MA Design – Critical Practice
09.2006 – 09.2007.
BA (hons) Three Dimensional Design
University of Portsmouth.
2002 – 2005.
- University of Nottingham - Ph.D. candidate.
I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Nottingham University’s Horizon Digital Economy Research Hub, and Mixed Reality Lab where I am conducting design lead research into how data about our experiences might be used to shape the material qualities of objects so that they are better able to reflect our personal experiences and tell stories about our past.
- Institute for Boundary Interactions - Co-founder / Collaborator.
The Institute for Boundary Interactions [IBI] is an interdisciplinary research collective that uses science, technology, art and design to explore the complex connections between people, places and things.
For more information on our work and upcoming exhibitions, please visit: boundaryinteractions.org.
- Superflux – Associate / Interaction Designer.
I continue be involved in the development of various projects with Superflux, working primarily on concept development, product design, prototyping and hardware development.
- Active Ingredient – Interaction Designer.
I am currently working with Active Ingredient on the production of environmentally engaged interactive artworks for various projects. This mostly involves concept design, prototyping and hardware development.
- Superflux - Design Intern.
I worked with Superflux on a variety of projects from research into ecosystem degradation in India, to hardware hacking and prototyping physical interfaces.
07.2010 – 10.2010
- Microsoft Research Cambridge – Interaction Design Consultant.
After the PhotoBox project was chosen to be the subject of a long term field research study, I joined the Socio-Digital Systems team as a design consultant. During this time I lead the development of the prototypes and consulted on the system that would finally be deployed with our volunteers.
Part of this time was also spent working on new projects within the Technology Heirlooms research theme.
20.04.2009 – 17.06.2009.
- Microsoft Research Cambridge – Interaction Design Intern
Interaction design internship at the Microsoft Research Lab in Cambridge working within the Computer Mediated Living group as part of the Socio-Digital Systems team.
I worked on a self-initiated project, Technology Heirlooms: Excavating Digital Archives, involving research and analysis of domestic archiving practices in order to develop products and systems that enable new and more meaningful ways of excavating and persisting digital archives.
12.01.2009 – 03.04.2009.
- Etre – User Experience Design Intern
During this internship I wrote a report detailing practical and actionable interaction and user experience design recommendations for the eCommerce checkout process. Writing the report involved analysing user testing and eye tracking research conducted by Etre, existing best practices. I was also able to assist in user testing sessions.
- Paul Cocksedge Studio – Intern & Part Time
I was part of the Light as Air project team, from the early stages through to the show installation. This involved the development and manufacture of limited edition lighting sculptures, and exhibition set up. I was also involved in the manufacture and development of various products and exhibitions, including Private View, an installation at the Milan Furniture Fair 2007, and a limited edition black styrene lamp shade for Materialism at Gallery Fumi for the 2008 London design Festival.
2005 – 2008.
- Tracing Mobility: Cartography and Migration in Networked Space
Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin
23.11.2011 – 12.12.2011
Camera Explora was part of this group exhibition featuring about 20 works from an international group of artists on the theme of cartography and migration in networked space.
- LAB : Sideshow Residency
Surface Gallery, Nottingham
27.11.2010 – 17.12.2010.
LAB were invited take up residency at Surface Gallery for four weeks, transforming their Project Space into a temporary cultural laboratory. Inviting a number of Artists, Scientists and specialists from a variety of backgrounds as well as members of the public, to work in the Laboratory.
- Tracing Mobility: Territorial Play
Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham, UK.
14 – 16.05.2010.
Camera Explora was exhibited as part installation and part live participation activity for Radiator ‘s Tracing Mobility programme.
No. 1 The Piazza, Covent Garden.
Photographic Memories at the Goldsmiths MA Design – Critical Practice exhibition during the London Design Festival 2007, and in association with Casa Decor.
- Concept development
- Storyboarding / scenario design
- Drawing / sketching
- 3d prototyping
- Model making
- Hardware prototyping / electronics
- Physical Computing
- Video editing
- Practice based research methods
- Communication / presentation / publication