Research

Research

Showing 19 projects, in Physical and Digital Making: Theory and Practice

Life-saving lullabies

In conjunction with the University of Huddersfield and St John Zambia, this research investigates the potential of using lullaby as a zero-cost intervention to communicate essential knowledge and skills to support the transitioning of adolescents into motherhood


KOS: Material Witness

This research study presents new insights on the inadequacies of International non-Government Agencies to the refugee crisis in Kos through the optic of design


Making virtual reconstructions part of the visit: an exploratory study

What role do Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) play in engaging visitors of cultural heritage? Can we design for 3D reconstructions to be part of the visit rather than separated experiences?


Cigar Box Guitars

Investigating the DIY practices of cigar box guitar makers, exploring how this practice differs from other DIY practices


Empowering cultural heritage professionals to create interactive exhibitions

This research explores how complex technologies can be made accessible to non-technical heritage professionals empowering them to design personalised interactive visitor experiences.


CIGAR BOX BLUES – THE MAKERS OF A REVOLUTION / THREE CHORDS AND THE TRUTH

Virginia Heath developed and directed this film research project, ‘Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution’ (originally titled ‘Three Chords and the Truth’) in collaboration with writer and Design Historian, Paul Atkinson.


Sacred Spaces

Whilst increasingly rarefied in practice, the role of art for the modern church continues to be explored, questioned and debated, yet its application is often poles apart.


SuPPORT 4 All

This design research led by Reed focused on the development of a brassiere to improve the treatment accuracy, and dignity for women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer.


Why Should Jewellers Care about the Digital?

In the journal paper ‘Why Should Jewellers care about the Digital’ Koulidou discusses digital jewellery practice from a jeweller’s perspective.


Making Links: Craft Value Chain

This collection of jewellery artefacts made from recycled glass and metal are the outcome of an enquiry which explored how the application of co-creative design thinking strategies within a rural Indonesian community can provide creative agency for artisan craftmakers


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