1. This video was produced by our 2nd year Interactive Media Design students as part of their Sound Design module. The aim of the project was to highlight to prospective students what it is like to study with the School of Design.

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  2. This video was produced by our 2nd year Interactive Media Design students as part of their Sound Design module. The aim of the project was to highlight to prospective students what it is like to study with the School of Design.

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  3. Please note the labour cost figure quoted for a T shirt is 2.2 pence and not 22/23 pence as originally quoted. Please see the revised powerpoint available here for updated information. northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/scd/whatson/news/listen/stuff/costofstuff/

    Prof. Doug Miller, Chair in Worker Rights in Fashion and Fiona Sadler, Head of Ethical Trading, Marks and Spencer believe this just can’t be right. But what can you do? In this session Doug and Fiona talked about their work in this arena

    Fiona Sadler is Head of Ethical Trading at Marks and Spencer where she is responsible for developing and communicating the ethical trading strategy to suppliers, ensuring they meet the M&S global sourcing principles and the eti Base code.

    Doug Miller has 30 years experience in teaching, researching and communicating on the issues surrounding equality, corporate responsibility and industrial relations. He worked intensively on the development of the first international framework agreement for the textile, clothing and footwear sector between the Global Union and Inditex S.A. – the Spanish multinational and world’s largest retailer. He is currently focused on a specific feature of buying behavior in the UK fashion retail industry: the negotiation of a manufacturing price (CMT cost) with suppliers which does not separately itemize labour cost.

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  4. To view the Science of Stuff debate in full visit vimeo.com/northumbriadesignschool/scienceofstuff

    Prof Raymond Oliver, Chair in Interactive Materials, Northumbria School of Design and Suzanne Lee, TED Fellow 2011 & Senior Research Fellow Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, led the debate around identifying trends and creative directions for future fabrics and human centred needs.

    Suzanne Lee is a British fashion designer and the driving force behind BioCouture, a method she created for growing clothes from a bacterial/cellulose solution that may be the ultimate eco-friendly operation requiring few environment-taxing resources to produce.

    Raymond Oliver is a chemical engineer with 20 years expertise through a variety of senior research and technology management posts in a global chemicals and materials company. Raymond is named as inventor on 28 patents, author of 2 books, another in preparation; co-author of seminal Royal Society Report on Nanotechnology; over 100 publications and presentations, including 90 invited keynote and plenary lectures.

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  5. Showreel of Northumbria University research, on the theme of 'Design for Social Equity'. Projects include:
    *NESTA funded People Powered Health project
    *Anu Kiro Nu- a short film in collaboration with Warchild
    *Service Design Knowledge Transfer Partnership in collaboration with Age UK Newcastle
    *'Too Many Clothes' campaign with The Cyrenians
    *Gateshead Carers Association marketing campaign
    *The Personhood Project- how digital jewellery can contribute to dementia care
    Music by Synfonik Audio

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Northumbria School of Design is a hugely passionate team of people, which has the will and commitment to champion Design towards what we may call “The New Architecture”. By this we mean using design in an architectural way; as a strategic thinker, social


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Northumbria School of Design is a hugely passionate team of people, which has the will and commitment to champion Design towards what we may call “The New Architecture”. By this we mean using design in an architectural way; as a strategic thinker, social innovator, product developer and creator of all ‘things’ beautiful in order to creatively transform things, places and lives.

With over 1800 students from over 65 countries and approximately 120 staff, we are a vibrant community with one of the most diverse ranges of design courses to be found in any UK University and a rich design research culture rated ‘Word Class’ in the 2008 RAE.

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