- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thesis title: A culturally-sensitive framework for social design interventions in developing countries: designers as consultants to empower the marginalised youths in South Africa via leadership and entrepreneurship skills building
- Supervisors: Dr Tang Tang, Dr Paul Wilson
I am a creative designer, researcher and tech enthusiast. I am currently underkatking a PhD in the School of Design at the University of Leeds. I am also a member of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) which I gained working as early career researcher and service designer for the PARTY (PARTicipatory development with the Youth) project.
I am a multidisciplinary designer with experience in graphic design, web design, film making, computer animation, prototype manufacturing and service design. Also a developer by profession with experience in software project management and development.
My research looks at participatory design as a catalyst for societal change for sustainable community development and youth empowerment. My research investigates the role of social design and the capacity of participatory design to initiate multicultural dialogue with marginalised communities in developing countries. In particular, it explores tools and methods to engage community members and empower them in the design process to help them build feasible, viable and desirable strategies for change.