Indira Knight

Creative Technologist & Design Researcher

With a background in design and computing I am a creative technologist and a design researcher with an interest in XR, physical computing, emerging technologies and inclusive design. My most recent role has been as a research associate at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the RCA, where I worked on the design of the VR therapy gameChange, an automated VR therapy for people with psychosis to make them feel more confident in everyday situations. This project was designed with a transdisciplinary, participatory design approach, involving people with lived experience of psychosis along with psychologists and developers in the design process. My role was to design and facilitate design workshops and sessions and bring the research together in a series of design documents. Previously I have used my development skills to look at the impact of emerging technologies and technologies in our lives. I created a prototype emotion detection system to explore the effect of computer vision and AI in this area. I am also involved in the development community, taking part in events and running workshops. In 2017, along with a cofounder, I set up the Web XR London meet-up group and was a Mozilla Tech Speaker from 2019 until 2020. I have spoken at many conferences and events on subjects such as WebVR, physical computing and design and have run workshops on emerging technologies, D3.js and A-Frame. My book Connecting Arduino to the Web was published in 2018 by Apress.

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