As a society, we have accepted the collating of our personal information as normal. Yet there is still a lack of clarity for most people about what data is being tracked and shared through day to day activities. As technology is further integrated and accepted, it will soon become increasingly difficult to opt out of keeping our personal information private and secure.
Your Supervisor is a new building entry system that asks the user to “punch in” when entering the building. This consents them to being monitored during their time in the building as well as notify users of changes in their “big 5” personality qualities, assigned based on personal data volunteered on social media sites. Your Supervisor then makes recommendations based on these qualities, all under the guise of providing a better experience for the user using their personal information.
Codable is a smartphone focused learning experience that aims to make the process of learning code less daunting for beginners. It stems from an interest into how adult informal learning could be encouraged on mobile devices and how elements of constructionism learning could turn these devices into proficient learning tools for topics such as coding languages.
Codable allows learners to take charge of their learning by allowing them to tackle and learn code at their own pace. Rather than interacting directly with code, users complete tasks using multiple choice options, providing a gentler introduction to learning code as opposed to traditional hands on learning.
Roughly 500 tenancies are transferred a year with the demographics of these tenancies always changing. As priority need is addressed first, these tenants may have limited life skills, especially when dealing with new people and having to co-exist with their new neighbours.
Social Meters explores how the use of a physical object in the home could be used to measure the level of ‘neighbourliness’ in social housing, specifically tenement buildings or blocks of flats. It allows a method of communication between neighbours for those uncomfortable with face-to-face interaction as well as being a reminder of the responsibilities associated with being a tenant.