Chatbot support for people with disabilities

The Open University is creating a chatbot to support people with disabilities. ADMINS aims to solve the barriers to independent living caused by online forms and administrative processes.

Team illustrations

I was asked to create a series of team illustrations to serve on our 404 error pages – an attempt to enable people who are exposed to this page to meet those who are currently trying to fix the problem being experienced and also show the array of other interests in our team. The illustrations … Continue reading “Team illustrations”

The Virtual Microscope

The virtual Microscope enables people to view geological samples online. This animation was constructed by creating an illustration of a volcano in Adobe Illustrator. I then created the sprite offset in Illustrator so that my artwork resembled an ‘old school’ 35mm film strip of 8 frames. I worked out the CSS3 animation properties on paper. … Continue reading “The Virtual Microscope”

Card design for Our Journey

An early design for the cards on the developing Our Journey project. The card will contain mandatory and discretionary fields. This version of the design shows a flip-style card enabling both sides to contain content – a summary facing side and more in-depth information on the ‘reverse’ side. This design may not make it beyond … Continue reading “Card design for Our Journey”

Engaging Opportunities

Connecting young people with contemporary research I’ve been representing engaged research, on and off, for about 10 years. Initially, this work involved Richard (Rick) Holliman and Trevor Collins who had been engaging through participatory design with a range of stakeholders to co-produce the Isotope community website. They asked me to work with them to produce … Continue reading “Engaging Opportunities”

nQuire

The nQuire platform serves to provide a sandbox for those people interested in science and research. Participants can take part in research projects or author a project themselves. nQuire was developed in partnership between The Open University and the BBC. My role was to work with an external agency; Clearleft, to develop a user experience … Continue reading “nQuire”

Preparing for REF 21

I was approached by the Institute of Educational Technology to produce a series of posters as they prepare their case studies for the REF 2021.

A logo for AIR

The Academic Information Repository (AIR) was developed as a by-product of the recent re-development of the website for the Institute of Educational Technology (IET). We recognised that to put the user at the centre was to provide a frictionless method for users to manage their content. One of the challenges in developing web sites when … Continue reading “A logo for AIR”

Planet stripped bare

When Dr Guy Davies contacted me I felt a rush of excitement. The asteroseismoloists at the University of Birmingham tend to deal in the stuff of science fiction – except that they are in the process of turning it into fact, well, providing their hypothesis proves to be fact! Guy informed me that he had … Continue reading “Planet stripped bare”

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