20th Jan2014

Work from some of my 2013 Graphic Design Students

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A selection of images of work by the graduating cohort of Graphic Design students from University of South Wales with whom I worked 2011

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17th Jan2014

Rocketalk Branding

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Rebranding of Rocketalk, the biggest social network operating in India.

I developed a multichannel identity based on a cross cultural calligraphic interpretation of the Rocketalk “R” which was also easy to use in grass roots guerrilla campaigns.

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02nd Mar2013

Privacy

by veedubdave

Privacy is an important thing. I mostly like my own privacy and I try to be respectful of the privacy of others. It was then, with some interest that I discovered that my iPhone had been tracking my movements by triangulation of network cells, and with a bit more interest that I discovered that the data could be easily mapped. The visualisation shows my movements around the UK over a period of nine months in 2011. If you are interested…

The poster was designed for the University of Wales BA (Hons) Graphic Design Alumni exhibition organised and curated by Paul Morris to celebrate the sad closure of one of the longest established (42 years) and most successful and popular programmes at the University.

Privacy poster

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04th Jan2013

Baby’s Here Book

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03rd Jan2013

Design for Ageing Well Branding

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02nd Jan2013

Design for Ageing Well exhibition panels

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13th Apr2012

The Case for a Clearer Shared Language in the Design of Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology for the Active Ageing

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Introduction

This is the presentation I gave at the wearable futures conference 2012 (www.wearablefutures.com) organised by the Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology research centre at University of Wales Newport.

Ill be giving an expanded version at Innov_Ex 2012 on 16th April 2012 and then working the whole thing up into a full paper to be presented at the Textile Institute world conference to be held in Malaysia in mid may 2012. The full paper will be published in the Textile Institute World Conference Proceedings and Ill also post a full copy here as HTML text and PDF for download.

Abstract:

The development of smart clothes and wearable technology for the active ageing involves a range of skilled contributors from diverse areas of expertise producing a complex product aimed at an audience who may not fully understand the technical and functional properties and language. This paper will examine the case for a shared language within the domain and provide pointers to the way forward.

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21st Mar2012

iPad Publishing – Creating a single one-off publication for the iPad with the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

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In this short clip I will be showing how easy it is to get your InDesign content to your iPad using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Specifically I will be showing how you can create a single one-off issue in three easy steps.

Step 1 – The Folio Builder Panel in Adobe InDesign
Step 2 – The Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Folio Producer

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10th Nov2011

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

by veedubdave

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 break down the communication barriers between different disciplines in the emerging field of smart clothes and wearable technology. In doing so it will propose a new cross- disciplinary co-design working methodology in this field and develop a knowledge conduit methodology to the end user. The research will help to facilitate the successful development of smart clothes and wearable technology for the active ageing. By helping this group to remain more active for longer, the research has the potential to add to the well being of this fastest growing sector of the population and may contribute to the lessening of the burden on support services for the ageing population in the future.

ICT Innovator Poster

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10th Nov2011

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

by veedubdave

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 language with the result that vital meaning can be “lost in translation” between the conceptual development of the product and the amalgamation of technical functionality and needs of the end user. This is particularly important in emerging disciplines such as Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology, bringing together a wide range of cross-disciplinary skills and technical expertise. The challenge is particularly evident when attempting to create an understanding of potentially complex technical functions and benefits within the smart clothes space when addressing niche vertical markets such as the active ageing, where the “end user” may not be familiar with either the terminology or the emerging visual language.

The paper was presented by myself at the Design Principles and Practices conference in Rome – January 2011

The full paper can be downloaded here as a PDF:
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