Biography

Terry combines freelance design consulting, guest teaching at colleges and universities in Europe and North America with her own PhD research. She is a lecturer with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at The University of Dundee in the Design History, Theory and Practice department.

As a PhD researcher with The Centre for the Study of Natural Design at Dundee University, her focus is on how principles from holistic science and Goethean method can inform a more responsible and appropriate design process. Her work proposes that sustainable design must arise out of a more holistic/ecological worldview.

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In the past 20 years, the field of design has undergone tremendous change. Design’s universality as a powerful approach to problem solving and its potential to serve as a catalyst for positive social and environmental change are finally being recognized. Increasingly, designers play key roles in many domains such as business, government, …

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“All that we do, almost all the time, is design, for design is basic to all human activity. The planning and patterning of any act toward a desired and foreseeable end constitutes the design process.” —Victor Papanek, The Green Imperative Solutions always arise out of the design process. Any time we conceive a course of […]

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