Mindful Design Practice: A Journey of Becoming Water
The design thinking perspective is taken in order link it to a large body of research in response to taking care of the designer’s mind and the environment.
Deploying collaborative artistic co-creative methods to strategically promote eco-social sustainability for small island communities
I am an environmental artist based in North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. As part of my research I have devised and led a series of community food growing projects.
Making a Difference – The longer-term impact of the Craft Scotland programme on the development of maker careers and the Scottish creative economy
Focussing on the topic of craft business development, the research seeks to uncover the long-term impact that Craft Scotland, Scotland's national development agency for craft, has on a makers' career, and consequently the creative economy.
Continued Bonds: Computationally Creative Grief Support
People are increasingly turning to technology for support when someone they care about dies.
Sonic Textiles for Wellbeing
This research investigates adding to the natural qualities of textiles through the addition of sound, creating sonic textiles.
Taxonomies of Knowledge: a practice-led investigation into the organising, structuring and archiving of information.
I intend to use Michel Foucault's The Order of Things as one point of focus for the investigation, expanding his analysis of structures to look at systems and taxonomies with specific attention to On Growth and Form by D'Arcy Thompson.
Building New Social Metrics for Business; Exploring methods of co-creation with rural businesses and communities.
This research will explore the needs and values of communities and businesses. It investigates how values (such as lifestyle, safety, employment) can align business with communities, the potential results being both economical and societal growth.
Capturing, communicating and collaborating with Virtual Reality in forensic science
This project aims to develop workflows to capture scenes (e.g. crime scenes, archaeological sites, etc) accurately, repeatedly and reliably, without decontaminating scenes using modern 3D capture technologies
Textile Connections: E-textiles for social connectedness
By combining textiles with sound, this research has produced a series of e-textile prototypes designed to encourage interaction, conversation and bonding.
Digital pregnancy & Digital birth
My research is looking into a corpus of digital materials and their associated metadata as life evolves in relation to the significant life transition of becoming a parent