My name is Missy Skae and I am an Interaction Design student at the ArtEZ Instite of Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands. As an Interaction Designer I explore the relationship between humans and technology. In today's society technology and the internet have become a ubiqitous part of our lives and to me it seems like we are becoming more and more isolated rather then being connected. We are exposed to countless (digital) images, signals and interfaces and have become accustomed to design which hides the mechanism of these technolgies. Are our other senses such as touch and taste being surpressed? My work focusses on tangible interaction to connect people with each other, their memories or non visionary senses. I like to incorporate hearing, touching, tasting, smelling but also team work and intuition to bring people in contact with the tactile, sensory dimensions of design.
My inspiration often stems from things that fascinated me as a child, things I have seen and learned during my travels and phenomena within physics, biology and chemistry. The crossover of disciplines has always fascinated me; designers working together with scientists, researchers, programmers and people from many different fields of knowledge to push the boundaries of interactive design create an engaging experience for the audience.