Designing Future Experiences
People, Products, Places in 2032

InFebruary this year, a Work-in-Progress exhibition took place at the University of Glasgow’s Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC) to celebrate two futures-focused projects undertaken by the GSA Innovation School’s final year BDesProduct Design cohort and the Master of European Design (MEDes)students.

The two projects, run in partnership with the University of Glasgow’s AdvancedResearch Centre and the Centre for Civic Innovation at Glasgow City Council, spanned the local to the global exploring themes ranging from regenerative futures to open citizenship and the value of collaborative creativity in defining how people might live and work together in the near future.

As the inaugural exhibition held in the ARC gallery space, the students’ work was enjoyed by public and professional audiences, culminating in a Private View closing event which brought together the expert community of practice who worked with the students and faculty, along-with Innovation School alumni, industry, friends and family.

Both projects will be showcased in full at the GSA Degree Show, as part of theProduct Design programme’s exhibition, which opens to the public on Friday 2nd June in the Haldane Building, 30 Hill Street G3 6RN. The Degree Show is open daily to the public and closes on Sunday 11th June.

This year’s MEDes Collaborative Futures project is entitled
Glasgow’s Civic Futures: Open Citizenship & Data Experiences in 2032.

OurMasters of European Design Collaborative Futures project saw the project team explore what Glasgow’s civic futures might look and feel like if open citizenship and data-enabled experiences were embedded into local communities and neighbourhood environments in 2032.

Working in partnership with the Centre for Civic Innovation (CCI) at GlasgowCity Council for a fourth consecutive year, this project involved theInnovation School’s final year Master of European Design (MEDes)students, IS graduate designers, and CCI designers, working as a professional design team, alongside project stakeholders from across Glasgow City Council and the wider city.

The project was led by Kirsty Ross, Dr Marianne McAra, and Stevie McGowan.

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