Surfers Paradise

Next stop on our trip was Surfers Paradise. I’d heard the review of ‘it’s a bit like Magaluf’ and that it wasn’t worth visiting, however rather than head straight back to Brisbane we decided to stop along the way and have a couple of nights out here first to make our own judgement. We were

AAL Challenge Prize

A few months ago I submitted my product, Flux, into the Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Challenge prize competition. The competition requires you to create a solution that uses internet connectivity and the Internet of Things to empower older adults to achieve the quality of life to which they aspire, both socially and independently. Five

Summer shots

This summer I went on a couple of holidays and below are just a few of my favourite photos from both. First album is a few from a week in Amsterdam, second are from a road trip I did with three friends across the states. We started in Alabama and worked our way through Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico,


Flux is a video chat device designed for elderly users. Its physical controls and simple interface provide a platform for users to connect with family via Google Hangouts. Allowing family to join the call on any personal device gives it mainstream appeal, so it can be adopted by anyone. While not in use Flux displays

Critical reflection

Way back in September I began the year with an open mind; I didn’t know what I wanted my project to be or what I really wanted to focus on. I was, unreasonably in hindsight, greeted with a shock when we were expected to have three potential briefs just hours into day one. I was

Famatic – a social photo frame

Today while sitting in the studios Hazel White dropped in with Chris Arnold, a design educator from Alabama who was visiting the university. Amber, Jo and I spent some time explaining our projects to them and had quite an interesting chat about the skills we learn and the development of digital physical products. While discussing