EngD

  • May 2020 Update

    I have been making progress over the past month with the plans for our new online study. I have been slow to move forward for various reasons including a minor setback due to a repetitive strain type injury (frustrating to...

  • Running a Virtual Ideation Session with Designability Colleagues

    Last week, I completed the first step of my plan for developing an online study, which was to run an ideation session with the Design Team at Designability. In this blog post, I will describe the aim of the session...

  • The New Online Study: My Approach

    Last week, I mentioned that I will be planning an online study to answer some more detailed design questions about augmented reality prompts I have not yet considered. Rather than testing the ideas I have looked into already and then...

  • April 2020 Update

    It's been three weeks since I updated you on how my supervisors and I decided to reshuffle the plan for upcoming research activities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given everything that has happened in the meantime, I am glad...

  • Risk Management and Being Adaptable

    In the summer before I started my EngD project at Designability, I attended a full-day 'How to Manage Your Research Project' training session. It was a very useful event, and a lot of the content was really 'how to manage...

  • A Change of Pace

    In my previous blog post, I alluded to how I have a lot going on both in and out of university at the moment. I think it is time to take a moment and explain what I meant by that,...

  • Where Have You Been, Thomas?

    Good question! It has probably been the longest time period during which I have not posted on my blog, and it's not for lack of having things to write about. As a quick catch up with what's been going, I...

  • New Year, New Skills - Modelling 3D Objects

    Happy New Year! It's been a while since I've posted anything, but things have been ticking over since my December 2019 Update. I did not end up submitting the ethics application for the next study last month, but my submission...

  • December 2019 Update

    Despite the high of previous weeks, so far in December I have felt busy but not very productive. In an attempt to combat this unhelpful attitude, I have prepared one of my monthly updates. Read on to find out what's...