Dr PJ White

BDes(Hons) PhD

Research Director & Lecturer

Room 526, Burrin Building, Carlow Campus

e: pj.white@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175356

ORCID ID:0000-0002-5716-8643   LinkedIn

 
  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

Dr. P.J. White (PhD Product Design, Product Design for Older Adults) is a research director, supervisor, and lecturer at designCORE research centre at the Institute of Technology Carlow. As a Product Designer, he has extensive experience innovating for small to multi-national businesses. As a Design academic, he has worked at Maynooth University, within the Department of Design Innovation and has lectured and conducted research at universities internationally. P.J. is Co-chair of ‘Faultlines’ the 1st Irish Design Research Conference, hosted at Carlow, and lead editor of Iterations Design research review. He holds a PhD in Product Design, specifically in the areas of Design Ethnography and Product Design for older adults. Academic interests include Social Design, Design and Gerontology, Designing interdisciplinary research, Design Anthropology, and Human Centric Design as a means of understanding human behaviours and cultures.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

WHITE, P.J., DEEVY, C. HARRINGTON, L. PATOCS, A. 2018. Designing Interdisciplinary Research for Ageing. Engaging in Ageing 2018: New Frontiers of Ageing: Research Policy and Practice. Croke Park, March 2018

WHITE, P.J. & DEVITT, F. 2011. The Design and Development of Novel Cooking and Heating Products for Irish Older Adults- a Real Health Need. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, 5, 10.

GRINCELL, A, DEMPSEY, H, WHITE, P.J. 2017 Older Adults and Self Service Banking: A User Centred Study.  Iterations Design Research and Practice Review 5. p. 52-61

A MCGUIRE, DO BROIN, PJ WHITE, C DEEVY, K POWER. 2016. Increasing Student Motivation and Awareness Towards Career Opportunities Through Gamification European Conference on Games Based Learning, 896

Books and Book Chapters

WHITE, P.J. 2018. Designing a Domestic Heating Product for Older people Within the Concept of ‘Contained Living Spaces’ (Paper presented at Social Innovation for Age Conference Barcelona University Oct 2016) book chapter http://siforageconference2016.eu/

WHITE, P.J. 2013. Designer as Ethnographer: A Study of Domestic Cooking and Heating Product Design for Irish Older Adults. LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Conference Proceedings and Papers

A MCGUIRE, DO BROIN, PJ WHITE, C DEEVY, K POWER. 2017. Increasing Student Motivation and Awareness of Career Opportunities Through Gamification European Conference on Games Based Learning, 898-906

SHORE, L , de EYTO, A , KIERNAN, L , Nic A BHAIRD, Deirbhile , CONNOLLY, A, WHITE, PJ, FAHEY, T, MOANE, S. 2017 Older Adult insights for age friendly environments, Products and Service Systems. Proceeding from the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education Norway 7-9 September.

WHITE, P.J. 2016. Irish Designers as Future Change Agents, Mise Éire Conference Shaping a Nation through Design, Collins Barracks Dublin Nov 2016.

WHITE, P.J. 2016. Designing a Domestic Heating Product for Older people Within the Concept of ‘Contained Living Spaces’ Social Innovation for Change Conference Barcelona University Oct 2016.

WHITE, P.J. 2016. Evolving Design from Kilkenny Design Workshops to the Future, Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny, May 2016.

WHITE, P.J. 2016. Design-Domesticity-Death, Design, Disease and Design Symposium, Limerick School of Art and Design, April 2016.

DEMPSEY, H. WHITE, P.J.2015. Universal Empathy, Proceedings from Universal Design in Education Conference, Centre of Excellence in Universal Design, Dublin Castle, Dublin.

WHITE, P.J. 2014. Developing the Concept of Shared Usability, Cultural Gerontology Conference NUI Galway, and European Network in Aging studies.

WHITE, P.J. 2013. Ethnography in Designing for Older People. European Conference on Design For Health. Sheffield Hallam University.

WHITE, P.J. DEVITT, F.2011. Designing Domestic Cooking and Heating Products for the Positive Health and Wellbeing of Irish Older Adults. European Conference on Design For Health. Sheffield Hallam University.

WHITE, P.J. Empathy over Ego: Designing cooking and heating appliances for older adults.  Ethnography, Creativity and Design, 2009 Maynooth, Co Kildare. Intel and the National University of Ireland Maynooth

Conference Artefacts

WHITE, P.J. 2013. Concept Development Board of a Domestic Heating Product for Older Adults. EPIC (Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference Conference) London

Research Supervision

Current Research Students                  
  • Fintan Kennedy           MA      2018-               IT Carlow
  • Sandra Reid                 MA      2017-               IT Carlow
Past Research Students
  • Linda Shore                 MA                              IT Carlow
  • Alan Grincell               MA                              IT Carlow
  • Lee Gaynor                  MA                              IT Carlow
  • Adam Maguire            MA                              IT Carlow

Engagement and Collaboration

P.J. is an External examiner up to Doctoral level, reviewer of International peer review papers, and has consulted for Irish Government policy initiatives in the area of Design. He is currently conducting research with McMaster University, Canada, using Design methods within Interdisciplinary research for ageing and gerontology. He is a member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland and a member of the Scientific and Programme Committee for UDHEIT Congress 2018.