Turn It Up

Graham Pullin approached our design studio with the task of taking his current prototype to the next iteration. I was initially skeptical as it felt like “we’ve taken this as far as we can, time to use a studio of 50+ students for free”. I feel like we work for free for many organisations over our four years of study so it was a bit of a pain point in that moment. In the end Read more…

180 BPM

180BPM 14000RPM 23HP 75KG Ah numbers and abbreviations. Really quite abstract until they’re kicking your ass down some tarmac. So today was the first time I got a go in a ‘big girl‘ kart. Up until now the University Motorsport Society has primarily competed in the Scottish Student Karting Cup. In that championship we drive rental karts, the tanks of the karting world. Designed to take a thousand hits, be dragged around by kids and Read more…

What’s Going On?

So recently I’ve been thinking too much, as usual. I’ve been thinking about who I am, where I’m going and what it all means. Unusual right? This feeling of confusion has been exacerbated by the structure of my current semester. I’m working on a ‘creative‘ mobile app called Sketcher and an Augmented Reality App for safety in motorsport. That all sounds quite exciting. However for me it’s the first time that I’ve felt like I’m just Read more…

Open Your Ears

Open Ears is the outcome of my work in the Global Health Challenge 2016 which was a month long design sprint held within the University of Dundee. The product is a toolkit that is designed to rapidly educate and raise awareness of the issues faced by hard of hearing people in their day to day lives. The toolkit itself contains equipment to simulate deafness (ear defenders + ear plugs), surgical masks (to obscure lip reading) and Read more…

Hello World

“Hello world”. Mark up one for terrible cliches I guess. Hi. I’m Alice Horton. I’m an Interaction Designer, which means I’m into the ways the humans interact with physical/digital products. I’ve studied this discipline for three years so far at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) within the University of Dundee. Not many people understand what Interaction Design is, and I try to avoid saying “It’s like Product Design but..”. This leads Read more…