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Dr Sean Jenkins

Dr Sean Jenkins, Principal Innovation Fellow on the ATiC project.

Dr Sean Jenkins is Associate Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.  Previously Principal Lecturer and Head of the School of Design & Applied Arts, he now leads the research, development, and innovation activity at the Assistive Technologies Innovation Centre (ATiC) in Swansea, SA1.  

Powered by a multi-disciplinary creative team with a focus on understanding people’s needs, ATiC is a is unique, multi-modality, state-of-the-art research laboratory created to support the RD&I needs of the Life Science Sector in Wales.  Sean’s current research interest is the application of behavioural and physiological metrics to the study of user experience in healthcare and wellbeing.  Sean has a degree in 3D Design, a Master’s degree in Industrial Design and a PhD in the “Thermographic Measurement of User Experience during Human-Product Interaction”.  His PhD explored the efficacy of Infrared Thermography as a non-contact, objective modality for the measurement of user experience during human-product interaction. 

In addition to this, Sean's academic and professional research interests include all facets of industrial design theory, research and praxis, with specific teaching and research interest in Computer Aided Design (2D Sketching to 3D Surface Modelling, Visualisation and Prototyping) and Human Factors (Product Interaction, Usability and User Experience measurement).  He is a Certified Infrared Thermographer and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

Tel: 01792 481242 (ext 3242)

E-mail: sean.jenkins@uwtsd.ac.uk

Full academic profile

Journal Article

Jenkins, S. D., Brown, R. D., & Rutterford, N. (2009). Comparing Thermographic, EEG and subjective measures of affective experience during simulated product interactions. International Journal of Design, 3 (2), 53-65.

Conference Proceedings:

Jenkins, S. D. & Brown, R. D. H. (2014). A correlational analysis of human cognitive activity using Infrared Thermography of the supraorbital region, frontal EEG and self-report of core affective state. 12th Quantitative InfraRed Thermography Conference, QIRT 2014, July 7-11, 2014, Bordeaux: Mechanics & Engineering Institute of Bordeaux.

Jenkins, S., Brown, R., & Rutterford, N. (2008). Comparison of Thermographic, EEG and subjective measures of affective experience of designed stimuli. 6th Design & Emotion: Dare to Desire. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Jenkins, S. D., Brown, R. D., & Donne, K. E. (2007). Infrared thermography in design research; the application of thermal imaging as a measurement tool in the design process. Cumulus Working Papers: Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. 18/07, pp. 41-47. Helsinki: University of Art & Design.

Dr Jenkins has commercial experience as a freelance designer/maker, in the product, furniture and interior sectors, and as part of the University’s commercial services developing industrial and medical laser systems for international clients.  He has extensive experience of external student project liaison with a range of industrial clients, most recently working on live projects with RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH, Hasbro and Cyden Ltd.

Currently exploring opportunities for the application of 3D CAD and 3D printing in the development and production of ceramic products with colleagues across the School of Design & Applied Arts and CIRIC.