I joined Aston’s School of Engineering and Applied Science beginning 2016, having previously been a Senior Lecturer in Automotive and Transport design within the School of Art and Design at Coventry University. Prior to that I was a Senior Designer at Atkins Rail and Vehicle Designer at Interfleet Technology (which has been part of the SNC-Lavalin Group since 2011).
As well as being Programme Director for BSc Product Design courses, I am the first year academic tutor for the Product Design undergraduate programme.
I support teaching on the following modules:
My research interests focus on the field of integrating human factors within engineering teaching. I also have expertise in investigating passenger experience using public transport which requires an ability to be able to envisage future urban mobility in light of developments which are occurring in urban areas. With a background in ergonomics and vehicle design, this allows me to understand the impact of urban technology within smart cities and use this to benefit the design of multi-modal transport solutions whilst taking account of environmental resources.
MErgs Membership of Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors
MCSD Membership of Chartered Society of Designers
Mackie, E. (2011) 'Branding identity, development and application of rail and road vehicle liveries'. International Journal of Vehicle Design 55 (2/3/4), 256-277. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJVD.2011.040586. http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticletoc.php?jcode=ijvd&year=2011&vol=55&issue=2/3/4
Mackie, E. and Moody, L. (2015) ‘Ergonomic Gear knobs: A Case Study in teaching Pleasure and Attachment to Design Students'. In Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2015: Proceedings of Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors Conference 2015, Daventry, 13-16 April, 2015.
Osmond, J. and Mackie, E., (2012) ‘Designing for the ‘Other’, Design Research Society Conference, Bangkok, 1-4 July 2012.
Mackie, E. (2011) ‘Ergonomics Teaching within Industrial Design: an Evaluation of Understanding’. In Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011: Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2011, Stoke Rochford, 12-14 April, 2011
Mackie, E., Woodcock, A., and Johnson, C. (2008) 'Designing Hyperbaric Decompression Chambers'. In Contemporary Ergonomics 2008: Proceedings of the International Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics (CE2008), Nottingham, 01-03 April, 2008.
Mackie, E. (2012) 'Design for Public Transport'. In Design for Transport – a User-Centred Approach to vehicle Design and Travel. Ed. by Tovey, M, London: Gower. http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781409433255
Moody, L., Mackie, E., and Davies, S. (2011) 'Building Empathy with the user'. In Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design: Uses and applications. Ed. by Karwowski, W., Soares, M., and Stanton, N.A. London: CRC Press.