I'm Acting Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Games Design & Art and a Senior Teaching Fellow in Digital Media BA (Hons) Graphic Arts at Winchester School of Art (WSA). I also Freelance making Apps, Web stuff and working as UX and UI designer, developer and consultant.
I teach across a wide range of subjects across entire modules including Studio Practice, Games Practice, Research and Communication Skills, to individual session talks on subjects such Creative Commons, open source, Art & the Web, games design, web design and ux design to both Undergraduate students, Postgraduate students and the creative industries. I keenly teach both the academic theory and the practical application.
The area I like to teach and research the most is connected technology. It's related to the web and how to design for the medium and connected devices with a focus on experience design (ux), delightful design and user interface design (uid). I like to sweepingly refer to this as "New Communication Design".
I am super keen on open education and am endeavouring more and more to improve the use and experience of the UOS OER platform EdShare . I like the idea of open badges and I'm a ILIaD associate and TELL member at the University of Southampton(UOS). WSA is a School within UOS.
I have a BA in Animation and a MA in Art, Design and Internet Technologies. For my Final Project I claim to have invented a online social network about the same time as Facebook was being created, however mine never took off. I am currently undertaking a PhD researching ux design within online learning platforms for Art & Design Education.
I previously managed the Technical Services team at WSA, which comprises all the hard working technical staff equipped to ensure the practice of making Art & Design is cutting edge at WSA. A have over the last few year's have taken on the role of Degree Show Co-ordinator in Semester two. I was for a little while bestowed the job of School Safety Officer!
When I can I help design, develop and consult on apps and web projects. These have ranged from small local companies , local artists , academics ,conferences and all kinds of interesting groups . I have also been fortunate to work and consult on digital projects for corporate companies with Intermedia Solutions such as TKMaxx , FatFace , EazyPrint and more. I am also the co-founder of GroovyApps .
For the record I have a wife, 3 kids, 2 cat's and have always loved AFC Wimbledon .
Please feel free to tweet me about Teaching, Training or Web and App projects. I am keen to work on New Communication Design with education goals, not for profit organisations and social responsiblity projects.
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