Digital Storytelling with Fife Young Carers

A what it says on the tin post: Digital Storytelling with Fife Young Carers This started about a month ago. I met up with a group of Young Carers from Fife with the aim of working on posters and other ways of awareness raising and ways of reaching to the 'hidden carers' that we know … Continue reading Digital Storytelling with Fife Young Carers

Right place at the Right time.

Four days old and this video already has over two million hits on YouTube - all for being in the right place in the right time. On face value there's the drunkenness... But it's also a visualisation of serendipity in the design process. Eh!? Stick with me... but first watch the film, it's just two minutes. First there's the … Continue reading Right place at the Right time.

#HowAreYouWired?

Positive Wiring - Positive People is a project that has been baking for almost two years. And now it's ready. Im so pleased to have been a part of it but I also hope that this is just the beginning... I had the privilege of being present at the launch of Elgin High School's Positive Wiring - How Are You … Continue reading #HowAreYouWired?

Exhibition. Reflection. Snacks.

Tonight (Thursday 6 February) was a reflection evening at the McManus. We were reflecting on the Sense of Place project with our young artists who range from 15 to 18 years old. We hadn’t seen most of them since the show opened so apart from anything else it was just great having them all together … Continue reading Exhibition. Reflection. Snacks.

Use the stencil Luke

  It's never easy, coming up with new and interesting things to do with your pumpkins! So if you're still wondering what to do what could be more appropriate than a touch of the 'dark side'? Download you Pumpkin stencils here - the file includes Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, Boba/Jango Fett and Jabb the Hut. … Continue reading Use the stencil Luke

DONT WALK/FLY

I hadn't done much Photoshop work for a while having adopted Snapseed on my iPad and phone for most colour correction and editing. But I've been thinking about what my next 'Fly' avatar might be and while running through town in the rain on Thursday I had an uncomfortably wet stop at a road crossing. … Continue reading DONT WALK/FLY

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

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 a … Continue reading Note to self…

Dementia Diary meet Memory Box

I Met with Memory Box originator Scott Downie this week. It was after tweeting progress of a workshop at Alzheimer's Scotland a few weeks ago that I received a message from Scott informing me of Memory Box and that we should talk. My workshop was focussed on Dementia Diary, an idea formulated through the Scottish … Continue reading Dementia Diary meet Memory Box

Anatomy of a Tweet

Our new page (filed under freebies) entitled 'Anatomy of a Tweet' is precisely that!  Intended as a guide for Twitter newbies - attempting to navigate what 500M+ users now take for granted dozens of time a day - it breaks down the various elements of a tweet and explains them in very simple terms: Hazy about hashtags? Flummoxed … Continue reading Anatomy of a Tweet