I attended The Glasgow School of Art and gained a Bachelor of Design in Interaction Design with first class honours. I felt privileged to have the opportunity to merge art and design with technology – two passions since childhood. The course constantly evolved, pushing boundaries and challenging our ideas and as students we were required to apply imagination, creativity and vision to technological innovation.
For my final year on Interaction Design I created an application called HouseMate, built in honour of Irene Isobel Michie, a Glasgow School of Art student who had a passion for art and technology throughout her life. She suffered with dementia for many years before she passed away in 2006 and I envision HouseMate to be an application created to return some dignity and independence to anybody living with the disease.