Dr Noemi Sadowska

Noemi S

Position: Head of Programme and Principal Lecturer in Design Management
Email: sadowskan@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Business & Management
Programme/s: MSc Digital Marketing & Analytics

Professional Biography

Noemi Sadowska's career commenced as a designer with 4 years in visual communication agency in Germany followed by launching of her own design studio in London. Currently, she is a Programme Director on the BA (Hons) in Global Management with extensive experience in HE curriculum delivery  and programme launch and development. Alongside her programme directorship responsibilities, Noemi teaches reflective writing and personal development, strategic design and design management on undergraduate programmes, creativity  and design complexity on postgraduate programmes as well as she is pro-actively involved in dissertation supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She also actively engages in research projects, currently focusing on learning experiences that occur when business management and design management intermingle and intersect resulting in learners having to negotiate occurring shifts in conceptual boundaries thatdefine those disciplines and associated learning.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Regent’s University London, UK, 03/2015-07/2016
  • PhD in Design Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK, 09/1999 – 08/2006
  • Master of Arts – Distinction, Design Futures Program; Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK, 09/1998 – 09/1999
  • Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; Halifax, N.S. Canada, 09/1992 – 04/1994
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; Halifax, N.S. Canada, 09/1988 – 04/1992

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2016 – present, Head of Programme – Regent's Business School, Regent's University London
  • 2008 – current, Programme Director – Regent's Business School, Regent's University London
  • 2004 – 2008, Senior Lecturer and Subject Leader in Design Management – Regent's Business School, Regent's University London
  • 2002 – 2004, Visiting Lecturer – Regent's Business School, Regent's University London
  • 2001 – 2007, Design Consultant – theStudio53 Ltd., London
  • 2001 – 2004, Visiting Tutor – Goldsmiths, University of London, London
  • 1999 – 2001, Resident Tutor – Goldsmiths, University of London, London
  • 1994 – 1998, Senior Designer – Designgrouppe Transparent, Kiel, Germany
  • 1993, Layout Designer – Le Moniteur Architecture, Paris, France

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • British Academy of Management
  • Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs
  • European Academy of Design
  • Chartered Institute of Management

Teaching & Course Development

  • 2015: BA (Hons) Film, TV and Digital Media Production / BA (Hons) Screenwriting and Producing, with Integrated Foundation in Media Production -Chair of the validation panel
  • 2014: BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance - Internal validation panel member
  • 2013: BA (Hons) International Business and Chinese Studies - Internal validation panel member
  • 2012: BA (Hons) Global Management - Chair of the programme team
  • 2011 & 2014: MA Creative Leadership - Member of the programme team
  • 2010: MA Luxury Brand Management - Member of the programme team
  • 2010: BA (Hons) International Events Management - Internal validation panel member

Research Supervision

  • On-going supervision of numerous BA and MA dissertations

Examining

  • 2014- present, Chair of PhD vivas for Doctorates in Existential Psychology, Regent’s School of Psychotherapy and Psychology, Regent's University London
  • 2013, member of judging panel for the European Business Awards

Research Interests

  • Exploration of methodologies stemming from design thinking to engage learners more proactively in their studies.
  • Exploration of how learners manage risk and change in their learning environment and what strategies can be developed from both design management practice and theory to enable learners to be better at managing change and gain motivational ownership of their learning.

Publications

Book chapters

  • Sadowska, N. & Laffy, D. (2017) Reframing boundaries of unfamiliar learning experiences through the use of design mock-ups in business management studies. In Griffith, S., Carruthers, K. & Bliemel, M. (eds.) (2017) Visual tools for developing student capacity for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship. Common Ground Publishing. Champagne, Illinois, USA. (undergoing review process)
  • Sadowska, N. (2010) Commerce and Gender: Generating Interactive Spaces for Female Online Users. in Dumova, T. & Fiordo, R. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends. Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global). Hershey, New York
  • Sadowska, N. (2007) Interpreting the Female User: How Web Designers Conceptualise Development of Commercial WWW Sites to Satisfy Specific Niche Markets. in Kurniawan, S. & Zaphiris, P. (eds) Advances in Universal Web Design and Evaluation: Research, Trends and Opportunities. Idea Group Inc.
  • Sadowska, N. (2006) Design and Women's Expectations of WWW Experience. in Trauth, E. M. (ed) Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology. Information Science Publishing (an imprint of Idea Group Inc.)
  • Sadowska, N. & Tham, M. (2005) Minding the Gap: Using Artefacts to Navigate Private, Professional and Academic Selves in Design. in Grillner, K., Glembrandt P. & Wallenstein, S. O. (eds) 01.AKAD: Experimental Research in Architecture and Design -Beginnings. AKAD/axl books. Stockholm
  • Sadowska, N. (2002) Women's Internet Sites: A Search for Design Strategies to Engage the Female Viewer. In Consalvo, M. & Paasonen, S. (eds) Women and Everyday Uses of the Internet: Agency and Identity; Peter Lang Publishing, New York

