Gareth Barham

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e: gbarham@cardiffmet.ac.uk
t: +44 (0)29 2020 5668

Specialist Subject Areas

Industrial & Product Design
Brand Form Development
Design Process
Internationalisation of Curriculum

Qualifications

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Member of the Chartered Society of Designers (MCSD)
BA (Hons) Design For Industry

Biography

Gareth Barham's experience started in 1993 as a product designer for The Product Group consultancy in Northumbria and then as Product Development Manager at Glasdon UK Ltd conducting market research to identify new product ideas and managing the product design process. Gareth joined Cardiff Metropolitan University in 1999 where his specialisms include Strategic Marketing, Brand Design Strategies and Design For Manufacture and Assembly. He works closely with industry, including Welsh Government funded SMART Partnerships and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. A recent design of Gareth’s, a children’s sun cream applicator was the winner of the Best New Product category in the Business and Education Awards in November 2016. Gareth has designed and delivered commercial Brand Design and Strategic Marketing workshops for the design industry. He also manages collaborative projects for students with industry.
 
Gareth is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is Principal Lecturer in Product Design and teaches Consumer Culture Theory through the lens of anti-consumerism to students across the Cardiff School of Art & Design. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Samsung Art & Design Institute, Korea University, and Dong-A University in South Korea and also at the Malaysia Institute of Art in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has been external examiner for the BSc Product Design & Technology and BSc Product Design & Engineering courses at Manchester Metropolitan University as well as the BSc Product Design courses at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Current research

My research investigates how design industry implements design processes. I’m particularly interested in how industry select their processes and which influencing factors motivate them to adapt and change text-book ‘best practices’. The quality of design outputs vary and can be measured in their commercial successes, or otherwise.

Principal Publications and/or Exhibitions and awards

Book Chapter



Conference Paper

2018 Transition In, Through and Out of Higher Education Type: Other Reference: Matheson, R. and Tangney, S. and Sutcliffe, M., (2018). Transition In, Through and Out of Higher Education. New York: Routledge.  

2013 Tangney, S & Barham, G, “Social justice: a driver for change”. Global citizenship as pedagogic practice conference, Centre for Curriculum Internationalisation, Oxford.

Book Chapter 2012 Gareth Barham, “Reaching Beyond: Perspectives on Internationalisation: Creating an International Masters of Design”. Going Global 2012 publication, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Conference Paper 2012 Gareth Barham, Dr Sue Tangney, Alison Forbes, “Engaging students in internationalisation: a project to develop cultural inclusivity across five courses”. University of Chichester Annual Learning & Teaching Conference, Enhancing Internationalisation: Supporting Curricula, Diversity and Inclusion, June 12th 2012.
Conference Paper 2012 Dr Sue Tangney, Gareth Barham, Alison Forbes, “Engaging students in curriculum development: a project to develop cultural inclusivity across five courses”. NUS & Higher Education Academy Student Engagement Conference, Nottingham, 12th & 13th June 2012.
Conference Paper 2012 Gareth Barham, “Reaching Beyond: Perspectives on Internationalisation: Creating an International Masters of Design”. Going Global: Internationalising Higher Education. British Council, London 2012.
Magazine article 2011 Gareth Barham, “Creating International Masters of Design”. Visions, Spring-Summer 2011 pp 10-13, Samsung Art and Design Institute newsletter.
Magazine article 2010 Gareth Barham, “Going Global”. New Design Magazine issue 85 2010 pp 34-37, DWB Associates Ltd, Warwick, UK.
Conference Paper 2010 – “Blood on the easel: Internationalisation at a UK art school”. Internationalisation of the curriculum conference 2010, Centre for International Curriculum Inquiry and Networking, Oxford-Brookes University.
Conference Paper 2010 Gareth Barham, “Effective International Education Marketing and Partnership Building”. British Council Partnership Conference, British Council, London.
Public lecture 2010 Gareth Barham, “Internationalising Education, Preparing Students for Global Opportunities”. Public Lecture at the Malaysia Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Public lecture 2009 Gareth Barham, “User Centred Digital Interface Design”. Public lecture at the British Council, Seoul, South Korea.
Public lecture 2007 Gareth Barham, “User Centred Digital Interface Design”. Presentation to the Samsung Design Membership Conference, Seoul, South Korea.
Conference Paper 2005 Gareth Barham “How to Achieve the Impossible”. Team working and professional collaboration can design and produce an interactive prototype for an information appliance in 24-hours”. The 3rd Engineering and Product Design Education International Conference. School of Design and Media Arts at Napier University, Edinburgh. September 2005.
Conference Paper 2005 Steve Gill, Gareth Barham, Bethan Hewett & Gareth Loudon “How to design and prototype an information appliance in 24 Hours – Integrating product & interface design processes”. CAID&CD 2005 conference, Delft, The Netherlands 2005.
Conference Paper 2005 Gareth Barham, “Developing low fidelity interactive prototypes.” PAIPR, PDR, School of product and engineering design. PED & PDR Symposium on product and engineering design, June 2005.
Conference Paper 2005 Steve Gill, Paul Johnson, James Dale, Gareth Loudon, Bethan Hewett, Gareth Barham, “The traditional design process versus a new design methodology; a comparative case study of a rapidly designing information appliance.” Home orientated informatics and telematics IFIP WG 9.3 HOIT 2005 conference, York 2005.
Conference Paper 2005 – “Design and education philosophies at the University Wales Institute, Cardiff: Case studies of student projects and collaboration with UK industry.” National Centre For Product Design Research (PDR), School of Product & Engineering Design, University Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC). International Conference On Communication, Computer And Power, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. February 2005.
Conference Paper 2004 – “Human Orientated Product Interfaces” School of Product & Engineering Design, UWIC. PED & PDR Symposium on Product & Engineering Design, June 2004.

