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Research
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About

Dr Timothy Whitehead is a Senior Lecturer in Product Design at Aston University, United Kingdom, with a research interest in developing tools and approaches to improve the design of products distributed in low-income countries. Timothy has developed a unique research area that has consisted of a number of projects funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund which utilise design methods and new technology to improve the

livelihoods of those living on less than $1 a day.

 
 

Research Projects

Timothy adopts an applied and practical approach to research with a focus on research impact.

 

Please explore the projects Timothy has led or had significant involvement in.  

 
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Improving the livelihood of those living on less than $1 a day, through design and frontier technology.

Publications

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2022 - Africa Journal of Management

Digital Innovations for transitioning to circular plastic economy in Africa

02.

2021 - Design for Global Challenges and Goals

The use of creative product design to generate employment opportunities through materials-driven supply chains

03.

2020 - Built Environment Project and Asset Management

A Bottle house: Evaluating user acceptance to circular solutions

04.

2019 - The Design Journal

Local or Global? Approaches for New Product Development in Low-Income Countries

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2019 - Habitat International

Bottle House: A case study of Interdisciplinary research for tackling global challenges

06.

2016 - Design Research Society

Design Tool for Enhanced New Product Development in Low Income Economies

Awards

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