Pearson Matthews - Innovation Consultants
What´s New

Pearson Matthews have been participating in and stimulating debate for over 30 years. Not only will you find us at the centre of design and innovation but also in Parliament, at business networking, technology and health related events.

Here are some of the most recent, key and upcoming events.

Pearson Matthews and Sadler Associates (Product Design) merge to form Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

9th June 2008
Pearson Matthews and Sadler Associates (Product Design) merge to form Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Pearson Matthews and Sadler Associates joined forces on 1st October 2006 giving a combined total of over 60 years experience within the design industry.

By joining Pearson Matthews with Sadler Associates the offer across the entire innovation journey has been substantially strengthened. Sadler´s near-market expertise of design for manufacture greatly complements Pearson Matthews´ traditional expertise in the earlier stages of strategy and R&D, providing clients with a unique offer unparalleled by anyone else operating in the same space within the industry.

Not only does the union of the two groups offer a completeness for anyone wanting innovation and design expertise but also an in-depth understanding and experience across specialties which include medical and healthcare from Pearson Matthews and scientific and consumer product from Sadler Associates.

The combined skills, specialist expertise and knowledge from the two groups, from engineers to designers and strategists, is what makes Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants stand out from the competition.

The current website launch brings both groups together under the one united brand of Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants, reflecting the new and progressive offer across the entire innovation journey which better meets the needs of business and industry today.

Further information

To find out more about the innovation journey and what Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants can offer you call us on:
020 8547 0470

Mike Pearson talks about harnessing new technology to deliver new healthcare services

3rd April 2008
Mike Pearson talks about harnessing new technology to deliver new healthcare services.

Dr Foster DIgital Communications Roundtable, Groucho Club, Soho

With the NHS being one of the largest homogenous healthcare providers in the world and opinion suggesting that the "Connected for Health" programme is years ahead of Europe and the US, the NHS seems ideally placed to take advantage of the benefits of new communication technologies.

Mike discussed how change in society is incremental and progressive. The introduction of technology, while having permeated society in a number of circumstances, still has challenges to overcome to be inclusive and demonstrate clear benefit particularly in healthcare.

Mike concluded with his views on the importance of brand in healthcare and how the benefits of communication with come from the convergence of consumer health and the health system.

Further Information

To find out more about Mike´s speech and how it may affect your organisation contact him on 020 8547 0470.
www.drfosterintelligence.co.uk

Isis Innovation networking event

3rd April 2008
Isis Innovation networking event

New College, Oxford

As part of our membership of ISIS Innovation, Pearson Matthews regularly attend events which bring together academia, industry and financial sectors to discuss future collaborations to take invention through to innovation. The recent event heard experts discuss the role that finance, academia and industry all have to play, followed by a networking dinner, which forged links and relationships for future projects.

Pearson Matthews´ experience throughout the innovation journey offers an invaluable component to any tech transfer project.

Further Information

www.isis-innovation.com

DBA Inclusive Design Competition

18th March 2008
DBA Inclusive Design Competition

Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore

Pearson Matthews have been commended for their entry into the Design Business Association Inclusive Design Challenge for Memory Clinics, a walk-in proactive service on the high street that champions the maintenance of mental acuity and acts as a trustworthy monitoring facility.

Pearson Matthews aims to use design thinking to find ways to fundamentally change people´s attitudes to cognitive decline and thereby affect government policy.

Memory Clinics encourages people to take a preventative approach to memory loss through regular memory check-ups in the same way we do with eyes and the body. The walk-in high street service gives tips and advice on how to keep the mind active and healthy.

Further Information

Memory Clinics case study www.dba.org.uk

The Future of Primary Care

18th March 2008
The Future of Primary Care

House of Commons, Westminister

The breakfast meeting gave insight into the future direction of care provision; a movement towards services which is based less on central direction and more on patient control, choice and local accountability.

Dr David Colin-Thome´s keynote speech talked about the importance of taking care closer to home and the proposed reforms to primary care. He made reference to the Darzi report and the debate regarding polyclinics.

Pearson Matthews have been working within service based healthcare and innovations to encourage self-management of health for many years, previously with Circles of Care and more recently with Memory Clinics.

Further Information

Circles of Care case study
www.healthinparliament.org.uk

Jim Dawton presents to Northern Ireland audience aspart of MATCH

March 2008
Jim Dawton presents to Northern Ireland audience as part of MATCH

Belfast

Jim talked about the implications of design on the success of medical device products. In order to discuss this, it was important to establish what people understood by the word design. Much of the presentation illustrated the use of design tools along the innovation journey.

MATCH is a research collaboration between five leading UK universities in healthcare technology assessment, and a cohort of industrial partners. It is recognised and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as a centre of excellence in its field, having been awarded the status of Innovative Manufacturing Research centre (IMRC).

MATCH aims "to support the healthcare technology sector and its user communities by creating methods to assess value from concept through to mature product and by engaging with regulatory bodies at home and abroad".

Pearson Matthews are an industry partner.

Further Information

www.match.ac.uk

Healthcare Commission: An update, Associate Parliamentary Health Group

6th February 2008
Healthcare Commission: An update, Associate Parliamentary Health Group

House of Commons, Westminster

As members of the Associate Parliamentary Health Group and Parliamentary Design Group, Pearson Matthews regularly attend events in the Houses of Parliament.

The update given by the Healthcare Commission was given by Anna Walker, Chief Executive. Key points discussed were: the role of the Commission to assess the NHS and report to Parliament, the methods used to assess and put focus on the patient and planned areas where further work is needed.

