Natasha Carolan

Carolan

Supervisors

No picture available Gordon Blair Director, HighWire
CooperCooper Rachel Cooper Design Management, Design Policy, Design Thinking, Urban Design, Urban Sustainability, Socially Responsible Design, Design Against Crime, Design & Manufacture
No picture available Manfred Lau SCC, Lancaster University
PhD Candidate
On-demand manufacture and creative commerce
natashacarolan [at] me [dot] com

My research examines On-demand manufacture and creative commerce. I am investigating institutional implications of the digitisation and convergence of design and manufacture as evidenced through the proliferation of customer facing manufacturing services.

I am a HighWire PhD candidate and my research is situated among core themes of the digital economy including service design, value co-creation, service dominant logic, user innovation and digital fabrication. In my time in here I have been involved in projects including smart healthcare environments, user-led smart home development and aural gaming concepts. Recently I was involved with the Homesense project, a european wide user-innovation research project which was subsequently exhibited at MoMA, New York. I am currently an embedded research at Makielab, Shoreditch. 

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Publications

Carolan, N. & Cruickshank, L. (2010) Understanding Design Interventions in Democratising Innovation: a Toolkit Approach. 

 

Carolan, N. (2010) ‘Product Pirates - Intellectual property implications of post industrial manufacture’

 

Cruickshank, L. Carolan, N. (2010) ‘New User-Led Design Processes for Digital Fabrication’