Iestyn Jowers

Iestyn Jowers

Lecturer

Iestyn Jowers is a Lecturer in Technology and Innovation Management.

In previous roles he has worked as- Research Fellow, at the Design Group, The Open University
- Research Fellow, at the Institute of Product Development, TU Munich
- Research Fellow, at the Institute of Engineering Systems & Design, University of Leeds
- Research Associate, at the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge

He has a PhD in Computational Design from the Open University, an MSc in Applied Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics, and a BSc in Mathematics, both from the University of Manchester.

He also has a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics from Oxford Brookes University.

Iestyn's research is concerned with digital and physical representations used in design processes. His interests include:

- the role of making in supporting design, and in supporting learning through design
- additive manufacturing- shape computation and shape grammars
- generative design
- engineering design processes

Research Projects:

2015
Reimagining Education for the Future of Redistributed Manufacturing (RE:FORM), funded by the Royal College of Arts’ Future Makespaces in Redistributed Manufacturing project

2011-2012
Cognitive Machine Shop project, funded by the Cognition for Technical Systems Cluster of Excellence (CoTeSys)

2009-2011
Designing with Vision, funded by the Leverhulme Trust

2008-2011
Visual Exploration of Cultural Style in Design (VECSiD), funded by KAIST

2007-2008
Design Synthesis and Shape Generation (DSSG), funded by AHRC/EPSRC Designing for 21st Century Initiative

2006-2007
Knowledge and Information Management Grand Challenge, funded by the EPSRC/ESRC

2002-2006
PhD Research, 'Computation with Curved Shapes', funded by an EPSRC doctoral training grant

OU Module Production:
Iestyn is currently on the production team for
- T194 'Engineering: techniques, maths, application'

Previously, he was on the production teams for
- T317 ‘Innovation: designing for change’ (first presentation Oct 2014)
- T276 ‘Engineering: professions, practice and skills 2’ (first presentation Feb 2015)

He is the author of the OpenLearn unit 'Innovation through representation'

OU Module Presentation:
Iestyn is currently on the presentation teams for
- T848 'Managing Technological Innovation'
- T276 ‘Engineering: professions, practice and skills 2’

Previously, he was on the presentation team for
- T317 'Innovation: designing for change'

He is also a tutor on the T176 and T276 engineering residential schools

OU Other:
Iestyn has worked as an Associate Lecture on the modules
- T173 ‘Engineering the Future’
- MS325 ‘Computer algebra, chaos and simulations’
- MST322 ‘Mathematical methods and fluid mechanics’

Other Teaching:
At TU Munich, Iestyn was a member of the course team for ‘Computer-Aided Modeling of Products and Processes’ (2011-2012)
At University of Leeds, Iestyn led the ‘Research through Design’ project of PDES5180 'Design Research' (2008-2011)
At UCL, Iestyn was a guest lecturer on the MSc in Adaptive Architecture & Computation (2006-2010)

Associated with:

Design
Technology Management


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