Commissioned research /writing:
2007-08 Brand Strategy project for group within the horticulture sector
2006 – Researching and writing a book about New Zealand cultural history as expressed through the manufactured product.
2005-06 Whangarei District Arts Culture and Heritage Strategy – planning, researching, consulting and writing (with Helen Schamroth).
2005 Iconic Hew Zealand Designs and New Zealand Design Leaders – summaries for the Icehouse Profit by Design education programme.
2005 The Creative Continuum: tracing the trajectory of New Zealand design – a seven chapter series for the Better by Design website.
2004 Enabling Environmentally Effective Product Design – Phase One: Drivers, Deeds and Directions in New Zealand Industry and Tertiary Education – scoping study for Ministry for the Environment
Selected lectures, papers, workshops:
2009 Whakairo Follows Function – lecture re NZ’s Maori design heritage, Unitec.
2008 Isolation Nation: design at the ends of the earth – paper to Design…ed conference.
2006 The DaVinci Mode: drawing on know how – public lecture Auckland Museum.
2004 Modernist to Mod: New Zealand industrial design in the context of ‘me-too’ non-conformity in a protected economy with a proactive designscape – paper to The Seventies in New Zealand: A Decade of Change conference at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa
2004 Design, Discovery and the Dissatisfaction Driver: digging beneath the tool-making animal –paper to the 4th International Conference on Design History & Design Issues, Guadalajara, Mexico
2004-08 Design History of Aotearoa – 14 week paper for second year Bachelor of Product Design, Unitec
2003-08 Design History – 14 week paper for first year Bachelor of Product Design, Unitec
2003-05 Tools for the Creative Workshop – lecture/workshop with Master of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship students, Unitec
2002 Defining Design Thinking – paper to a DINZ seminar in Dunedin
2002 Defining Design Thinking: The Distinguishing Factor in the Design Managers’ Approach to Strategy – paper to the DMI International Academic Forum, Boston
2002 Design Art and Design Leadership – two lectures at Whitecliffe College of Art and Design
2000 The Case For a Design(ed) Manifesto – a working paper to a tutorial at the DMI Forum, Frankfurt. Also to British Design Council staff, London.
1999 Manifesting Ourselves in the Face of Globalism –delegate’s paper to Sydney Design ’99 Conference (short version published in PRODESiGN)
1991 The Industrial Designers' contribution to Total Quality Management – paper to a two day TQM seminar in Auckland
1990-95 Devised/presented lectures and workshops:
Creative Career Paths - at three different venues
The Design Relay - at two different venues
Design of Delight - Christchurch Polytechnic
Prospering on Purpose - Massey University
Co-devised and presented lecture re NZ’s bi-cultural expression through art, craft and design:
Creating the Collective Culture - at seven different venues in NZ
Beyond Sheep in Red Socks - at DIA meetings in Syd and Melb
1989 Art Educators Conference, Christchurch, presented lecture/ workshop on the relationship of design education to art and craft education
1989 Represented the design profession at a one week working party on tertiary design education coordinated by Dr Ray Thorburn
1988 Guest speaker at a dinner for delegates at a national tertiary design education conference
1988 Devised and ran Timeggs 88 - ATI Foundation Studies Course
1979 Presented paper: Exporting Excellence to an Is Your Product Ready for Export? seminar held in conjunction with the Export Services Fair