|CHRIS HAND (b. UK 1965) graduated 2007 with MA Design Interactions from Royal College of Art, London, and BSc (Hons) Computer Engineering from University of Manchester, 1987. Lectured on Physical Computing and Interactive Media in the UK and Malaysia. Nominated for Conran Foundation Award 2007.|
As a designer and researcher I'm interested in what happens when electronic devices become everyday objects, and in how our relationships with them (and through them) develop in subtle and complex ways. What happens when the emotional and irrational aspects of being human contrast sharply, or even conflict with, the functioning of electronic devices and systems? While scientific models of "users" emphasise predictability and consistency - neither of them common traits of human beings - Design can instead embrace ambiguity and leave room for interpretation.