Paul Magee

As a designer my background includes automotive styling, large scale structures, exhibition design, domestic furniture and hi technology products – leading to increasingly user focussed objects and experiences – including my MA major project; a moving experience-platform to share or individualise travel.

With 15 years or professional experience in the design industry and the most recent 7 years working specifically on healthcare projects, I have been directly involved with expert users, patient groups, Occupational Therapists and other medical professionals along with a variety of SME’s and larger companies tasked with production of subtle, effective and meaningful solutions to often life-restricting, undignified experiences.

A selection of the products I have been involved with during my time at HDTI is listed below; there are over 200 projects during this period, each designed around a defined user (market) need. All solutions have a simple, de-stigmatised aesthetic that encourages product selection and promotes continued usage:

Assistive Walking Sticks and Anti-slip shock-absorbing Ferrules

Neo-natal furniture

Non-slip drinking mugs and eating plates

Wheelchair stability assessment systems (hardware and GUI)

Assistive and infant dental care

Commodes (contemporary approach)

Shopping aids

  • Avtanski, A., Dryer, P., Fielden, S., Evans, J., Magee, P., Moody, L., Stefanov, D.,  ‘Novel System for Wheelchair Stability Assessment. Design and Initial Results’. 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurement and Applications, Lisbon, 11 June 2014. 
  • Dryer, P., Fielden, S., Evans, J., Heelis, M., Magee, P., Moody, L., Stefanov, D.,  ‘From research to design: the journey so far in the user-centred development of a new wheelchair stability measurement system’. European Seating Symposium, Dublin, 5 November 2013. 
  • Fielden, S., Magee, P., Moody, L.,Cube; An ideas generation tool’. Raate, Poster, 26 November 2012. 
  • Woodcock, A., and Magee, P. (2007) 'One Brief: Four Concepts. Adjustable Furniture for Schools'. Proceedings of Contemporary Ergonomics, 'Contemporary Ergonomics'. Held 17-19 Apr 2007 in Nottingham, UK. 217-222.
  • WheelSense, Health Design & Technology Institute.
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021