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Mr Christopher Evans

Design Tutor

Phone number
+44 (0)121 204 3574

Email
c.d.evans@aston.ac.uk

Room number
Main Building 147c

Profile
I joined Aston University in 2001 having previously created and managed a range of new design courses at Luton University as a Principal Lecturer in 1993. Prior to that, I developed and lead the highly successful product design courses at Bournemouth University.

My design skills, technical knowledge and professional experience has been developed by working for a wide range of design lead organisations  as well as design consultancies including freelance designing.

Qualifications & Education

  • BA with First Class Honours in Industrial Design, De Montfort, 1970

Employment

Management and professional experience:

  • 1970–1973  First Company Designer Mettoy Ltd

  • 1973–1975  Design Consultant Ogle Design

  • 1975–1980  Company Designer Prestige Group Ltd

  • 1980–1982  Senior Designer Park Royal Porcelain Ltd

  • 1982–1984  Lecturer Loughborough University

  • 1984–1987  Senior Designer Crown House Tableware

  • 1987–1988  Senior Design Manager Milton Bradley/Hasbro

  • 1988 to date Design Consultant Chris Evans Associates

  • 1989–1993  Principal Lecturer Bournemouth University

  • 1993–2001  Principal Lecturer University of Luton

  • 2001 to date Teaching Fellow Aston University

Teaching activity
I teach on all levels of the Product Design Programmes with a focus on developing the skills students need to achieve effective practical design solutions to their project work.

Research interests
My main area of interest is in Assistive Technologies.

Recent research funding
I am currently co-editing a major design book to be launched in 2010/11

PhD Supervision
I am currently supervising 1 PhD student.

 

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