While some of the things I invent are purely written, others actually see the light of day as things. Tangible, colourful things. Here I share a selection of my personal favourites.
Don’t get me wrong, I am all for twiddlemuffs. But is cute, nice and innocent really everything there is? Read all about my „naughty twiddlemuffs“ and reflections on design for people living with dementia here.
Explore – a dementia diary
For my MA in Interaction Design at Nottingham Trent University, I combined knit and convential screen interfaces to develop an interface that can support couples to reflect on a dementia diagnosis. This diary that allows one to express emotions through writing and drawing was inspired by the insight that sometimes people are left alone with the diagnosis. A focus was thereby on couples and supporting them in thinking through the diagnosis. You can read all about the process here in my research diary.
No place like home
During my BA (Hons) in Fashion Knitwear Design at Nottingham Trent University I tried to see the experiences my grandmother who lived with dementia had with dressing as a design problem rather than an individual problem. The collection „No place like home“ contained of four outfits. I tried to combine proctical aspects such as washablity with personal comfort of the wearer, e.g. by combining natural fibres such as wool and linen and felting them. I tried to guide the wearer, e.g. through see through pockets or embriodered hems that easily showed where fasteners or hemlines sit. The whole collection was bright and colourful, inspired by the shiny palettes of antique tea cups.