I’m a digital product designer and researcher. My design approach has stemmed from a fascination with invention and working hands-on with both digital and craft materials – I love to tinker and build. As the internet of things develops around us I have come to see the value of this hands-on approach when looking to explore and understand the values we might want from everyday digital objects.
During my PhD I have developed a range of digital artefacts for the everyday life of people with dementia in care. I have been investigating the ways in which crafted digital artefacts can support emotional aspects of well-being by providing meaningful, positive experiences. Instead of designing for practical aspects of care, I have been exploring the potential for artefacts that support enchantment and curiosity by providing windows on the outside world.
|2010-2012||Edinburgh University. MA with Distinction, Product Design.|
|2003—2007||BSc (Hons) First Class, Innovative Product Design.|
|09/13 – 12/13||Internship at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.|
|2008—2010||Transdicsciplinary Research at Napier University.|
|01/14 – 3/14||Electronic Prototyping Workshops, Edinburgh College of Art.|
|02/13||Introduction to .NET Gadgeteer, TU/e in Eindhoven.|
|01/13||Introduction to .NET Gadgeteer, Northumbria University.|
|01/13 – 3/13||Electronic Prototyping Workshops, Edinburgh College of Art.|
|01/11||Pimp My Experience Workshops, Glasgow School of Art.|
|06/13||Andrew Grant Prize, Product Design, Edinburgh University.|
|05/07||Best in Year, Innovative Product Design, Dundee University.|
|05/07||1st Prize. NCR service design competition.|
|05/04||Best in Year, Innovative Product Design, Dundee University.|