• 26 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20112019
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Personal profile

Biography

Paul is a Lecturer (Teaching & Research) with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee. He has a PhD in Design Ethnography and a BSc (Hons) in Interactive Media Design, both from University of Dundee. He is a V&A Dundee Design Champion and a member of Studio Esk.

Prior to his current position, Paul spent almost four years working at Young Scot, the national youth information and citizenship charity for 11-26 year olds in Scotland. His work as a co-design manager involved empowering young people, particularly those whose voices who are seldom heard, to affect meaningful change to the policies, systems and services they use the most.

Whilst undertaking a post-doc as a research fellow at the dot.rural Digital Economy research hub at University of Aberdeen, Paul explored design-based approaches for using digital technology to support people living in rural communities. Some of this research included collaborating with industry transport operator First Group to understand how social media data can be integrated with real-time passenger information.

During his PhD, Paul was co-located with industry-sponsor NCR within the consumer experience design team at their R&D centre in Dundee. His thesis developed a design research method for gathering consumer-focussed insights on how people use of technologies situated in public spaces.

Teaching

Paul currently leads the Digital Interaction Design level 2 module Designing Social Networks. He has previously taught modules titled Prototyping Digital Futures and Design Research Methods.

Research

Paul has recently built upon his practice of co-design with young people in the third sector by exploring other design research for change methods. He is also continuing his engagement with the youth arts sector by helping to develop models and define pathways for progression in creative industries. Furthermore, he wishes to develop more international culture exchange activity and participatory dialogue through the use of digital platforms. 

Paul is adept at interdisciplinary working and has previously collaborated with a wide range of different researchers and practitioners including product designers, service designers, data scientists, software developers, anthropologists, journalists, psychologists, geographers, artists, musicians and photographers.

Research interests

co-design, design ethnography, design research methods, user research, creative learning methods, disability and design, human-computer interaction, digital youth work, international culture exchange, mobile technologies for older people, education policy, systems thinking, mobility as a service, social media data, internet of things, public spaces, urban interventions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Dundee

Bachelor of Science, University of Dundee

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 26 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 3 Article
  • 2 Commissioned report
  • 2 Paper

Culture and Connection: How can Children and Young People shape their Creative Future?

Creative Scotland, Jan 2019, Young Scot. 24 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

art
community
best practice
artist
empowerment

Excite.ed: How to deliver excellence and equity in Scottish education

Gault, P. (ed.), 15 Jun 2017, Scottish Government. 15 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

File
equity
education
expert
parliament
education system
1 Citation (Scopus)
32 Downloads (Pure)

DiCER: A distributed consumer experience research method for use in public spaces

Gault, P., Masthoff, J. & Johnson, G., 1 Sep 2015, In : International Journal of Human Computer Studies. 81, p. 49-71 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
public space
research method
experience
Group
transdisciplinary

You'll Never Ride Alone: The Role of Social Media in Supporting the Bus Passenger Experience

Gault, P., Corsar, D., Edwards, P., Nelson, J. D. & Cottrill, C., 12 Nov 2014, In : Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference Proceedings. 2014, 1, p. 199-212 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

twitter
social media
subsidiary company
conversation
public transport

TravelBot: Utilising Social Media Dialogue to Provide Journey Disruption Alerts

Gault, P., Cottrill, C. D., Corsar, D., Edwards, P., Nelson, J. D., Markovic, M., Mehdi, M. & Sripada, S., 2019, Transportation Research Board 98th Annual Meeting. Vol. 19-05080.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Communication