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Lori Miao-Ju Ho

MA work

HIRDE- Say hi to your imaginary friend

Hirde is a child companion platform centred around a friend imagined and co-created between parents and their children.

Hirde accompanies the child anywhere they go, listening to their worries, supporting them through their lowest moments, accompanying them though nighttime fears, and growing through play and storytelling. Hirde is a bridge between parent and child, helping parents develop a better understanding of their children, and helping children feel secure by assisting them in developing the confidence to face the outside world.

Hirde is not just a toy: it is a proven technology that has endless potential to foster imagination, collaboration and communication through play. With Hirde, we can embrace the creativity between parent and child to learn, create and share new ideas and findings together.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2016

  • Lori Ho is an artist, maker and designer specialising in finding new meanings in everyday objects and surroundings. Described as “epic, dark and a strange kind of funny,” her work evokes a sense of play that comes from breaking down preconceived boundaries. Her work also addresses questions posed by deconstruction, collision, surveillance and the unseen hierarchies that are manipulating the works and the viewers.

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art, University College London