Visual Storytelling Made Simple: Storehouse for iPad

Did you know that the very first version of Instagram (Burbn) was intended as a ‘Swiss army knife’ of an app… kitchen sink included. As development progressed went on, Kevin Systrom and his team stripped out feature after feature to arrive at the simple (but effective) photo sharing app that subsequently sold to Facebook forContinue reading “Visual Storytelling Made Simple: Storehouse for iPad”

Capture. Edit. Share: Film Making on iPad

Over the last few years I’ve been running workshops using iPads; video editing, audio (AudioBoo), animation, image manipulation and more. I can tailor them to young people from 7yrs and up; however I’ve found that there are also a number of adults who would like to know how to use their new devices more creatively.Continue reading “Capture. Edit. Share: Film Making on iPad”

Sense of Place – part three

I started using QR Codes in 2010 – firstly to see if I could add any value to advertising. I then became more interested in education and developing the ‘game’ element (of what were essentially digital treasure hunts) to engage children in learning activities. Conveniently, in the middle of this diversion from advertising in educationContinue reading “Sense of Place – part three”

Sense of Place – part two

Last night was the ‘private view’ opening of the Sense of Place exhibition (see previous post) – what a great evening! I’ll have so much more to say about Sense Of Place (Nation Museum of Scotland lead project) (#YAGsop) but this is just my unloading piece… more will follow in days to come. The youngContinue reading “Sense of Place – part two”

Sense of Place – part one

Having worked on the Living Communities project in Perth I was keen to carve out a deeper ‘educational-digital-projects-that-are-not-dull’ kind of niche for myself. Working in Perth  Museum and Art Gallery was a great experience. I love museums. And engaging kids with content and spaces, that are both often perceived as ‘dull’, is a thrill. So, 18Continue reading “Sense of Place – part one”

Why I am not a Service Designer

At the best of times it can be a challenge explaining to people what you do. But when they already have a perception of what you do..?! I’ve been a designer for a long time. A Graphic Designer. To many I will probably be a Graphic Designer until the day… well, you get the idea.Continue reading “Why I am not a Service Designer”

Jesse (in a nut) Schell

Excited..?! Excited doen’t come close!! I was on my way into Dundee on the train this morning when I spotted a Tweet: @DareToBeDigital Excited for the @jesseschell talk at the Dare Jam at Dare ProtoPlay! Did you get your ticket? http://www.dareprotoplay.com  #Dare2013 Excited doesn’t cover it – Jesse Schell is the chap I watched endlessly whileContinue reading “Jesse (in a nut) Schell”

Welcome to the Real World

Morpheus said it best when he first met Neo in person! However, Neo’s alter ego, Mr Anderson, had previously been living life as a Duracell for deluded A.I. machines who had taken over the World and was getting out even less than the geeky-recluse had realised! Clearly not a real life! So it nips my headContinue reading “Welcome to the Real World”

Totally Recall

Philip K Dick already had some ideas up his sleeve on memories and what ‘they really mean’ when he wrote ‘We can Remember It For You Wholesale‘ which later became Paul Verhoven‘s 1990 movie Total Recall. (Remade in 2012 lest we forget!) In the vein of my blog post from last summer ‘Is anyone Watching?‘Continue reading “Totally Recall”

Brian Cox (The Dundee Actor) talking about his experiences as a boy with the cinema as ‘child care’!