About Me

P1010579I’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.

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Qualifications

2010-2012 Edinburgh University. MA with Distinction, Product Design.
2003—2007 BSc (Hons) First Class, Innovative Product Design.

Work Experience

09/13 – 12/13 Internship at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.
2008—2010 Transdicsciplinary Research at Napier University.

Teaching

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.

Prizes

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.

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