Case Studies

Read up on some of our past and current work listed below.

Imagining Remote Personal Touch

What are the possible roles and nature of touch in the context of personal relationships and, specifically, remote personal communication? We use a series of interactive prototyping workshops to explore this question.

In Touch with Baby

Can we think of bio-sensing as digital touch? We explore bio-sensing as an extreme case of mediated touch in the context of parent-infant interaction.

The Art of Remote Contact

How might digital interactive arts offer people a new route to explore touch and digital touch communication? How could creative uses of technology enhance feelings of connection and tackle isolation? We explore these questions in collaboration with interactive arts studio Invisible Flock.

Designing Digital Touch

How do design students think about and through touch? What happens when digital touch communication moves to the centre of the design process? We worked with scholars at the Loughborough Design School to explore these questions by co-developing a student design brief for their course on User Experience Design.

Tactile Emoticon

Working with UCL colleagues from neuroscience and computer science, we made a prototype to investigate how the established digital communicative practices of sending emoticons might be extended to touch to enhance social communication and positive social feedback.

Threshold Touch Experiences

An on-going artistic collaboration with Falk Hubner and Marloeke van der Vlugt.