Conference proceedings

  • Sadowska, N. & Laffy, D. (2014) ‘Exploring learning experiences of business undergraduates in strategic design module'. In Bohemia, E., Riple, A., Liedtka, J. & Cooper, R. (2014) Proceedings of the 19th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference: Design Management in an Era of Disruption. London 2-4 September 2014. Design Management Institute. Boston, MA. pp. 2972-2990.

Journal articles

  • Studente, S., Seppala, N. and Sadowska, N. (2016) Facilitating Creative Thinking in the Classroom: Investigating the Effects of Plants and the Colour Green on Visual and Verbal Creativity. Thinking Skills and Creativity Journal. Elsevier. Volume 19, March 2016, pp. 1-8.
  • Laffy, D. & Sadowska, N. (2012) Learning Uncomfortably. Border Crossing: Transnational Working Papers on Higher Education. Migration Letters & The London Publishers. Vol. 2011, No.1102. pp. 15-24.
  • Hollins, B, Sadowska, N. And Wellington, P. (2008) Have Alternative Fuel Cars Reached a ‘Tipping Point' or are They Just a Fad? in Engineering Designer: The Journal of Institution of Engineering Designers published by Deeson Group Ltd.
  • Sadowska, N. (2007) Transferring Traditions? From The Graphic Design of Women's Magazines to Commercial Online Portals for Women. in visual:design:scholarship: Research Journal of the Australian Graphic Design Association. February 2007

 

Other Outputs

  • 2016 – 2016 Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference, Brighton, UK - Design Innovation Management Special Interest Group Co-Convener
  • 2015 – Macmillan Education, Palgrave, London, UK - Book proposal reviewer: The Employability Journal
  • 2014 – International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research - Reviewer

Conference Papers Given

  • Sadowska, N. & Laffy, D. (2015) ‘Value of Participatory Action Research Methodology in Investigating Design Process within Undergraduate Management Education’. The Value of Design Research: 11th International Conference of European Academy of Design, European Academy of Design, Paris, France
  • Studente, S., Seppala, N. & Sadowska, N. (2014) ‘Facilitating Creative Thinking in the Classroom: Investigating the Effects of Plants on Visual Creativity’. International Conference on Creativity and Thinking Skills in Learning, Teaching and Management. Riga, Latvia
  • Seppala, N., Studente, S. & Sadowska, N. (2014) ‘Privacy in the Physical Environment and Ethical Behaviour’. British Academy of Management Conference, University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Sadowska, N. & Laffy, D. (2013) ‘Crafting Innovation Education Through Design in a Business School’. Crafting the Future. 10thInternational Conference of the European Academy of Design, European Academy of Design, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Sadowska, N. & Taylor, R. (2013) ‘Reflections on Crafting the Education of Design in Non-Native Environments’. Crafting the Future: 10thInternational Conference of the European Academy of Design, European Academy of Design, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Griffith, S. & Sadowska, N, (2011) ‘Mind the Gap III. Food for thought – Cross Continental, Cross Institutional, Cross Cultural and Cross Disciplinary Online Teaching and Learning Collaboration’. The Endless End. 9th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, European Academy of Design, Porto, Portugal
  • Sadowska, N. & Laffy, D. (2011) ‘Learning Beyond the Comfort Zone: Helping Students Integrate Design and Strategic Thinking’. The Endless End. 9th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, European Academy of Design, Porto, Portugal
  • Griffith, S., Latif, A., Morgan, T. & Sadowska, N. (2010) ‘Minding the Gap II’. Connected 2010. 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Grants Awarded

  • 2010 BAM Faculty Learning and Teaching Group Research Grant for research into ways of helping He students to work outside their comfort zones and disciplines to create truly innovative business opportunities
  • 2009 BAM Faculty Learning and Teaching Group Research Grant for research into the potential synergy derived from the combination of Blue Ocean thinking, Strategy Dynamics and design thinking as route map for creation of truly innovative business opportunities
  • 2002 Travel Award – Technology, Cultural Interchange and Globalization, XXIX Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology ICOHTEC 2002, Granada, Spain
  • 2000  Travel Award – Doctoral Education in Design – Foundations for the Future, Norwegian School of Management Nordic Innovation Project Conference La Clusaz, France

Last updated: 08 December 2017