Industrial Design

Lecturing

Research

Technology

Development

ABOUT

Angus Donald Campbell is the Head of the Department of Industrial Design at the University of Johannesburg. He is a qualified industrial designer with a Masters degree and over a decade of university lecturing, research and freelance design experience. His design research focuses on the nexus of social, ecological and technological systems within the South African context. This is evidenced through multiple publications, conference papers and postgraduate student supervision.

Campbell’s Masters in Industrial Design (Technikon Witwatersrand, 2003) focused on developing new stylistic possibilities for African product design inspired by African cultural heritage and foregrounded his current transdisciplinary Doctorate in Development Studies focused on technology innovation by urban farmers in Johannesburg. He is a co-founder of the Izindaba Zokudla (Conversations about Food) project focused on innovation in Soweto’s food system, co-founder of the Design Society Development DESIS Lab based at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg, and a board member of the Museum of African Design (MOAD).

Campbell has taught in the field of Industrial Design firstly as a Lecturer at the Technikon Witwatersrand (2003) and then as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg (2010-) after its merger with the aforementioned institution. He has taught across the majority of modules and year groups in the department and currently is the coordinator for the Masters programme and 2nd year student group. Multiple students have been awarded under his lectureship in national and international competitions including the Association of Rotational Moulders of Southern Africa (ARMSA) Student Design Award (2005, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) ; the Plastics Institute of Southern Africa (PISA) Student Design Award (2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015); The Eco Design Competition (2011, 2012) ; Designboom Seoul International Design Competition (2010); Eskom Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition (2010); INDEX: AIGA Aspen Design Challenge: Designing Water’s Future (2009); and DESIGN 21: Social Design Network: Power to the Pedal (2008).. His freelance design work has included the following clients: SAB Miller (SA), Jacqueline Rabun (UK), MacMillan Publishing (UK), WAACS (NL) and Phumani Paper (SA).

SKILLS & EXPERTISE

Please have a look at the categories below to get an idea of my general skills and expertise;  explore my projects as evidence of their application in practice!

    • Contextual Research
    • Concept Development
    • Development Prototyping
    • Engineering Specifications
    • Product to Market

    INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

    • Design Studies
    • Drawing for Design
    • Engineering
    • Design Practice
    • Digital Media
    • Hons/BTech Supervision
    • Postgraduate Supervision

    LECTURING

    • Design Research
    • Design for Society
    • Social Innovation
    • Human Centred Design
    • Design Thinking
    • Multi-stakeholder Engagement

    RESEARCH

    • Innovation
    • Appropriate Technology
    • Participatory Technology Development
    • Philosophy of Technology

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Development Studies
    • Farmer First
    • Food Security
    • Community Engagement

    DEVELOPMENT

PROJECTS

  • All
  • urban ag
  • appropriate technology
  • industrial design
  • social impact design
  • design society development
  • water
  • exhibitions
  • design process
  • transport
  • beekeeping
  • technology
  • izindaba zokudla
  • tools
  • energy
  • biochar
  • cooking
  • tunnel
  • development
  • small-scale farming
  • sustainability
  • UJ
  • mulching
  • paraffin
  • food
  • DESIS
  • composting
  • systems
  • irrigation
  • Human-Centred Design
  • food storage
  • seedling growing

PUBLICATIONS & SUPERVISION

Campbell, A.D. (Forthcoming in 2017). Izindaba Zokudla (Conversations About Food): Innovation in the Soweteo Food System. In, Abendroth, L.M. & Bell, B. (Eds.) Public Interest Design Education Guidebook: Curricula, Strategies, and SEED Academic Case Studies. London: Routledge.

Malan, N., Campbell, A.D., Sibeko, J., van Zyl, C. & Benecke, R. 2015. Service Learning for Food Security: The Izindaba Zokudla Experience. The Fourth Conference of the South African Development Studies Association (2015): Development in Troubled Times. Port Elizabeth, South Africa: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Oct 12.

Campbell, A.D. & Harrison, P.H. 2015. A Framework for Socio-Technical Innovation: The Case of a Human-Powered Shredder. In Collina, L., Galluzzo, L. & Meroni, A (Eds). Proceedings of the Cumulus Conference, Milano 2015: The Virtuous Circle: Design Culture and Experimentation. Milan: McGraw Hill. pp. 211-230. ISBN: 978883869405 (Peer Reviewed).

