Dr Martyn Evans

Evans
Head of Department: Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
Design, Design Management, Design Futures, Design Strategy, Design and Branding, Design Policy, Design Thinking, New Product Development
m [dot] evans [at] lancaster [dot] ac [dot] uk

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, and he has presented widely upon this area.

He is currently a steering committee member for the Design in European Policies (DeEP) project www.designpolicy.eu, a 2 year project funded under the ‘first action plan’ of the European Design Innovation Initiative (EDII). 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 in European Policy

OutcomeWhite Paper
Design in European Policy

This, the final publication from DeEP, presents our findings and insights, offering perspectives on key research themes: design innovation policy landscape; policies; and strategies to support design policy evaluatuion. The publication also presents a detailed conceptualisation of the DeEP Design...More information

Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

Event1 month and 24 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

Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

On Wednesday 30th of April, Imagination’s London Fusion team delivered their third highly interactive Design Jam. The Design Jam explored the health, demographic and wellbeing challenges and opportunities to create innovative services and products to enhance the lives of the residents of...Read full update

Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

Event2 months and 30 days ago
Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

30th of April 2014, The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street SW1H OAD, London

Come along to our fully-funded Health and Wellbeing in the City Design Jam organised by London Creative and Digital Fusion.

Wednesday 30th of April 2014, 09:00am – 06:00pm with an optional...Read full update

Design Policy Issues No4

OutcomeWhite Paper
Design Policy Issues No4

In this number the DeEP Evaluation Tool is described in detail.The booklet gives and overview on how the web-based tool works, on its structure, and functions. Macro and micro design indicators are embedded in the tool to support policy makers and enterprises to benchmark national contexts and to...More information

We're recruiting a Design and Innovation Manager

We're recruiting a Design and Innovation Manager

We are building an international team, with hubs in both the UK and China and are seeking to recruit a Design and Innovation Manager to embed design driven innovation approaches in the Lancaster China Catalyst Programme (LCCP).

You will take a lead in the design and delivery of events to...Read full update

Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

Event1 month and 24 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

Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

On Wednesday 30th of April, Imagination’s London Fusion team delivered their third highly interactive Design Jam. The Design Jam explored the health, demographic and wellbeing challenges and opportunities to create innovative services and products to enhance the lives of the residents of...Read full update

Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

Event2 months and 30 days ago
Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

30th of April 2014, The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street SW1H OAD, London

Come along to our fully-funded Health and Wellbeing in the City Design Jam organised by London Creative and Digital Fusion.

Wednesday 30th of April 2014, 09:00am – 06:00pm with an optional...Read full update

We're recruiting a Design and Innovation Manager

We're recruiting a Design and Innovation Manager

We are building an international team, with hubs in both the UK and China and are seeking to recruit a Design and Innovation Manager to embed design driven innovation approaches in the Lancaster China Catalyst Programme (LCCP).

You will take a lead in the design and delivery of events to...Read full update

Development of the European Design Innovation Platform gathers apace!

Development of the European Design Innovation Platform gathers apace!

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

Key Projects

European Design Innovation PlatformEuropean Design Innovation Platform European Design Innovation Platform The European Design Innovation Platform aims to increase the use of design for innovation and growth ...
DeEP: Design in European PolicyDeEP: Design in European Policy DeEP: Design in European Policy Evaluating and Sharing Design Innovation Policies for European Growth
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