KIST Timeline Draft

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This is the draft of KIST Project’s Timeline, I need to develop more later

Stakeholder – Co-design

  • design researcher from DJCAD
  • CHAS
  • funder – by the Scottish Funding Council through their Innovation Voucher Scheme
  • Ill child
  • Family
  • Relative carers

Design Team

  • Hazel White – Director of the Master of Design programme at DJCAD
  • Jo Hodge – PhD student at DJCAD.
  • Sara Nevay – Project management from Master of Design for Service student at DJCAD
  • Ming – Master of Design for Service student at DJCAD
  • Maria McGill – CHAS CEO
  • Alison Blair – CHAS activities co-ordinator
  • Paul MacKinnon – looked after the programming and technical development form DJCAD.

Timeline / History

The project began as a simple box to ‘contain the internet”, emerging from two earlier projects hamefarers kist and pigeon post

2009 – Hamefarers’ Kist|Knitted Remotes

Hamefarers’ Kist|Knitted Remotes is  a way of connecting across generations by sharing online photo albums with people who don’t use computers.

The development of the kist was inspired by observing carers and volunteers in care homes and museums in Whalsay, Bressay and Lerwick勒威克小镇 in Shetland share their collective memories 集体记忆 of their communities with both visitors and those in their care. Hamefarers is the Shetland term for the returning diaspora离散的犹太人回归. Shetlanders have historically left the islands for economic reasons, sometimes to return, often not – creating a challenge for how the young, tech-savvy diaspora connect with their less technically connected older relatives.

he small box contains knitted pincushions针织的抱枕, each one has a different pattern which is associated with people, places or events. Placing a ‘knitted remote’ in the box brings up images from a person or event on the screen in the box lid, which can be flicked through. The owner doesn’t need to know how to log on to a computer or how to access the internet: the images are uploaded by the younger relatives through Flickr photosharing: grandchildren on the other side of the world can upload images to their grandparents kist.

启发: 在观察 照顾老人医护人员和志愿者 的在家庭护理  + 设得兰群岛三个小镇的博物馆 中,分享他们 社区的集体记忆,这些于 旅游和他们所关注的事情的有关

挑战: 怎样让懂得技术的离散犹太人与不懂技术的老亲人们联系

内容:KIST石头箱子。

  • 针织小抱枕作为远程控制,他们的子孙们可以通过Flickr 上传照片给老人们,
  • The Hamefarers’ Kist is discussed in a book chapter Handle with Care in Prototype:
  • The Hamefarers’ kist was on exhibited in the CrossingPoints exhibition at the Bonhoga Gallery in Shetland in June 2010

2010 1月 – Hamefarers’ kist exhibition

2011 –  pigeon post

Her research focus is at the intersection 交叉口 of communication, connection & emotion. She uses wearable technologies and smart textiles to create clothing, which facilitates conversations and strengthens the bonds of relationships in a mindful way. Jo’s public blog is here.

Pigeon Post uses toys and clothing to allow parents and children who are separated through work, illness or family breakdown to communicate online.

Pigeon post is an action research project forming part of Jo Hodge’s PhD research at DJCAD, University of Dundee. Jo’s PhD study is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Her research focus is at the intersection of communication, connection & emotion. She uses wearable technologies and smart textiles to create clothing, which facilitates conversations and strengthens the bonds of relationships in a mindful way.

2012. 03-04 – March and April 2012 – Craft workshop

Craft workshops in March and April 2012  bring together children, parents and carers at CHAS to imagine and make toys and accessories which enable children to independently access their favourite websites.

The outcome of the this stage of the project is a prototype device which enables young people in CHAS to independently access online content using engaging things that we have designed together.  We are keen to hear from technology companies and funders who would be interested in taking the project forward.

2012 – I am network

Sara Nevay’s work for the project includes a projected service experience for a new social network that can be utilised by and for families who visit CHAS and their children with complex communication needs. I Am network explains KISTproject’s future direction. The team are currently exploring avenues for funding and are keen to hear from interested parties in the further development of this project.

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