2015

Day 85 – Fry On Manic Depression

Day 83 – Catharsis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catharsis#Therapeutic_uses   http://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/apr/04/writing-depression-catharsis-margaret-drabble

Day 75 – End of Semester Presentation

    Today I presented my research. Here are the slides followed by cue cards.   Slides:   Notes (I switched around the order at the last minute):…

Day 65 – Recap

  With the slide submission deadline for our end of semester presentation fast approaching, I thought it best to take 20 minutes to write down exactly what I’ve…

Day 57 – CORE Forms

These are the forms currently used at the University of Dundee Counselling Service for reviewing the previous week. It may not be able to give an accurate recollection of…

Day 55 – Counselling Service Interview

Today I spent some time in the office Caroline Adamson (Senior counsellor / clinical lead of the University of Dundee Counselling service) chatting to her about the counselling service’s…

Day 40 – Gurus Day

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Yesterday was Gurus’ Day – a full day of discussions with outside experts about our projects and the directions we were heading in. Using my PDT boxes as reference points,…

Day 40 – Typeform Questionnaire

I have put together & distributed a Typeform questionnaire looking at the place of communication technologies in young people’s lives. The aim is to understand how personal people…

Day 35 – PDT Boxes

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This semester’s second deadline comes in the form of designing and building a set of ‘PDT Boxes’. PDT stands for ‘People Design Technology’ and is a broad stroke used…

Day 30 – The Vicious Circle

For the last few weeks at 4pm on Thursdays I have been attending a University of Dundee Counselling Service run class called “Living Life to the Full”. The…

Day 25 – Organisation

After five weeks I’ve managed to find a way of managing tasks which works for me. Over the past three years I’ve jumped around different digital and analog…

Day 20 – Magazine Meetings

  deesign Magazine’s timeline has been pushed back two weeks taking up the two week buffer I had built into the timeline for release of issue one.  This was…

Day 15 – Decisions

We’ve just cut into week three… things are ramping up. The studio environment is beginning to feel a little stressy. I spent the first half of last week…

Day 8 – Possibilities & Early Progress

Week one flew by with plenty of exploration of my three concepts as well as a day spent working on deesign Magazine. Everyone seems to have settled into a…

New likes for the price of a beer

    During my Summer internship with Mallzee there was a lot of chat about Facebook ads. So I thought I’d find out exactly how they work.  …

Day 1 – Beginnings

Here it is, the last first day of my undergraduate Digital Interaction Design degree at DJCAD, University of Dundee. Alongside settling back into the city after my Summer…

Design by not designing

Recently I’ve had a bit of a fascination with randomness. It all started a year ago on an interrailling trip around Europe. In Prague my friends & I…

The golden follow

About a year ago I first stumbled across IFTTT (If this then that). What IFTTT does is basically in the name. If one thing happens it triggers something else. Each ‘thing’…