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Lim, Chris


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Dr Christopher Limholds a lectureship (assistant professor) in product design and interaction design at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee. He has a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore and holds a BEng (1st Class Hons) in Product Design Engineering and PhD in Design from the University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), a member of the Design Research Society and ACM (Association for Computer Machinery).

Prior to his appointment in Dundee, Chris worked as a research lead at design consultancy Nomad-RDC and as a Research Fellow at the Digital World Research Centre (DWRC), University of Surrey.  As a research fellow, he was involved in a cross-disciplinary project funded by the ESRC New Dynamics of Ageing programme looking at the engagement of older people in the co-design process of developing new and innovative ICT products. He was also involved in the development of Com.Cam, an open source media sharing device funded by EPSRC University of Surrey Knowledge Transfer Account for communities with low textual and computing literacy and limited power and network coverage. Chris also co-secured £73K from the Nominet Trust to fund the Tailoring Technology project which brought together groups of older people with design experts, experienced product developers and manufacturers to co-design new internet-enabled ICT devices and services.

Chris is currently a Co-Investigator in a EPSRC funded BESiDE (Built Environment for Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy) project ( led by Professor Vicki Hanson. The project aims to improve the mobility and well-being of older people through better built environment design. Chris is also Principal Investigator of a project funded by Scottish Funding Council (SFC) looking at the design and 3D printed adaptive equipment.

Chris’s research interests are in the area of design for the aging population, co-design practice and 3D printing. In particular he is interested in the design of technology and/or products that support wellbeing as well as the relationship between interface design, product interaction, cognitive ageing and prior generational technological experience.

Chris is an advisor to several PhD candidates (both in the Glasgow School of Art and DJCAD) and has been a PhD examiner at Loughborough University.

He welcomes PhD candidates and research collaborations.



Research Interests

Ageing and well-being, Design methodologies, processes and methods, cognitive capabilitities for Incluisve Design



Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Glasgow

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Projects 2013 2017

Research Output 2005 2019

Take a GANDER: Gathering Accessibility Needs by Doing Explorative Research

Crabb, M., Menzies, R., Tigwell, G., Clarke, D., Lim, S. C. & Henderson, C., 10 Apr 2019. 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

1 Citation (Scopus)
16 Downloads (Pure)

Design Thinking for Social Innovation in Health Care

Valentine, L., Kroll, T., Bruce, F., Lim, C. & Mountain, R., 2 Nov 2017, In : Design Journal. 20, 6, p. 755-774 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health care
Knowledge acquisition
Bioelectric potentials

Student’s preferences for smartphones versus other media within their academic study

Vincent, J., O’Sullivan, J., Lim, S. C. & Farinosi, M., Dec 2017, Smartphone Cultures. Vincent, J. & Haddon, L. (eds.). 1 ed.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

15 Citations (Scopus)

Book or screen, pen or keyboard? a cross-cultural sociological analysis of writing and reading habits basing on Germany, Italy and the UK

Farinosi, M., Lim, C. & Roll, J., May 2016, In : Telematics and Informatics. 33, 2, p. 410-421 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
114 Downloads (Pure)

Co-designing a diversity of social media products with and for older people

Frohlich, D. M., Lim, S. C. & Ahmed, A., 1 Dec 2016, DSAI 2016: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 323-330 8 p. (ACM International Conference Proceedings Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
Text messaging
Application programs


Dundee ADHD continuing care proforma (revised)

Coghill, D. (Creator), Lim, C. (Creator), Gomez Flores, L. (Creator), Seth, S. (Creator), University of Dundee, 2015




Best Poster Prize Award

Chris Lim (Recipient), 14 Jun 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2010 2010

  • 1 Participation in conference

British Society of Gerontology Scotland Conference - Involving Older People: Meanings and Methods

Christopher Sze Chong Lim (Participant)
14 Jun 2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Local And Global Explorations Through Design Research

Author: Birnie, S. J., 2014

Supervisor: Rogers, J. (Supervisor), Pullin, G. (Supervisor) & Lim, S. C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


The Development and Use of Non-Screen Based Interactive Textile Objects for Family Communication

Author: Mcnicoll, J., 2018

Supervisor: Lim, S. C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Towards the Uncanny Object: Creating Interactive Craft with Smart Materials

Author: Vones, K. B., 2017

Supervisor: Wilson, S. (Supervisor), Lim, S. C. (Supervisor) & Duplock, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy