InDI’s teaching team

You will find a wealth of experience and backgrounds within InDI’s teaching team. While our lecturers all specialise in Design Innovation, they come from very different academic and industry backgrounds bringing both diverse and specialist expertise to enhance the learning experience across InDI’s Design Innovation Masters’ programmes.

Here, we introduce you to members of our team. If you’re interested in applying for any of our Design Innovation courses please contact them to find out more.

Dr Gordon Hush
Acting Director, InDI
Dr Gordon Hush portraitGordon has led GSA’s Product Design since 2007 and has helped steer the development of Design Innovation as a subject of  study at GSA.


Don McIntyre
Programme Lead
Don McIntyre portraitDon leads the overall co-ordination of the Design Innovation Masters programmes. His background lies in Product Design and Computer Science and retains a passion for design and technology.

Dr Emma Murphy
Programme Lead
Emma Murphy portraitOn maternity leave at the moment, Emma’s research interests are based around design, management and policy, including design research methods, business models and managing creativity and innovation.

Elio Caccavale
Lecturer and studio leader
Elio Caccavale portrait
Elio has held teaching and research positions at a variety of esteemed institutions. His design research work has been exhibited internationally and is held in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Dr Brian Dixon
Brian Dixon portraitBrian has taught on the Design Innovation Masters programmes for a number of years. He strongly believes that practice-based design research can enable real-world innovation and may also advance the practice itself.

Lorenz Herfurth
Subject leader and assistant professor
Lorenz Herfurth portraitLorenz is the subject leader for the MDes Design Innovation and Service Design module. He teaches across InDI and the Product Design department. His research explores the interdisciplinary and dynamic space between design, organisation and management studies.

Iain Reid
Dr Iain Reid portraitA graduate of The Glasgow School of Art’s Product Design programme, Iain has worked across a spread of design activity, ranging from brand direction, communication strategy and visualisation to product, service and experience design.

Leigh-Anne Hepburn
Lecturer and research fellow
Leigh-Anne Hepburn portraitLeigh-Anne leads the MDes Design Innovation and Collaborative Creativity course. She has worked in both design and non-design roles, and has presented her research internationally while teaching at community, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Dr George Jaramillo
Lecturer and research fellow
Dr George Jaramillo portraitGeorge teaches on the MDes Design Innovation and Environmental Design programme. He is an architect and heritage specialist, with interests in rural landscape, industrial material culture, and ruins. He has a PhD in Cultural Geography.

Jeroen Blom
Creative technologist and lecturer
Creative technologist, Jeroen BlomWith a background in Industrial Design, Jeroen Blom is interested in how people can have meaningful and beautiful interaction with technology. He teaches on the MDes Design Innovation and Interaction Design course.

Sneha Raman
Research Associate
Sneha Raman portraitA graduate of our Design Innovation and Citizenship programme, Sneha now teaches on our Design Innovation and Transformation Design course. Sneha’s  interests lie in creative and collaborative making, and examining the role of spaces and artefacts in participatory design.

For more information about our Design Innovation Masters programmes please visit our teaching pages.

And if you’d like to see our staff and students in action, our film about our exciting Winter School will give you an insight to what happens during our courses.

Winter School 2017 from The Glasgow School of Art on Vimeo.