The MA (Interaction Design) at The Royal College of Art in London was a project-based masters. Historically, it followed the MA in Computer Related Design, and preceded the MA in Design Interactions. It was part of a lineage of Masters level courses at the RCA, exploring the role of technologies in people’s lives and imaginations.
Over the two years, my work increasingly focused on physical engagement, embodied interaction, and wearables. I didn’t like wearables much – I felt there was extraordinary potential in pairing technology with the body, but it was far from being engaged with, let alone realised. I still feel the same way, but am still just as strongly drawn to engaging with this dilemma.
My work at the RCA was clearly informed by what came before, and has clearly informed what has followed. It was a seminal time for me. I’m grateful to have had the experience.