Journal of Jewellery Research 

The journal is a peer-reviewed online and open-access publication that focuses on the design, theory and praxis of jewellery studies. It promotes jewellery research into materials, techniques, technologies, methodologies, processes, concepts and aesthetics.

Research Through Design 

Experimental conference aiming to present an alternative to the traditional conference presentation of papers in darkened auditoriums, and supports a more discursive, synergistic setting that places the presentation of designed artefacts at the heart of proceedings.

Mozilla's Open IoT Studio

A global network of professionals committed to open IoT, working alongside Mozilla to make IoT more open, accessible and empowering.

Nantia Koulidou

PhD Research : The Self in Transition: Exploring the role of Digital Jewellery.


AHRC centre for Doctoral Training - Northumbria-Sunderland Consortium.

Design for Health

Design for Health is a new (2017) international refereed journal covering all aspects of design in the context of health and wellbeing. 


Art Jewelry Forum. A nonprofit organization established in 1997 to advocate for the international field of contemporary art jewelry.

Designers in Residence

A post-graduate initiative designed to support Northumbria alumnae wishing to develop their own professional design practice.

Open Lab

Formerly Digital Informatics at Culture Lab, Newcastle University. Academic research group.

Tools For Everyday Life

A project resulting in both commercially viable artefacts and opportunities for designers to articulate their positions on the relationship between craft knowledge and product design.


Founded in 2011, Unbox celebrates action at the intersection of different disciplines. It is an attempt to build momentum around design thinking and inter-disciplinary collaborations as the means of driving more sustainable and impactive social and cultural change in India.

Clair Aldington

PhD research into the restorative art object within the criminal justice systems of England and Scotland.

Sanne Verbaan

PhD research - The Detained Self: A practice based investigation of the value of engagement in craft practices and processes within the contextof incarceration to support prisoner’s sense of self and self-reflection.

James Thomas

Producing beautiful digital artefacts with atypical user interaction, ideally with a social good driving them and producing software to aid the creative & craft practitioner.

Wilson and Benn

Exploring life through design, craft, product, film, sound and people.

Tommy Dylan (Dykes)

PhD developing a range of digital artefacts for the everyday lives of people with dementia in care.

Anja Thieme

Research focused on the development and study of novel applications and interaction techniques that can positively transform people's social and emotional lives.

Studies in Material Thinking

A peer-reviewed international journal to support the communication and critique of research and making from the vantage point of both the materiality and the poetics of artistic and design practices. 

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