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Gareth Roberts

Master of Industrial Design 4426 Osage Ave, 3F Philadelphia, PA 19104 Ph: (901) 233 8845 groberts@uarts.edu

Major Projects

Distance Knowledge Transfer MID Thesis Project 2010

In an age of increasing connectivity and mobile access to information, Distance Education continues to struggle to gain credibility as a legitimate alternative to traditional education. Why? My MID Thesis project is aimed at answering this question through a critical investigation of current Distance Education practices, culminating in the development of digital interface tools to enhance the efficiency of Knowledge Transfer within Online Education. The project centers on identifying the untapped potential of online education through engaging with the Stakeholders, leading to the co-design of digital tools to improve the functionality, communication and interaction within an e-learning environment. For more information, see www.distanceknowledgetransfer.com Amuneal Project

First Year MID Project 2008

How can design help a business understand their internal dynamics and streamline their business model? In the Fall semester of 2008, I was involved in a collaborative project with four other graduate students charged with using design to investigate this question. The project involved the use of Industrial Design theories and practices to fuel a user-centered investigation to understand how the business was operating, what challenges were hindering them and how these could be circumvented. Beginning with the Customer Delivery Teams (CDT’s), we observed the environment they worked in, interviewed the stakeholders, and co-designed solutions to address the challenges they faced. This bottom-up approach afforded us the opportunity to uncover the roots of issues that the company was experiencing directly from the source, and gave the staff an opportunity to contribute to the process directly. For more information, See http://issuu.com/groberts/docs/collated_book_050809

Resume  

2010 General Resume-Gareth Roberts

Resume  

2010 General Resume-Gareth Roberts

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