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Exploring and managing design issues.



The IED is organising an all-day 'Ethics and the Designer' workshop, which will provide a great opportunity to explore the issues that a designer may face and approaches to managing these.

The workshop--see Full details in panel--will be run by Professor Gordon Blount and Mr Christopher Dowlen, both researchers and lecturers in design, and IED councillors. Their depth of expertise will make this a not-to-be-missed event.

Purpose: to explore the ethical issues that may face a designer and discuss approaches to managing them

Where: IED HQ, Courtleigh, Westbury Leigh, BA13 3TA

When: Monday, 28 September, 11.30 to 16.30

Who: The workshop is open to all designers and will be run by Professor Gordon Blount and Mr Christopher Dowlen, both researchers and lecturers in design

Cost: 60 [pounds sterling] to include refreshments and a buffet lunch (discounted to 50 [pounds sterling] for IED members)

The Speakers


A career academic, Gordon Blount BSc MSc PhD CEng FIMechE FIED was Head of Engineering Design at Coventry University, overseeing the operation and development of all the engineering design courses, as well as teaching on other courses in the School of Engineering. He has published more than 80 research papers and supervised dozens of successful PhD students in the fields of Engineering Design and Tribology. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Engineering Design at Coventry University.


Chris Dowlen BTech CTPD CEng MIMechE REngDes FIED FRSA has been a member of the IED since 1986 and a member of Council since May 2003, when he was elected as Chairman of the Education and Training Committee. After a distinguished career, during which he worked on the design and development of the Triumph TR7 and TR8 range of sports cars, he took up a position at South Bank Polytechnic (now London Southbank University), where he was Reader in Educational Development in the department of Engineering and Design. He recently retired.

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Date:Sep 1, 2015
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