Profile

Teaching areas

Design Management, Innovation & Strategy, Studio Design Project.

Research areas

Design Innovation, Systemic Change, Design and Wellbeing, Creative and Cultural Enterprise.

Education

Diploma in Architecture (Dip Arch) & Bachelor of Architecture with Honors (BArch Hons), Heriot-Watt University/Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland 1992.
Master of Science (MSc), Computer Aided Building Design, University of Strathclyde, Scotland 1994.
Master of Arts (MA), Drawing as Process, Kingston University, United Kingdom 2005.

Professional experience

Kathryn Best: Foresight, Design and Innovation, 2007 - present.
Research Fellow in Design Innovation, Institute for Design Innovation, Loughborough University in London, 2016-2017.
Course Leader and Lecturer in Design Management (LCC, LCF, CSM) University of the Arts London (UAL), United Kingdom, 2016 - 2017.
Research Professor, Center for Cross-Media, Brand, Reputation and Design Management, Inholland University of Applied Science, The Netherlands, 2009 - 2011.
Course Leader and Researcher in Design Management, University for the Creative Arts, Surrey United Kingdom, 2002 – 2009.
Senior Designer, Brand Environments, Wolff Olins, London, 1999 - 2001.
Senior Designer, Architecture and Interiors, RTKL London, United Kingdom, 1997-1999.
Designer, Architecture and Interiors, HOK International London, United Kingdom, 1996-1997.

Contact

kbest@aus.edu
+971 6 515 2632