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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

Q: Virtual queues for realworld services

Abstract. My project was designed to investigate the possibilities of introducing IT to alleviate customer waiting times. It considered ways to support businesses and allow customers to browse and join queues nearby. Giving customers the freedom to run errands while they wait and businesses access to hard data about foot…

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Explore Bristol Harbour

Museums enrich people’s lives by fostering curiosity and opening their eyes to different perspective. This Interaction Design project focused on cultivating collaborative learning between the parent and child through an educational exhibit introducing the history of the Bristol Harbour. The exhibit will be made up of a large Bristol Harbour…

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ICA – Performance Art Workshops

Keir Williams and artist Chris Poolman developed a series of workshops devised in response to the ICA’s main gallery programme. For the Super Perruque workshop we asked young people to pretend to be ICA cleaners as a means to slowly create our own independent state within the ICA gallery. This piece was based…

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Remap – Technology and Society

Within this project we have been working and collaborating with a local charity/ organisation called Remap. Remap develop and produce custom made equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives. Remap is in need of an application to allow younger generations to get involved with helping and developing alongside…

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LifeTime – Society and Technology

Our aim was simple, to combine the exponential growth of videos, pictures and message shared online with something physical and personal to offer to people who have lost loved ones through terminal illnesses. So why did we make this? Through thorough research of many charities across Bristol, it was mutually…

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Timelight

Project Timelight is an innovating new interactive experience situated in a new exciting environment. Assisted by our interactive app to provide yourself with a personalised tour, you will be amazed at what you can discover. After visits to the M-Shed to see how inaccessible the archive is and the restrictions…

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Graf Link

Throughout our project, we used qualitative data research methods to gain a deeper understanding of design problems within the M-shed. We collated and analysed this data whilst cross referencing it with other museums to see if they had similar issues. Particular observations lead us down certain idea paths, the dominant…

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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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Acorn Housing – Technology and Society

This report addresses the topic of self promotion, the provision of self help tools and further professional help to a wide audience of customers in need, whilst constrained to the resources of a very small branch of a larger business. The findings of this report indicate that with enough searching…

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SmartBooth – Technology and Society

Smart Booth is anonymous accessible support and guidance for the LGBT homeless youth. When someone is forced to leave home for being gay they can come to the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) for support and guidance. When they register with AKT they can be provided with an RFID chip wristband, theses…

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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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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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