Louise is a design researcher at the University of Dundee, Scotland. As the first doctoral student at the University of Dundee to embark on a PhD focusing on the practice of designing and the experience of being a designer (1999), she has also successfully completed two part-time post-doctoral positions (2005-10, 2010-12) while being a Principal or Co-Investigator on six funded research projects (since 2007). She is editor of ‘Prototype: design and craft in the 21st Century’ (2013, Bloomsbury), Associate Editor of The Design Journal (Bloomsbury) and co-editor of ‘Past, Present and Future Craft Practice’ (2010, NMS Ltd). In November 2003 she gained her PhD which investigated how we communicate design as, 1) a concept development process, 2) a concurrent process of learning and problem solving, and 3) a meta-language – specifically, the way a designer uses visual thinking, intuition and technology to conceive ideas and solve problems. Since then, she has continued to investigate and communicate the value of design and designers.