Tips from the Design & Emotion Conference, 2016

October 31, 2016 § Leave a comment

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As an independent practitioner, going to a conference is a chance to connect with relevant ideas and inspiring people. Last month I attended the tenth international Design and Emotion conference in Amsterdam. My mission was to learn of developments in design and emotion, present a poster (with Dr. Suzanne Oosterwijk) and test a prototype web app. This post partly summarises three days of presentations and workshops, with tips on how to use these in your own work.  « Read the rest of this entry »

Stepping into the ‘Real’ Work

September 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Turbulent life changes bring reflection. I had to leave home (a beautiful rented house and friend-renters) by December 27th. Plans crystallised over the in-between days.

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A vision coming to life

September 5, 2016 § 1 Comment

2-post-2-IMG_0196.jpgThis Spring, I moved my home and studio from the city to countryside. The confidence to act quickly came in a surprising way. « Read the rest of this entry »

Telling the story …

August 26, 2016 § 2 Comments

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Heroes like Seth Godin and Brené Brown advise to open up to vulnerability, connect and tell our stories.

Feeling a bit like a hedgehog upended, I wonder how I can start telling this story, my story? To open up my heart and dreams with you without a neat ending? What will happen? How will it feel if nothing happens?

So here goes… I’m going to share the news of the last 6 months. Work is bubbling. Check in for changes, struggles, moving on and knuckling down. Short and sweet about once a week.

Beautiful rituals – a speculative proposal for behaviour change

April 9, 2015 § 3 Comments

Sit Down And Be Counted

People are suffering from deep loneliness. It may be part of the human condition, but here in the West it’s an epidemic of sorts.

When someone admits to being lonely, “obvious” solutions like joining a club, signing up to night classes or annoying people at bus stops are offered. *Sigh*

How can people just connect with each others’ presence more: (a simple pure presence) without advice, clinginess, deranged moods or agendas?

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What I learnt at The School of Machines, Making and Make-believe

October 29, 2014 § 1 Comment

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One month, 13 students, countless visiting artists and a huge array of creative coding. I was delighted to take the opportunity this July to take part in ‘Responsive Spaces’. The culmination was an interactive installation group show in a warehouse space in Urban Spree, Friedrichstein. Many thanks to Rachel Uwa, the brains behind the genius. Click on the image above to see the full PDF.

What are Emotions, Feelings and Sensations? Composite or Hierarchical models?

October 23, 2014 § 3 Comments

A visitor to this blog, Aghar just asked “I have this question: What is a feeling, emotion, and sensation? are they different things?”. Thanks for asking!

So I started reflecting visually…

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