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Dr Jen Ballie is a Reader, DJCAD, University of Dundee.
She is a PhD graduate from UAL’s Centre for Circular Design whose research explores social innovation within fashion and textiles to re-think future practices.
She has a dual appointment in post leading on Design Research wihin V&A Dundee – a Design Museum in Scotland. Jen's journey began within textile design but has organically become more interdisciplinary over time, drawing upon the fields of design strategy, innovation and service design. Within a world proliferated with too much stuff, Jen's passionate about the role and responsibilities of the design professional and seeks to explore how we can add value to our everyday lives through design.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Research Manager, V&A Museum of Design Dundee
31 Jan 2017 → …
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InGAME - Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise (Joint with Abertay University and St Andrews University)
Ballie, J., Beech, N., Harris, P., Head, A., Linsley, J., Livesey, J., Murray, C., Rowan, J., Sellbach, U., Smith, D., Taylor, A., Valentine, L., Vaughan, P., Ward, M. & Yeung, H.
Abertay University, Arts & Humanities Research Council
1/10/18 → 30/09/23
Re-Imagining the Future of Sustainable Mobility: Pop-Up Imaginarium, Michelin Scotland Innovation ParcBallie, J. & Bruce, F-S., 9 Mar 2023
Research output: Non-textual form › ExhibitionOpen AccessFile
Sewing Box for the Future: Facilitating participatory fashion experiences to influence changeBallie, J., More, M. & Clark, B., 30 Jun 2023, Design Materials and Making for Social Change: From Materials We Explore to Materials We Wear. Earley, R. & Hornbuckle, R. (eds.). 1st ed. New York: Routledge, p. 1 14 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Design-Led Storytelling for Impact: Evaluating a Museum’s Design Thinking Business Support ProgrammeJohnstone, L., Hawari-Latter, S., Bruce, F-S. & Ballie, J., 20 Jul 2022, The23rd dmi: Academic Design Management Conference Proceedings. Cambridge, MA: Design Management Institute, p. 222-234 13 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Sewing Box for the Future: an exploration of participatory design in fashion, to identify strategies for prolonging the lifetime of everyday clothing.Ballie, J. & More, M., 7 Sept 2022, p. 1. 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
Socially connected cities by design: a design toolkit for evaluating social impactBallie, J., Bruce, F., McGowan, S. & Johnstone, L., 30 Dec 2022, In: DMI: Journal. 17, 1, p. 65-75 11 p., 5.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile14 Downloads (Pure)
The Impact of Design: Beyond Objects
Jennifer Ballie (Speaker)26 Oct 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Keynote
Citizen science for transformative change
Mel Woods (Chair), Jennifer Ballie (Member) & Stevie McGowan (Member)5 Dec 2021
Activity: Other activity types › Public engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminarFile
the Great Exhibition Road Festival
Jennifer Ballie (Speaker)10 Oct 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Unconventional Craft Identities: The Influence of the Craft Scotland Programme of Opportunities on the Development of Entrepreneurial Craft Practitioner Identities
Jennifer Ballie (Examiner)2 Nov 2021
Activity: Examination types › Examination
Fast Fashion, Alternatives & Critique
Kristina Auxtova (Organiser), Stephanie Schreven (Organiser) & Jennifer Ballie (Organiser)25 Oct 2021 → 29 Oct 2021
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
ReImagining the Future of Sustainable Mobility - Imaginarium
Jennifer Ballie & Fraser Bruce
1 Media contribution
V&A Dundee to become national centre for design
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Design skills are moulding a future for Scottish society
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