What motivates children to investigate and question? What hinders them to do so? How can new media tools be used to support children in meaningful exploration? How can “messing around” lead to collaborative civic engagement? What interfaces can minimize social power relations in a collaborative design space? What design activities should be supported by digital tools and how?
On this website, I am presenting a selection of projects I was involved with and learned through, in the following areas:
- New media design for learning, such as my work at the Innovative Technologies for an Engaging Classroom project, and my Master Thesis work, the Filming a New Beginning mobile video workshop for children by children.
- New media design exploring motion and mobility, such as a design of a handset for research in tactile, gesture and multi-modal interaction design and various sensor based installations.
- A medley of works, such as my experience as a visualization expert at CSIR in South Africa.
As a designer with a Master’s of Arts in New Media and extensive background working in interdisciplinary, intercultural teams, I regard design as a core factor to afford social change. For me, participation of people likely to use a design in the future, hands-on prototyping and compassion play key roles in the iterative design process. My strategic design thinking and flexible facilitation skills compliment my (motion) graphic, film and production design abilities. I consider myself a lifelong learner.