Exploring the value of design.

Professor Martyn Evans

(Principal Investigator) Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre

Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

Professor Martyn Evans is a product designer and design academic with 20 years research, teaching and leadership experience and is Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre.

Interested in the strategic role that design commands in a variety of settings, his research explores the approaches designers use to conceptualise and communicate the future. His research interests explore the potential of design as a catalyst for innovation in a variety of organisational and societal contexts. With broad experience of design as future making, he has presented on this and related topics, nationally and internationally. He is a reviewer for a number of research councils and was appointed as a strategic reviewer for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in 2017.