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Leeds Creative Labs…

[UPDATED] This year I’ve been selected as part of the Leeds Creative Labs cohort, which brings together Academics and Creative Technologists for collaboration. We have all met so…

The Fashion of Jean Paul Gaultier

I went to visit the Jean Paul Gaultier show at The Barbican in London this month (June 2014) which has over 165 of his couture and ready-to-wear garments…

http://www.bitsbox.co.uk/

http://www.bitsbox.co.uk/ Loving this site for all those little odds and ends. They have a great selection for the smaller stuff – screws, wires, nuts, electronics, resistors, solder etc, I save up…

CHI

[Photo from my demo table. Thank you so much if you were one of the people who came to talk with me, it was such an amazing experience!]…

Smart Activity Bag

This paper has a lot of great information into studying what people would like in a smart activity bag, who may potentially use or buy such a bag…

1Sheeld – Arduino & Android

This is a nice project that came up on Kickstarter and I supported – I can’t wait to get this shield (1Sheeld). The idea is that it gives…

Charging a bag with the USB board

Here is a video clip showing how to charge your LED bag. It also is a good way to see how it looks when the LEDs are blinking,…

Black 1950s Vintage, 5 LED bag…

Ring, turn your finger into a wand…

Interesting wearable tech device in the works for a few years to simplify and make smaller, and now they are on kickstarter to sell their device. It will…

30 Second Brief of Message Bag

Message Bag – Project explained in 30 seconds from Christine on Vimeo. Brief of Message Bag. This is the project I will be presenting in the Interactivity track…

http://www.skpang.co.uk/catalog/

http://www.skpang.co.uk/catalog/ I really like this site for their large amount of wearables components. They have a super collection of items that are harder to find on other sites. I…

CogSci Launch Event

The research group at QMUL, Cognitive Science, is having a launch that includes previewing some of the amazing work that this group does and a panel to discuss…

Testers Needed!

Details: MyMessageBag Testers Needed! Hey, we are currently looking for a tester for a pilot study we are looking to run around Monday 2nd December for a period…

mymessagebag.com

There is now a dedicated site for Message Bag trials / study / testing. If you are already a tester then all the information you need to get…

Lilypad connection : Fixed

OLED & Arduino Heaven

I had posted some images online of some prototypes that I had been working on, and Marcelo Souza commented about trying an OLED. I had thought about it before but…

http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/

http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/ Great place to get components. Often they have stuff that I can’t find elsewhere and I’m finding it difficult to get a hold of batteries and they…

Consolidated Summer 2013, What I am Studying: Smart Devices

Investigation into smart devices to combat perceived forgetfulness Our research investigates if a smart device can be used to reduce the negative feelings that follow when forgetfulness occurs….

Some Hardware Solutions in the Field

[symple_box color=”gray” text_align=”left” width=”100%” float=”none”] This post aims to be a continual build up of technologies as I find them, read about them, try them. I want to…

What’s in Your Bag / Backpack / Purse… ?

I’m trying to figure out what exactly are we carrying with us, what items are important to us, and how do we feel if we forget these items……

Motivations for My Research

The motivation for this research is to investigate the design and use of ubiquitous technology and to consider the feasibility and practicality of carrying and using a smart…

Background; Memory / Forgetfulness

Current work in the field of memory / forgetfulness shows lots of work on technology for memory which is divided into (a) information management and (b) aids for…