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Simon Scott-Harden

Assistant Professor

Department: Northumbria School of Design

Following graduation from The University of Glasgow and The Glasgow School of Art in Product Design Engineering and then a Masters in Computer Aided Product Development, I worked for a number of product and industrial design consultancies. I then went on to set up a product design and development company, design initiatives included consultancy work for a number of consumer, sports and healthcare clients.

Over the years I have also taken a number of my own products to market, from initial conception through to production and through the creation and development of the IP, I have been involved in the resulting commercial collaborations / spin out companies.

I am now a Senior Lecturer on Design for Industry and Transportation Design since September 2009.

Simon Scott-Harden

An experienced industrial design practitioner, academic and researcher based at Northumbria University. His research and expertise is centred around on how design can help develop new tools and techniques to open up new opportunities within the global Curricular Economy.

A student of The University of Glasgow and The Glasgow School of Art, he developed his practice by working for a number of global companies before setting up his own product and industrial design consultancy working with a varied client base developing consumer, sports and healthcare products.

Over the years he have also been involved in a number of spin out companies taking his own products to market, from initial conception through to production, and the creation and development of the associated Intellectual Property. In 2009 he combined his commercial practice with a lecturing role on the Product Design (BA Hons) course based at the School of Design lecturing in industrial and product design.

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  • Prevalence and characterisation of microfibres along the Kenyan and Tanzanian coast, Kechi-Okafor, C., Khan, F., Al-Naimi , U., Beguerie, V., Gallidabino, M., Scott-Harden, S., Sheridan, K. 23 Feb 2023, In: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
  • Plastic: Remaking Our World - Vitra Design Museum, V&A and maat Lisbon: Plastic: Remaking Our WorldThe Flipflopi Project Model, Scott-Harden, S. 26 Mar 2022
  • Unblocking the Circular Economy, Scott-Harden, S., English, S., Skanda, A., Schurg, L., Elleke, K., Morison, B. 2 Nov 2020, Design revolutions: IASDR 2019 Conference Proceedings. Volume 1: Change, Voices, Open., Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University Press
  • A Landscape of Design: Design for Industry 2016, Hewitt, I., O'Leary, D., Parkinson, D., Forsyth, A., Scott-Harden, S., Warwick, L., Wong, R., Smith, N., Young, R. 4 May 2018
  • A Baby Monitor as a Shape-Changing Interface, Scott-Harden, S., Salem Bernard, B. 3 Jul 2017, British HCI
  • Delivery device. (BR): Dispositivo de entrega; método para impressão em uma camada de contato de entrega de líquido; método para a fabricação de uma película elastomérica com fendas e/ou poros similares a válvulas; e película elastomérica., Scott-Harden, S., Russell, S., Fowler, C., Walker, A. 27 Jun 2017
  • FlipFlopi Dhow, Scott-Harden, S., Morison, B., Skanda, A., Pabari, D., Ngaruiya, S., Wangari Mungai, L., Schürg, L., Mthembu, S., Gitari, B., Houben, N., Radia, S. 1 Dec 2017
  • Liquid or gel delivery devices. (WO/PCT), Scott-Harden, S., Russell, S., Fowler, C., Neill, S. 5 Jan 2017
  • A protective packaging delivery and growing system for seeds. (AUS), Scott-Harden, S., Robson, D. 9 Jun 2016
  • A protective packaging delivery and growing system for seeds. (EP), Scott-Harden, S., Robson, D. 31 Aug 2016

  • Computer Aided Engineering MSc July 31 2000
  • Engineering BEng (Hons) July 31 1997
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

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