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Information Experience Design Projects

Here are a selection of IED projects from our electives, pathways, research groups, and collaborations. 

Full Dome Research Group

IED Fulldome Research Group at Sonar Festival
IED Fulldome Research Group at Sonar Festival, 2018
Photographer: Michaela French

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

White Noise

White Noise
White Noise, IED Visiting Lecturer Ronnie Deelen 2017
Performance, electronics
Photographer: Jack Johnstone

IED #sounddesign students, led by IED Visiting Lecturer Ronnie Deelen, have been staging monthly live performances in White City and Kensington.

David Parr House

Museum on a Bicycle by Ieva Simkonyte and Laura Ridpath
Museum on a Bicycle, Ieva Simkonyte and Laura Ridpath 2018
Photographer: Kevin Walker

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

L’Observatoire Bizarre

L’Observatoire Bizarre
L’Observatoire Bizarre, Space Program students 2017
Photographer: Max Meichowski/RA

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

Battersea Sculpture Prize
Battersea Sculpture Prize, Michael Pecirno, Franziska Hatton+Daria Jelonek, Makiko Takashima 2014, 2016, 2017
Photographer: Kevin Walker

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

The Right Arm
The Right Arm, Grace Pappas, Albert Barbu and Oscar Warr 2017
Photographer: Gabriel Lillian Bertogg / V&A

IED Space Programme students, led by IED Visiting Lecturer Dr Helga Schmid, operated clandestine black markets throughout the V&A museum during a money-themed Friday Late event. Details here

Radio Waves

Building radios at Kyoto Design Lab
Building radios at Kyoto Design Lab, 2016
Photographer: Kevin Walker

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

De-computing the pigeon sensorium
De-computing the pigeon sensorium, Rose Leahy 2017

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.

Biodesign Challenge

Biodesign Challenge winning project POM
Pollinator and Orchard Management - RCA Biodesign Challenge, Louis Alderson-Bythell, Sam Roots, Greg Orrom Swan, Tashia Tucker

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

Alice and Bob by IED students Daria Jelonek & Anna Ridler
Alice & Bob, Daria Jelonek & Anna Ridler 2017
Software, digital prints

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.