I am a researcher in the area of design management and design-led innovation. My research largely focuses on the way in which multinational science and technology-led organisations adopt design-led approaches to innovation into their existing organisational innovation practices. This research has resulted in collaborations with several multinational organisations including Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser and Parker Hannifin. I have also carried out research exploring the role of designers within multidisciplinary innovation teams and the role that design-led innovation can play within the innovation processes and strategy of small and medium-sized enterprises. My work within CoCreate centred around understanding perceptions of fatigue amongst healthcare workers through a qualitative inquiry into existing working practices and recovery strategies, in order to inform further research surrounding the role that technology can play in improving the experiences of healthcare practitioners.
------- John’s publications:
Gribbin, J., Bailey, M., & Spencer, N. (2019). A rapid design-led approach to innovation readiness: Advantages and challenges. Design Management Journal. 13 (1).
Gribbin, J., Bailey, M., & Spencer, N. (2018). A rapid design-led approach to innovation readiness: Advantages and challenges. In: 21st DMI: Academic Design Management Conference, London, 1-2 August 2018.
Gribbin, J., Young, R., & Aftab, M. (2017). Understanding the dynamics of attitudes within a design and business focused collaboration. Strategic Design Research Journal. 10 (3).