PAIPR welcomes Claire Andrews

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.

PAIPR welcomes Rachel Eardley

We are delighted to introduce  Rachel as  a new member to the PAIPR team.

Rachel is undertaking her PhD with PAIPR investigating how physicality and Embodiment can influence the user experience of communication technology.

More information about Rachel can be found here.

Recruiting for Trial of Prototyping Tool

I am currently conducting a major piece of research towards my PhD and am looking for practising Industrial Designers who have experience of working on interactive products to take part.  The study aims to evaluate an experimental prototyping tool kit that I have developed to allow rapid low-fidelity interactive prototyping.  If you are interested in finding out more please get in touch by emailing me on

Paper accepted for IASDR 2009

Ian has just had his paper titled “Construct, Deconstruct and Reconstruct: Exploring interactive sketching of information appliances” accepted for the forthcoming International Association of Societies of Design Research 2009 conference being held in Seoul between the 18th and 22nd of October.

Interact 2009

Jo is off to Uppsala in Sweden to present her paper: Physical Fidelity: Exploring the Importance of Physicality on Physical-Digital Conceptual Prototyping co-written with Steve Gill, Gareth Loudon, Devina Ramduny-Ellis and Alan Dix.


Ian is presenting an interactive demo of his research to date at TEI’09 (Third Conference on Tangible Embedded Interactions) in Cambridge today.  The conference is sponsored by Nokia and Microsoft Research and looks to be an exciting few days of the latest research related to the world of tangible interactions.