Alice Tennant

Alice Tennant
Ulster University · School of Art and Design

Master of Fine Arts

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Additional affiliations
May 2012 - October 2017
The Signature Works Ltd.
Position
  • Marketing Specialist
October 2008 - April 2012
Hughes Energy Systems Ltd.
Position
  • Graphic Design & Marketing
November 2007 - September 2008
Palmer Agencies Ltd.
Position
  • Graphic Design & Marketing Assistant
Education
September 2018 - June 2020
Ulster University
Field of study
  • Design
September 2003 - June 2006
University for the Creative Arts
Field of study
  • Fashion Design

Publications

Publications (3)
Research Proposal
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People with autism experience the world differently to other people (NAS, 2016) whereby ordinary sensory experiences (light, sound) and meeting new and unfamiliar people and places can be challenging (PASPARTA Publishing, 2014) making the external world seem overwhelming (NAS, 2016). Experiences of sensory overload, “the negative mental state that...
Research Proposal
The aim of this research project is to explore if autistic adults can be encouraged and supported with an increased ability to cope with the sensory load of daily living environments, through practice in 360° interactive VR sensory tours. The unpredictable, changing nature of the sensory landscape, presents a significant barrier to participation fo...
Research Proposal
The aim of this research project is to encourage and support autistic teenagers and adults with an increased ability to cope with the sensory load of a given environment, through practise in “individualised, controllable, (and) predictable” (Bradley & Newbutt, 2018) virtual environments (VE). Virtual environments can “create authentic and ecologica...

Projects

Project (1)
Project
People with autism experience the world differently to other people (NAS, 2016) whereby ordinary sensory experiences (light, sound) and meeting new and unfamiliar people and places can be challenging (PASPARTA Publishing, 2014) making the external world seem overwhelming (NAS, 2016). Experiences of sensory overload, “the negative mental state that results from excessive stimulation or arousal” (Kopec, 2012, p. 4) from work and public environments contribute significantly to barriers (said to be greater than other those of disabilities (Annabi et al, 2019)) experienced by the autistic population. This can “cause stress, anxiety, and possibly physical pain” often resulting in “withdrawal, challenging behaviour or meltdown"(NAS, 2016). The mitigation of these barriers may help employment and social prospects for the autistic population. This research proposes a digital solution delivered in an immersive format, to support and facilitate self-management of daily sensory experiences.