Kamryn Couture (She/Her)
I am passionate about achieving human engagement and connection within my design process. Finding a way to enhance the human experience through design is what made me want to become a designer. My work reflects this, taking the shape of human-centred service design and product touchpoints.
Live, Again. is a service created as a design response to research which states that not only 1 in 4 people living in the UK will be 65 or older by 2041, but the rise for care and support for older people will be at a breaking point.
Live, Again. serves as a solution to how we can change our perspective on the growing population and allow for the stories told by elders to be captured, valued and shared within their circle. Many insights from various sources, such as a workshop with the Craft Café told me that creativity and storytelling go hand in hand. This service allows users to actively engage with their own life stories and give them a reason to want to value what really makes them happy and to capture what truly matters to them.
The user is in control of whom they share these stories with and exactly how they want to tell them. Their loved ones can look back on the “Memory Creating” aspect, which is an output of AI-generated memory movies which not only capture the essence of the stories that were told but also enhance the user’s story-telling experience, making an old story new every time.
Craft Cafe Workshop
The Memory Recorder
POLLEN – FUTURE EXPERIENCES
POLLEN is a future-focused system to help to create a new engagement economy within each community’s SEED.
This project speculated the future of regenerative collaboration within the context of our group’s future world project The SEED. Pollen creates a project and skill-sharing economy that encourages the community to build and innovate for their SEED, using your skills and projects together as a whole to build your community and the people that live within it.
The core of the POLLEN system is the Garden Top, which is a flat circular space where you can display your own “Garden” and connect with others to help feed skills and insights back and forth to other contributing community members. Much like a board room table, the Garden Top is a place where you can negotiate and collaborate, cross-pollinating your expertise, much like bees to flowers.
Picking one “flower” and placing it in the garden of another community member who could use the skills or research required to grow it is equally credited to yourself as it is the receiving community member, making any flower transaction an act of credited contribution. This means that with every flower that grows, it takes the community’s collective work to keep their SEED, creating a regenerative local economy.