Further Information

www.healthinparliament.org.uk

i2 Event, Medical Futures

2005-2008
i2 Event, Medical Futures

House of Commons, Westminister

Mike Pearson as part of the i2 Faculty addresses the audience of clinicians, scientists and academics; healthcare professionals, managers and SME´s to bring together the skills and experience to transfer ideas from benchside to bedside.

As sponsor of Medical Futures events, Pearson Matthews work closely to offer their expertise to help boost ideas and business.

Further Information

www.medicalfutures.co.uk/i2event
www.i2event.co.uk

Michael Bichard is welcomed as chairman at the Design Council

November 2007
Michael Bichard is welcomed as chairman at the Design Council

Mike Pearson and Jim Dawton attended the farewell to Sir George Cox and welcome to Sir Michael Bichard KCB as Chairman of the Design Council.

Sir Michael joins the Design Council at a "pivotal time for design and its role in Britain´s future". Sir Michael´s experience in the public sector underlies the Design Council´s commitment to driving forward design-led innovation in the public sector and business. His appointment follows on from the landmark work undertaken by Sir George Cox, The Cox Review, placing design and creativity at the heart of the national drive to increase economic competitiveness through innovation.

Further Information

www.design-council.org

A look in the kitchen

November 2007
A look in the kitchen

Design Museum

Jim Dawton attended two meetings of opinion formers within the design industry and Margaret Hodge, Minister for Culture, Creative Industries & Tourism, in order to discuss the future role of the design industries in driving the UK culture and economy.

The first meeting happened as part of the London Design Festival with a subsequent meeting at Design Museum.

Further Information

www.design-council.org

Medica

November 2007
Medica

Düsseldorf

As regular visitors to Medica, Pearson Matthews remain up to date with new innovations and technologies within the Medical Device and healthcare sector across Europe and worldwide.

The first meeting happened as part of the London Design Festival with a subsequent meeting at Design Museum.

Further Information

Contact Mike Pearson on 020 8247 0470 for more information about Pearson Matthews role at Medica

Joseph O´Connor joins Pearson Matthews

June 2007
Joseph O´Connor joins Pearson Matthews

Pearson Matthews

Joseph O´Connor joins us from having spent 3.5 years in China as the first western citizen to work within a Chinese Government department, namely the National Development and Reform Commission.

Joseph was responsible for improving Chinese design and innovation through a number of different ways from advising the government on design positive policy, to demonstrating to industry that design works, to speaking to industry leaders and economists about the value of design to teaching the best students and teachers throughout China about Western design practice to improve readiness post-university for industry.

Further Information

Why we are leaders - Our People

Jim Dawton acts as Design Immersion Consultant for Brandon Medical

May 2007
Jim Dawton acts as Design Immersion Consultant for Brandon Medical

Design Council, Designing Demand, London

Jim Dawton consulted at a one day workshop as part of the Design Council´s initiative Designing Demand. Using the advice and experience gained from years of experience as a design professional Jim was able to advise on how design could help individual businesses perform better, explore specific design possibilities and plan the next steps.

Further Information

www.designingdemand.org.uk

Pearson Matthews wins DBA Inclusive Design Challenge with Clevername

Feburary 2005
Pearson Matthews wins DBA Inclusive Design Challenge with Clevername

RCA, London

The ingenious reinterpretation of the sticking plaster reassesses how it is used, and the problems that occur when anybody attempts to dress a surface wound, which are compounded if the user is disabled.

The DBA Design Challenge invites design companies to integrate the principles of inclusive design into their work so that the results can be enjoyed equally by able and physically impaired users.

Following intensive sessions with a user group comprising disabled people, along with challenging the fact that the plaster had little changed since its invention in 1920, the beautifully simple idea was formed and designed. In association with the RCA´s Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, five projects from UK consultancies were shortlisted for the DBA Design Challenge.

"They came up with a design so beautiful in its simplicity and effectiveness that the patent attorney who registered it could not believe that someone had not thought of it before. It was the clear winner of the fifth DBA Inclusive Design Challenge and one can see why." BDI

Further Information

Clevername case study

Mike Pearson talks about harnessing new technology to deliver new healthcare services

3June 2007
Circles of care: a new approach to healthcare based on social networks

Pearson Matthews

Pearson Matthews acted as research collaborators for Circles of Care.

The main output of the project is a special publication which sets out a manifesto for the Circles of Care model. This describes its main characteristics and the opportunities for new services to be created. "The study has identified a neglected terrain in design for healthcare," says Mike Pearson of Pearson Matthews. "Now the aim must be to flesh out an exciting concept with case studies to demonstrate its potential."

Stephen Hope, international research manager at Orange, adds: "The value of this research is in a people-centred approach that provides the glue for the technical framework."

Further Information

Why we are leaders - Our People

Blog

12:00 1st June 2008
My Harley

Mike Pearson

Restoring a Harley Davidson WLA 45 was a labour of love which lasted for 2 years. Read its story here.

19:29pm 28th May 2008
Connecting with wood

Mike Pearson

As an ex-model maker it was not hard to sculpt in wood; what I did not think about was what wood did when it dried!

Up and Coming

China Design Now

13th May - 25th June
China Design Now

V&A, London

The V&A is the world´s greatest museum of design and the arts: its collections cover two thousand years up to the present, in virtually every medium...

www.vam.ac.uk/chinadesignnow

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