Dr Chris Lim


My interests are wide ranging although principally his they lie in gerontology, design process and methods and inclusive design.

Skills: Design Research, Creative Thinking, prototyping, User Research

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Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

University of Dundee
United Kingdom

  • Dundee Smart Care Convention 2017

    Professional/Trade Conference

    Our co-design researchers presented some of their work at Dundee Smart Care Convention at Caird Hall Dundee. Having worked with older adults to customise and redesign wearable sensors to make them more acceptable and appealing for use in everyday life, our researchers showcased sample bespoke wearable designs as well as some design tools that were used to support ideation and creative development.

  • DRS2016
    Design Research Society 2016

    A Scientific Meeting (conference, seminar etc.)

    The Design Research Society 2016 (DRS2016) conference was held in Brighton, UK. A biennial conference organised by the Design Research Society, it is a learned society committed to promoting and developing design research worldwide. Established in 1966 it is the oldest multi-disciplinary society for the international design research community and this year it is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

  • European Academy of Design
    The Value of Design Research 2015

    A Scientific Meeting (conference, seminar etc.)

    BESiDE contributed to this year's European Academy of Design conference, The Value of Design Research, at Paris Descartes 22-24 April 2015.

  • Translating mood boards into design concepts

    A Workshop

    The BESiDE designers revisited the care home residents they have been working with to develop aesthetic design constraints for wearable carriers by using mood boards to refine their design direction.  

  • Mood Boards and Design Development

    A Workshop

    In follow up to their recent ‘Inspired’ co-design workshop (see Inspired wearables for more details) the designers created personalized mood boards to represent a visual flavour of the conversations they had with each of the residents who had shared their inspirations, likes and dislikes. These mood boards were intended to support these same residents to develop and refine a design narrative for a personalized wearable.

  • Inspired wearables: tapping into hobbies and favourite holidays

    A Workshop

    BESiDE designers met with a new group of residents to lay out their design ideas and interpretations of engaging wearable carriers for the location logging technology. Residents were invited to the session in advance by cards in the post, having been identified as willing and able to participate by care home staff and designers in a previous and informal visit. The invitation cards described the design activity and suggested that residents might like to bring ‘inspirational objects’ with them to aid their design ideation.

  • Christmas Crafting with Care Home Residents

    A Workshop

    The design team have been newly introduced to residents at another local care home working with BESiDE project who are interested in participating in our co-design activity and data collection studies.

    As an introductory activity, the design team hosted a Christmas Crafting event in the care home lounge a week before Christmas. Residents were invited to make and decorate Christmas cards and ornaments using festive arts and crafts materials. The design team also brought mince pies and cake to amp up the festive atmosphere.

  • Co-design Workshop in Newcastle - Designers, Technologists & Users create personalised wearables

    A Workshop

    BESiDE designers and technologists visited a local care home in Newcastle to co-design wearable carriers for location logging devices. This home will be the first of our partner care homes to trial these devices in a live five-day study. Having built a relationship with this care home, and its staff and residents,  technologists will be on hand throughout the trial to augment and maintain the technology and wearables whilst being worn. This particular care home specialises in care provision for adults who have learning disabilities or complex communication needs.

  • Digital Economy All Hands Meeting 2014

    A Scientific Meeting (conference, seminar etc.)

    BESiDE contributed to the Digital Economy All Hands Meeting 2014 'The application of Digital Innovation'.

    The Digital Economy All Hands conference brings together the UK's most innovative thinkers and researchers to share ideas on how to impact society across a range of sectors; including, transport, healthcare, financial services, and the creative industries.

  • Wearables and Wearability: Care home residents tell us about their style preferences

    The BESiDE design team visited a local care home who are working with the research project last week to host a co-design workshop. A small group of residents were invited to meet with the team in a design session where they could critique and customize ‘pouch’ designs that could hold location based sensors. The prototype designs were created to include residents’ initial advice from a previous visit as to preferred colours, textures and patterns.