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Teaching

My teaching approach is non-didactic and broadly Constructivist and incorporates elements of the Bauhaus teaching approach. My approach grounds theoretical teaching within a broader base of technical skills, creative play and a critical consideration of socio-political contexts. It focuses on student-led and project based learning. I am always looking to support my students through contemporary and historical teaching methods. I make use of a range of digital and non-digital tools in my teaching. I use my industry and research experience to ensure my students engage with current industry approaches to collaboration, documentation and dissemination of their work.

In my work as a researcher, educator and workshop facilitator I have worked with students with a wide range of abilities, cultural backgrounds and impairments, giving me the skills and knowledge to work with and learn from students, clients and staff no matter what their background or abilities. I take an inclusive approach to teaching that recognises students’ experience and knowledge as of equal importance to my own and the need to adjust teaching methods and resources to ensure all students have access to learning.

Workshops & Student projects

Pick-A-Boob

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and when found in early stages often have more treatment options available. However, studies have shown that women who are unaware of the signs and symptoms may delay treatment and subsequently diagnosed at later stages. A study was first conducted…

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Beep.com | Creative Technology Project

The project was to design and build a mobile web application helping friends and family organise car-shared journeys. Supporting the group smart-share rides and have an enjoyable experience. The application will enable the driver to make multiple stops without distractions. The passenger will be able to track the estimated arrival…

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The Gallery Life Project (We Forgot the Lot @ Tate Britain)

Artist Chris Poolman and myself playfully reworked William H. Whyte’s seminal urban studies text The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, for children with Tourette’s Syndrome and associated conditions as part of Touretteshero & Tate Britain’s event We Forgot The Lot! For the Gallery Life Project we adapted aspects of Whyte’s explorations into what…

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Creative Writing Tool – Creative technologies project

The aim of my project is to help people develop and manage their creative writing projects. The application will provide tools for people to organise the different elements of their creative writing process such as plot, character and world building, story creation and access to inspirational images and videos. To…

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H.P.A.Q.

H.P.A.Q presents 3D visualizations of the air quality and housing prices in Bristol divided by constituencies. These visualizations provide people with easy to understand comparisons of air quality data recorded and published by the Bristol city council with average housing prices in the same areas from the Zoopla API. By…

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Gym Meet Up – Creative Technology Project

This project was to develop an application that helps people find gym partners. This has been achieved by developing an application that enables people to find and communicate with other gym goers online based on shared exercise interests and goals. Throughout the project I carried out user-centred research to inform…

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Your Shed

Our proposed project is to design an interactive personalised tour of M-Shed. After much research, analysis and prototyping we finally came up with a tour using a web-app which worked in conjunction with a QR code on a wrist band. This tour involves using a QR wrist band that gives…

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Festival Workshops

As part of my teaching and performance practices I have worked with and lead workshops for the last 10 years at festivals around the UK including: Boom Town, Secret Garden Party, Glastonbury Festival and Shambala Festival . Over the years I have battled Guerrillas with a squad of breakdancing grannies,…

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Heavenswhere

This project is about a web application designed to provide map re- sources for players of the video game “Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward”. The project is built using the open source Leaflet JavaScript library and supported by an SQL database which stores the information to be displayed on the maps. I…

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Audio Mapping

For our project we have developed an audio story map, where users can share personal experiences and memories revolving around a meaningful location on the map. Our map is purely focused on Bristol because we are aspiring to have it displayed in the Bristol M-Shed museum, which is a museum…

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Hom Vanilla Bakery Website

The aim of the project was to create a bilingual online bakery website that allows users to browse and order products online while encouraging visitors to visit the physical store. The objectives were to create a custom online store that features social network functionality, to give Thai people a way…

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Week 1 – Me, Myself and I (DwD)

Overview In this lecture and workshop we will introduce the unit, consider what students should expect of the teaching staff and conversely what they should expect of us. We will look at what makes up individual and group working practices and discuss what tools, methods and idea we will be using…

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