Dr Ross Brisco

Lecturer

Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management

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Personal statement

Ross is a Lecturer at the Department of Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management. Ross's research interests include; Computer-Supported Collaborative Design, Design Engineering Education, Novel collaborative technologies including Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality to support design, Strategic Technology Selection, Product Design, Development and Realisation. 

Ross is responsible for the Design 1, Design 2, Design Management and Postgraduate Individual Projects classes in the department. 

Ross is the DMEM 1st-year advisor of studies and the Social Media champion and Student Industry Projects champion within the department. 

Ross has been a member of the Design Society since 2015 and supports the Design Education Special Interest Group and Collaborative Design Special Interest Group in workshop facilitation, strategic planning and conference organisation (E&PDE conference series). In 2023 Ross was elected by members of the Design Society to join the Advisory Board. He is one of 27 members who advises, guides and supports the Board of Management in developing and furthering the aim and objectives of the Society. 

Ross has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - Advance HE since 2021.  

He has developed and conducted CPD courses on Strategic Technology Selection for the engineering sector in Scotland with NMIS

Ross current work includes: 

  • Guest Editor for the Design Science Journal Thematic Collection on Design Education.
  • E&PDE 2024 conference organiser, presenter, session chair & panel host.  
  • Scientific Advisory Board member (within past 2 years) for the ICED, DESIGN, ICoRD and E&PDE conferences.
  • Peer Reviewer (within past 12 months) for the International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, Bentham Science Publishers, Design Science Journal, Owl Press (borgerhoff-lamberigts), International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, Design and Technology Education: An International Journal. 
  • PI for the Digital Dairy Chain project 'Learning about regenerative farming through novel technologies'. 
  • PI and Design lead for a Standard Innovation Voucher project with Orchy MG Ltd. 

     

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Publications

Digital empathic healthcare : designing virtual interactions for human-centered experiences
Grech Amy, Wodehouse Andrew, Brisco Ross
Nordic Conference on Digital Health and Wireless Solutions (2024)
Digital Solutions for Design Education
Brisco Ross, Grierson Hilary
(2024)
Empathic empowerment : an exploration and analysis of a situated interaction through empathic modelling and role-play
Grech Amy, Wodehouse Andrew, Brisco Ross
The 18th International Design Conference (2024)
Designer empathy in virtual reality : transforming the designer experience closer to the user
Grech Amy, Wodehouse Andrew, Brisco Ross
IASDR 2023 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.21606/iasdr.2023.380
Designing cross-disciplinary programmes to develop the entrepreneurial skills of engineering design & business students
Hamilton Victoria, Brisco Ross
Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education 25th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education Vol E&PDE 2023 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.35199/EPDE.2023.19
What have we learnt : reflections pre and post pandemic on the transition to engineering design education online
Brisco Ross, Grierson Hilary
Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education 25th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education Vol E&PDE 2023 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.35199/EPDE.2023.11

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Professional Activities

26th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
Organiser
5/9/2024
Grant Writing Challenge
Participant
17/4/2024
Gen AI Workshop
Participant
17/4/2024
Discover Global Society (Journal)
Peer reviewer
12/4/2024
The Design Society - Rigi Meeting 2024
Invited speaker
13/3/2024
International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation (Journal)
Peer reviewer
23/2/2024

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Projects

Standard Innovation Voucher: Orchy MG Ltd
Brisco, Ross (Principal Investigator) Shepherd, Mia (Researcher)
The development of a comprehensive, actionable roadmap that guides the future development of the physical component development of the MARKED wayfinding system.
04-Jan-2024 - 03-Jan-2024
Digital Dairy Chain Innovation Voucher: Caldbeck Caddy Solutions
Brisco, Ross (Principal Investigator) Wong, Andy TC (Co-investigator) Cunningham, Rowan (Researcher)
Product Design, Development and feasability study on the transportation of milk from farm to consumer.
06-Jan-2023 - 29-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Brisco, Ross
Whitfield, Ian (Principal Investigator) Grierson, Hilary (Co-investigator) Brisco, Ross (Research Co-investigator)
This project is investigating students utilisation of social network sites for conducting design activities and supporting the design process, such as, to support the reasoning and discussion required to make design decisions. Social network sites offer functionality which meets the needs of computer-supported collaborative design systems, such as, in the exchange and ideas, artefacts and documents. The ubiquity of social network sites and integration with student’s life allows them access to conduct teamwork at all times of the day and the integration of mobile devices allow them access from anywhere. Our findings show that students utilise this ability throughout their daily lives such as, utilising spare time on public transport or whilst waiting in a line in a shop to check in on team progress or contribute to a discussion. The growth of social network sites within academia and enterprise suggest that students will need to utilise the technology in the future. With this, and social network sites ability to support the design process identified in this study, there is a need to investigate the requirement for new design education pedagogies to support students learning. It is important to reason how this might be delivered and how we might encourage the use of best practices when engaging with the technology.
01-Jan-2015 - 15-Jan-2021

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Dr Ross Brisco
Lecturer
Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management

Email: ross.brisco@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 574 5294