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Student Showcase Archive

Harry Thompson

MA work

MA work


Rethinking the community notice board.

Do you feel a sense of connection with the neighbourhood you live in? Many of us don’t and yet many of us would like to. But we don’t take the time to seek out what’s out there or download community-building apps. Traditional noticeboards offer a public space to share and promote local groups, events and businesses but their static, old-fashioned nature mean they’re often ignored.

In light of this I developed livelyhood; engaging, on-street, modular structures that use a range of digital, digital/physical and analogue displays that grab your attention and show you what's going on in your community. The modular structure and variety of display methods allows for an interactive and ever-changing physical presence in your neighbourhood.

For those wanting to share/create content for the livelyhood displays, an easy to use web/app interface provides a simple way of getting your event, group or organisation an on-street presence that traditional forms of outreach don’t always offer.



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2016

  • I have a strong interest in inclusive, human-centred design, utilising the latest technologies in a sympathetic and emotionally intelligent way.

    Coming from a science background, through an MEng Engineering Science and three years of experience working in clinical trials, the Innovation Design Engineering course has been an outstanding opportunity to work with a brilliantly diverse group of fellow students from an array of creative and technical backgrounds. I have been able to develop design skills and build upon my existing engineering and analytical abilities.

  • Degrees

  • MEng Engineering Science, University of Oxford, 2011
  • Experience

  • Image Analyst, IXICO plc, London, 2011–14