The Design Participation Lab engages with projects with a humanitarian or environmental focus. We value pluralism, seeking to make technologies that reflect the rich diversity and idiosyncrasies of people and the ways in which they wish to interact. We are also exploring interaction between people and nature, and aim toward new kinds of socio-enviro-technical systems that make it easier, more interesting, and more fun to monitor and understand species.
See below for a selection of our current, past, and upcoming research projects.
- A Pictorial Communication Framework for Inclusion
- New Information Access Technologies for People with Intellectual Disability
- CoDesign Beyond Words for Minimally Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum
Ageing and Dementia
- The Messaging Kettle Project
- Make and Connect: Enabling People to Connect through their Things.
Children and Education
Nature and the Environment
- Ambient Nature Network: Designing Technologies to Connect People to and through Nature
- Technologies to Reduce Music Festival Campsite Waste
Indigenous language technologies co-design
- Digital Noticeboards for Remote Aboriginal Communities
- Tangible Technologies for Sharing Indigenous Languages.
Health and Well-being Technologies
- eStrokeNav: Better Individualised Stroke Care
- I want to Move it, Move it: exploring children’s active play through tangible and embodied interfaces
- Gaming addiction