer post in Data Prototyping and Visualisation

Articleby Paul Coulton, Martyn Evans

As part of Lancaster University’s 50th Anniversary Lectureships Scheme to appointment of 50 early career academics we are seeking candidates for a new lectureship in Data Prototyping and Visualisation. ...Read full article

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

Key Projects

Design For EuropeDesign For Europe Design For Europe Design For Europe aims to increase the use of design for innovation and growth across Europe.
Design RoutesDesign Routes Design Routes Envisioning the future of culturally significant designs, products and practices
Lancaster China Catalyst ProgrammeLancaster China Catalyst Programme Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Lancaster University is embarking on a new initiative to leverage its global reach for the benefit of UK ...
DeEP: Design in European PolicyDeEP: Design in European Policy DeEP: Design in European Policy Evaluating and Sharing Design Innovation Policies for European Growth
Mapping Design Innovation EcosystemsMapping Design Innovation Ecosystems Mapping Design Innovation Ecosystems Creating a blueprint for to map and analyse their design innovation ecosystems
N8: New Thinking from the NorthN8: New Thinking from the North N8: New Thinking from the North Stimulating reinvention and influencing economic growth across the North
Design2020Design2020 Design2020 The UK design industry in 2020
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
MA Design ManagementMA Design Management MA Design Management MA Design Management provides a vibrant and design rich environment for design and associated graduates to ...