Practicing product design engineers needed for paid research study

February 26, 2016

Practicing product design engineers needed for paid research study Feb 12, 201615 views1 Like0 CommentsShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Twitter My research group in the University of Strathclyde’s Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (DMEM) are seeking practicing product design engineers with at least 3 years’ experience to take part in a paid (£15/hour) research study into the cognitive processes involved in concept generation. The study is conducted in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde’s School of Psychological Sciences and Health. The study will involve generating concepts or mental images in response to a number of short design or imagery tasks displayed on a laptop screen, and should take approximately one hour. You will be reimbursed £15 for your time. Your participation would be of great help in establishing how product designers typically generate concepts, as well as in finalising the procedure for an upcoming brain imaging study of concept generation. Your involvement will therefore contribute to our knowledge and understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying concept generation, and we hope that the findings of this and later studies may eventually lead to improved training and better methods and tools for creative tasks in product design engineering. We would be happy to keep you updated with any findings of the current study and any later related studies. To take part, you can visit DMEM on Montrose Street, Glasgow, or alternatively arrangements can be made for one of the researchers to visit you at your place of work or a location which is convenient to you. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr Laura Pidgeon ( to arrange a suitable time and date.

Source: Practicing product design engineers needed for paid research study | Laura Hay


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