“Without Thought” design philosophy

December 19, 2016

“People shouldn’t really have to think about an object when they are using it. Not having to think about it makes the relationship between a person and an object run more smoothly. Finding ideas in people’s spontaneous behaviour and realising…

MMSE and Interaction Design Techniques

February 17, 2016

My project is aiming at exploring methods/tools and techniques in Interaction Design area that can be used as an alternative to MMSE tests on Alzheimer subjects and healthy subjects. MMSE is a standard test performed by doctors on patients to…

Smarter water use – A step towards sustainability

January 15, 2016

We all probably use more water than we need so the idea of a shower that will flash when you have used too much is rather compelling. Image copyrightAP Image caption |  Hydrao is designed to help you use less…

Research Through Design

January 12, 2016

I recently read a book by Kenya Hara. He mentions in his book, “Verbalizing design is another act of design.” My understanding of this is to discuss design critically and mention it in your words, is another form of design. By…

Who is the author and who owns the information?

December 25, 2015

During research on my project I have been exploring various resources to know about objects and narratives developed around them. How information gets remixed and forms a new meaning for its viewers. Objects are preserved physically in the archives/museums, but…

History of ‘Studies in Perception’

December 20, 2015

Ken Knowlton is a computer graphics pioneer, artist, mosaicist and portraitist, who worked at Bell Labs. Bell Laboratories, New Jersey, was one of the two leading centres for computer science and art activities. The non-profit organization Experiments in Art and…


December 14, 2015

I have been exploring different resources to find the answer to some of the questions that will help understand the overall context of artefacts in the museums and relation to the audience. What is the role of museum, archive or…

Email Dialogue with Ken Knowlton

December 1, 2015

From: Ken Knowlton Sent: 01 December 2015 00:05 To: James Sleight Subject: Re: MA Interaction Design Student Enquiry – ‘Studies in Perception #1’ James: My comments interleaved with your questions. Our focus is on the story behind the work. So specifically, would you be…