Mr Wyn Griffiths BA, MSc, FRSA, Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University, Department of Design Engineering and Mathematics, School of Science and Technology: Wyn Griffiths is course leader on the BA/BSc product design at Middlesex University and an associate director of Redloop, the MDX Design and Innnovation Centre. He has over 25 years in product design and engineering and design education. He is a Lead Mentor for the Design Council.
His work spans many sectors and a disparate range of public engagement arenas. He was Principal Investigator for the British Council funded 'Jua Kali – Informal Sector Manufacture Project' bringing together local artisans in informal settlements in Kenya, community groups, local and international researchers and academics, formal industry and governmental and non-governmental representatives to co-create plans for sustainable development in energy, waste management, employment and policy in the informal economy. From this, he founded madegood.org and the 'Fuel From Waste Network', which he continues to lead, exploring routes to sustainable transition energy in informal communities in Kenya and Sudan through participatory actions.
He also has significant experience in event, installation, experience and exhibition design, build and management. His recent work includes conceiving, founding and running SMASHfestUK, with The Refinery; creating large scale mechanical installations such as the Globe of Dislocation, exhibited in the Royal Observatory Courtyard in 2014/15 as part of their Longitude Punk'd Exhibition and the Stained Glass "Car of the Future" – a physical thought experiment with designer Dominic Wilcox for BMW, Mini and Dezeen and designing and designing and running 'Robot Overlords', an immersive robotics experience, exploring the perception and reality of robotics technology and social penetration for London Design Festival 2015.
BA/BSc(Hons) Product Design Programme Leader
Product Design, Strategic Design. Creative Design Process, Ideas. Social/Responsible Design, Open Innovation. Service Design, Systems Design. Design Semiotics, Product Semantics. Design Management, Design for Manufacture/Assembly/Environment
Information Spaces for Creative Conversations in Design Education and Practice
Project Leader of 'Jua Kali - Informal Manufacture Sector' Research Project - www.madegood.net - British Council/Dept BIS funded research project, in collaboration with Kenyatta University Energy Department, NGO Terra Nuova - East Africa and Nairobi artisans
Griffiths, Wyn and Weldin, Nick and Zivanovic, Aleksandar and Knott, Calum and Tsvetkov, Denis (2015) Robot overlords. [Show/Exhibition]
Griffiths, Wyn and Ayeni, Yomi (2014) Prime Landing and the Globe of Dislocation: Longitude Punk'd. [Artefact]
Keith, Lindsay and Griffiths, Wyn (2015) SMASHfestUK: exploring approaches for widening participation and increasing diversity in STEM through the arts. In: Science in Public Conference, 9-10 Jul 2015, Bristol, United Kingdom.
Griffiths, Wyn (2013) UNPACKED: Middlesex University Product Design. [Show/Exhibition]
Griffiths, Wyn and Bardill, Andrew and Herd, Kate (2012) Participatory Design in a compressed timeframe, through an unConference format. In: Perspectives on Participation @ DIS 2012, Newcastle University.
Director - SMASHfestUK
Fuel from Waste: Middlesex's design expertise helps Kenyans manufacture a cheaper, more sustainable alternative to charcoal
Design Council Spark - Lead Mentor (working with 2015 Winner - Ayca Dundar)
Meteoric science festival bound for London
Product Design student's bipolar technology exhibited at Design Museum
Middlesex team helps build stunning 'glass car'
Time-travelling airship lands at Royal Observatory
MDX alumni ask London Design Festival 'what is a product designer?'
Bright future for students with stunning light designs
Designs for good health