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”

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”

Note to self…

Guest post today! It’s me… but me two years ago..! Do you or your kids play video/computer games? I wrote this during my Masters year (on ‘Mysteryboxes’, my Masters blog) when I was looking into video games and what we can learn from them about learning and engagement. At the same time I was aContinue reading “Note to self…”

Right Brain/Left Brain

During my Masters I took part in a focus group for a PHD student studying the relationship to Right and Left Brain functions in relation to creativity. The aim of his study was “…to better understand the impact of interactive technology on the creative process.” In order to do this he also needed to “understandContinue reading “Right Brain/Left Brain”

Taylor Haig

Late last year, along with three other DJCAD Masters of Design graduates, I was fortunate enough to be a part of the initial stages of a project being managed by Taylor Haig. Taylor Haig specialise in Service Design and have led several key service redesign projects for local authorities across the UK. Lucy Kimbell (nowContinue reading “Taylor Haig”

Happy New Year..!

Slightly late start to the New Year perhaps but there has been a lot going on! Just about a year ago I started blogging on MysteryBoxes. That blog primarily led you through the research and processes of my Masters Degree (@DJCAD) from which I graduated in November.  This site has taken the key projects andContinue reading “Happy New Year..!”