Find out more about Alan’s recent publications. Publications can include articles in academic journals; book chapters or full books; creative projects; conference participation and multimedia works.
Cosmetic Wear and Affective Responses in Digital Products: Towards an understanding of what types of cosmetic wear cause what types of attitudinal responses from smartphone users. Manley, A.H.G. (Presented), Lilley, D., Hurn, K. PLATE conference. Nottingham, UK. June, 2014.
Wear and Affect: Cosmetic Obsolescence of Plastics in Digital Products. Manley, A.H.G. (Presented), Lilley, D., Hurn, K. Provocative Plastics conference. University Arts Bournemouth, UK. September, 2015.
Carbon Footprinting for Design Education. Lofthouse, V. (Presented), Manley, A. H. G., Shayler, M. LearnXDesign, Chicago, USA. June, 2015.
Worn In or Worn Out: Cosmetic Wear and Attitudinal Responses to Materials. Manley, A.H.G. (presented), Lilley, D., Bridgens, B., Hurn, K., Lofthouse, V. “Things Fall Apart: Unpacking the Temporalities of Impermanence” Workshop during NordiCHI 2016. University of Gothenburg, Sweden. October, 2016.
Interests include material experience, circular economy, material ageing, product lifetime extension and emotionally durable design.
Alan is currently undertaking a PhD at Loughborough University with a key interest in product design, materials and emotions. The aim of his research is to identify the aesthetic and functional changes within materials and how these impact on user product attachment and affective responses within the context of electronic devices.
The research aims to investigate how changes in perception of differing characteristics of certain materials can encourage or discourage product attachment and increase or decrease product ownership habits.
Other interests include material experience, circular economy, material ageing, product lifetime extension, design and emotion, and emotionally durable design.
Alan has a range of teaching experience both in the UK and abroad.
Course Leader in Product and Interface Design – Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India
Head of 3D Design – Yorkshire Coast College, Scarborough, UK
Teaching Assistant – Loughborough Design School, Loughborough, UK
Lecturer in Product Design – Solent University, Southampton, UK.