Design Informatics Project
I supervise students in the course Design Informatics Project, which is part of the MSc / MFA in Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.
I am interested in working with students on projects about language, culture, and communication. Here are some potential projects:
A guide to Scotland for non-Scots. You curate an experience that can be fully or partially mediated by technology which illustrates an aspect of Scottish language, culture, history, or geography to people who are unfamiliar with Scotland.
Finding the Other in Scotland. You curate an experience that can be fully or partially mediated by technology which uses sights, sounds, smells, and textures of Edinburgh to illustrate a different culture.
Living with censorship. If you come from a culture that experiences censorship or blocks part of the Internet, you can create an interactive, immersive activity that lets other people experience how censorship works, and what it takes to circumvent it.
Experiencing Disability. What does it mean to have a hearing or vision difficulty? What does it mean to live wth arthritis or in a wheelchair? The artefact you create should help people who do not have a specific disability help experience what it means to live with it.
Please feel free to come up with your own projects or takes on projects.
The main support I can provide to students is in project management, conceptualisation, theory, and user experience. If you are creating a physical artefact or programming, make sure that you or at least one person in your group has the skills to implement or create your final deliverable.