Dr. Ginn Bonsu Assibey


Dept: Communication Design
College of Art New site opposite Business School Graduate Studies

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Research Areas/Interests

Sustainable Advertising  and Graphic Design Practices; Design for Social Innovation and Environmental Sustainability  ...~more

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Ginn Assibey Bonsu holds a doctorate in Design from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa. His research interests include exploring challenges to sustainable design, designing for sustainability in the context of climate change and an exploration into emerging sustainable advertising strategies. He works mostly in two research paradigms – interpretivism and pragmatism – which are driven by learning through participation.

At Christian Service University College, he supervised thirteen Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies students’ project works or theses with a research focus on Advertising and New Media. Aside from the undergraduate supervision that he undertook at Christian Service University College, he also examines graduate (Masters) proposals from Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa, which are sustainable design. advertising and graphic design inclined. 

He has attended a number of academic conferences in Ghana and South Africa and has published articles in peer-reviewed international and Ghanaian journals. The published articles cut across design methods, advertising, graphic design and sustainability. 

He was part of the research team that worked on the C-Climate Futures (The South African-Norwegian research collaboration programme also known as SANCOOP funded by the Research Council of Norway and the National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa). Currently, he is also team-member of researchers working on the DesignBrics project that is centred on design ecologies - an extension of the SANCOOP Project.

During his doctoral studies, he was awarded a CPUT Research Fund and a CPUT Conference Fund.  His problem-solving skills and hard work paved a way for being honoured by the Christain Service University College for outstanding innovative problem-solving skills staff in 2018. One of his latest work is a book chapter for Springer, titled "Creative approaches for mitigating environmental challenges: a cosmopolitan localism perspective. He recently published an article titiled: Transformative Learning in Design: An Experiential Account in Higher Education. He is currently working on developing mobile phone app to promote enviromentally sustainable agricultural practices. 

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