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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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Magee, P. & Holliday, N.


Project: Research


MyHealth Translation of postcards into prototype digital interface

Magee, P. & Bollard, M.


Project: Internally funded project

Research Output

Development of a wheelchair stability assessment system: Design tools and approaches

Moody, L., Magee, P. & Stefanov, D., Jan 2020, Design of assistive technology for ageing populations. Woodcock, A., Moody, L., McDonagh, D., Jain, A. & Jain, L. C. (eds.). Springer, p. 235-256 22 p. (Intelligent Systems Reference Library; vol. 167).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Fostering Design Literacy, Empathy and Awareness in Codesign

    Woodcock, A., Ball, T., Magee, P., McDonagh, D., Moody, L., Gut, K. & Moreira, F., 2 Mar 2020, (Submitted).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • MyHealth-Developing accessible health materials with men with intellectual disability: A co-created Proof of Concept

    Bollard, M. & Magee, P., 5 Feb 2020, (Submitted).

    Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

  • The Value and Place for Empathy in Designing for Older People

    Woodcock, A., McDonagh, D., Magee, P. & Tovey, M., 2020, Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations. Woodcock, A., Moody, L., McDonagh, D., Jain, A. & Jain, L. C. (eds.). 1 ed. Springer, p. 59-77 19 p. (Intelligent Systems Reference Library; vol. 167).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Co-creating Welfare: Training course material preparing professionals to co-create welfare solutions with citizens

    Ferreira Cacador Anastacio, Z., Bernard, S., Carvalho, G., Christensen, F., Darlington, E., Hansen, H., Masson, J., Magee, P., Pearce, G. & Vilaca, T., Sep 2019, Universidade do Minho. Instituto de Educação. Centro de Investigação em Estudos da Criança. 88 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportOther report

    Open Access
  • Activities

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

    Co-creation Conference 2019

    Paul Magee (Co-organiser), Gemma Pearce (Co-organiser)
    Feb 2019May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design

    Paul Magee (Speaker), Andree Woodcock (Speaker)
    10 Apr 201912 Apr 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    The Royal Society of Medicine. Gender, health and safeguarding

    Paul Magee (Invited Speaker), Martin Bollard (Speaker)
    20 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Co-Creating Men's Health and Lifestyle Postcards

    Paul Magee (Speaker), Martin Bollard (Speaker)
    5 Sep 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    H2020 Funded MATUROLIFE

    Andrew Cobley (Consultant), Louise Moody (Consultant), Paul Magee (Consultant), Tiziana C. Callari (Consultant), Danying Yang (Consultant), Daryl Fox (Consultant)
    Jan 2018Dec 2020

    Activity: Consultancy


    Lord Stafford Awards: Finalists

    Paul Magee (Recipient), Nov 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)