11
Jun
2009

Computer Simulation in Vehicle Dynamics - Professor Mike Blundell

Professor Mike Blundell, from Coventry University's Faculty of Engineering and Computing, discusses the 'Role of Computer Simulation in Vehicle Dynamics and Safety' and talks about the projects he has been involved in.

This Lecture is part of the Professorial Lecture Series at Coventry University.You can also watch it on Coventry University TV.

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16
Apr
2009

Computing the Creative Way - Peter Every

Peter is a senior lecturer and course leader for Creative Computing degrees at Coventry University. Peter co-ordinated the DfEE funded National Information Design Network from 1996 until 1999. He has recently completed an IPED Research scholarship investigating the usability of discussion forums in an academic context.

In this Coventry Conversation, Peter discusses a number of future developments that combine computing with creativity.

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26
Nov
2008

Dr Alex Moulton - Bugatti Design Lecture

Apologies about the sound, but we simply had to show you this lecture given by Dr Alex Moulton.

Dr. Moulton's professional life has been devoted to the research and development of innovative designs.

He developed The Moulton Bicycle, introduced in 1962, and pioneered small-wheeled, full-suspension thinking which was acknowledged as the most radical change in bicycle design for over 60 years. Over 150,000 were made and they still hold world and national speed records, testimony to their fundamentally advanced design.

He is also responsible for car suspensions from the rubber cone spring on the BMC Mini, to the Hydrolastic Austin 1100 and its successor, the Allegro (in collaboration with Sir Alec Issigonis) and the Hydragas on the Austin Metro, Rover 100 and MGF.

Between them, these systems have been fitted to some 8 million cars.

This lecture covers how his innovations in engineering have gained him a Queens Award, the CBE, 3 honorary doctorates, and have made him an icon for budding engineers. You can also watch it on Coventry University TV

7
Nov
2007

Future Perfect - Designing for Tomorrow - Richard Seymour

This is an inspirational talk that Richard Seymour gave at Coventry University about the challenges and responsibilities of designers in the future.

Richard Seymour is co-founder of Seymour-powell, one of the world's top product design agencies. Based in London, Seymour-powell has been responsible for some of the most iconic products of the last 25 years, including the world's first cordless kettle, pocket mobile phone and Bioform Bra. More recently, the company has been involved with helping to develop the interior of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic privateer spacecraft and a hydrogen-powered motorcycle.

He is holder of the D&AD Presidents Award for Outstanding Contribution to Design and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Centre for Creative Studies, Michigan. He is a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art and was voted (with Dick Powell) 6th Most Important Mover and Shaker in British Culture 2004 by the BBC.

Richard is also a visiting professor at Coventry University.

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22
Oct
2007

Blitzing the Games Industry - Philip Oliver

Philip Oliver is a co-founder of ‘Blitz Games’, along with his twin brother Andrew. In 1999 he was made the Managing Director, and in 2001 he became the Chief Executive Officer of ‘Blitz Games’. Since his position change he is now responsible for the company’s overall management, direction and image. ‘Blitz Games’ have produced games for PC, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PS2, with titles from many genera’s, from ‘Reservoir Dogs’ to ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’.

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