THIS WAY UP Public and Collaborative Lecture Series -
Paul Rodgers is Professor of Design at Imagination, Lancaster University. He has recently been appointed the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Leadership Fellow for Design for 3 years. In this role Professor Rodgers aims to develop the design research area to be inclusive in its scope and encourage projects that adopt and utilise a mélange of different types of design research including experimental, practice-based, and hybrid approaches and methods. He also wishes to see a transformational shift in the focus, quality and impact of design research that will leave a legacy of evidence and examples, and a bolder, stronger interdisciplinary design community with a new generation of early career researchers engaging with a “Design for Change” agenda.