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2014, you were a tiny bit crazy with a lot of things happening, research being presented and work being finished off.

Here are my highlights amongst everything that happened…
All Highlights

 

1.Interviewing Architects about how designing for the needs of the users within the context of Older People’s Care Home Environments.

2. Presenting BIT-Kit at the very exciting EcoBuild2014 – taking research into practice.

3. Being awarded best non-domestic paper by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for my paper ‘A Case Study of BIT-Kit: A Method Uncovering the Impact buildings have on People’ which she presented on 4th March 2014 at ‘EcoBuild 2014’, ExCeL, London.

4. Beginning to have ‘purposeful conversations’ and interviews with the staff of care homes for the BESiDE Project.

5. Being asked to write the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry for Selwyn Goldsmith. 

6. Writing an article about my Goldsmith research for the RIBA year book.

7. Working in Care Homes with the residents, staff and visitors as part of a co-design workshop with BESiDE RA Sara Nevay.

8. Having my paper accepted and then presenting it at ASSETS’14, the premier conference for research on mainstream & assistive technologies and accessible computing, was a real high-point (link to blog).

9. Feeling very honoured in being asked to present my research about Selwyn Goldsmith at the RIBA Headquarters in London.

10. Finishing a couple of articles for the Access by Design Journal on Selwyn Goldsmith and the BESiDE project.

11. Being asked to be a reviewer for an urban design and engineering journal…more work, but good work!

12. Pulling together all my projects for www.lesleymcintyre.com with personal highlights being working in W&M Given Architects, researching with Sense Scotland and remembering the pain/relief of writing/finishing my PhD thesis.

 Hello 2015…what will we get up to?

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