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Project Title: Design-Driven Innovation Project Outline: When an innovation is inspired by design, it transcends technology and utility. Human centred design, brings innovation by seamlessly integrating the physical object, a service, and its use into something whole. A design-driven innovation is so simple that it becomes an extension of the user, creating meaning and a new language. This area of research takes a unique look at the intersection between design and innovation, and explores the novel ways in which designers are contributing to the development of products and services from the comprehension of subtle and unspoken dynamics in socio-cultural models. The research will cover multiple sectors across different disciplines and is likely to focus on new product development, breakthrough innovation and disruptive innovation. Project Title: Designing for Sustainability/ Design for sustainable change/Circular economy / Design Thinking Project Outline: Design thinking is increasingly being used to address the biggest challenges society is currently facing: as such design can be a powerful driver for sustainable change. This research is likely to involve multiple case studies across different disciplines and in particular examine aspects of sustainability and innovation in new product development. In this research candidates are expected to approach sustainability issues and offer a radically new set of strategies to attain sustainability by challenging conventional ways of defining, designing and producing functional objects, materials and services.

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Omar Huerta is a creative leader with more than 10 years of oxperience working in the fields of Innovation, Product Design and Design Strategy.

He has helped with his work to global companies to go beyond common products and get them rediscovered through Disruptive Innovation and Design Thinking.

His work has been influential and recognized worlwide, he has given Design and Innovation lectures and workshops, and he's actively involved in initiatives to transform linear economies into circular ones by using User-centered design.


Research Expertise and Interests

  • Design Driven Innovation
  • New Product Development
  • Product Design
  • Breakthrough Innovation
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Design for Sustainability and Manufacturability
  • Circular economy


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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Product Development
  • Product Design
  • New Product Development
  • Innovation
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Breakthrough Innovation
  • Circular Economy
  • Design Driven Innovation
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Design for Manufacturability


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