Dr Vanja Garaj
Reader in Design
Michael Sterling 257
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: +44 (0)1895 266964
Director of Research for Brunel Design School, Tutor for the Professional Design Studio module (DM5534), MSc Integrated Product Design and Module Leader for the Systems Design module (DM2318), BA Industrial Design and Technology.
Previously, Head of Department of Design (2018 - 2021) and Director of Postgraduate Research for Design. Before joining Brunel Design in 2017, Programme Director for MSc Digital Design and Branding in Digital Media Subject Area, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Brunel, leading a range of modules on digital design at postgraduate and undergraduate levels—covering product, service and graphic design aspects.
Teaching promotes goal-oriented experimentation, while placing emphasis on the design process and practice-based approach in collaboration with industry. Co-ordinated a number of live student briefs, across design fields, with organisations including Cancer Research UK, NHS, Pan Macmillan, Help for Heroes, Friends of the Elderly, Corney & Barrow, Shell, Ibis and BT.
PhD in Systems Engineering (Human Factors), Brunel University London
PgCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Brunel University London
BSc in Product Design, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Head of Brunel Digital Design Lab
Project Leader for Co-Innovate: Brunel Co-Innovate Journeys and Bridging the Gap
Level 3 Tutor for Design and Academic Coordinator for Made in Brunel
Newest selected publications
Aroganam, G., Manivannan, N., Harrison, D. and Garaj, V. (2021) 'Building Subjective Opinions on Amateur Football Player 1 Step Kicks by Analysing Ankle Biomechanics'. Annals of Sports Medicine and Research. pp. 1 - 14. ISSN: 2379-0571 Open Access Link
Al-Dmour, Y., Garaj, V. and Clements-Croome, D. (2020) 'The Flourishing of Biophilic Workplaces: ‘Second Home’ Offices as a Case Study'. Intelligent Buildings International, 13 (4). pp. 261 - 274. ISSN: 1750-8975
Cosco, G. and Garaj, V. (2020) 'The Practice of Design Innovation in the Academic Context: The Project Portfolio by Brunel Design'.The Design Research Society 2020 International Conference (DRS2020). Brisbane, Australia. Design Research Society. ISSN: 2398-3132 Open Access Link
Turnock, P., Boult, J. and Garaj, V. (2020) 'Back to the future'. New Design, 2020 (144-145). pp. 78 - 79. ISSN: 1472-2674
de Freitas, M., Fantinato, M., Sun, V., Thom, LH. and Garaj, V. (2020) 'Function Point Tree-Based Function Point Analysis: Improving Reproducibility Whilst Maintaining Accuracy in Function Point Counting'. Springer International Publishing. pp. 182 - 209. ISSN: 1865-1348