Dr Andrew Wodehouse

Senior Lecturer

Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management

Personal statement

I am active in the areas of interaction design, product aesthetics and innovative design teams, and have led EPSRC, AHRC, and Carnegie Trust funded research projects. Prior to joining DMEM I worked as a product design engineer for a number of consultancies, and have continued to engage with industry through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and consultancy work since then.  I am currently Deputy Co-ordinator of a 14-partner European project, PRIME-VR2, on the use of virtual reality for rehabilitation. 

Project website: https://prime-vr2.eu/
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8879498/
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPjq7rUwjbCNuDbiWl0XK8w
Twitter https://twitter.com/primevr2



Translating 2D geometric illusions for 3D contexts
Castell Kathleen, Wodehouse Andrew
International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies Vol 10, pp. 18-35 (2021)
Physical prototyping rationale in design student projects : an analysis based on the concept of Purposeful Prototyping
Petrakis Konstantinos, Wodehouse Andrew, Hird Abigail
Design Science Vol 7 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1017/dsj.2021.6[Opens in a new window]
Design and development of a novel testing rig for the examination of additively manufactured auxetic components
Urquhart Lewis William Robert, Fingland Craig, Wodehouse Andrew, Loudon Brian
ICED21 - 23rd International Conference on Engineering Design International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2021 (2021)
A systematic review of design creativity in the architectural design studio
Casakin Hernan, Wodehouse Andrew
Buildings Vol 11 (2021)
The emotive and semantic content of pattern : an introductory analysis
Urquhart Lewis, Wodehouse Andrew
Design Journal (2020)
The configuration and experience mapping of an accessible VR environment for effective design reviews
Wodehouse Andrew, Loudon Brian, Urquhart Lewis
International Journal on Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacture Vol 34, pp. 387-400 (2020)

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Research interests

I am interested in exploring the underlying issues that drive product design and development. My research addresses the themes of product, process and people: the individual product experience in terms of user interaction; group collaboration in the design and delivery of products; and the sociological factors that drive product innovation and lead to commercial success. Exploration of these three levels of interchange covers the range of human experience in relation to artefacts and technological development, and lessons from each contribute to a range of design principles and practices that are physically, emotionally, and cognitively grounded. 

User experience: I have four PhD students whose topics include aesthetics, remote presence, movement-based product interaction and UCD for advanced manufacturing.  I collaborate with a colleague from Theatre Studies to use elements of dance and drama teaching in the exploration of movement in product interfaces.

Information support for designers:  I am PI on an EPSRC project investigating how patents can support innovative engineering design, having previously been involved in several research projects (DIDET, KIM) focussed on collaborative tools for design teams.  I have been involved in KTP projects with Hulley & Kirkwood Consulting Engineers and SI Associates on the implementation of Knowledge Management systems to support effective working.

Drivers of innovation: I am CI on an EPSRC/AHRC project investigating the relationship of humour constructs to creativity in the design process. I collaborate with a historian from Dundee University on the development and movement of design technology, in particular through the Victorian period. I have a continuing interest in the effect of culture and creativity as drivers of innovation and have published a number of papers on these topics. 

Professional activities

International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Journal of Engineering Design (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Observatory for Sport in Scotland (External organisation)
Computers in Human Behaviour (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Engineering Designer Magazine,
International Journal of Design (Journal)
Peer reviewer

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Development of a mixed reality controller
Wodehouse, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
Head Mounted Vision
Yan, Xiu (Principal Investigator) Wodehouse, Andrew (Co-investigator) Wong, Andy TC (Co-investigator) McMahon, Daniel (Co-investigator)
AI and augmented reality enabled Head Mounted Vision for construction industry
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
Wodehouse, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2022
Mapping behaviour in client design review meetings: implementing VR for enhanced decision-making
Wodehouse, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2019
Developing ISF strategies for brass through trumpet bell production
Wodehouse, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Switching metamaterials: integrated actuating structures through additive manufacture
Wodehouse, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
Network funding from Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe). PEER – Pool Engagement in European Research Supports engagement in European collaboration and funding opportunities.
07-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018

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