The Institute of Design Innovation

The Institute of Design Innovation (INDI) is a distributed research body at the Glasgow School of Art. Through their activities they aim to view issues from a variety of angles, considering the economic, socio-cultural and behavioural factors that play into successful innovation within both the public and private sectors.


I began my work with INDI as a graphic design consultant working on communicating the impact of their work as part of the South of Scotland Business Solutions project in September 2012. From this I began work as a workshop facilitator within the Living It Up project, gathering stakeholder feedback as a means of driving the project’s brand development.

In 2013, I undertook a Design Innovation and Service Design Masters in affiliation with INDI. During this time I explored the role of social connection within the context of the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow through the Presence project. This project was sponsored by Fujitsu, and I was chosen to present it’s findings to their Head of Design in Tokyo in December 2013.


The Trace project investigated the use of combining personal biometric data recording with human support and guidance as a means of improving health and medical care into old age. This project aimed to open discussions surrounding free healthcare within the UK and explore the underlying emotions the public has towards our current health system.


Luke McKinney is a Edinburgh based designer; solving problems through design within private, public & third sector organisations.


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