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A few weeks ago I was invited to attend a food hackathon at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. Vaiva Kalnikaité creative director of Dovetailed and Tim Regan from Microsoft Research Cambridge jointly hosted it. As an introduction to the workshop Vaiva and Tim had played around with laser printing on fruit and vegetables (see pictures). Caroline ...continue reading "Food Hackathon"

I just finished facilitating a UX/visualisation workshop to EUPORIAS with Jason Dykes and Stephann Makri. Jason's talk made me realise how important visualisation is; bringing new meaning to data and enhancing our understanding of what that data means. Visualisation has a large role to play in scientific interface design. It has the potential to unleash ...continue reading "The silos of Visualisation design and UX"

Image courtesy of Jenny Cham. Much hype has surrounded wearable technology in the last few months bringing it very much into the mainstream. Researchers are paving the way for us to wear our technology in ever more interactive and pervasive ways. In addition to the more widely known computer glasses (Google glass) and smart watches ...continue reading "Wearable tech in the laboratory"