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For full course information including application processes and fees please visit the MA Interaction Design Communication at LCC university of the Arts London webpage. Please find below a small sample of student projects.

Student Projects:


22361064084_c83041e408_kGraduate show Nov 15, project in foreground, interactive twitter data vis and in background IoT human size hamster wheel with networked leaderboard and ‘Exquisite Nose’ an olfactory interface.


Coby is designed with the intention to raise awareness of each person’s carbon footprint and empower them to make more conscious decisions about their everyday shopping and how their choices might impact the environment. Coby eats your shopping receipts, calculates the sum of the carbon emissions of each product and produces a long burp- if the CO2 footprint is large or a short one if the footprint is small. Long term, it can grow sadder or stay happy depending on the CO2 footprints of your shopping history.


22565464028_4ef9432d59_kGraduate show Nov 15, projects include IoT human size hamster wheel with networked leaderboard and ‘Exquisite Nose’ an olfactory interface.


Since our natural resources are not inexhaustible, based on current technologies, people have to control to be more sustainable. New technologies, however, promote rapid social change, which means more difficult for societies to follow a path of sustainability because it makes it impossible to predict people’s ideas and values, thus, leading to more difficult to control. So, conversely, instead of being “extensions of human body”, technologies could be more harsh to limit people, to raise the awareness of the concern of un-sustainability — I would like to call them “Obstructive Technologies ”.


22994926391_d72f79b2d8_kGraduate show Nov 15, Phone box shower hack.


Physical Computing: Haptic Project.


22970366522_ed5137e6dc_kGraduate show Nov 15, IoT human size hamster wheel with networked leaderboard.


Physical Computing: Haptic Project.


“Living in London, we found jaywalking very common. In the past 10 years, 8,242 pedestrians died on Oxford Street which included 1,279 children. Melody Walks is an interactive project aiming to lead people crossing road properly. We changed the pattern of zebra cross into “piano cross” — when the traffic light is green, it will play a nice melody when people cross it, whereas when the traffic light is red, it will play a noisy cacophony to alarm people stop jaywalking. Because it is engaging, we want to use it as a tool to educate children on how to behave when crossing streets.”


TE2_01Graduate publication: Tangible Evidence Vol. 2 ‘System, Platforms and Prototypes’

TE2_03Graduate publication: Tangible Evidence Vol. 2 ‘Internet of Bombs’ essay and illustrations.


Melody Walks is an interactive project which aims to lead people crossing road properly with using Xbox Kinect Motion Sensors and MAX/MSP. We changed the pattern of zebra cross into “Piano Cross” – When the traffic light is green, it will play nice sounds during crossing the road. On the other hand, while the light is red, it will play noisy alarm sounds which is engaging people to make less jaywalking.

8,242 pedestrians died on Great Britain between 1999 to 2010, including 1,279 children. Pedestrian casualties peak during afternoon rush hour and school closing time and on Friday and Saturday evenings. Oxford Street has a high volume of pedestrians and the road is largely restricted to taxies and buses.
Living in London, we found jaywalking very common in general. Melody Walks is an interactive project which aims to lead people crossing road properly. We changed the pattern of zebra cross into “Piano Cross” – When the traffic light is green, it will play nice sounds during crossing the road. On the other hand, while the light is red, it will play noisy alarm sounds which is engaging people to make less jaywalking.

This project also can be used as a tool of education for children how to behave when they cross the street. Prototype


Intel Workshop: IoT toolbox.

Other Bits:


This is Ben talking at the V&A about Making and Design Education:

This is Cory Doctorow talking at the same V&A event about Maker Culture and other things that MA Interaction Design Communication talk about often:

This is film the from the 2013 Elephant and Castle Mini Maker Faire run here at LCC and which Ben is an organiser of.

Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire 2013 from Lightgeist Media on Vimeo.