Author Archives : Jennifer Jones

#transplantstories, the Story So Far

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With only 3 days to go until the British Transplant Games (BTG) begin in North Lanarkshire this Thursday, I thought I would spend 20 minutes providing a quick update about the #transplantstories project that we have been working on as a partnership between the University of the West of Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council. How? Over a year ago now, I…

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On #servicedesignday – 3 ways service design can help you PhD (and you don’t need to be a designer!)

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So @MikePress let me know that it was International Service Design Day – and asked if I would contribute a short blog post about the role of service design in my work practice. Specifically, how I used it in the final stages of writing up the PhD. So it is totally applicable beyond As I said I would spend only…

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From PhD student to PhDone: Writing up that thesis

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25 days ago, I submitted my PhD thesis. I am relieved that it is now, finally, done. However, you have to forgive me for not writing elsewhere for a while. I’ve not been able to stomach writing anything beyond a text message recently. But I’m back. And I’ve missed writing. Since submitting, I’ve been immersed in web film projects, attending other…

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10 things I know now about completing a PhD [12 weeks to go]

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I’ve just got home from a long (but fab) day on Paisley campus of UWS. Something I’ve not done since I stopped working there in July to finish the PhD. I feel compelled to blog – all the best blogs comes when just feel like it, especially after a long day and you are still going… That’s 3 months gone…

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Work update: So how was your summer?

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I’m now 2.5 months into my 6 months stint of final ‘writing up’ of the PhD. It has been some summer (spent sitting in my PhD kitchen den) – where I’ve been doing a lot more than I thought I would by this stage. Which is good. I’ve now got 3 months and 2 weeks until I hand in the…

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Say Hello to Architecture: Talking Heads Video (Community Evaluation Video)

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Back in September 2015, I ran a short workshop in Lochgilphead, Argyll on ‘digital storytelling on a shoestring’ for the Stalled Spaces Scotland initiative. It was awesome.   Stalled Spaces Scotland managed by Architecture & Design Scotland and a spin out from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy project of the same name. A&DS got back in touch at the start of the…

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