I mash up art, science and technology to solve problems and make people happy.
Stuff I’ve made
- DNA Disco is a free app to raise awareness of wildlife conservation by telling you which endangered animal you dance like. It converts your dance moves into a DNA sequence, which is then searched against a database of real genes from endangered species to find the best match. You’ll see the animal’s conservation status and be able to support organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to protect the animal and its habitat.
- Food Waste Hero is a project concept for schools to raise awareness of food waste through behavioural economics, storytelling, design and technology. It features a Raspberry Pi internet-of-things device to weigh kitchen food waste bins and shows how households are doing compared to the UK average. (This slide deck with speaker notes goes into more detail).
Stuff I’ve done for clients
- Applied improvisation training for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and at The School of Life
- Difficult conversations role play for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge Judge Business School and ARM
- Customer development interview simulations and Open Space facilitation for 50th Generation
- Innovation workshop facilitation for United Business Media and Sigma Consulting
- Artificial intelligence consulting and user experience design for Linguamatics and Eagle Genomics.
Stuff I’ve done at conferences
- Agile in the City 2018 – Dealing with difficult people: rapid prototyping of behaviour
- Agile Tour London 2018 – Embedding agile in any meeting
- Agile Cambridge 2017 – Dealing with difficult people: rapid prototyping of behaviour
- Social Age Safari 2017 – Exploring social rules through improvisation
- UX Cambridge 2012 – Channelling the Magic: Applying Improvised Theatre and Comedy to UX Design
- UX Cambridge 2011 – Speed Sketching
What I do now
I run Intermingled, a boundary-spanning organisation that tackles big and small problems that resist solution by bringing technology, art and science into the same inquiry space.
How I got here
After graduating from the Université de Nantes in European Economics, I worked as an interpreter, translator and marketer for an international manufacturer. I then re-trained in computer science and genetics, and worked as a software engineer, UX designer, data scientist and senior manager in finance, management consulting, healthcare, genomics and the nonprofit sector. Along the way I became interested in people and how they get along. I trained in a variety of techniques, including psychodynamic counselling, cultural intelligence, acting and improvised theatre (improv).