I am an experience designer drawn to re-imagining mundane moments to create playful rituals. In light of the pandemic, I have been particularly focused this year on tangible communications. Interested in the ability to share an experience remotely, I have felt strongly about creating a community stemming from social isolation and loneliness. Throughout my projects, I am driven by my users’ genuine wants in a bid to design non intrusive yet provocative concepts that will be of value to a larger audience beyond my extreme users. The outcomes are toolkits designed for the problem I have researched. Please explore my website, Instagram and collaborative work from the Future Experiences project.
Live Feed is a companion for dinner time. Alongside it’s accompanying app, it allows you to tune in with those dining alone in your community through audio. There is the opportunity to personalise your experience using filters when searching for diners. The app provides you with a simple profile for each diner, keeping a log of all your meals. It is designed to build relationships within the community at meal times.
The Live Feed in situ
Teabreak is a tangible communication kit which allows you to chat with a colleague on your break. The smart tea tray included a dial canvas in which you place your colleague’s unique 3 part code, and contacts your colleague when you lift your cup from it. The accompanying app confirms who you intend to chat with. The pieces that make up the code double up as tea making utensils.