Design & Art Lab Podcast

I am joined by guests Kelsey Smart and Kate Litcharska for a conversation on virtual reality, emerging technology and the future of our relationship with a technologically enhanced reality. The primary readings read in preparation for this episode are; Alone Together by Sherry Turkle, The Theory of Affordances by James J. Gibson (Chapter 9), and The …

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Packaging & Kit Design

There were many things to consider with the kit creation, including contents, size, cost, and encouraging engagement. Probe Kit Contents There were a number of things to consider when deciding on the contents of the probe kit from what would be engaging to children, to cost and size. Probe Kit Research Concept Partially inspired by …

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Subject Report

Experimentation, making, and hands-on modelling Now the course is over, I can look back and say ‘Making as Thinking’ is a fitting name for this module. Before the industrial revolution, craftspeople made things through long-established traditions learned through extensive apprenticeships (Cross, 2021). In this traditional craft or ‘making’ society, design was integrated into the creation of …

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