I have just started a new module at uni, which involves making physical products (hardware). I’ve always been way better at making things then just writing things as I am a kinaesthetic and visual learner.
Up until now, I have just been learning OpenframeWorks, which has been…well, It’s been cool to learn what it can do, but it’s been very hard to learn from scratch.
Previously, I have studied graphic design, fine art and digital art. So you could say I’ve always been an artist and furthermore, I’ve always been using my hands to make things. I’m not used to sitting in front of a computer trying to understand where the semi-colon is missing or why the program is buggy. It’s lead to a lot of frustration and upset but nevertheless, it’s been a journey.
As a disabled person who has also worked closely with other disabled people, and as the sister of 2 autistic brothers, I have always wanted to create assistive technology to help disabled people. I regularly use read-to-write software and have other software that I used for my dyslexia/dyspraxia too.
I’ve been fortunate to start my masters knowing that this is exactly what I want to do and achieve and this module has been great for me because I’ve been able to physically create products (or at least have an idea of what I would like to create) in order to develop and learn from in the future.
So this blog with document all that I have and will achieve for my personal journey, but also to show you cool guys and gals at home what I want to do or have done. I hope that you like my stuff, and I am open to any suggestions too!