IxD and Assistive Technology

Research

Study 01n

Study 01n

After almost 3 years of research, I have finally completed the first observational study in the Interactive Multi-Sensory Environment (IMSE) I have constructed. I’ve settled on the IMSE nomenclature to differentiate the space from a history of passive Multi-Sensory Environments (MSEs), like the Snoezelen room. Without […]

SIGGRAPH Asia 2014

SIGGRAPH Asia 2014

Having just returned from participating in my first international conference yesterday, I thought I would post a few thoughts on SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 and my short trip to Shenzhen, China… My paper was accepted as part of the workshop titled, Designing Tools For Crafting Interactive Artifacts, and […]

Fiducial Box Test

Fiducial Box Test

I had one of the greatest wins of my lifetime arrive this week in the form of a successful HREC application. Now that this giant hurdle is out of the way, I finally get to focus on putting together the observational studies that form the centrepiece of […]

selfRegulatingSystem_v03

selfRegulatingSystem_v03

A sticking point for my PhD research thus far has been how to identify when children with ASD are expressing an intention through interaction with the environment that I have designed (if they are at all). An area that is proving useful for this problem is […]

Experiencing Environments (2014)

Experiencing Environments (2014)

Recently, I was kindly asked to participate in the first UNSW Art & Design (previously known as COFA) in the new UNSW Galleries on campus. This student exhibition, titled Mighty Healthy, explores Design work that addresses health and therapeutic issues, and takes in a wide […]

Doming Along

Doming Along

It’s a good time for me to do a quick technical update on the dome build, now that I have some (temporary) space to fully setup and test the structure. Finally, I’ve been able to layout all 15 lighting heads (RGB par 36’s) and connect them […]

Dorkbot at COFA

Dorkbot at COFA

As part of a push to have more people doing interesting and way cool stuff at COFA, Dorkbot will be kicking off the 2014 season of ‘people doing strange things with electricity’ next week. If you’re not familiar with Dorkbot, it’s a worldwide memetic event, […]

Dome Tent Build

Dome Tent Build

Throughout 2014 I will be carrying out the observational study side of my PhD research (finally, thank goodness). The first stage of this will be conducted inside an interactive dome tent, much like you’d see used for camping (the tent part, not the interactivity). Without […]

Discipline(s)

Discipline(s)

Recently I was given a bit of a hiding at my PhD Annual Review for not being clear about where my ‘contribution to knowledge’ is situated. For the majority of people who sensibly have no interest in postgraduate study; a PhD is essentially the creation […]

Network Camera Testing

Network Camera Testing

As a part of the observational studies during my PhD, I will be filming participants interacting with the immersive space that I am now in the process of constructing. It is important that the children are able to feel comfortable to behave as they choose. […]