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


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

Magnetic North Internship

Time for a long overdue blog post about my time at Magnetic North. After visiting the company in Manchester back in the beginning of February, I decided to chance my luck and get back in touch to enquire if I could return for a week to gain some experience in the workplace. I immediately got

Blacksnow Studios

Just a quick update on what I’ve been getting up to – I began my internship with Blacksnow Studios last week, a small start-up company which has created software focused around making photographer’s lives easier. It’s aim is to provide a central hub to organize and manage their business through simplifying tasks such as preparing quotes

Poetry InPictures App

Poetry InPictures app aims to encourage poets to write and share new poems based on current affairs and provides a platform for a reading and social experience for poetry enthusiasts. The concept of the app is to pull in the daily photographs from the InPictures section of the Guardian website. The poet will then write

Cash Flow

Cash flow is a water feature designed to fit into your daily routine.  A simple glance on the way out the door gives the user an abstract view of their financial state, which may affect how they spend their day.  It’s aim is to give the user a simple way to gauge their finances, while

Apps for Artists

Apps for Artists is a conceptual iPad application created for a fine art student, who is interested in working with children, Camila Richardson. It’s a playful, exploratory app designed with Camila’s artwork and is targeted towards engaging young children. Using one of her interactive sculptures, the aim is for the user to play and discover

Perfect Plate

Perfect Plate is a game designed to educate and support children’s learning in primary school years. It is an educational game for children, where they split into teams and race against each other to get the food objects into the correct categories on the plate.  Perfect Plate is a result of my second year Co-Design