Final Show: 3rd - 4th February 2023
MA 2023

Claire is an experienced senior leader at international non-governmental organisations, having spent the last decade working across various complex humanitarian contexts worldwide. With expertise in leading multidisciplinary technical teams, designing inclusive and impactful programmes and policies.

Claire is a design activist and a design facilitator and has worked on innovative projects spanning from reproductive rights, stunting prevention, behaviour change, gender-based violence, education, environmental regeneration to mental health and many more. 

Claire centres her practice around care, asking: Who cares? How do we care? Where are the hidden burdens of care?

Throughout her MA Claire has been exploring a critical and historical analysis of decolonial, ecological, and feminist theories. To explore a type of design which is political, radical and values shaping, rooted at the most local level.

Final Project

Attune fosters mindful documentation of memories throughout life, enabling joyful experiences and enhanced person-centred care for people living with dementia.

Attune reimagines the traditional camera roll on your phone by transforming how we capture and preserve memories. It utilises AI technology and voice recognition to incorporate sensory details such as songs, sounds, and scents, and optimises existing data on your phone. These sensory triggers spark reminiscence with friends, family and carers. Attune was co-produced with people living with dementia, and a partner organisation, Music Mirrors.

WIP project 2022

The Royal College of Art partnered with The White Eagle Appeal and leading design agency Hellon to expand U.K. services to the Ukrainian refugee community and to help define a system that could be scaled. A team of five co-designed a service concept entitled Context, a digital friend which helps newly arrived families settle in the U.K. 

Context is a browser extension which supports refugees by overlaying crowdsourced cultural interpretations of information onto existing websites. Context was developed and validated through a series of in-depth interviews, workshops and feedback sessions with members of the Ukrainian refugee community at the White Eagle Appeal.

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Dementia: Caring for the Future