Aled Williams

Aled Williams
Name
Aled Williams
Position
Lecturer in Education (Design and Technology)
Email
eds213@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
01248 383014
Location
Hiraethog

Profile

Aled Williams is a lecturer in Product Design. He obtained his bachelor degree in Product Design at Bristol Polytechnic and soon after became a freelance designer and outdoor pursuits instructor. His first commercial product launched onto the world market in 1992 and continues in production to the present day.

After successfully completing his PGCE, he taught Design & Technology at Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni, Anglesey and later became Head of Department for ICT.
In 2006 he setup his first company and small factory on Anglesey to manufacture his designs. Later he established a new company to bring his latest composite and rotomoulded designs to market, with manufacturing based in Poland, Finland and currently in Thailand and the UK. Aled’s designs are sold world wide and are regarded as market leading due to their performance, quality and innovation.

During 2009 he became Team Leader for the LEA based Web Developments team, sourcing and managing the resource development work of graphic artists, programmers, data analysts and educators.

He joined the progressive Product Design department at Bangor University in 2013 where he lectures on commercial and professional aspects of design and design thinking, practical prototyping and manufacturing processes, CAD software and additive manufacturing, computer aided manufacturing, workplacement tutoring and professional studies teaching.

Aled has a passion for designing and manufacturing and is currently studying towards a post-graduate qualification in Design Management – he is the co-author of the Bangor Design Strategy innovation model. His design and business innovation skills are often employed by local businesses through consultancy via Bangor University.

Teaching

BSc Product Design - lecturing including:

  • Professional studies, design and manufacture modules, CAD, digital media and presentation, workplacement tutoring and academic studies including dissertation.

Aled won Bangor University's 'Teacher of the Year' at the fifth annual Student Led Teaching Awards ceremony, 2016.

 

 

Research Group

Design Management, Design Thinking, Business Innovation

Grants

Author and contributor to SIP and KTP grant applications on behalf of Bangor University

Other

Connect with Aled if you are:

  • a prospective student requiring BSc Product Design course information,
  • a design or manufacturing company interested in providing student workplacement opportunities
  • a business seeking SIP or KTP academic partnership
  • a business seeking design and innovation consultancy

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