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Research Interests

Interface design; Design development; Assistive technology, Co-creation



As a designer my background includes automotive styling, large scale structures, exhibition design, domestic furniture and products, infant care and diagnostic-technology products. An increasing interest into user focussed objects and experiences, led to the design of a moving experience-platform to share or individualise travel that was developed for my Masters Degree.

With 18 years of professional experience in the design industry and the most recent 10 years working specifically on healthcare projects, I have been directly involved with expert users, patient groups, and healthcare professionals. I have collaborated with a variety of SME’s and international companies tasked with production of subtle and meaningful solutions to often life-restricting, undignified experiences.

There are over 200 projects in the team portfolio during my time leading the design studio at HDTI (some listed below). Each design is based upon a defined user need. All solutions have a simple, de-stigmatised aesthetic. Each design aims to encourage product selection and promote continued usage:

  • Assistive Walking Sticks and Anti-slip shock-absorbing Ferrules
  • Neo-natal furniture
  • Non-slip drinking mugs and eating plates
  • Wheelchair stability assessment systems (hardware and GUI)
  • Assistive and infant dental care
  • Commodes (contemporary approach)
  • Shopping aids


Vision Statement

I truly believe that thoughtfully created solutions (be they devices, systems, techniques or a multitude of others) allow us to build futures that are both accessible and delightful for all.

It is fascinating to look deeply into encountered problems, gain experiential insight and co-design with end users to find ways to make lives, fundamentally, better.

Extending this creative integration of co-design methods, my PhD research (2015 to 2020) will focus on the co-development of a new methodology, with adults with learning disabilities, for designing a de-stigmatised Smartphone interface that will help avoid currently experienced social, economic and practical barriers.

Education/Academic qualification

MA, Birmingham City University

Degree, Birmingham City University

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Research Output 2007 2019

Erasmus+ Project: Co-Creating Welfare

Magee, P. & Pearce, G. 2019 (In preparation)

Research output: Other contribution

Co-creation cube: thinking outside and on the box

Magee, P., Holliday, N. & Ward, G. Mar 2018 (In preparation)

Research output: Working paper

technology park
working process
time management

MyHealth: Co-Creating Men’s Health and Lifestyle Postcards

Magee, P. & Bollard, M. 4 Sep 2018 Design4Health: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Design4Health. p. 1-4 4 p. 565

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Men's Health
Life Style
Intellectual Disability

My Heath PPI

Magee, P. & Bollard, M. Jan 2018 (In preparation)

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Intellectual Disability
Men's Health
Health Promotion

(Co-)Re-Designing the Participant Information Sheet

Magee, P., Ward, G., Moody, L. & Roebuck, A. 27 Apr 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


Activities 2004 2019

  • 10 Consultancy
  • 2 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 2 Oral presentation

Co-creation Conference 2019

Magee, P. (Co-organiser), Pearce, G. (Co-organiser)
Feb 2019May 2019

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course


Cobley, A. (Consultant), Moody, L. (Consultant), Magee, P. (Consultant), Callari, T. C. (Consultant), Yang, D. (Consultant), Fox, D. (Consultant)
Jan 2018Dec 2020

Activity: Consultancy

The Royal Society of Medicine. Gender, health and safeguarding

Magee, P. (Invited Speaker), Martin Bollard (Speaker)
20 Nov 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

Co-Creating Men's Health and Lifestyle Postcards

Magee, P. (Speaker), Martin Bollard (Speaker)
5 Sep 2018

Activity: Oral presentation

Co Creating Welfare

Pearce, G. (Organising Committee), Magee, P. (Co-organiser), Emily Darlington (Member of Programme Committee), Sandie Bernard (Member of Programme Committee), Charlotte Jorgensen (Member of Programme Committee), Helle Hende Staermose (Member of Programme Committee), Graca Carvalho (Member of Programme Committee), Henriette Hansen (Member of Programme Committee), Zelia Ferreira Cacador Anastacio (Member of Programme Committee)
Nov 2017Feb 2019

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course