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Caroline Claisse

Postdoctoral Researcher

I have a background in art, graphic and interaction design. I developed my craft-based practice at the London College of Communication before graduating from the Royal College of Art where I became interested in inclusive and participatory design. Since then, I have conducted participatory research with diverse groups where I used my expertise to design tools for co-creation. In my PhD, I explored the potential of craft and interactive technology for museums, and engaged the local community in the process of co-creating multisensory and digitally-augmented experiences of heritage. Alongside my research, I have been teaching workshops and design-led courses at the RCA, LCC and Sheffield Hallam University. I was awarded with “Ones to Watch, Rethinking Reality” by the Design Council in 2015 and has also received funding such as grants from the Arts Council England to support my public engagement and exhibition work.





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Claisse, Caroline (2019). Re-Interpreting Historic Interiors to Bring the House to Life. In Graeme Brooker, Kevin Walker, and Harriet Harris (Eds), Interior Futures, Crucible Press (in print).


Claisse, Caroline, Daniela Petrelli, and Nick Dulake (2019). “Design synthesis: an act of Research through Design.” In Proceedings of the 2019 Research Through Design Conference (upcoming spring 2019).



Claisse, Caroline, Daniela Petrelli, Nick Dulake, Mark Marshall, and Luigina Ciolfi (2018). “Multisensory interactive storytelling to augment the visit of a historical house museum.” In Proceedings of the 2018 Digital Heritage International Congress. IEEE.



Claisse, Caroline, Luigina Ciolfi, and Daniela Petrelli (2017). “Containers of Stories: using co-design and digital augmentation to empower the museum community and create novel experiences of heritage at a house museum.” The Design Journal, Volume 20, 2017 – Issue sup1: Design for Next: Proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design Conference, Sapienza University of Rome, 12-14 April 2017, pp S2906-S2918. DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352801


Claisse, Caroline. “The Augmented House Museum: Co-exploring tangible interaction to increase engagement with heritage in House Museums.” In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems. ACM. DOI: 10.1145/3064857.3079162

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