Portfolio of work - 2012 to 2018
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.
I was also involved in the creation of various social media and web assets for the Netball World Cup during my time at Front Page that went live to advertise the events. I also had more freedom with these assets to decide the creative direction these assets took.
I was involved in the creation of various social media and web assets for the European Championships 2018 that went live to advertise the events. This was another great experience of seeing work I had designed go live for an exciting client.
During my time at Front Page I was involved in the launch of two e-learning platforms – Club Learning for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Discover Marella Cruises for TUI. This was my first live project and was a great experience to see the process involved in launching a product.
A response to a one day brief, creating a mobile banking application that focused on a technology approach than branch approach to banking. I designed an on-boarding experience for a service that did not provide you with a physical bank card and instead generated a digital card to use instead.
During my time at Front Page, I have been involved with Poster Project, creating posters every two weeks based on a randomly-selected word. This has been an excellent way for me to strengthen my graphic design skills as well as give me an outlet to explore different styles of graphic design.
A two week commissioned project exploring how creative technology could be used to improve the networking experience at events. I led some technology based networking coordinated by the product at the University of Dundee's new centre for entrepreneurship.
A household beacon that uses IoT to encourage and celebrate face-to-face conversations that share important announcements by sending notifications to your household. It was also the beginning of exploring how to integrate creative technology into my designs.
A four week project which resulted in a highly resolved concept to raise awareness of privacy online - the result was an interactive installation that visualises to users how internet cookies track your activity online.
A mobile application designed to provide a tool for those who struggle to plan for upcoming social events. As part of a project sponsored by Tesco Bank, it allows users to pre-arrange and save money for events in advance, to avoid being cashless on the night.
Working in collaboration with a local Dundee mathematician, MaRths is a collection of educational tools designed to introduce learners to the science behind root distribution maps, using a mixture of physical and digital models.