Category: Events

Engineer it!

Engineer it! Introducing the potentials of technology to school pupils. We were delighted to be ask to present the project to pupils from several different schools around the Nottingham city area. The Engineer it! day was aimed for year 9 students to experience what university study life involves with a particular focus on design and technology courses. Along with the presentation given, workshops were ran both in the morning and afternoon by NTU under-graduate students and staff from the Design and Technology course.         Save ...more

FutureScan 11-12 November 2015

Members of the project team, led by Amanda Briggs-Goode, will be presenting at FutureScan 3 in November at Glasgow School of Art. Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities 11th – 12th November 2015 The Glasgow School of Art, UK ...more

The Sackler Conference at the V&A

In June, Sarah was invited to present at the Sackler Conference at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The theme of the conference was Art, Design and New Technology for Health and was an excellent forum for us to share the project. A full line up of speakers can be seen here. ...more

Interactive Technologies and Games (ITAG) Conference 2015

We'll be at the Interactive Technologies and Games (ITAG) Conference 2015 again this year. Health, Disability and Education Dates: Thursday 22 October 2015 - Friday 23 October 2015 Location: The Council House, Nottingham NG1 2DT ...more

Critical Alternatives conference Aarhus 2015

We were delighted to be invited to take part in two workshops as part of the critical alternatives conference in Aarhus, Denmark. Both workshops provided an opportunity to share experiences of research with others and establish new connections and future collaborative opportunities.   workshop one Monday 17th August: Embodying embodied design research techniques  This workshop provided researchers interested in embodied design research to share methods and approaches used to capture embodied experiences. Each participant took turns in discussing their techniques via research probes which was previously requested by the facilitators to bring in as a means of communicating your method. This provided an interesting challenge for many of us that took part as some embodied methods involved large scale props. Alternatives needed to be considered and brought instead for each participant to experience. Discussions took place after every demonstration and similarities in approaches and thinking were gathered to identify possible collaborative opportunities. As a result the participants were team up in a mash up session with those who shared similar approaches or could benefit from each other. This session continued with the pairings exploring each other's processes in an effort to combine and develop a new method. Each pair later presented to the rest of the group about how they considered combining their approaches and demonstrated this by re-enacting what they had done. By the afternoon a further mash up was encouraged with other members and the process was repeated again, this time with others with slightly different approaches which was interesting to experience how to now a number of approaches into a effective method. The workshop enabled the participants to consider how to engage others in their methods. Some of these methods had to be experience by those taking part. In addition to this, by adding in other methods this created a further challenge as to how to communicate this to the group with so many aspects to consider. The workshop enabled those involved to experience those challenges and consider ways in which to overcome them. As a result this has demonstrated the potential for a further workshop to reflect on those experiences and consider new approaches to communicating embodied design research. [gallery size="medium" ids="513,514,515"] For the full publication please follow the link below Evidencing embodied participatory design ...more

Access to Mental Health – Kings Fund event 8th September 2015

We will have a stand at the Kings Fund event, Increasing Access to Mental Health Care on Tuesday 8th September in London. See full details here. Isabel Jones and Geoffrey Fielding of Salamanda Tandem and the project's advisory board will attend on behalf of the project and show the three films they made with participants from Bassetlaw Mind reflecting on experiences with the first workshop phase of the project. ...more

Phase 2 – Textile Residency

The second phase of the project is concerned with scaling up both the physical size of the e-textile things, and the network they are part of. We invited three textile artists to work with us for four days 14-18 June 2015 in the textile studio in the Bonington building at Nottingham Trent University. Sara Robertson, Lorna Smith and Joanne Hodge joined the textile and interaction design practitioners on the research team to explore advanced textile qualities and scenarios of use in An Internet of Soft Things. Sara brought with her a swatch book from one of the previous Paillard e-textile summer camps, which was fantastic to see, and she and Tincuta both attended the camp in July following this residency. ...more

UbiComp’15 update – Workshop on Participatory Design and the Humanist Landscape

If you are planning on joining us at the Workshop on Participatory Design and the Humanist Landscape, 7-8 September at UbiComp 2015, please note there is a change of plan. Instead of an organised hands-on activity, we will be delivering three talks:   Introduction to the PCA as an attitude for Participatory Design Introduction to IPR as a participatory design method Reflections on the heuristic experiences of a multidisciplinary team trying to bring the PCA to Participatory Design (with emphasis on the IPR method) ...more

Connected World?

We attended the annual United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Research Conference last Saturday on a beautiful day in Regent's Park in London. Our presentation was titled 'Interdisciplinary Research and Implications for Therapeutic Practice in a Connected World'. ...more

A Narrative of An Internet of Soft Things – ArcIntex Network Conference 2015

This year we were extremely excited to be the next host for the the ArcInTex Network Conference. This was a packed week of  3 day and 1 day workshops and a 2 day symposium held between Nottingham Trent University and Antenna Nottingham. ...more