Jasmine is a product designer researcher with BBC R&D’s user experience group in the North. With a background in Product Design from the University of Dundee, Jasmine has expertise across electronic, industrial, and mechanical design. She crafts playful devices and builds control systems to connect them to the Internet. Jasmine specialises in blending digital experiences with analogue interactions and objects.
Jasmine gave a fascinating glimpse of objects she’s hoarded, inherited and found, and what she’s done with them. She spoke of a love of soldering, and how she gets a kick out of taking something old and worn out, and turning it into something useful by combining materials, craft, gadgets and power tools.
From a pair of her gran’s ice skates to an accordion found in a skip, she’s rehomed and repurposed all manner of objects. Jasmine showed us how to “play with stuff” to turn any everyday object into “more than just a thing.”