James Rice

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Digital Hallway
So the first semester of third year is over and so we have held an exhibition for the previous 21st Century Barometer project and created a website:
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A New Year – V&A Furniture
So as we enter 2013 I was lucky enough to spend the first few days in London, enjoying the sights and the new furniture gallery within the V&A museum. The gallery displays over 200 examples...
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Berndnaut Smilde – Nimbus (Cloud in a Room)
Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde can create a cloud in a room. Using specially moderated moisture levels as well as well placed lighting for a split second...
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Material Exploration – Sublimation Printing
Textile Futures as a module has been an exploration into different manufacturing and printing processes. For one of my final outcomes I have decided to make use of the sublimation printing...
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History Table Cloth
So after attending the Glasgow DesignSpeck workshop it’s time to start developing our research into some working concepts to be prototyped in January. Rebecca and I have been looking into...
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RainCheck – Behind the Scenes
With the prototype nearing completion and testing under way, the time has come to film a contextual video for the device. Here are a few videos and photos of what we have been up to the past...
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Calibration
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The build 2
Just a quick update...
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The Build
So now that we have sourced our Iroko hardwood it’s time to get started building. We have decided to use a modular approach and have had all the pieces needed milled to size ready to be...
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#thesocialkitchen
With three weeks to go until we take a trip to Glasgow for the next Designspeck workshop both Rebecca and I have been looking at ways in which we can gather information on the way people use...
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Experience Prototyping
Marion Buchenau and Jane Fulton Suri in their paper Experience Prototyping as ‘a form of prototyping that enables design team members, users and clients to gain first-hand appreciation of...
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Taking Form
Over the last few days we have spent a lot of time thinking about the final form of our ‘Rain in a Box.’ We played with different materials while also looking at how our interaction...
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Specks for Design
The speckled project has been created by the Edinburgh School of Informatics for the four design schools of Scotland to create new and innovative applications for their Speck...
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DesignSpeck
A few weeks ago a six of us went to the Edinburgh College of Art to begin the speckled computing project we are participating in alongside our Textile Futures Module. We spent the weekend...
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Mark 1 Crit
So the very first iteration of our concept has been created and we have had the opportunity to present our ideas to the rest of the year. The presentation went well and gave us the space to...
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Design Ethnography
The first design path we have been looking into is Design Ethnography. I would describe Design Ethnography is immersing yourself into the culture and world of your user group and crafting...
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21st Century Barometer
During  my first semester of third year I will be undertaking a cross disciplinary module that will join both PD and DIXD together under our Social Digital banner. The name of the module is...
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Textile Futures
As part of my expansive learning module this year I am taking part in an interdisciplinary project with the textile department. In pairs made up of one Product Designer and one Textile Designer...
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Level 3
This week was the beginning of my third year at Uni. We began with the first ever Social Digital Banquet. Social Digital being the all encompassing name of both Product Design and Digital...
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Promotional Posters
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Sound Sculpture
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Aerial View
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User Interaction
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