Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Lisa Winstanley

Assistant Professor, School of Art, Design and Media

Asst Prof Lisa Winstanley

Prior to her appointment at the school of Art, Design, and Media (ADM) Assistant professor Lisa Winstanley taught graphic design at an all women's college in Kuwait. Originally from the UK, Lisa received her BA (hons) and MA with distinction in visual communication from the University of Hertfordshire, UK, subsequently, receiving the university's academic achievement award in 2016.

Commercially Lisa has over 20 years industry experience as a creative practitioner and design consultant, working for clients such as Nestlé and Vimto Soft Drinks. As a visual communicator Lisa's work has won several prestigious industry awards including the Applied Arts Design award 2018 (Editorial Category) The World Wide Logo Design Awards (WOLDA) 2019 Gold Award Winner and the Creative Quarterly Journal Volume 58 Winner. and her work has been selected as part of the The Ecuador Poster Bienal 2018 and showcased in the International Congress of Visual Communication in Quito, Ecuador at the Ecuadorian House of Culture Benjamín Carrión and the University of the Americas. Lisa's latest Poster Design Series - Connection Lost was exhibited at the Manchester School of Art as part of Techno-storytelling: Past, Present, Future. 10th International Conference of the Image and her most recent poster designs were exhibited in the University of Florida's MetroLab Gallery for the Looking Good 20/20 exhibit, in conjunction with Fort
Lauderdale’s 2020 Art & Design Week.

Lisa's current research reviews the links between design and trust focussing on two concomitant areas: ethical design practice and collaborative design practice. These areas of interest have culminated into her current research projects which explore Facilitating production & publication of international, collaborative creative practice by fostering a culture of creative trust and preventing visual plagiarism to cultivate a culture of academic trust.
Research Interests
Areas of Research Interest Include:

Trust in a design context
Ethical Creative Practice
Collaborative Creative practice
The social psychology behind design practice
Design for good
Human Centred Design

Designing for Trust
Hate crime and social division have seen a marked increase in recent times; thus, Lisa's latest project's aim is to promote inclusion, collaboration and altruism as a counter to this dissonance. The project embraces social and cultural divergence, fostering a culture of creative trust through International artistic collaboration, aiding social inclusion through creative practice. With the intention of coalescing creative communities from around the world, building bridges and providing a conduit for international collaboration to encourage a philanthropic approach to design-with-purpose.
Current Projects
  • Facilitating production & publication of international, collaborative creative practice by fostering a culture of creative trust.
  • Reviewing the Prevalence of Visual Plagiarism Within a Visual Arts Context
Selected Publications
  • Lisa Winstanley. (2019, December). The Tridea Project: Towards an Ethics of Co-creation.. Paper presented at ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference 2019, Sunway University, Malaysia.
  • Lisa Winstanley. (2019). Visually Documenting Dishonesty through the Dual Modalities of Distraction and Discomfort. The International Journal of Visual Design, 13(3), 17-31.
  • Lisa Winstanley. (2019, September). The Tridea Project: Leveraging A.I. to Facilitate International, Collaborative, Image Production and Consumption.. Paper presented at 10th International Conference of the Image, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
  • Lisa Winstanley. (2019). Design Revolutions IASDR 2019: Mapping Activity Theory to a Design Thinking Model (ATDT): a Framework to Propagate a Culture of Creative Trust. IASDR Conference 2019Manchester, UK: IASDR.
  • Lisa Winstanley. (2019, June). Reviewing the Prevalence of Visual Plagiarism Within Visual Arts Tertiary Education in South East Asia. Paper presented at 6th World Conference on Research Integrity, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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