Here is a selection of research-through-design projects that reflect my longstanding interest in experiences of our designed worlds and their ethical dimensions.
Photoswitch is a design for field deployment in family homes to critically explore tensions on family representation between adults and their teenage children, informing domestic digital display innovation.
The design and evaluation of Photoswitch in field studies formed part of my PhD project at University of Surrey combining Interaction Design and Social Psychology to study the portrayal of self and family at home in the transition to digital photography.
The project examined the increased participation of teenagers in family photography following the mass-market take-up of digital cameras by younger generations, and the implications of this for technology design. In collaboration with the Socio-Digital Systems group at Microsoft Research Cambridge, the project specifically explored the potential application of surface technology in situated photo display ecologies, to support the social functioning of family.