Embracing leading-edge design tools in education to ensure the success of our future designers in the industry.
Qualifications & Memberships
My research pursues creative and effective implementation and evaluation of leading-edge design tools in design education and practice, i.e. 3D Printing, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and any best available technologies in the future.
Latest research interests include:
Use of Digital Sketching in product design practice
Sketching with Virtual Reality
Impact on tool-use behaviours from tool-learning experience in formal design education
- Ranscombe C., Zhang W., Rodda J. and Mathias D. (2019) Digital sketch modelling: Proposing a hybrid visualisation tool combining affordances of sketching and CAD. Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2019-August: 309-318. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.34.
- Zhang W., Ranscombe C., Radcliffe D. and Jackson S. (2019) Creation of a framework of design tool characteristics to support evaluation and selection of visualisation tools. Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2019-August: 1115-1124. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.117.