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Imaginaries Lab 2021 Review

Imaginaries Lab 2021 Review

This is a re-post of the Imaginaries Lab newsletter (subscribe here) It’s been too long since the last newsletter, back in those days before “all of this”. I didn’t even do one in 2020—the end of that year was just too fraught, too difficult. You’ve […]

Imaginaries Lab review of the year: 2018

Imaginaries Lab review of the year: 2018

It’s the end of December, which means it’s time for an update. Here at the Imaginaries Lab we’re just completing our second year, currently based within Carnegie Mellon School of Design. We’re a pretty part-time lab at present, but have aims to do much more […]

A complicated year

A complicated year

2016 has been a complicated year, and circumstances have meant that I have, rather unprofessionally, neglected this blog, my website, and the Design with Intent newsletter (which now has nearly 400 very patient subscribers). This is just a brief note to say, mainly, that I’ve […]

Design with Intent: The Book

Design with Intent: The Book

I’m very excited to announce that O’Reilly Media will be publishing my Design with Intent book in Autumn 2016, with an Early Release version available before that. Please do sign up to the new newsletter for updates! Design is increasingly about people’s behaviour, but this […]

What does energy look like? Drawing Energy book now available

What does energy look like? Drawing Energy book now available

Last year, Flora Bowden blogged about our investigation of people’s perceptions of ‘energy’—how do people visualise, or think about, what is for the most part an abstract, invisible concept? A book detailing our research, Drawing Energy, is now available to download or order: Bowden, F., Lockton, D., Gheerawo, R. and Brass, C. (2015). Drawing Energy: […]

Update

Update

It’s been a bit of a chaotic time recently, both in family terms and professionally, so my apologies for the lack of updates. In February I started as Visiting Research Tutor in Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) at the RCA, helping develop a programme of research […]

Drawing Energy and Powerchord at the London Design Festival 2014

Drawing Energy and Powerchord at the London Design Festival 2014

The latest Powerchord prototype in use.. The London Design Festival is a huge event taking place across London from today (13th) for the next couple of weeks, and we’re proud to say that two of our SusLab mini-projects, Drawing Energy and Powerchord, are featured, as part of two exhibitions.    V&A Digital Design Weekend: 20 […]

Designing with people in sustainability and behaviour change research: DRS 2014 Workshop, 15 June 2014

Designing with people in sustainability and behaviour change research: DRS 2014 Workshop, 15 June 2014

On 15 June, at the 2014 Design Research Society conference in Umeå, Sweden, we will be running a workshop on Designing with people in sustainability and behaviour change research along with SusLab project colleagues from Chalmers University of Technology and the Wuppertal Institute. This full-day workshop should be of interest to designers and researchers working at intersections […]

Invitation: Home Energy Hackday, Saturday 9 November

Invitation: Home Energy Hackday, Saturday 9 November

SusLab Home Energy Hackday, Dana Centre, Science Museum, London SW7 5HD Saturday 9 November, 8.30am – 8.30pm Sign up at Eventbrite Are you interested in energy, design, prototyping or user research? As part of the European SusLab project, we’re running a one-day hackday event to explore new ways of making home energy use more tangible, […]

Life Examined: SusLab at the London Design Festival

Life Examined: SusLab at the London Design Festival

From 15–23 September, our work on SusLab will be featured in Life Examined, the 2013 Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design exhibition, taking place at the RCA’s Dyson building in Battersea as part of the London Design Festival. Life Examined is the annual presentation of design projects by the Helen Hamlyn Research Associates, exploring design to […]

Introducing AcrossRCA: Seeing Things

Introducing AcrossRCA: Seeing Things

Please see the updated schedule for the week AcrossRCA is a week-long programme of cross-disciplinary working at the RCA, bringing together students and staff with different expertise, interests and perspectives to collaborate on a wide range of briefs set both internally and by external partner organisations. This year, from 28 October to 1 November, the […]

Welcome: Introduction to SusLab

Welcome: Introduction to SusLab

SusLab aims to reduce household energy use through the design and trialling of new people-centred products, services and interfaces, developed collaboratively with householders Reducing energy use is a major challenge for society and the need to change our behaviour is receiving increasing attention. However there is a need to integrate the ‘what’ of quantitative data […]