People - Connect Culture
Andree is the leader of the Integrated Transport and Logistics Grand Challenge at Coventry School of Art and Design. “Driving my research is the belief that applying systems-thinking and user-centred design principles drawn from ergonomics and design research can be applied to, and solve many of the societal grand challenges we face today. In this, the key for greater inclusion and recognition of the needs and contributions of all sectors of society is paramount. This requires the development and application of inclusive methods to understand these needs, in depth understanding of real people in their everyday context, and a willingness on the part of stakeholders (such as designers, municipalities and agencies) to use this information in the application and development of inclusive approaches , systems and products.”
Eleanor is the coordinator of the Moving On Accessible Transport project for Connect Culture. Eleanor is a free lancer and is very interested in accessibility and inclusive design. She uses public transport all the time and most recently recently attended thetech@lead Conference as one of the guests at the Kennedy Centre, Washington DC.
Frieda works on the administration and liaise for this project. Frieda is a visual artist involved in painting, drawing, sculpture and graphics. In addition to her creative work, Frieda teaches fine art classes for groups and individuals at Coventry Artspace and offers outreach workshops for a wide variety of communities.
Ian devised the video challenge and is creating the video toolkit pages to support the competition. Ian describes himself as artist and technologist. He works primarily with Virtual Worlds, makes the occasional film and has been known to teach for Coventry University.
Jane is a Research Fellow for the Centre of Excellence for Product and Automotive Design (CEPAD) at Coventry University. Her research profile includes researching equality and diversity issues both within higher education and in the wider world. Currently Jane is working on EU funded project which is developing a passenger satisfaction measurement tool which will be available for use by EU transport operators.
Obi is part of Occupy London and livestreamer for the Occupy News Network, a collective of Independent journalists, disaffected with the corporate control of the media. He agreed to come to Coventry to do this for us.
Felix runs You and I Films which provides essential front line media production. He interviewed Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and the Moving On event.
THIEU did the graphic for the video competition. She is a french graphic designer and illustrator. She has been living and working in London for 4 years on various projects including corporate design, print design, photography and illustration.