Glasgow Innovation School Product Design

Andrew Smith (He/Him)

I am a designer interested in critical and speculative design. Focussing primarily on physical artefacts, I am fascinated with exploring how projects can be created as catalysts for meaningful thought on the topics and themes they encompass. Opening dialogue on sometimes very controversial or complex issues through Product Design affords change through an accessible and creative medium. To me, physical Product Design quite literally means a hands-on approach for discussion on such topics. I find looking at the daily lives of people, the places they inhabit and the artefacts they use allow me, as a designer, to more effectively extract what products can mean to us and how this can be challenged through design.