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Natasha Trotman


  • Natasha Trotman
  • Area

    The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design


    Research Associate, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

  • Natasha Trotman is a designer, maker and researcher whose work focuses on mental difference, experience interventions and design as a conduit for new conversations and approaches around mental difference. Natasha has worked with neurodiverse communities and people with varied abilities, including those with dyspraxia, autism and those living with dementia. She has also worked with their carers and supporters.

  • Biography

  • Natasha completed a Masters degree in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art in 2016. She is currently working as a Research Associate at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design on the 'Design and the Mind' project, in partnership with the Wellcome Collection, which engages and co-creates with neurodiverse people. The project is based at the Wellcome Hub in London.

    Natasha also works with children, young people and adults with moderate to profound multiple learning differences and spectrum conditions. She engages with them through exploration and by building on bespoke sensory thresholds, including non-verbal communication for participation and engaging in multi-sensory experiences on varying themes and interactions.

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  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • Publications
    Trotman, N. (2014) Remixing Weather Forecasts: Tangible Linguistics – Hearing with your Hands, in Open Collaborative Making, A Digital Perspective, 2014, Rogers, J., Papadimitriou, I., A.Prescott. pp47-48. Uniform Communications Ltd. ISBN-10: 0957686811


    • Alt. Experiences: Haptics, Frequencies and Colour, Monochrome exhibition (2018) National Gallery, London  
    • Travelling on Performance ('interactive' text), Institute of Contemporary Arts (2017) London 
    • Sensorium Mystery Exhibition and interactive workshop, Heart and Soul (2017) London 
    • Traces V&A (2017) London 
    • TSL Neurodivergent Memoirs and Echoes, V&A (2017) London 
    • Tune in Tune Out, Show and Tell Mozilla Foundation (2016) London, Berlin 
    • Tune in Tune Out, Hearing with your hands, Open Platform, Wellcome Collection (2016) London 
    • TSL Tune in Tune Out Toolkit V&A (2016) London 
    • TSL Tune in Tune Out Toolkit, Digital Design Drop in V&A (2016) London 
    • Sensorium Emporium, In Formation exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Arts (2017) London 
    • Tangible Statistics Linguistics – Metastories (2015) The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 
    • Scribe Excerpt – Divergent lenses, Research Through Design Conference (2015) Cambridge, UK,Tangible Statistics Linguistics – Metastories, The BRI, UK, 
    • The Great British Space Race, NASA Space Apps (2015) London 
    • Hack The Quartet, Breath of the quartet (2014) The Bristol Old Vic, London 
    • Tangible Statistics Linguistics (2014) V&A, London 
    • Tangible Statistics Linguistics (2014) Ethical Dilemma Cafe, Mozilla Festival, London 
    • TSL The Exponential Horn (2014) The Science Museum, London 
    • Creative Citizens Project – Interactive Wall (2014) AHRC Connected Communities, Cardiff and Creative Citizens Conference, Royal College of Art, London 
    • Accendo (2014) The Royal College of Music, London 
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