Mr Mike Woods
Profiles

Mr Mike Woods

Lecturer in 3D Design

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Role

Programme Leader for 3D Design and Award Leader for our Product Design specialism

Qualifications

My background is in professional practice. Prior to joining the University of Plymouth I worked in design consultancy in London for 15 years. Most of my experience was gained at Tangerine, a successful international product design agency, where I was a Creative Director leading projects in Europe, Asia and the USA.

My clients included: Nikon, Sky Broadcasting, Toyota, Unilever, Wedgwood and many others. My work has won international design awards in Europe and the USA and has been published in many books on Product Design.

Roles on external bodies

From 2009 - 2010 I was a member of the advisory board of Dott Cornwall.

Dott (Designs of the Time) was developed by the UK Design Council to bring together local communities with world class designers to demonstrate how great design can make a positive difference to lives and create a more sustainable, inclusive society. The Design Council, Cornwall Council, University College Falmouth and the Technology Strategy Board worked in partnership to deliver the Dott programme throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly during 2010.

From 2000 - 2008 I was a steering committee member of i~design, a series of collaborative research projects funded by EPSRC to develop thinking and practice in the field of inclusive design. Research partners in these projects included the University of Cambridge, the Royal College of Art and the Design Council.

Teaching interests

The 3D Design programme at Plymouth has won Green Gown Awards for the way Sustainability thinking is embedded. My teaching interests include sustainable approaches to the field of Product Design from the perspectives of Ecology, Economy and Society.

Creative practice & artistic projects

My background is in professional practice. Prior to joining Plymouth University I worked in design consultancy in London for 15 years. Most of my experience was gained at Tangerine, a successful international product design agency, where I was a Creative Director leading projects in Europe, Asia and the USA.

My clients included: Nikon, Sky Broadcasting, Toyota, Unilever, Wedgwood and many others. My work has won international design awards in Europe and the USA and has been published in many books on product design.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Grose J, Doman M, Kelsey J, Richardson J & Woods M 2015 'Integrating sustainability education into nursing using an interdisciplinary approach' Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit 30, (3) 342-351 , DOI
Chapters
Woods M 2013 'Chapter 34: Design in a digital world' in Clarkson J; Coleman R; Keates S; Lebbon C Inclusive Design Design for the Whole Population Springer Science & Business Media , DOI
Patents
2004 Scabbard with removable knife. D491622
2004 Tool holder. D492478