Dr. Chris McGinley, Research Fellow, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Dr Chris McGinley is an award-winning designer, researcher and writer. He is a Research Fellow at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, where he leads the Age and Diversity research space, managing projects in the fields of technology, product, service and transport for a global client base. He has successfully delivered an extensive range of outputs across the design disciplines, which have been commercialised, disseminated and exhibited internationally. 

He has worked in the field of inclusive design for over a decade, on industry and academic projects that have been successfully commercialised, exhibited and disseminated internationally. Chris has pioneered innovation approaches combining empathy and design ethnography to inform research driven people-centred outputs.

He has published extensively in the area of people-centred design, and delivers lectures and workshops in educational settings such as The Imperial College, London and Kyushu University, Japan; in addition to regularly delivering keynotes and executive education in industry, government and public-sector settings.

Presentation: Design inspired by an ageing world
This presentation will focus on design thinking and inclusive design approaches that are used at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design as a way to predict and tackle ever-changing future needs. Methods and case studies will be used to illustrate how we engage, create and innovate with people to produce actionable research, and how we apply this research to positively impact daily living and mobility.