The Communication Quilt was a University project designed to negate separation issues for children spending long periods of time in hospital.
Selected friends and family members of the child were able to keep in touch and send messages of support by recording photo and video messages on their smart devices. Using a specially made augmented reality app these messages could be received by the child and viewed by augmenting them onto the animals that were on the quilt.
Not only did the quilt provide an alternative platform for communication, but it also served to be a physical source of comfort for the child while in hospital. Reminding them of home and breaking up the sterile atmosphere hospital wards can sometimes be.
This project was awarded the Grand Prix by Nagoya University while exhibited at my final year show at Brighton University. It then went on to be one of 5 projects out of 1500 to be awarded the 'Future Pioneer Award' at New Designers 2013. The UK's largest graduate design show.
It was featured on many blogs and articles including WIRED, METATREND, Craft Magazine and Designboom.