Adventures in Design Research - my journey

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My journey has been included as a chapter in the AHRC funded publication Adventures in Design Research.

Adventures in Design Research builds on the successful AHRC Next Generation Design Researchers (NGDR) and Design Future Leaders Fellowships workshops (that were attended by over 1300 early career design researchers) held over the last 24 months.

The aim of the Adventures in Design Research work is to uncover and make explicit the personal journeys early career design researchers make from their undergraduate studies through to becoming an early career design researcher. In this work, the editors collected journeys that are atypical and unconventional. The Adventures in Design Research project has been turned into a book and is intended to also become an interactive website, which the editors believe will become a highly valuable resource that will illustrate the journeys of early career design researchers – from undergraduate studies through to early career design researcher. These “rich insights” into the journeys of design researchers across the UK highlight the important steps, strengths and weaknesses in the development of the next generation of design researchers in the UK and illustrate any gaps, obstacles and challenges in securing funding and other forms of support. The hope is that these rich personal design research “journeys” will contribute to future policy surrounding doctoral and post-doctoral provision in the UK and elsewhere.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdventures in Design Research
EditorsPaul Rodgers, Laura Wareing
PublisherLancaster University
ISBN (Print)9781862203884
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Design research
  • AHRC
  • ECR
  • research journey
  • storytelling
  • Collaborative / Collective


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