I’m Arthi Manohar and I’m one of the Research Associates on the Leapfrog project from the Institute of Design Innovation at The Glasgow School of Art. I’m a design researcher, technologist and architect.
My research interests are particularly concerned with the role of human values to change the way we engage with communities to help us be more creative, responsive and reflective in our everyday life by investigating the relationship between the social design and technology. I have experience in working as a designer with a leading design and consultancy firm in India. My EPSRC funded PhD project TOTeM investigates the digital impact of technologies in communities through participatory research methods and Story Cultures. Working at the Mixed Reality lab gave me the opportunity to work in Screens in The Wild (SiTW) project which looked at architectural interfaces in East London and Nottingham communities, to add value to the daily experience of the urban environment, foster community participation and ownership of the urban space.
My research interests include community cultures, data evaluation and developing new research methodologies for community engagement.