Last month I got the opportunity to head back home to New Zealand to present my research so far at the DesForM 2012 conference in Wellington (Unfortunately the jetlag — known by William Gibson as soul-delay — was so bad that I only really recovered the day I flew out!). The proceedings are all available for free online, and I’ve also put my slides up for perusal.
My talk was about part of the pilot studies of my research. I talked to a number of students at the New Designers show in London last year to see how they understood haptic qualities in relation to their own work.
I was also busy on the twitters during the conference and did storifys of the two academic days as well as the final industry day. The two keynotes were videorecorded, including Neil Leach’s on the future of architecture (also see my storify)
and the hypnotically soothing Phillip Beaseley on his highly sensory sculptures with future forward materials and construction.
I was also interested in a number of the other talks, ranging from cognitive blends, to Camille Mousette’s similar work in terms of haptic prototyping.