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


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Digital empathic healthcare : designing virtual interactions for human-centered experiences
Grech Amy, Wodehouse Andrew, Brisco Ross
Digital Health and Wireless Solutions Nordic Conference on Digital Health and Wireless Solutions Communications in Computer and Information Science Vol 2083, pp. 191–206 (2024)
From theory to practice : a roadmap for applying dual-process theory in design cognition research
Lawrie Emma, Flus Meagan, Olechowski Alison, Hay Laura, Wodehouse Andrew
Journal of Engineering Design, pp. 1-21 (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)
An examination of auxetic componentry for applications in human-centred biomedical product design settings
Urquhart Lewis, Tamburrino Francesco, Neri Paolo, Wodehouse Andrew, Fingland Craig, Razionale Armando Viviano
International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (2023)
Decision considerations for securing and managing intellectual property within additive manufacturing supply chains
Adu-Amankwa Kwaku, Rentizelas Athanasios, Daly Angela, Corney Jonathan, Wodehouse Andrew, Peron Mirco
IFAC-PapersOnLine Vol 56, pp. 6543-6548 (2023)
The role of interface configuration on performance accuracy in eyes-free touchscreen interaction
Pooripanyakun Munyaporn, Wodehouse Andrew, Mehnen Jorn
Universal Access in the Information Society (2023)

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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

Design Science (Journal)
Peer reviewer
External PhD examiner, University of Oulu
Citizen Science: An EPSRC-IAA Living Lab Case Study
External MSc examiner, University of Canterbury
PhD External Examiner, University of Bath
How can Design Science contribute to good health and well-being?
Invited speaker

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Designing a bio-sensitive visualisation for saltmarsh conservation
Wodehouse, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2025
InterAct Early Career Research Fellowship
Wodehouse, Andrew (Principal Investigator) Adu-Amankwa, Kwaku (Co-investigator)
08-Jan-2024 - 07-Jan-2024
Design HOPES (Healthy Organisations in a Place-based Ecosystem, Scotland)
Rodgers, Paul (Principal Investigator) Dragojlovic-Oliveira, Sonja (Co-investigator) Galloway, Stuart (Co-investigator) Inns, Tom (Co-investigator) Tapinos, Efstathios (Co-investigator) Wodehouse, Andrew (Co-investigator) Wright, George (Co-investigator)
Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century. The more we ignore the climate emergency the bigger the impact will be on health and the need for care with poor environmental health contributing to major diseases, including cardiac problems, asthma and cancer. Many of the actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change and improve environmental sustainability also have positive health benefits; the Lancet Commission has described tackling climate change as "the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century". The challenges faced present an incredible opportunity to do things differently - to take a design-led approach in designing and making through high-reward demonstrator projects to help transform the health ecosystem. Through wider public engagement we aim to advance societal understanding of design's impact, and the opportunities, barriers, behaviour changes and tools needed to transition to a green approach. This research will unite a wide range of disciplines, research organisations, regional and local industry, and other public sector stakeholders, with policy-makers. The Design HOPES Green Transition Ecosystem (GTE) Hub will sustain a phased long-term investment to embed design-led innovation, circularity, sustainability and impact for the changing market, across product, service, strategy, policy and social drivers to evolve future design outcomes that matter to the people and planet. Our research is organised around seven core Thematic Workstreams, based on the NHS Scotland Climate Emergency and Sustainability Strategy (2022-2026). Design HOPES will be delivered and managed by interdisciplinary teams with significant expertise in design and making, co-creation, health and social care, with professionals with a sustainability remit, and businesses working in the design economy. Design HOPES encompasses a rich disciplinary mix of knowledge, skills, and expertise from a range of design disciplines (i.e., product, textile, interaction, games, architecture etc.) and other disciplines (computer science, health and wellbeing, geography, engineering, etc.) that will be focused on people and planet (including all living things), from the micro to macro, from root cause to hopeful vision, from the present to the future, and from the personal to the wider system. Design HOPES will design and make things and test them to see how they work, which will help more ideas and things emerge. The Hub will be an inclusive, safe, collaborative space that will bring in multiple and marginalised perspectives and view its projects as one part of a wider movement for transformational change whilst not overlooking existing assets and how we can re-use, nurture and develop these sustainably. Design HOPES aims to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence, promoting and embedding best practice through our collaborative design-led thinking and making approaches to build a more equitable and sustainable health and social care system. We will create new opportunities to support both existing services and new design-led health innovations in collaboration with NHS Boards across Scotland, the Scottish Government, patient and public representatives, health and social care partners, the third sector, academia and industry. Our seven Thematic Workstreams and associated projects will deliver a rich mix of tangible outcomes such as new innovative products, services, and policies (e.g., sustainable theatre consumables, packaging, clothing, waste services, etc.) during the funded period. With award-winning commercialisation and entrepreneurial support from the collaborating universities, we will also look to create new "green' enterprises and businesses. We will achieve this internationally recognised centre of excellence using design-led thinking and making to build a more equitable and sustainable health and social care system.
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2025
Ergonomic chair for healthcare sector
Wodehouse, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher, £4,999.76
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023
EPSRC-IAA GSC Citizen Science Project Phase 1-B [£29k]
Robertson, David (Principal Investigator) McGeown, William (Co-investigator) Wodehouse, Andrew (Co-investigator) Lang, Gillian (Co-investigator)
This project will professionalise and update the Phase 1 content, leading to an exhibit relaunch in later 2023/early 2024.
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2025
Visualisation and engagement toolkit for costal erosion system
Wodehouse, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023

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Dr Andrew Wodehouse
Senior Lecturer
Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management

Email: andrew.wodehouse@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2628