Often when I talk about what I do, making isn’t just this inevitable function tacked on at the end. The way we make our products is certainly equally as demanding and requires so much definition. I design and make. I can’t separate those two.
Why do we make? Connecting: Makers examines how the connected world is changing the nature of creativity. When everyone is a maker, new possibilities emerge, but with them come new responsibilities about digital transparency, cultural awareness, and the role of the designer.
"How would the experience of using London’s hire-bikes differ if they were connected to the network?"
Named for the genus of the pigeon – known for both its homing abilities and its prevalence throughout London – Columba by Tom Armitage is a working experience prototype in hardware and software that explores this idea.