Malan, N. & Campbell, A.D. 2014. Design, Social Change and Development: A Social Methodology. Design with the other 90%: Cumulus Johannesburg Conference Proceedings. Johannesburg: Cumulus Johannesburg. pp. 94-101. ISBN: 978-0-620-60373-7 (Peer Reviewed)

Brand, K.G. & Campbell, A.D. 2014. In-context and Ecology Immersion for Resilience: An Exploration of the Design of a Household Farming Kit. International Union of Architects World Congress: UIA 2014 Durban: Architecture Otherwhere: Resilience, Ecology, Values. Durban, South Africa: UIA 2014 Durban. pp. 1332-1343. ISBN: 978-0-86970-783-8 (Peer Reviewed)

Campbell, A.D. 2013. Designing for Development in Africa: A Critical Exploration of Literature and Case Studies from the Disciplines of Industrial Design and Development Studies. Proceedings of the Gaborone International Design Conference (GIDEC) 2013: Design Future: Creativity, Innovation and Development. Gaborone, Botswana: University of Botswana. ISBN: 978-99968-0-019-1 (Peer Reviewed)

Campbell, A.D. 2013, November. Participatory Technology Design for Urban Agriculture in South Africa. In Lyle, P., Choi, J. HJ., Lawson, S., Lueg, C., Chamberlain, A., Foth, M., Meroni, A., & Brereton, M (Eds). Proceedings of the Urban Agriculture: A Growing Field of Research: Workshop at INTERACT 2013 – 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. pp. 8-16. Cape Town, South Africa: INTERACT 2013. ISBN: 978-0-620-58534-7 (Peer Reviewed)

Campbell, A.D. & Brand, K.G. 2012. Design of Resilient Products for Small-scale Farming in South Africa. Proceedings of the Agrindustrial Design: 2nd International Product and Service Design Congress and Exhibition on Agricultural Industries – Mediterranean/Food/Design Proceedings. Izmir, Turkey: Izmir University of Economics Press. pp.278-286. ISBN: 978-975-8789-49-8 (Peer Reviewed)

Campbell, A.D. 2016. Decolonising Design Research through Participatory Knowledge Creation. FADA Decolonisation Conversation. University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 9 June.

Campbell, A.D. 2015. Izindaba Zokudla: Design & Development of Appropriate Technology. Izindaba Zokudla Farmers’ School. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg Soweto Campus, 16 May.

Campbell, A.D. 2015. A Framework for Socio-Technical Innovation. Lecture presented at the Design For and With Local Communities Project lecture series, University of Johannesburg. Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 April.

Campbell, A.D. & Harrison, P.H. 2015. Socio-technical Innovation: The Case of a Human-powered Shredder. Paper presented at the Design Society Development DESIS Lab Seminar, University of Johannesburg. Johannesburg, South Africa, 6 March.

Campbell, A.D. 2014. The Role of Design in Sustainable Social and Technological Innovation. Seminar presentation at the Design @ CUT Workshop, Central University of Technology. Bloemfontein, South Africa, 12 November.

Malan, N. & Campbell, A.D. 2013. Participatory Technology Design for Urban Agriculture in South Africa. Paper presented at the Development Studies Postgraduate Seminar Series, University of Johannesburg. Johannesburg, South Africa, 3 October.

Campbell, A.D. 2013. The Role of Institutions in Supporting Growth of the Plastics Industry In South Africa. Paper presented at Dialogue Session, Plastics South Africa. Midrand, South Africa, 22 August.

Malan, N. & Campbell, A.D. 2013. Finding a Focus for MetroAg/MetroFood: An Analysis of the Johannesburg Food System. Spring 2013 MetroAg Webcasts, Michigan State University: Online, 8 April.

Campbell, A.D., Oosthuizen, T., Ntombela, B., Tuttle, R. & Malan, N. 2012. The Role of Education, Government and Commerce in Design for Social Development. Public Seminar, University of Johannesburg: Johannesburg, South Africa, 17 July.

Campbell, A.D. & Brand, K.G. 2012. Design of Resilient Products for Small-scale Farming in South Africa. Paper presented at FADA Research Seminar Series, University of Johannesburg. Johannesburg, South Africa, 30 July.

Malan, N., Campbell, A.D., Fenn, T. & Brand, K.G. 2012. Design for Social Development. Paper presented at FADA Research Seminar Series, University of Johannesburg. Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 May.

Campbell, A.D. 2011. Rhino for the Rapid Production of Jewellery. Paper presented at Rhino User Group, University of Johannesburg. Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 July.

Campbell, A.D. 2010. Why Design Thinking? Paper presented at FADA Creative Teaching & Learning Forum: Wicked Problems and Other Monsters: A Series of Presentations and Discussion on Design Thinking, University of Johannesburg. Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 August.

Campbell, A.D. 2007. Design for Development: Rice Project. Paper presented at FADA Research Seminar Series, University of Johannesburg. Johannesburg, South Africa, 5 Nov.

Campbell, A.D. 2005. How Design Education can be Sensitised to National Needs through Interdesign Participation. Paper presented to ICSID Interdesign Feedback Session: Design as a Catalyst for Development, SA Reserve Bank. Pretoria, South Africa, 21 Sept.

Campbell, A.D. 2005. ICSID Interdesign: Sustainable Rural Transport: Bicycles & Tricycles. Presentation of Concepts and Findings from the Workshop to Local Government and Municipalities. Rustenburg, South Africa,16 April.

