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Joanne is currently MA Programme Leader for the Department of Fashion and Textiles and Course Leader for MA Fashion Textile Practices.
Joanne’s research reflects and represents her professional creative industry experiences. Her career began in theatre set and costume design and evolved into textiles and surface design working in UK and international design studios before joining the University of Huddersfield as a lecturer in printed textiles in 1999. Joanne completed her MA at Manchester Metropolitan University in Textiles in 2005 and was then appointed as a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of the BA (Hons) Surface Design for Fashion and Interiors course and has been actively embedding creative enterprise into the course for nine years. Joanne’s passionate vision for engaging industry partnerships and creating and transforming “real” opportunities within the creative industries of Surface and Textiles for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students is at the heart of her Doctoral research.
Joanne’s Doctorate of Enterprise (EntD) research focuses on investigating what is the real impact of ‘live’ enterprise experience in design education for undergraduate
BA students and Postgraduate MA students and questions how can this be captured and converted into an operational design business. The research compares enterprise models for creative enterprise in UK HE with contemporary design studio business models and explores design thinking strategies and methods from the current organizations such as IDEO, FULE RCA and SME creatives to late nineteenth century Arts & Craft anti industrial revolution movements to Bauhaus new design strategyies for education with a modernist vision of art and industry relationships embedded directly into the art school learning environment.
The research intention for the main contribution is to establish a new design thinking formula and framework for a commercial enterprise with a design practice business with ethical and humanistic spiritual values that are instinctively aligned to the creative process at the heart of the operation.
IDEAShaus Transdisciplinary Studio
Power, J., Leaper, D. and Harris, J. (2017) ‘Designing functional medical products for children with cancer’ International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education . ISSN 1754-3266
Greenwood, L., Power, J. and Harris, J. (2016) ‘The Power of the Forecaster: An Exploration into the Value of Trend Forecasting for the Survival of SMEs in the Creative Industries’. In: The 90th Textile Institute World Conference, 25th 28th April 2016, Poznan, Poland
Power, J., Harris, J. and Leaper, D. (2016) ‘Using QFD As A Method To Develop Functional Medical Products For Children With Cancer.’. In: The 90th Textile Institute World Conference, 25th 28th April 2016, Poznan, Poland
Greenwood, L., Power, J. and Harris, J. (2016) ‘The power of the forecaster: An exploration into the value of trend forecasting for the survival of SMEs in the creative industry’. In: The 90th Textile Institute World Conference, 25th 28th April 2016, Poznan, Poland
Power, J., Harris, J. and Leaper, D. (2015) ‘Improving everyday life experiences for young children with cancer’ Discover .
Harris, J (2015) ‘Making it Real: Enterprise and Innnovation’. In: The Surface Design Show 2015, 10th-12th February 2015, Business Design Centre London
Harris, J. and Smith, G. (2014) 3M BIC Innovation Fund NovaGlaze Research and Technology Project. Huddersfield, UK: 3M Buckley Innovation Center (Unpublished)
Greenwood, L. and Harris, J. (2014) ‘The Power of the Forecaster: An exploration into the value of trend forecasting for the survival of small to medium enterprises in the creative industry.’. In: Transitions: Rethinking Textiles and Surface, 26th - 27th November 2014, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Harris, J (2014) ‘Making It Real: A creative enterprise case study’. In: Transitions: Rethinking Textiles and Surfaces, 26th - 27th November 2014, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Harris, J., Redshaw, V. and Philip, P.(2014) Enterprise experience for surface designers at the international 2014 Flooring Show Harrogate [Show/Exhibition]
Harris, J (2014) Exhibition at The International Surface Design Show London 2014 [Show/Exhibition]
Fairley, R., Harris, J., Miles, J. and Taylor, A. (2012) ‘Fabric and Matter: Conversations in Concrete’. In: The international Conference for Flexible Formwork 2012, 27th - 29th June 2012, University of Bath
Taylor, A., Harris, J., Unver, E. and Lewis, L.(2011) Exhibition of materials thinking and research: Digital 3D Modelling & Additive Prototypes of Surface Materials. [Show/Exhibition]
Taylor, A., Harris, J., Unver, E. and Lewis, L.(2011) Extraordinary 3D Surface Materials: A practice based exhibition of 3D learning artefacts and prototypes. [Show/Exhibition]
EXTERNAL EXAMINING and VALIDATIONS:
20011 – 20014 External Examiner for FA/BA(Hons) Textile Design course at The Arts University Bournemouth.
20014 – Chief External Examiner – Department of Art & Design The Arts University Bournemouth
20015 PhD - Internal examiner Training - The University of Huddersfield.
May 2015 – External academic panel member for final terms and conditions for - course Validation of BA(Hons) Design
New Collage Durham – Validated by TeeSide University.
May 2014 – External academic panel member for validation of BA (Hons) Design
New Collage Durham
Transitions Re: Thinking Textiles and Surfaces. Hosted by the University of Huddersfield Department of Fashion and Textiles.
Main Organisers team – Joanne Harris, Professor John Miles, Dr Pammi Sinha
Please see website for full programme, keynotes and Conference proceedings.
Hosted By 3M Innovation Centre The University of Huddersfield.
AWARDS AND BURSARYS:
Joanne gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Research Supervision in 2011.
Principle Supervisor: Masters by Research Degree (PGR)
Main supervisor for Full time and Part time students studying MA by Research.
Supervision Research Topics and Completions:
Main supervisor J.M.Harris Co- Supervisor J.Conlon
Main supervisor J.M.Harris Co- Supervisor C.Allan
Main supervisor J.M.Harris Co- Supervisor C.Allan
Main supervisor J.M.Harris Co- Supervisor Dr S.Ripley
Main supervisor J.M.Harris Co- Supervisor Dr J.Power
Main supervisor J.M.Harris Co- Supervisor Dr P.Sinha / Dr T.Cassidy
Main supervisor J.M.Harris Co- Supervisor Professor J.Miles
Surface Design Trade Show Exhibitions
2007 - 2016
Joanne has established a network of Industry contacts through curating and exhibiting at the international Surface Design Show Business Design center in London for the past ten years.
The BA Surface Design course at the University of Huddersfield is the only course and University to exhibit at the renowned trade show for the surface design industry and has become a recognised face for creative exploration with surface materials.
The Surface Design Show is an international trade show in London’s Business Design Centre Islington, the shows visitor profile is interior designers, architects and specifies for the built environment the companies that exhibit at the trade show vary from suppliers for flooring, wall coverings, to designer lighting and trend forecasting. Joanne has developed good relationships with companies over the years and established sponsored projects, placements for students and enterprise partnerships; She was guest speaker at the 2012 show invited to talk to an audience of 600 industry guest about her enterprise work.
Postgraduate Teaching Skills:
2015 – present Senior Lecturer & MA Programme Leader for the suite of Taught Masters (TMA) courses in the department of Fashion and Textiles.
MA Fashion Textile Practices
MA Creative Pattern Cutting
MA International Fashion Management
2010 – Present Course Leader MA Fashion Textile Practices (previously titled MA Textiles)
Undergraduate Teaching Skills:
Course leader responsibilities:
First Year: 2007-2012