A collaborative project between MRes Information Environments students (University of the Arts, London) and MFA Design students (University of Texas, Austin). Each group studied a physical site in their city based on an information environments topic, and then used digital tools such as blogs, Skype and Second Life to research it together.
The influence of colour in a physical space and its affect on people was my group’s topic. The newly built and colourful Central St. Giles buildings in the grey area of St. Giles were the chosen subjects.
A cut-out postcard tool was designed and used to prompt responses from people on site. Comments written on the postcards were held up against views of the space, which were then photographed. This collection of insights was then finally shared and discussed further via Skype and walkthroughs in Second Life.