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Qualifications

PhD in Industrial Design and Cultural Studies – 2015
PGCE in Higher Education – 2010
MA in New Media and Technology (distinction) – 2008
BA (hons) Design Futures – 2003
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy – 2010

About

I am a Visiting Lecturer in Design and Media and the University of South Wales, a Senior Lecturer in Computing and Information Systems at Cardiff Metropolitan University and an Associate Researcher with Transtechnology Research in the University of Plymouth. I also work as an Independent Academic Consultant and an advocate for vulnerable people in the community.

As a fellow of the higher education academy, I have been teaching and supporting learning since 2004, delivering lectures, workshops and seminars across design and new media. Starting as a visiting lecturer at the University of Wales, I subsequently became a senior lecturer in design, leading and delivering numerous modules in technology and multimedia and teaching across interactive media, games, graphics, fashion, and animation. I continue to contribute across FE and HE provision incorporating research and academic skills.

Experience

My primary research interest remains in the field of industrial design and culture and in 2015 I gained my PhD – A postcolonial investigation into the role of cultural hegemony in industrial design practice, process and education as a topic of doctoral research. My work proceeds from the point that design is not intrinsic to a product but very often a result of hegemonic forces and factors acting upon it. By reinterpreting technological formations in light of research emerging from post-colonial studies, I argue how product design can rely particularly upon western [hegemonic] aesthetic and deep cultural archetypes. The purpose of this enquiry was to highlight the potentials that exist to explore a synergy between east and west in industrial design with a prospective vision for global design.

Responsibilities

2015-16 Teaching on:

BA (Hons) Media production,
Media and Broadcasting production 2 Module
Professional Practice Module

Critical Research Project: Dissertation Supervision for:
BA (Hons) Game Art
BA (Hons) Games Enterprise
BA (Hons) Animation

MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship
Business Planning and Analysis
Start up Ventures
Networking and Funding

BA Animation: Project management and Entrepreneurship

MSc Computing
BSc Software Engineering
BSc Computing
BSc Information Systems

Publications

A Postcolonial Critique of Industrial Design A critical evaluation of the relationship of culture and hegemony to design practice and education since the late 20th century – 2015 PhD Thesis

Memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2010-present
Member of the Design Research Society 2010-present
Member of the Transtechnology Research Centre at the University of Plymouth 2006-present
Member of the Women’s Arts Association 2012-present

Consultancy

Independant Consultant

Research

http://trans-techresearch.net/researchers/taslima-begum

Areas of Expertise

Computing, Business, Design, Interactive Media, Art, Theory, Philosophy, Industrial and Product Design, Cultural and Postcolonial Studies, Technology, HE and FE Pedagogy, Research and Academic Writing, Professional Practice and Entrepreneurship, Design Practice and Process, Multimedia, Graphics.

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