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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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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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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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Citizen Sciences: Bees and KS3

For our project, we have developed an interactive beehive educational resource game, where users can adjust different parameters regarding changes in habitats to see how they affect bee hive populations. Our project has been specifically created for 8 – 10-year-old students to learn about habitat loss and destruction which coincides…

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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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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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ARchive

AR.chive digitally represents a collection of artifacts stored within the M Shed archive. This will provide visitor interactivity using a combination of augmented reality and image recognition software. The purpose of AR.chive is to alleviate the problem that the staff of the M Shed brought up in informal interviews, this…

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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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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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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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Bristol by Ballon

Bristol By Balloon is an interactive hot air balloon simulation in which the target audience, school children aged eight to thirteen, can take a virtual tour across the city from inside a balloon basket adapted for children. As we found visitors like to physically interact with tangible exhibits, we have…

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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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