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PDR

PDR is a global leading design consultancy and applied research centre. We have a unique approach, combining leading, high quality research activity alongside award winning, proven and highly experienced consultancy practice.

For more than twenty years' this perspective and the culture, knowledge and capabilities we have built around it have created world leading results and outcomes for the companies and organisations we work with.

Situated within Cardiff Metropolitan University we are organised across 8 groups, each a leading exponent in its field with an extensive history and back catalogue of projects, innovations and ground breaking knowledge.


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Battery Pack Prototyping & Manufacture

Battery Pack Prototyping & Manufacture

We are a leading company in the production and design of wireless communication technologies working with law enforcement, military, counter terror an...

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Conference Speaker & Workshop Facilitation

Conference Speaker & Workshop Facilitation

Our experienced service design team are workshop facilitators, conference speakers and regularly appear at international service design events.

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Custom Medical Model Design

Custom Medical Model Design

Medical Models are custom physical reproductions of anatomy from CBCT, CT, MRI, photogrammetry or surface scan data. They are used to rehearse surgeri...

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Design Management Support

Design Management Support

We provide business support and guidance to more effectively use design at both operational and strategic levels. Such support can vary from helping n...

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Design Policy Research

Design Policy Research

Our Design Policy Research takes a macro view of design, looking at regional and national innovation systems and policies to support design. That is, ...

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Design Policy Workshops

Design Policy Workshops

Design can be a hard concept to grasp for government officials but by including policy-makers in using design methods such as co-creation, visualisati...

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Digital Surgical Plans

Digital Surgical Plans

Digital Surgical Plans are computer based trials, rehearsals, and final designs for the cutting and moving of bones undertaken before surgery. They ar...

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Ecodesign Company Support

Ecodesign Company Support

We provide businesses support and guidance to assess and improve ecodesign applications. There are numerous methods in which companies can engage with...

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Greenhouse Service Design Training

Greenhouse Service Design Training

The Greenhouse is a training course made by us to up-skill designers and policy makers in the delivery and management of service design projects in th...

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Innovative Laboratory Equipment Design & Development

Innovative Laboratory Equipment Design & Development

The Qioptiq MV is the 1st application of cutting edge military optical technology usually found on the battlefield into a laboratory based healthcare ...

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Interface Design & Usability Testing

Interface Design & Usability Testing

In medicine, compliance is the degree to which a patient follows medical advice correctly, most commonly, it references adherence to the timely and ac...

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New Healthcare Monitoring Technology Product Development

New Healthcare Monitoring Technology Product Development

Developed to be comfortable for long term use and simple to use, the Assure can be worn by anyone, anywhere. Continuously checking the health of its w...

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New Ultrasonic Cleaner Product Development

New Ultrasonic Cleaner Product Development

The Hygea 1250 is a revolutionary new instrument cleaning system. It is designed for the primary healthcare market of doctors surgeries, dentists, chi...

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Personal Alert System New Product Development

Personal Alert System New Product Development

The Acticheck Assure is a revolutionary personal alert unit. Inspired by a conversation with his mother, founder Karl Gibbs set out to design solution...

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Polish Public Service Redesign

Polish Public Service Redesign

Design Silesia invited the Service Design team from us to establish a framework and a set of tools that were taken from a quick-service innovation pro...

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Rapid Low Volume Moulding Services

Rapid Low Volume Moulding Services

We offer complete product development support for the product from the first design conceptualisation through to in house casing manufacture using rap...

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Strategic Design For Public & Private Services

Strategic Design For Public & Private Services

We have pioneered the discipline of Service Design, applying a structured approach to the design and delivery of services. We usually deliver this acr...

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Surgical & Prosthetic Design

Surgical & Prosthetic Design

We have been delivering thousands of custom surgical plans, 3d-printed models, guides and implants to the NHS since 1998. They improve the predictabi...

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Suspension Fork Prototyping

Suspension Fork Prototyping

A new high performance mountain bike suspension fork needs various dimensionally accurate prototype units to be created as functional demonstrators in...

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User Centred Design Services

User Centred Design Services

User Centred Design describes an approach to product creation that tries to improve the applicability and acceptance of the end design by placing the ...

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  • 200 Western Avenue
  • CARDIFF
  • South Glamorgan
  • CF5 2YB

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