We are revisiting the theme of student work and interaction design again this year.
Students from RCA's service design and UCL's HCI programme will be telling their stories and showing their work, seeding healthy discussion and debate on student work, interaction design education, and student experiences.
We will hear from the following students:
Tiia Meuronen — UCL
Tiia is a UX Designer with a healthy side of research and background in textile design. She is curious about the ways in which our digital experiences fit or don't fit into the physical environment and day-to-day lives. Tiia will be presenting projects created during a year-long MSc in Human-Computer Interaction at UCL, including topics such as tactile polling systems, designing to engage local communities and user-centered data visualization.
Francesca Ferrari — RCA
Francesca is a service designer who is currently investigating how design can inspire positive change for the future. With a background in Communication Design and a strong interest in Speculative Design, she uses her work to explore the ethics and the implications behind emerging technological and socio-cultural trends. She’ll be presenting an example of speculative service for a future world where Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) are the new normal and the two projects that led to the development of Zenith, an app that helps people redefine their idea of work.
Yiyang Hao — RCA
Yiyang Hao is a multidisciplinary designer with a background in product design and service design. She’ll be presenting 2 projects from her RCA experience, which focus on designing for public services in different cultural context via both physical and digital interactions.
Nafeesa Jafferjee — RCA
Hi, I'm an Experience and Service Designer who is passionate about designing how we can/should interact with technology and ways it can be used as a force for good. My projects at the RCA have spanned from how to we might interact with a driverless car, to designing an emotional learning program for children to prevent mental illness, to designing a financial service that also promotes health and wellbeing. Before the RCA, I worked for 5 years as an Experience Designer, mostly recently at OpenTable designing services and products that help restaurants run their businesses more efficiently and lucratively.
Nikos Melachrinos — RCA
Hi! I am a designer and a social scientist focused on using digital technology to improve people's wellbeing. During my time at the RCA I've worked across projects in the public and private sector exploring how technology can be a force of good, how do we connect the online with offline, and how to make digital services more human-centered.
Chloe Ng — UCL
Chloe is a user researcher and designer, with previous experience in software product management and health tech research. She is passionate about gathering insights to inform product design. At this meetup, she will share some of her work, including a physical prototype to assist breathing for stress relief, user research and redesign of the ICU patient dashboard, a digital prototype for enhancing solo museum visiting experience, research on rehab robotics, and user-centered data visualisation.
Many thanks to Futureheads for the refreshments and Foolproof for providing the space.
NB: We'll refund the full price of the ticket if you 1. attend the full event, or 2. request cancellation 24 hours before the event. If you can't attend, there are usually people who you can exchange with via the comments in the event page.