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

Lancaster Arts Partnership: Arts City Report (working)

OutcomeReport

A report which documents the stakeholder engagement workshop exploring the concept of Lancaster Arts City.  ...More information

Designing creative frameworks: Design thinking as an engine for new facilitation approaches

OutcomeJournal Paper
Designing creative frameworks: Design thinking as an engine for new facilitation approaches

This paper documents implications and opportunities for the design profession offered by the rise of the knowledge society and digital economies. Within this we show the value of applied design thinking in the creation and delivery of business development and facilitation. Two case studies document...More information

Create Workshop

Event7 years, 9 months and 26 days ago
Create Workshop

26th of January 2010

In Create we explored the requirements and characteristics for creativity to grow and flourish.

Applying cutting edge research in creativity and design we determined that almost by definition that anyone involved in business will be creative and have the...Read full update

Media Communication, Consumption and Use: the changing role of the designer

OutcomeConference Paper

Consumers are changing the way in which they create, experience and consume media. User Generated Content (UGC) marks a shift in the way in which ordinary people are now able to contribute to the creation of media. They have become active citizens in what is now a two way conversation. ...More information

Harnessing Creativity: Creative Economy Seminar

Event2 years, 7 months and 27 days ago

27th of March 2015, The Dock, Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland

Showcasing the diversity of Irish & UK creative enterprises and practices

A vibrant & dynamic mix of creative industry experts from UK and Ireland shared their knowledge and cutting edge research of the...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

Businesses pitch international R&D projects to students

Businesses pitch international R&D projects to students

Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Businesses meet masters Students on the MSc International Innovation program to develop International R&D projects

The final presentations of businesses involved in the Lancaster China Catalyst Programme have occurred. These sessions involved 11 LCCP UK...Read full update

Mapping Design Innovation Ecosystems Steering Committee Meeting

Event3 years, 8 months and 9 days ago
Mapping Design Innovation Ecosystems Steering Committee Meeting

14th of March 2014, PDR, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff

Mapping Design Innovation Ecosystem held its first steering committee meeting on 14 March 2014 in Cardiff

The steering committee meeting explored the vision for the project with discussion focussing on the...Read full update

Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Launch Event

Event3 years and 25 days ago
Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Launch Event

27th of October 2014, Lancaster University Management School, LUMS Lecture Theatre 1, Bailrigg, LA1 4YX

Driving UK Business Growth through International Innovation

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Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

Event3 years, 5 months and 20 days ago
Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

3rd of June 2014, The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, SW1H OAD, London

Come along to our fully funded Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam on Tuesday 3rd of June 2014.

- Are you a London-based creative or digital business with less than 250 employees? - Have you...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 ...