I am a hands on practitioner-expert in participatory technology design, with my core skills in prototype development and using prototypes as understanding and analysis tools. Typically working in agile, iterative sprints with a multi-disciplinary team and end users fully engaged as participants. I have been lucky enough to apply these skills across themes including: digital consultation, digital health and energy futures.
In the last few years I have had work broadcast worldwide on television and the web by the BBC (twice), been awarded best paper at CHI2015 the world’s premiere conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, and been shortlisted for a Times Higher Award for community engagement in research.
I’m currently tech lead on a Health Internet of Things project called Clasp. We are developing a platform for the design and development of personalised digital anxiety management tools, with people who have autism and their support networks. We are adopting a modular approach to the design of health technology – designing components that can be differently combined to suit individual needs. See MyClasp.org.