Residents

Josh Barnes

Josh's work explores the relationship between physical objects and Augmented Reality experiences. The research he carries out specifically explores how to create intimate and playful peer-to-peer communication using AR…


Josh with a prototype of the Communication Quilt

Josh with a prototype of the Communication Quilt

Projects

 Josh Barnes' Communication Quilt, where different animals can be scanned for messages/videos from different people.

Communication Quilt

Communication Quilt uses Augmented Reality [AR] technology to enable intimate peer-to-peer communication. By augmenting personal messages onto the illustrations that make up the quilt, it provides a playfully alternative…

Josh's work explores the relationship between physical objects and Augmented Reality experiences. The research he carries out specifically explores how to create intimate and playful peer-to-peer communication using AR technology.

After graduating from 3-D Design at the University Of Brighton, Josh developed his Communication Quilt project as the Graduate Resident at Pervasive Media Studio in 2013. Whilst in residence, Josh was investigating the nature of how children and adults interact with AR technology through user-testing. He was also looking to address ethical issues involved in a project of this nature by designing systems that bring families closer together through an object, by looking at group customisation and the communal viewing of messages.