From Product Design to Interaction Design. Prior to my recent studies, I have practiced as an industrial (product) designer for over 20 years. My role as a designer is evolving and I have now moved into an exciting new space of Interaction Design, so that I can continue to play a part in shaping society and ultimately helping to make people’s lives better. I have made this transition from a designer of physical products (manufactured goods), to becoming a designer of software or service related products to help expand my design career with new challenges for the future.
Technology continues to rapidly shape many aspects of people's daily lives and will potentially dramatically change how we interact with our environment and each other long into the future. My studies have allowed me to explore, learn and design a range of interaction solutions to a number of modern day human challenges.
‘I designed a fun interactive electronic keyboard device called ‘MusicMind’. It enables recovering stroke patients to learn to play music, even without any musical background, while simultaneously improving and rebuilding their hand-eye coordination and memory retention. The device brings users along different music playing challenges, with different levels of difficulty, making music as they go. The device was created using electronic ‘Bare Conductive Touch’ circuit boards, conductive foils, white card and handmade 3D removable interactive conductive objects.’