The State of Responsible IoT 2019 report

Posted by on May 30, 2020 in Academic, articles, Design, personal, UX Design | No Comments

A simple illustrated image of a person running through an open door with the words ‘The State of Responsible IoT 2019 in the background. After speaking at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Spring 2019 they invited me to participate in a publication about the state of responsible technology looking at surveillance capitalism and specifically, the ...

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2019 in conferences and workshops

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in articles, Design, Events, Public Speaking | No Comments

Eriol at Birmingham Design festival speaking on ‘Design for Crisis’ I’ve been tremendously privileged to tour several talks across the UK, Europe, Canada, North America, Asia and Africa ( I’m looking at you next South America, Oceania & Australia!). My most widely known and requested talk is ‘Diverse representations in design and awkward conversations with ...

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Conducting research in the emergency services and disaster response sector — Exercising empathy and understanding in context.

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in articles, Case Studies, Design, UX Design | No Comments

Part 1 of 2 articles covering design research in crisis/disaster response and emergency services. Nailsea Fire station community demo day. The fire and paramedic team attend to a simulated traffic incident. Guerilla Research There’s a term in UX research called ‘Guerilla Research’ or ‘Guerilla Usertesting’ which many may be familiar with. This is, essentially when ...

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Can experiencing and understanding abuse and trauma make me a good user experience designer?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in articles, Case Studies, Design, personal, UX Design | No Comments

Close up photo of blue butterflies in a museum exhibition case. The pins either side of their small bodies barely visible.   Trigger warnings: This article will reference some personal stories of emotional and physical abuse. Are the abused, to whom it is second nature to subdue or even deny their own existence, the ones who ...

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Revisiting: ‘In-house design is not a dirty word’

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in articles, Design, in-house design | No Comments

I’ve spoken about in-house design publicly three times, at three events at quite different time in my life/career. The first was at Reasons to be Creative conference in Brighton as one of the elevator pitchers. The second was the same talk, extended into 20 minutes and given at Design Stuff Cardiff (This talk uses my old birth name not my chosen name) ...

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Improving the experience for people caring for loved ones with terminal cancer.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Academic, Design, personal | No Comments

Did y’all know i was doing a Visual Communication Masters? No? Well it’s understandable given I started it in 2012/2013 and had to postpone my final major until this summer (2017 – so 4 years then?). So I’m spending the summer studying and completing my final major. Here’s the brief: Improving the experience for people ...

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Vision Bristol 2014 – Review

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Design, Events, reviews | No Comments

I went to Vision Bristol 2014 which is a creative/digital/web conference operating out of the Arnolfini in Bristol on the 12th and 13th of November. This was the first time I’ve attended this conference and mostly went for it to get a better idea of the Bristol creative scene. It’s a great conference by many ...

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