PAIPR welcomes Claire Andrews

October 18, 2010

Claire has recently joined PAIPR through the Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarships (POWIS). Claire is working on developing a GPS navigation device for the blind called Peepo, more information can on Peepo can be found here.

Claire’s biography will be added soon.

PAIPR welcomes Dr Andy Walters

September 3, 2010

PAIPR is delighted to welcome Andy Walters. Andy is leading the research development for the new Interaction Lab. He brings with him key insights on how best to work with SMEs and will be help PAIPR to make the best of the new facility and to develop new ways to collaborate with industry.

Andy’s profile can be found here.

PAIPR welcomes Rachel Eardley

June 18, 2010

We are delighted to introduce  Rachel as  a new member to the PAIPR team.

Rachel is undertaking her PhD with PAIPR investigating how physicality and Embodiment can influence the user experience of communication technology.

More information about Rachel can be found here.

Recruiting for Trial of Prototyping Tool

January 21, 2010

I am currently conducting a major piece of research towards my PhD and am looking for practising Industrial Designers who have experience of working on interactive products to take part.  The study aims to evaluate an experimental prototyping tool kit that I have developed to allow rapid low-fidelity interactive prototyping.  If you are interested in finding out more please get in touch by emailing me on

Goodbye Alex

November 6, 2009

The time has come for Alex to move on, we would all like to wish him good luck in his new role at DCA.

Alex’s PhD thesis can be found here “Contextual Testing of Interactive Prototypes at the Early Stages of the Design Process”

Thank you Alex & good luck!!

Paper accepted for IASDR 2009

September 1, 2009

Ian has just had his paper titled “Construct, Deconstruct and Reconstruct: Exploring interactive sketching of information appliances” accepted for the forthcoming International Association of Societies of Design Research 2009 conference being held in Seoul between the 18th and 22nd of October.

The Third International Workshop on Physicality 2009

September 1, 2009

phys09_logoJo has everything ready to run the design exercise at Physicality 2009 that we are running as part of the British HCI conference in Cambridge.