Information Experience Design Projects
Here are a selection of IED projects from our electives, pathways, research groups, and collaborations.
Full Dome Research Group
The IED Fulldome Research Group grew out of our Exploded Screen elective, #movingimagedesign pathway, and ongoing collaborations with Greenwich Planetarium to take on a global presence with many awards & screenings, led by IED PhD student Michaela French.
David Parr House
IED joined with the RCA's History of Design programme for a competition to design a museum on a bicycle and interactive book for the David Parr House museum in Cambridge. Details here.
Led by IED Visiting Lecturer Dr Helga Schmid, the IED Space Programme partnered with UCL's Dr Andrew Pontzen and his team of astrophysicists for Rrose Sélavy’s Dada Extravaganza at the Royal Academy, an event themed around the museum’s Dali/Duchamp exhibition. Details here.
Battersea Sculpture Prize
IED has been running the Battersea Sculpture Prize since 2014, with the generous support of Friends of Battersea Park, giving an IED student or team the opportunity of a year-long outdoor installation.
V&A Black Market / Shadow Gallery
Selected IED and Visual Communications students travelled to Kyoto for a project on radio and poetry, collaborating to create projects for an exhibition in Tokyo in 2017. Further information here.
Decomputing the pigeon sensorium
Animal computer interaction is a growing field, much of it pioneered in the UK by Dr Clara Mancini at the Open University. On the occasion of the first stand-alone conference of ACI, Mancini invited IED Decomputation students, led by IED Visiting Lecturer Dr John Fass, to produce work to demonstrate and display at the event. Details here.
This competition was run by IED Visiting Lecturer Helene Steiner, and open to all RCA MA programmes. The winning team, including Year 1 IED student Greg Orrom-Swan, went on to commercialise their product at InnovationRCA. Find out more about the Biodesign Challenge here.
Systems Research Group
The IED Systems Research Group is led by IED Tutor, artist & quantum physicist Dr Libby Heaney. It explores the creative potential of quantum thinking and methods through artistic practice-based research and teaching. Further details here.