Awards

Member of the Chartered Society of Designers

04/19 - 04/21 Knowledge Transfer Partnership Organisation: P&A Group Ltd 

09/17 - 08/18 SMART Partnership Organisation: P&A Group Ltd

2015/17: Winner of ‘Best New Product’ category for the design of a children’s sun cream applicator for Auriella Ltd. Business Education partnerships.

Enterprise Projects and/or Industrial links

2011 Samsung: Branding Form Alignment concept development for Flat-Screen TV’s.
2010 Samsung: Branding Form Alignment concept development for Notebook PC’s.
2008 Blue-Trolley: Market research and concept development for a material handling product
2007 SiteScope: Product Development for a hand-held optical measuring device
2006 Design Technology Teacher Training CPD course
2005 Architectural award trophy CAD modelling for Keith Munroe
2004 Tonic Studios: Concept Development for Igloo brand
2003 Design & build of Olympic style torch and ‘fire-breathing’ dragon sculpture for Rhondda Cynon-Taf county borough council
2002 Linpac Limited: Conceptual development for various products
2001 View System 360: Conceptual design
2000 N.T. Lab. Hair Products Ltd: CAD Development

Professional Development Workshops (designed and delivered)

February 2013 Internationalisation of Curriculum
University of Glamorgan Staff Development Workshop
February 2013 Internationalisation of Curriculum PGCE Staff Development Workshop
February 2013 Internationalisation of Curriculum Cardiff School of Sport Staff Development Workshop
February 2013 Internationalisation of Curriculum Cardiff School of Management Staff Development Workshop
October 19th 2012: Student Engagement with International Curriculum Development HEA SPONSORED SEMINAR/WORKSHOP at Cardiff Met. Facilitators: Gareth Barham, Dr Sue Tangney
June 28th 2012: Internationalisation of Curriculum II (Practical Curriculum Development) CSAD Staff Development Workshop. Facilitator: Gareth Barham
April 24th 2012: Integrating different cultural values into the curriculum Cardiff Met. Staff Development Workshop. Facilitator: Gareth Barham, CSAD Guest Presenter: Dr Kaja Shonick, City University London
November 2011 International Learning & Teaching Strategies Samsung Art & Design Institute, Seoul, South Korea Staff development workshop
March 2011 Creative Teaching, Teaching Creativity in Art & Design Malaysia Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Continual Professional Development Staff Workshop
November 2010 Global Citizenship in Art & Design Malaysia Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Continual Professional Development Staff Workshop
May 2008 Inclusivity Design Audi Design Foundation. Continual Professional Development Staff Workshop
October 2007 User-Centred Digital Interface Design Samsung Design Membership. Continual Professional Development Staff Workshop
June 2007 Creativity Techniques Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) A-Level CPD Teacher Training workshops
June 2006 Illustration Techniques Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) A-Level CPD Teacher Training workshops
June 2005 Model Making Techniques Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) A-Level CPD Teacher Training workshops

Student Workshops (designed and delivered)

November 2011 Brand Shape Development Samsung Art & Design Institute, Seoul, South Korea Guest lecture/Seminar/workshop
March 2011 Global Citizenship in Art & Design Malaysia Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Guest lecture/Seminar/workshop
March 2011 Global Citizenship in Art & Design Samsung Art & Design Institute, Seoul, South Korea Guest lecture/Seminar/workshop
October 2010 User Centred Digital Appliance Design Korea University, Seoul, South Korea Guest lecture/Seminar/workshop
November 2010 User Centred Digital Appliance Design Samsung Art & Design Institute (SADI), Seoul, South Korea Guest lecture/Seminar/workshop
March 2008 Design Creativity Maktab Duli School Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darrussalem Guest lecture/Seminar/workshop
March 2008 Design Creativity PTE Berakas school, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darrussalem Guest lecture/Seminar/workshop