enlight: Augmented Reading.

enlight is a smart desk light that enhances the reading experience for researchers, students and book lovers. It brings features previously limited to eBooks to all books, however old they may be. Unlike digital music, which has enough advantages for the majority of consumers to have eclipsed and mostly replaced…

Listenin.

Listenin is an ambient platform that augments music with an information layer. It saves you actively pulling out a smartphone, instead gently interspersing useful or interesting content over the audio you're listening to on your headphones. It's conceived as a passive service, responding to data on your phone or your…

Why I Design.

A preface to my Thesis Almanac. I once stole a book. Sitting alongside The Bible in a San Francisco hotel room drawer was 'The Teachings of Buddha'. Though my conscience was in doubt, I was intrigued, and could only assume the karmic repercussions to be somehow recursive in the way…

A design fiction for Citi Bike.

Citi Bike NYC is a great scheme for regular users. For less than $100 you can get a key fob, and borrow bikes for 45 minute intervals over a whole year. But day and week passes aren't so great, particularly for tourists. You have to go through numerous steps via…

A map of The Game.

frog's Jason Severs tasked us with mapping David Fincher's 1997 movie The Game from an experience analysis perspective, as part of our 'Framing User Experience' class. What triggers drove the narrative forward, and what were the key experiential components for the story's protaganist (Michael Douglas as Nicholas Van Orton) and…

Blinding.

A doodle of a physical computing project, made in one day with Leroy Tellez to illustrate a little idea we had. There's currently a lot of interest in the way natural and artifical light affects our sleep patterns. From concern about Seasonal Affective Disorder to wearing glasses that block out…