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Dr Busayawan Lam is a senior lecturer and the Director of Teaching and Learning at Design Department. She specialises in the areas of New Product Development (NPD) process, Innovation Strategy and Management, and Design Strategy.

She was trained in Industrial Design at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and practiced as a product designer in a small-and-medium-sized exporter company in Thailand. She later obtained MSc Industrial Design at University of Salford and PhD Design Research at Brunel University London. She worked as a researcher at the National Metal and Materials Technology Centre (MTEC) Thailand. She has many years of experience studying user requirements, ascertaining design trends and recommending strategic design directions for a variety of organisations ranging from a domestic general hospital equipment producer to a global electronics company. Her current research interests include co-design, community-led design and social innovation. 

Responsibility

  • Director of Teaching & Learning
  • Recognised Programme Developer
  • Module Leaders of 4 undergraduate modules and 3 postgraduate modules
  • Liaison Tutor (LBIC)
  • Members of Department Management Board, College Education Panel, CEDPS College Education Committee and Academic Appeals Panel

Newest selected publications

Lam, B., Choi, Y., Chen, X., De Sousa, S., Liu, L. and Ni, M. (2020) 'Co-design visions of public makerspaces in china'.The Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC2020). Oslo, Finland. 28 - 28 August. The Design Society. pp. 27 - 35.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Balezdrova, N., Choi, Y. and Lam, B. (2019) '‘Invisible Minorities’: Exploring Improvement Strategies for Social Care Services aimed at Elderly Immigrants in the UK using Co-Design Methods'.IASDR. Manchester. 5 - 5 September.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Green, S., Page, F., De’Ath, P., Pei, E. and Lam, B. (2019) 'VUCA challenges on the design-engineering student spectrum'.21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. Glasgow, Scotland. 1 - 13 September. The Design Society.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Xi, C., Lam, B. and Choi, Y. (2019) 'Fostering creative citizens in China through co-design and public makerspaces'.IASDR. Manchester.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Green, S., Page, F., De’Ath, P., Pei, E. and Lam, B. (2019) 'VUCA challenges on the design-engineering student spectrum'. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Towards a New Innovation Landscape, E and PDE 2019.

Conference paper
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