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Mr Wyn Jones

Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment (Industrial Design)

Career Summary

Biography

Wyn is a lecturer at The University of Newcastle, Australia, with a strong interest in design practice, management and education. He is an Industrial Designer from Wales, UK, and has gained considerable experience working on the design and manufacture of products in the consumer, medical, packaging and military industries. Since commencing his academic career in 2008, Wyn has taught into 11 different courses in the Industrial Design, Architecture, Construction Management, Visual Communications and Design & Technology (Education) degree programs. He currently coordinates two final year Industrial Design courses and a first year Architectural Communcations course. His research interests are in the education and practice of early phase of the design process. Research Expertise
Wyn's interests are in the field of design management, with a focus on the design process. He has a strong interest in the practice and education of the early phase of the design process.

Teaching Expertise
Wyn has taught into 11 different courses since becoming an academic in 2008. In the last two years, he has consistently scored excellent SFT (student feedback on teaching) results, and is has been recognised by as one of the top teachers in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment. In March 2012, Wyn was invited to become a Faculty Teaching and Learning Mentor for his continuously excellent SFC (student feedback on courses) results.

Administrative Expertise
Wyn teaches one of the largest cohorts in the School in his first-year Architectural Communications course (ARBE1100). In 2012, 363 students were enrolled in a course that is delivered on campus and via distance learning. Wyn was as a part of a small team developed an Online Orientation Module in Blackboard for Construction Management distance learners to manage their expectations and to brief them about university services and policies.



Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Wolverhampton - England

Keywords

  • Architectural communications
  • Computational design
  • Design management
  • Design practice
  • Design process
  • Industrial design

Languages

  • Welsh (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
120399Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
14/12/2014 - 31/12/2015LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia
12/11/2012 - 12/11/2012Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia
11/02/2008 - 30/06/2008Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Conference (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Jones WM, Askland HH, 'Design briefs: Is there a standard', Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education, Antwerp, Belgium (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsHedda Askland
2011Sherratt SM, Gu N, Jones WM, 'The impact of haptic devices on designers and the design process', Conference Proceedings 45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsNing Gu
2011Gu N, Jones WM, Williams AP, 'Examining the use of digital design and fabrication technologies in design education', Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on E -Business and E -Government (ICEE), Shanghai, China (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1109/icebeg.2011.5881515
Co-authorsNing Gu, Tony Williams
2011Gajendran T, Sher WD, Dosen AS, Williams AP, Jones WM, Yardy AP, 'Orienting distance learning students commencing the Bachelor of Construction Management program: Designing an online module', Proceedings of the 36th Australasian University Building Educators Association (AUBEA) Conference, Gold Coast, QLD (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams, Annemarie Dosen, Thayaparan Gajendran, Willy Sher
2010Jones WM, Gu N, Williams AP, 'Evaluating the integration of digital design and prototyping tools in a problem-based learning tertiary level course', On the Edge. Conference Papers of the 44th Annual Conference of ANZAScA, Auckland, NZ (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams, Ning Gu
2010Cowdroy RM, Williams AP, Jones WM, 'Redefining the problem in problem-based learning: Next generation PBL for design education', Asian Culture: Preserve the Past Create the Future. DesignEd Asia Conference 2010. Programme Booklet, Hong Kong (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsTony Williams
2010Gu N, Jones WM, Williams AP, 'Utilising digital design and rapid prototyping tools in design education', New Frontiers: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design in Asia, Hong Kong (2010) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsNing Gu, Tony Williams
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$20,800

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20121 grants / $1,200

The 14th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Artesis University College, Antwerp, Belgium, 6-7 September 2012$1,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamMr Wyn Jones
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200751
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20103 grants / $19,600

Understanding the implications of haptic devices in design: do human-computer haptic interfeces change design behaviours and outcomes?$7,600

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu, Mr Wyn Jones, Professor Anthony Williams
SchemePilot Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900049
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Understanding the implications of haptic devices in design: do human-computer haptic interfeces change design behaviours and outcomes?$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Ning Gu, Mr Wyn Jones, Professor Anthony Williams
SchemePilot Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000739
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Creativity in Industrial Design$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMr Wyn Jones
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000673
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Mr Wyn Jones

Position

Lecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Industrial Design

Contact Details

Emailwyn.jones@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 6327
Fax(02) 4921 6913

Office

RoomAG25
BuildingRomberg
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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