Designing for Dignity Designer  |  Researcher  |  Educator

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Dr Timothy Whitehead is an award winning industrial designer,
upcoming design researcher and educator

Timothy is a Lecturer in Digital Product Design with research interests in the design of products for developing countries. Before joining De Montfort University, he completed a PhD at Loughborough University to investigate factors required for long lasting and effective product design, the results have led to the creation of a tool to guide designers and NGOs. As an industrial designer, Timothy has been employed by the Centre for Vision in the Developing World working on the design of glasses for rural poor.

This experience provided a first-hand insight into the challenges faced when designing for these markets and highlighted how little is known about the optimum approach to design. Prior to this Timothy designed a portable water bottle which filters and sterilise water from any source in two minutes, using a combination of a custom filter and UV-C light, powered by a wind up mechanism. The design won a number of awards including; Dyson Award, IDSA IDEA Silver, Core 77 Award and Index: Design to Improve Life Finalist.

Expertise

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Timothy is dedicated to designing beautiful products for those living in poverty

Work completed to date

Enhancing New Product Development in Low Income Economies

Enhancing New Product Development in Low Income Economies

Project with Vimeo

Project with Vimeo

Project with YouTube

Project with YouTube

Extended Project with Slider

Extended Project with Slider

Project with Custom Image

Project with Custom Image

Project with Custom Link

Project with Custom Link

Centre for Vision in the Developing World

Centre for Vision in the Developing World

Another Extended Project with Slider

Another Extended Project with Slider

Another Simple Project

Another Simple Project

Landscape Design Project

Landscape Design Project

Business Solutions

Business Solutions

Photoshop Templates

Photoshop Templates

My latest posts

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Hello world!

Apr 21 2015

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Markup: HTML Tags and Formatting

Oct 12 2013

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This Post Looks Beautiful even with Long Interesting Title

Sep 16 2013

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This is a Single Clean Post

Sep 10 2013

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