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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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Wolverhampton - England, 01/06/2002

Research

Research keywords

  • Design management
  • Design practice
  • 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.

Languages

  • English
  • Welsh

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
120399Design Practice And Management Not Elsewhere Classified100

Administrative

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.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

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

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.

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Publications

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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-authors: HEDDA ASKLAND

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]
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-authors: NING 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]
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]

Co-authors: NING GU, TONY WILLIAMS

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-authors: TONY WILLIAMS

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-authors: NING GU, TONY WILLIAMS

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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants4
Total funding$20,800

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2012 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Mr Wyn Jones
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,20020122012
GNo:G1200751

2010 (3 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Ning Gu, Mr Wyn Jones, Professor Anthony Williams
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,60020102010
GNo:G0900049

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

Project Team
Doctor Ning Gu, Mr Wyn Jones, Professor Anthony Williams
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020102010
GNo:G1000739

Creativity in Industrial Design$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mr Wyn Jones
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020102010
GNo:G1000673
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

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Mr Wyn Jones

Work Phone(02) 4921 6327
Fax(02) 4921 6913
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaIndustrial Design
Office
AG25,
Romberg,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/wyn-jones