Fiona Maciver

Research Fellow

  • LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom



  • Teaching
  • Design Strategy
  • Research
  • Design Research
  • Axure
  • Writing Research Papers
  • Lecturing
  • UX Research
  • Business Design
  • Research Design
  • Design Consulting
  • Adobe CC
  • Writing Proposals
  • Research-led Design
  • Research and Concept Design

Work history


Research Fellow

Norwich University of the Arts

Feb 2014
  • Work in an interdisciplinary consortium to develop design management software. Key accountabilities are: 1) Qualitative design and UX research with target users, 2) Prototyping software interfaces and liaising with software engineers, 3) Writing research papers, 4) Reporting on project at conferences and in press, 5) Organising research workshops and activities.


Lecturer in Design

Dublin Institute of Technology

Aug 2007 - Jan 2013
  • Taught classes at MA and BA level in design strategy, management and new product development. Developed course curriculum and content, set and graded assessments, supervised projects and mentored students.


Art & Research Assistant

Publicis Consultants

Aug 2005 - Mar 2006
  • Managed research projects for clients. Developed relations with external and international suppliers. Duties in overseeing day-to-day research planning and creating advertising mock-ups.


Education Marketing Assistant

Apple Inc

Mar 2004 - Sep 2004
  • Managed and produced Apple’s business plan for growing key art/design higher education markets. Developed marketing initiatives for sales of hardware and software solutions. Coordinated production of Mac ECDL manuals.



PHD Design Strategy

Dublin Institute of Technology

Jan 2007 - May 2011
  • Design Strategy/Management doctorate, including: Review of existing research in design/business, Research design, Data collection at design consultancy studios in Europe and US, Thesis construction and writing, Presentation of research at conferences in Europe, US and Asia, Publication of research in internationally recognised, peer reviewed journals and in business press


Full Range of Marketing Courses From Strathclyde Business School, Including: Advances in Buyer Behav

University of Strathclyde

Aug 1999 - Nov 2005
  • BA (Hons) 2:1 Marketing with French


Master of Arts in Design Studies

Central Saint Martins

Jan 2004 - Jun 2005
  • Design Studies