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Andrew Drain

Doctor of Philosophy
Study Completed: 2019
College of Sciences


Thesis Title
Creative Capacity Building: Enhancing Participatory Design with Rural Cambodian Farmers

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Professor Nigel Grigg
Dr Aruna Shekar


Drain, A., Shekar, A., & Grigg, N. (2018a). Insights, Solutions and Empowerment: A Framework for Evaluating Participatory Design. CoDesign. doi:10.1080/15710882.2018.1540641

Drain, A., Shekar, A., & Grigg, N. (2018b). Participatory design with People with Disability in Rural Cambodia: The Creativity Challenge. The Design Journal. doi:10.1080/14606925.2018.1488923

Drain, A., & McCreery, M. (2018). Participatory Design Handbook: Inclusive Agriculture Cambodia 2018. School of Engineering & Advanced Technology. Massey University. Retrieved from

Drain, A., McCreery, M., Shekar, A., & Grigg, N. (2018). The collaborative design of a low-cost, accessible rice seeder for rural Cambodia: Trade-offs and challenges. Paper presented at the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2018, San Jose, California, USA.

Drain, A., Shekar, A., & Grigg, N. (2017). ‘Involve me and I’ll understand’: creative capacity building for participatory design with rural Cambodian farmers. CoDesign, 1-18. doi:10.1080/15710882.2017.1399147

Drain, A., & Jones, I. (2017). Human-Centered-Design: An Insight into South-East Asian Rural Markets. Paper presented at the National Conference for Innovation in Manufacturing and Design, ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.

Drain, A., Shekar, A., & Jones, I. (2017). Co-creation in developing contexts: Inclusive design with marginalized farmers. Paper presented at the International Social Innovation Research Conference Melbourne, Australia.

Shekar, A. & Drain, A. (2016). Community Engineering: Raising awareness, skills and knowledge to contribute towards sustainable development. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education.

Drain, A, Shekar, A & Goodyer, J. (2016). Building Capability to Teach Humanitarian Engineering: A Reflection. Paper presented at the Australasian Association of Engineering Education Conference 2016.

Drain, A (2016). The importance of product design in humanitarian development. Presented at Link Festival 2016, Melbourne.

Shekar, A, Goodyer, J & Drain, A. (2015). Introduction to Needs Analysis for increasing first year engineering students’ ability in conceptual design. Paper presented at the Australasian Association of Engineering Education Conference 2015.

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