Dr Jim Davis

Principal Lecturer Management: Risk, Resources & Sustainability Teaching : Film and Television Production Research User Experience

Email address: Jim.Davis@wlv.ac.ukPhone number: 01902 3463Location: MK Building, MK601Faculty: Faculty of ArtsSchool/Institute: Wolverhampton School of ArtAreas of expertise:

The Design of User Experiences, Technology Supported Learning

Currently Jim advises on the design and deployment of a range of interactive and communication media; has been a Knowledge Transfer Partnership academic supervisor for e-learning and publishing-based knowledge transfer and exchange project and currently lectures to Film and TV Production. In his spare time Jim performs under the stage name of Ginger Geoffrey and continues to play around with a variety of digital media concepts, several of which having been published in Japan, Germany, USA and the UK.

About

Jim has worked as an art director and studio manager, multimedia producer, learning materials and communication consultant, freelance filmmaker and musician. Within the Educational sector he has substantial experience of leading and managing cross organisational resource and operational imperatives including learning and teaching, academic workload, finance, and health and safety. With regard to contributions to the academic portfolio, Jim has designed and delivered learning and training across levels 1 - 7 in digital media including film, television, interactive media, graphics and sound, and has a number of completed PhD supervisions in the general field of user experience.

Graduating with honours, Jim's first degree was in ‘audio visual design’, his master's degree was in ‘computing in design’ and his award-winning PhD explored the design and deployment of learning technology to support the acquisition and development of practical skills by art and design students studying in the UK.

Currently Jim advises on the design and deployment of a range of interactive and communication media; has been a Knowledge Transfer Partnership academic supervisor for e-learning and publishing-based knowledge transfer and exchange project and currently lectures to Film and TV Production. In his spare time Jim performs under the stage name of Ginger Geoffrey and continues to play around with a variety of digital media concepts, several of which having been published in Japan, Germany, USA and the UK.

See also:
www.GingerGeoffrey.uk

Research interests

Jim’s research interests were initially born out of the digital domain and revolve around user experience. His work presently explores the engagement of casual audiences and 'showmanship' within the context of street performance. Researching through ‘doing’, his study is couched in principles of ‘practice as research’, with an eye on the ephemeral nature of performance and the absence of perpetuity, and draws upon the theories of situation awareness and the reflective practicum.

 

See also:
www.Busking.xyz

 

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Member of the Musicians Union

Member of National Education Union

Qualifications

PhD, MA, PgDip, PgCert (TLHE), BA (Hons) FHEA

Publications

  • DUE: Davis, J. (percussion, guitar, vocals.) 2019, Ginger Geoffrey, concert performance 21 September 2018, Six Towns Radio, Staffordshire, UK.•
  • Davis, J. (percussion, guitar, vocals.) 2018, Ginger Geoffrey, concert performance 27 August 2018, Rock Rally FM, Staffordshire, UK.
  • Davis, J. (percussion, guitar, vocals.) 2018, Ginger Geoffrey, concert performance 04 August 2018, For the Music Festival, Tunstall, UK.
  • Davis, J. (percussion, guitar, vocals.) 2018, Ginger Geoffrey, concert performance 24-27 August 2018, Nedwood Music Festival, Leicestershire, UK, viewed.
  • Davis, J. (percussion, guitar, vocals.) 2018, Ginger Geoffrey, concert performance 22 July 2018, YewStock Music and Beer Festival, Stoke on Trent, UK.
  • Davis, J. (percussion, guitar, vocals.) 2017, Ginger Geoffrey, concert performance 28 August 2017, Penkhull Jaz and Blues Festival (Jollies Cabaret Club), Stoke on Trent, UK.
  • Davis, J. (guitar, vocals.), Clement, D. (drums, vocals) 2015, Bash and Strum, concert performance 29 August 2015 Penkhull Jaz and Blues Festival, Stoke on Trent, UK.
  • Davis, J. (guitar, vocals.), Clement, D. (drums, vocals) 2015, Bash and Strum, concert performance 31 May 2014 Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter UK.
  • Bash and Strum (2014) Rendezvous [Digital Download] UPC:5055486950894
  • Technology Supported Learning - The Acquisition of Practical Skills University of Wolverhampton , West Midlands (2008)
  • 'Learning by Doing - RecordingCoach.'(2005) Poster presentation @ Designs on E-Learning Conference, University of the Arts, London
  • 'Homemaker' & ‘Seen It All’ (2005) Music Videos released on: MURRAY, Greg. Tymes Ten. USA: Bus stop Records, 2005. (Album released in: USA)
  • ‘Seen It All’ (2004) Music Video broadcast on NVTV Belfast
  • ‘Seen It All’ Music (2004) Video released on: MURRAY, Greg. Seen It All. UK: Wretched Recordings, 2004. (Single released in: UK - October 2004)
  • ‘Seen It All’ (2004) - Music Video released on: MURRAY, Greg. Tymes Ten. Germany: Firestation Records, 2004. (Album released in: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan - November 2004)
  • "Networks 3" (1994) - Exhibition. Liverpool: The Grand Hall Albert Dock.