Stuart is a Lecturer in Design at Loughborough School of Design and Creative Arts, with a background in consumer product design, inclusive design and design research methods.
Stuart is Programme Leader for the BA (hons) Design / Industrial Design Programmes at SDCA. His core teaching is service design and experience design, but he also supports industrial design teaching (from an experience design perspective). As a designer, Stuart possess a wide range of skills from designing, developing and running front-end field research with real people through to design development and delivery using a range of state-of-the-art methods, techniques and tools.
Stuart's research focuses on developing and applying service design, co-design and systemic thinking approaches that incorporate ‘data’ to design future products and services within the energy demand reduction context. Selected publications:
Cockbill, S.A., Mitchell, V. and May, A.J., 2020. Householders as designers? Generating future energy services with United Kingdom home occupiers. Energy Research & Social Science, 69, p.101615.
Ross, T., May, A. and Cockbill, S.A., 2020. The personal and contextual factors that affect customer experience during rail service failures and the implications for service design. Applied ergonomics, 86, p.103096.
Cockbill, S.A., May, A. and Mitchell, V., 2019. The assessment of meaningful outcomes from co-design: a case study from the energy sector. She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation, 5(3), pp.188-208.
Programme Leader BA (hons) Design / Industrial Design
Module Leader for DSP834 Service Design
Co-organiser and Lead for the Ford Motor Company Fund Smart Mobility Challenge
Doctoral Researcher Supervision:
Valentina Volpi - The role of design for social innovation for reconceptualising temporary accommodation for homeless people and facilitating commoning practices of transient home-making.
Princess Woy - Designing Positively: A well-being integrative approach to designing food to go services.
Katie Calvert - Circular economy, remanufacturing, service and systems design.