Campbell, A.D. 2003. Developing New Stylistic Possibilities for African Product Design Inspired by African Cultural Heritage. Paper presented at TWR Research Day, Technikon Witwatersrand. Doornfontein, South Africa, 20 August.

Campbell, A.D. 2002. Developing New Stylistic Possibilities for African Product Design Inspired by African Cultural Heritage. Presentation of Developmental Masters Research to all Funders: the Faculty Research Committee, Technikon Research Committee and the National Research Foundation. Doornfontein, South Africa, 12 August.

2016. Department of Science and Technology, SA-India Grassroots Innovation Workshop. Innovation Hub, Pretoria, South Africa, 06 July (participated).

2015. Human Sciences Research Council, National Grassroots Innovation Seminar. Diep in die Berg, Pretoria, 10 December (participated).

2015. Brains Trust and Field Breakout Sessions. Echoing Green All Fellows Conference. Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 November (participated).

Meroni, A., Fassi, D., Litowtschenko, M.F., Jégou, F., & Gouache, C., Campbell, A.D. & Malan, N. 2015. Production, Distribution and Consumption – Food and Agriculture. DESIS Food Cluster: Design for Social Food. Cascina Cuccagna, Milano, Italy, 5 June (facilitated) 

Malan, N. & Campbell, A.D. 2015. Launch of the Izindaba Zokudla Farmers’ School. University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus, South Africa, 16 May (facilitated) 

Malan, N. & Campbell, A.D. 2014. Site Visit 2: Food, Soweto. Reimagining Relationships: How Citizens Collaborate to Change the Systems in Which They Live. Johannesburg: Hivos & SIX, 2014-11-26 – 27 (facilitated)

Donaldson, T.J. 2016 (ongoing, co-supervisor). Co-Designing the Digital Library Experience With and For the Small-Scale Farmers of the Wits Siyakhana Initiative. MA Design (Multimedia) Dissertation. Johanensburg: University of Johannesburg.

Brown, I. 2016 (ongoing). An Appropriate Technology System for Emergent Beekeepers: Field Testing and Development towards Implementation. MTech Industrial Design Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg.

Harrison, P.H. 2014 (ongoing). The Participatory Design of a Human-powered Shredder for Urban Farmers in Soweto. MTech Industrial Design Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg.

Brand, K.G. 2013. Design and Development of a Single Household Farming Kit. MTech Industrial Design Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg. (18.5Mb)

Bolton, M. 2009. Design and Development of an Improved Low-cost Ceramic Water Filter based on the Existing Potpaz Home Water Treatment Device for Use Within Rural Households of the Vhembe Region. MTech Industrial Design Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg. (74.2Mb)

Mahri, F. 2016. Improving the Usability of Walking Frames for Users over the Age of 65. BA Design Hons (Industrial Design) Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg.

Parsons, M. 2016. The Sustainable Redesign of a Discontinued Car Shape to Challenge the Concepts of Planned Obsolescence and Depreciation. BA Design Hons (Industrial Design) Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg.

Brown, I. 2015. An Improved Beehive Design To Support Local Urban Agriculture. BTech Industrial Design Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg. (16Mb)

Budricks, J. 2014. The Design of a Seedling Growing System for Small-scale Urban Farmers in Soweto. BTech Industrial Design Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg. (2.5Mb)

Jacobsz, W.C. 2014. Umoyapump: The Participatory Design of an Off-grid Irrigation Pump for Urban Farmers in Soweto. BTech Industrial Design Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg.

Tofas. N. 2014. The design of an off-grid food storage system for small-scale urban farmers within the community of Soweto, South Africa. BTech Industrial Design Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg. (3.1Mb)

Day, M. 2013. Biocharger: The Design of a Safe and Efficient Biochar Production Unit for a Small Business Initiative in Johannesburg, Gauteng. BTech Industrial Design Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg. (7.0Mb)

Monsanto, M. 2013. Utilising a Human-Centered Design Method to Improve Personal Protective Equipment for Women in Mining. BTech Industrial Design Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg.

Salberg, A. 2012. Improving Motor Vehicle Accessibility for the Physically Disabled Who are Still Able to Drive. BTech Industrial Design Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg.

Kavallieratos, J. 2012. Increasing Bee Numbers: A Beehive Designed for Urban Use. BTech Industrial Design Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg.

Colahan, R. 2012. User-Centred Design: Redesign of the Kayaking Ergometer for an Improved User Experience and Simulation through the Addition of a Balance System. BTech Industrial Design Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg.

Marshall, M. 2011. The Design of a South African Hand-crafted Calabash Chandelier that Promotes Social Responsibility. BTech Industrial Design Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg.

Dos Santos, R. 2011. Design and Development of an Aftermarket Car Seat. BTech Industrial Design Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg.

Basson, 2010. Independence for the Disabled: The Design of a Wrist Activated Wrist Hand Orthosis. BTech Industrial Design Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg.

Brand, K. G. 2010. The Research and Design of the Seboko Low-cost Tunnel System for Small-scale Farmers. BTech Industrial Design Mini-Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg. (2.0Mb)

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