July 2015

Lancaster Design PhD conference 2015

Lancaster Design PhD conference 2015

During July I attended and presented my poster at Lancaster Design PhD conference. It was a great opportunity to network with other design researchers and also to hear several excellent presentations. This month I have begun to develop a cultural probe to deploy through staff and at a substance misuse rehabilitation centre in Hove, to collect primary data from 22 chronic street drinkers, who are currently in the early stages of recovery. This design experiment is being developed to allow service users as ‘experts by experience’ to express their voice in the design process and potentially uncover new insights into the way services could be adapted.