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 Design, Advertising Design, Social Innovation   ...~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.

He has supervised 32 undergraduate projects which cover upcycling for promoting environmental sustainability, sustainable graphic design, social innovations for mitigating sustainability challenges and advertising campaigns for youth empowerment for inclusivity. He  is an external examiner for Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa, where he serves as a visiting lecturer. He is also a visiting lecturer at the De Monfort University in Leicester, UK.

He has attended a number of academic conferences in Ghana, South Africa and and UK. He 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 conference paper, titled "Using co-design as an inquiry tool into nomadic pedagogy for a Design+Ecology projectHis recent publication is an article titiled: Surviving the turbulence: a retrospective account of designed policies for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana He is currently working on developing mobile phone application for minimising post-harvest losses by connecting farmers to buyers and other means of transportations.

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