This project challenges conventional notions as to what constitutes a display and how we may interact with it. Proposing alternative approaches to manufacturing and configuring this medium, we explore the design space for autonomous pixels, whereby each pixel has its own embedded electronics.
Torino is a physical programming language for teaching basic programming constructs and computational thinking to children age 7-11, inclusive of children with vision impairment. Following a user-centred approach, Torino is sought to enable collaborative learning experiences that are imaginative, engaging and fun.
The Spheres of Wellbeing are a set of three artefacts comprising of the Mindfulness Sphere, the Calming Sphere and the Identity Sphere. Collectively, these are designed to support the mental wellbeing of women, who suffer from severe mental health problems and who live in a secure, forensic hospital.
BinCam is a social persuasive system designed to motivate reflection and behavioural change in the food waste and recycling habits of young adults. The system logs disposed of items through images captured by a smart phone installed on the underside of the bin lid and uploads these to Facebook.
The Lovers’ box is an interactive artefact that enables couples in romantic relationships to reciprocally exchange video messages with their partner. Invited conversations and reflections about their relationship were found to help create space for meaningful inter-personal experiences and intimacy.
Funded by the EPSRC project SiDE (Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy), this project explores the potential of technology design as a means to assist care givers of people with Dementia in socially (re-)constructing facets of the person's sense of self, in nurturing feelings of belongingness to significant others, and of having a sense of purpose.