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Student Showcase Archive

Jacob Spradley

MA work

MA work

  • Vadio - Works Like

    Vadio - Works Like, 2019
    Wearable computing

  • Vadio - Looks Like

    Vadio - Looks Like, 2019
    Wearable computing

  • Vadio - Discrete radio surveillance detection

    Vadio - Discrete radio surveillance detection, 2019
    Wearable computing

  • Play
  • VADIO futures

    VADIO futures, 2019

  • Carved chair

    Carved chair, 2018
    Carved from an old work bench


Vadio undermines biometric radar surveillance – emerging military technology that monitors individuals’ heartbeats, activities and identities through walls, in crowds, anywhere; using radio waves. Vadio alerts activists and protesters when being monitored. It translates the surveilling radiowaves into physical sensations, providing directional information to allow evasion or behaviour adjustment.



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2019

  • Designer, inventor and technologist, with a background in architecture. Jacob's practice examines the interplay of human experience and emerging technologies.

    Experiments and human insights drive Jacob's design philosophy to create meaningful interventions in both the digital and physical realm. This has led to a broad portfolio of work encapsulating HCI, radio communications, digital and physical product development and large scale architectural projects.

  • Degrees

  • BA Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, 2014
  • Experience

  • Architectural assistant, Platform 5 Architects, London, 2014–2017
  • Awards

  • Berman Guedes Stretton award for creative originality in design, 2014
  • Publications

  • Neighbourhoods of the Future, 2019