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Jon Spruce

Programme Leader
BA (Hons) Product Design and Craft, BA (Hons) Product Design

Research

Jon Spruce is a member of the Design Research Hub.

A selection of recent research outputs.

Exhibitions

Spruce, J., Duckett, R., 2016. Writing on the Wall Festival 2016 'Time Machine' installation, Liverpool City Centre locations, 2/5/2016 - 30/6/2016.

Spruce, J., Buckley, C., 2015. George Garrett Archive Exhibition, Liverpool Central Library, 2/5/2015.

, 2012. Liverpool World Museum, Human Evolution Gallery.

Artefacts

Spruce, J., Hollywood, G., 2018. 'Ruby Slippers, Set Design & Construction', St Helens (Theatre Royal), Liverpool, Epstein Theatre), Blackpool (Funny Girls).

Journal Articles

Spruce, J., 2021. 'Reflections on a Project-based Approach to Work-related Learning in Spatial Design', The International Journal of Design Education, 15 (1), pp. 101-117.

Spruce, J., Evans, M., 2020. 'Transforming Learning Through User-Centered Design Research Methods', American Journal of Art and Design, 5 (2), pp. 50-50.

Spruce, J., Kiernan, L., Douglas, M., Ryan, A., 2020. 'Where Does Design Thinking Leave Design? Snapshots of a conversation with the design community', Iterations: Design Research & Practice Review, 8.

Conference Papers

Roberts, E., Spruce, J., 2019. ''In-Progress Reporting: Development of China's Creative Economy Through Participatory Design Research in Post-Industrial Regeneration'', International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference 2019 (IASDR 2019), Manchester, UK, 2/9/2019 - 5/9/2019, in https://iasdr2019.org.

Spruce, J., Kiernan, L., Douglas, M., 2019. 'Design Thinking 2.0: examining perceptions & current practices in Design Thinking towards the development of an innovation framework', IASDR 2019, Manchester, UK, 2/9/2019 - 5/9/2019, in https://iasdr2019.org.

Spruce, J., douglas, M., kiernan, L., ryan, AM., 2018. 'HAVE WE REACHED PEAK DESIGN THINKING? Are we entering a new paradigm for how it is used within practice and business?', Design Research Society Conference 2018, Design As A Catalyst For Change, Limerick, Ireland, 25/6/2018 - 28/6/2018, in http://www.drs2018limerick.org/participation/proceedings.

Spruce, J., Evans, M., 2013. 'Supplying the demand: Aligning product design curricula and the professional practice of design', Engineering & Product Design Education Conference, Design Education - Growing our Future, Dublin, Ireland, 5/9/2013 - 6/9/2013, in The Design Society, Institute of Engineering Designers.

Spruce, J., 2012. 'DEVELOPING THE DESIGN CURRICULUM', IE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2012, london, 28/3/2012 - 29/3/2012.

Spruce, J., Evans, M., 2012. 'Supplying The Demand (Conference Presentation)', in International Journal of Art & Design Education.

Spruce, J., evans, M., 2012. 'Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living: Industry expectations of junior designers', EPDE 2012 Conference in Antwerp on 6 -7 September, antwerp, 6/9/2012 - 7/9/2012.

Spruce, J., 2011. 'AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO DEVELOPING HIGHER GRADUATE SKILLS IN DESIGN EDUCATION', INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DESIGN EDUCATION, london, 8/9/2011 - 9/9/2011, in ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DESIGN EDUCATION, pp. 373-378.

Spruce, J., 2011. 'An integrated approach to developing higher graduate skills in design education', LJMU LEARNING & TEACHING CONFERENCE 2011, liverpool, 14/6/2011 - 15/6/2011.

Spruce, J., evans, M., 2011. 'THE LEGACY OF DESIGN: WHAT CONTRIBUTION DOES A DEGREE MAKE TO YOUR FUTURE DESIGN CAREER?', INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DESIGN EDUCATION, london, 8/9/2011 - 9/9/2011, in 13th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DESIGN EDUCATION, pp. 385-390.

Spruce, J., 2010. 'Developing integrated approaches towards higher graduate skills in design education', The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference (ISSOTL), Liverpool, UK, 19/10/2010 - 22/10/2010, in no.

Spruce, J., dunlop, D., 2010. 'Developing the Design Curriculum: A case study of student centred professional framework modules', Engineering & Product Design Education Conference, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 2/9/2010 - 3/9/2010, in yes, 1 (1), pp. 72-76.

Spruce, J., evans, M., 2009. 'Knowledge Networks: Collaboration between industry and academia in design', D2B2: International Design Management Symposium, Tsinghua, China, 24/4/2009 - 26/4/2009, in yes, 1 (1), pp. 427-435.

Spruce, J., Evans, M., 2008. 'Life after the party: Student experiences and graduate expectations', Engineering & Product Design Education Conference, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, 4/9/2008 - 5/9/2008, in yes, 2, pp. 761-766.

Spruce, J., 2007. 'Examining the role of the studio environment within design education', Engineering & Product Design Education Conference, Shaping the Future, Newcastle, UK, 13/9/2007 - 14/9/2007, in the design society.

Spruce, J., Wilkie, T., 2007. 'The implementation of PDP within a practice based curriculum', Engineering & Product Design Education Conference, Shaping the Future, Newcastle, UK, 13/9/2007 - 14/9/2007, in the design society, institute of engineering designers.

Spruce, J., Evans, M., 2005. 'Knowledge Networks: Collaboration between industry & academia in design', Engineering & Product Design Education Conference, Crossing Design Boundaries, Edinburgh, 7/9/2005 - 10/9/2005.

Presentations

Gandy, RJ., Spruce, J., 2018. 'Celebrating Stan & Joe: Wellbeing benefits of celebrating heroes through Art'.

Other Outputs

Spruce, J., Guo, F., Roberts, E., 2012. 'Arts & Humanities Research Council Project: Development of China's Creative Economy Through Participatory Design Research in Post-Industrial Regeneration.'.

, 2012. 'Immersive Experiences'.