A booklet published in July 2022 documenting a series of projects undertaken since 2015 to develop teaching materials for children with autism using an industrial design methodology and process. In association with XingXingYu 星星雨 School, Beijing.Continue reading Learning Resources for Autistic Children 自闭症儿童学习资源
Every year we try to hold a workshop with a New Year card theme. This year was a challenge because many areas of Beijing were facing restrictions, but we still managed a couple of workshops with a fun animated tiger card. Images from two workshops — at BIT auxiliary research school in LiangXiang and the Courtyard Institute in Beijing.
Design Research Society LEARNxDESIGN Conference 2021, 24–26 September 2021 Jinan|China
My colleague and I presented two papers at this conference; One about the card education resource I had developed and another about teaching Design History in China.
I created this folding brain anatomy model (based on a tetraflexagon) for the DYSPLA festival in Enfield 18th — 19th September, 2021.Continue reading Dyspla — Words Not Walls Festival
An interactive game exhibit based on popular children’s IP, LuoBaoBei, coupled with a DIY toy both based on an episode about climbing.Continue reading LBB Climbing Game and DIY Papercraft Toy
This interactive workshop/exhibition was part of a larger series of workshops I organised during Beijing Design Week 2015. The unusual venue (a high-end shopping mall not far from the 798 Art District in Beijing) was an attempt to bring making activity to a wider audience.Continue reading CAFA X Makedo
This design was created for a series of workshops our studio was commissioned to produce for CCTV. Using the materials provided, participants could make a working zoetrope and create their own simple animation to play. The activity was part of an introduction to animation, from which a group of kids would work with an international team of professional animators to create short movies.Continue reading Zoetrope Papercraft
A big production, supported by Nickelodeon, for Beijing Design Week where visitors could craft their own Spongebob or Patrick figures and put them on display. This was a really popular, fun event. Spongebob “superfans” travelled from as far as Shanghai to take part.Continue reading Claystation X Spongebob at Beijing Design Week
This workshop was created for the 7th International Conference on Design & Emotion, Blatantly Blues, IIT Institute of Design, Chicago. 4th-7th October, 2010Continue reading Black Box Design: A Hands-On Workshop to Design Equipment with a Magical Interface
This is a paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Design & Emotion, at IIT Institute of Design, Chicago, October 4–7, 2010. and published in the proceedings: Blatantly Blues. ISBN 978–0615406664. It even won the “Best Design Case” award!Continue reading The Emotional Jukebox — Exploring Nostalgia and Tangible Media in Selecting and Playing music