Ethics Workshop – Studio Day

Today we discussed and carried out tasks that would enable me to reflect on the meaning of ethics and the importance of it in my own practice. What is Ethics? Our class discussion began by defining the term ethics and what it means across an array of different cultures and how it translates. It was... Continue Reading →

The Millennium Gallery

This week I decided it would be beneficial to visit The Millennium Gallery which is located in the heart of Sheffield city centre. I'm hoping this visit will inspire me and give me some ideas as I've felt a little deflated and un-motivated this week. Here I Am The Sheffield-based creators of Here I Am, Neil... Continue Reading →

Digital Tinkering – CapacitiveSensor

This week I have been working on concept developments, and even though I have not chosen a concept to develop further I shall exploring the different way's I can bring those interactive elements to life. The concept " " has a element that can be replicated by using a CapacitiveSensor in it's simplest form to... Continue Reading →

Let’s just talk about mental health!

   Jessica Walsh's [2015] minimal, two frame gif is simple and very effective in delivering the widely unacknowledged fact that 1 in 4 people suffer from a mental illness during their lifetime and therefore shouldn't have this stigma attached to it.  12 Kinds of Kindness ‘12 Kinds of Kindness’ was a project undertaken by two self-described “self-centered... Continue Reading →

What’s already out there? – Existing Studies

Internet Use, Identity Development and Social Anxiety Among Young Adults This study examines the relationship between the levels of Internet use and social anxiety among a sample of 161 older adolescents/young adults aged between 18 and 25. Each participants received a questionnaire to complete with themes on demographics and Internet use, as well as the Extended... Continue Reading →

Primary Research: Probes and Interviews

Aims and Objectives The research aims to create a body of original work that will contribute to our understanding of Anxiety Disorder (AD). Using a cultural probe I will examine the differences between people who suffer with AD and those who do not. The probe encourages the participant to record actions and feelings intermittently throughout a... Continue Reading →

Digital Tinkering – Piezo

Project 04 This week I have followed another activity from the Arduino Projects Book. This project utilises a photoresistor that will be used to detect the amount of light across its surface, by moving a finger across the light will change the voltage on the analog pin and which determines what frequency the piezo plays.... Continue Reading →

Understanding Anxiety

What is the difference between Anxiety and Anxiety Disorder? Anxiety? At some point in everyone's life they will experience the feeling of being anxious that might be from starting a new job, meeting someone for the first time or moving house etc. This feeling of fear and uneasiness is unpleasant but perfectly normal and is... Continue Reading →

Why is sex so damn good?

Sight. Sound. Touch. Taste. Smell. Why is sex so damn good? Is a talk given by Jinsop Lee (TEDTalks) who aims to explain the importance of our senses within design through the Five Sense Theory. We are all familiar with the five senses and yet Lee points out how very few products and experiences tick them all.... Continue Reading →

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