Claire has recently joined PAIPR through the Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarships (POWIS). Claire is working on developing a GPS navigation device for the blind called Peepo, more information can on Peepo can be found here.
Claire’s biography will be added soon.
Gareth Loudon’s experience and knowledge in the creativity process has been recognised in the form of a UWIC Teaching Fellowship award to look at how to embed the concept of Deliberate Play into the Product Design curriculum and beyond.
“What will future interactive products be like?”
Product design is a discipline in a state of such rapid change that it is in a constant state of reassessment. One of the ways in which this is most apparent is the field of computer embedded product where the blurred and overlapping discipline boundaries between product designers, HCI experts, usability professionals, ethnographers, computer programmers, electronic engineers and others continue to cause problems for us humans on the receiving end of their efforts. Arguing for a more coherent interdisciplinary approach and drawing on his experience in the field of information appliance development and his research into possible future interaction methods, Steve will review trends, fads, cultures and theories and, by looking both forward and backward, make some educated guesses as to where they may lead us.