Dr PJ White

PhD

Lecturer, Supervisor & Research Leader designCORE

  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • PUBLICATIONS
  • RESEARCH SUPERVISION

Research Interests

Dr. P.J. White is a qualified Product Designer and has extensive design industry experience innovating for small to multi-national businesses. P.J.  holds a PhD in Product Design, specifically in the areas of Design Ethnography and product design for older adults. Academic interests include user centric research by way of understanding human behaviours and cultures. Areas of expertise are within Product/Industrial Design, Design Research, Design Ethnography/Anthropology, Qualitative research methods for design, Design Processes, User Centric Design, and Design for Older People. Together with these interests, he believes that a crucial aspect of future Design research lies in cross fertilisation with other disciplines with the intent of developing novel and specific design research methodologies. He was Co-Chair of the first Irish design Research Conference hosted in Carlow June 2015. Furthermore, he is a council member of the Institute of Designers of Ireland and a lead editor of Iterations Design Research Journal.

Publications

WHITE, P.J. 2015. Design Requirements in Domestic Cooking and Heating Products for Older People IAGG-ER 8th Congress, Dublin 23-26 April 2015

SHORE, L. WHITE, P.J. DEMPESY, H. 2014 Research development to define the concept of 'shared usability' in Product Design for Older People HFES Europe Chapter conference, Lisbon

WHITE, P.J. 2014. Developing the Concept of Shared Usability, Conference on Cultural Gerontology NUI Galway,and European Network in Aging Studies. http://www.icsg.ie/sites/www.icsg.ie/files/programme_book_31.03.14_1.pdf

White, P. J. 2013. Designer as Ethnographer: A Study of Domestic Cooking and Heating Product Design for Irish Older Adults. LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany.

WHITE, P.J. 2013. Ethnography in Designing for Older People. European Conference on Design for Health. Sheffield Hallam University. Proceedings available here: http://www.design4health.org.uk/

WHITE, P.J. DEVITT, F.2011. Designing Domestic Cooking and Heating Products for the Positive Health and Wellbeing of Irish Older Adults. European Conference on Design for Health. Sheffield Hallam University.

Research Supervision

P.J. supervises and is interested in supervising within the areas of Design for Older People, Human Centric Design, Product/Industrial Design, Design Ethnography/Anthropology, Qualitative research methods for design, and Design Processes.