Author Archives: Hazel White

About Hazel White

Director, Open Change

Horizon Scanning

I’ll be in Nottingham next week giving a lecture as part of the intriguingly  named Horizon Scanning Lecture Series, for  MA/MSc Smart Design & MA Product Futures Lecture series at  Nottingham Trent University.  This is the blurb:  Hazel White develops products and … Continue reading

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BBC R&D Internet of Things

Quick notes on the BBC R&D unconference event in early November. The purpose of the event was:  to share ideas and capture thoughts about ‘playful’ IoT futures to advance IoT thinking in new domains like media, entertainment, storytelling, games and toys. … Continue reading

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Child death review: learning the lessons, differently

Each year in the UK around 260 children die or are seriously harmed and £5 million is spent “learning the lessons”. The same “lessons” have been emerging since the first UK child death inquiry in 1945 without noticeable impact on child … Continue reading

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Dredd to Hope

When the first Judge Dredd film, starring Sylvester Stallone was in production, I was working for London prop-maker Martin Adams – I band sawed out the formers for the armour, cast and engraved the epaulettes, and did the polishing strategy … Continue reading

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Transforming Outpatient Services

Transforming Outpatient Services – Design for Service Recently I’ve been working with NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government and colleagues and students from the Master of Design Programme at the University of Dundee to re-imagine outpatient services. In the year ending March … Continue reading

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Pecha Kucha

Thanks to Gillian and Lyall at Creative Dundee for organising and doing such a great job of bringing Pecha Kucha to Dundee and making it one of the best reasons to get a babysitter. You can see my talk here about … Continue reading

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KISTproject gets underway

The KISTproject brings together design researchers from the University of Dundee with The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) to co-design, develop and test a prototype of a system which enables access to the internet using simple hand held objects as … Continue reading

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