While on holiday last month, I couldn't help but notice (and document) the huge number of hearing 'care' retailers on the high street.
It feels like this was ages ago now, but sadly I've been completely out of the habit of blogging for the past six (or more) months. However this feels like a good post to start back with, letting myself be re-excited about sharing my research. Last April brought the EAD conference to my home town … Continue reading Running with Scissors, European Academy of Design Conference 2019 & EAD PhD pre-conference event.
My first paper, on the first year of my PhD project is available to read at the link below! https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14606925.2019.1595440
(A small vitrine displaying some of my early stage material exploration prototypes.) ‘Exploring hearing aids and super normal design’ This display shows a selection of work in progress on the PhD project, exploring hearing aids and super normal design. When we think of hearing aids, images of beige or robotic silver devices come to mind. These are … Continue reading DJCAD research expo.
Vacuum form and black resin cast of original BE19 NHS hearing aid, pictures on the left. The BE19 model is an analogue device that was prescribed in the early to mid eighties, however it's form is the most 'hearing aid like' of all the models I've collected from audiologists, participants and friends. It's simple, uninfluenced … Continue reading thinking through making: plastics and 3D modelling
After some unsuccessful attempts with aluminium, time to play with copper! Some unsuccessful attempts at gauging pressure x presses... (Missing image, my notebook pages of what pressures and presses in combo were too much for the copper.) Next, to solder!