The Cerebra Innovation Centre is a small team of three product designers and a research associate based in University of Wales Trinity St. David. Get to know them better below:
Dr Ross Head
Ross completed his doctoral studies before becoming a lecturer of Product Design at University of Wales Trinity St. David; he was also one of the original members of the CIC team contributing to set up the unit as it is today. Ross now focuses all his time on CIC and when not at work he is a keen surfer and kite surfer who has a passion for developing and making his own kite surf boards.
Daniel gained a degree in Product Design from Swansea Metropolitan University, before joining CIC. He honed his skills as a product designer working for a plastic recycling company on the Gower. Dan has a passion for the sea, and spends most of his free time at the beach or in the water surfing, and is always dreaming of warmer climates!
Gerallt is the youngest member of the team joining in 2011 after graduating in Product Design from Cardiff School of Art and Design. As well as working with CIC he his currently studying part time for an MSc in Industrial Design at UWTSD. In his spare time Gerallt can usually be found with his camera looking for that next great shot!
Lewis is an award-winning product designer graduating with a 1st class honours degree in Industrial Design. He’s currently working towards a PhD researching the design methods of the centre, and using his findings to help the team provide a better service. When away from the office Lewis enjoys the thrills of downhill longboarding! He’s even got the scars to prove it!
What’s Lewis been up to?
Lewis is nearing the end of his PhD and has been working closely with the CIC team to analyse their design methods to create new and novel ways of helping them capture as much information as possible from you when you call them with a request.
Above are some of the visual prompts designed by Lewis to remind the team what they need to consider when discussing and designing a new product for children with a neurological condition.