JOYCE YEE, PhD is a senior lecturer at UK's Northumbria University's Design School, teaching interaction, service and design methodologies across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Joyce holds a Master of Arts in Visual Communication from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (UK) and was awarded a PhD in Design from Northumbria University. She has over 10 years working experience in a wide range of academic and professional environments as a graphic, interaction and service designer. Joyce has published regularly since 2003 and her research is bound by a common theme of exploring and identifying how designers develop and improve their own practice. Design Transitions enables Joyce to continue her interest in codifying the value and role of design beyond its current professional boundaries. More information on her research and design interests can be found at www.designdictator.com

EMMA JEFFERIES, PhD is an independent design consultant and a dyslexic troublemaker. Her natural habitat is out in the wild, consulting with global innovation and design teams in places like South America, Asia and Europe to improve the way they innovate. Working under the name of The Design Doctors, she pulls together networks of great minds from academia and industry to support the further development of design's role in the innovation space. She holds a Multimedia Design degree and an internationally award-winning Design PhD from Northumbria University, UK on enhancing visual practices. Emma's dream is to create a new living global ecosystem, in which innovators and governments come together to explore, rethink and provide new local solutions to the challenges faced by people with dyslexia. More information on her activities can be found at www.emmajefferies.com 

LAUREN TAN, PhD has worked as a designer in various capacities in graphic design, management consulting, service design and social design. She has more recently been involved in building design capabilities for innovation in not-for-profit organizations and in government. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Design Honours degree from the University of Technology Sydney and a Master of Business degree from the University of Sydney, Australia. In 2012 Lauren was awarded a PhD in Design from Northumbria University, UK. Her research investigated the Design Council’s Dott 07 (Designs of the Time 2007) design programme looking at the changing role of the designer. Design Transitions continues Lauren’s passion for observing, writing and sharing innovative uses of design in our complex world.