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A Boy in a Skirt


Fab story in the “metro” that I found on the train about a boys protest at his school about not being able to wear shorts in hot weather…

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Bridging Methodological Gaps Through Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue for Design of Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology for the Active Ageing


Abstract: This paper will consider the implications of a cross disciplinary approach to socially innovative design processes by examining research work in progress within the ‘Design For Ageing Well – Improving the quality of life for the ageing population using a technology enabled garment system’ project lead by University of Wales Newport. Social innovation often manifests through the actions of…

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Communication of a Cross Disciplinary Shared Language through Design: Developing Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology with the Active Ageing – Poster


This poster was displayed as my entry in the final EPSRC “ICT Pioneers competition 2011″. I was very surprised to be nominated as a finalist as my work is grounded in social and design related issues rather than engineering and physical sciences. Nonetheless I was very pleased to be selected as one of the finalists. Abstract: This research aims to…

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Developing a visual language to enhance knowledge transfer in the design of smart clothes and wearable technology for the active ageing


Abstract: Design has a rich iconographic based tradition of information transfer with its roots stretching back many millennia. This topic is evolving into a new on and off screen visual language embedded in our daily interaction with an ever-expanding range of physical and virtual tools. There is a need to be able to interpret the information presented through this new…

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Design for Ageing Well: Improving the Quality of Life for the Ageing Population using a Technology-Enabled Garment System


A paper prepared for presentation at the ISG 7th World Conference in vancouver 2010. The paper presented issues uncovered in early stages of the research being undertaken by the Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology research centre at the University of Wales Newport as part of the New Dynamics of Ageing – Design for Ageing Well Project.   Design for Ageing…

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Effective Communication Between Researchers and Older Users in Developing Design-Led Fit for Purpose Products


A paper prepared for presentation at the ISG 7th World Conference in Vancouver 2010. The paper presented issues uncovered in early stages of the research being undertaken by the Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology research centre at the University of Wales Newport as part of the New Dynamics of Ageing – Design for Ageing Well Project.   Effective Communication Between…

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