The Arts Partner

The Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) is a specialist research resource at the Arts University Bournemeouth. It is the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics and the UK's leading resource for the study and interpretation of design in plastics.

MoDiP has successfully completed two projects in the JISC Digitisation Programme: The MoDiP Digitisation Programme partnered by the UK Centre for Materials Education and the Plastics Historical Society created the world’s largest high-quality digital record of artefacts demonstrating design in plastics; and Look here!, involving 10 partners, developed skills and strategies to support digitisation in the wider arts education sector.

MoDiP is responsible for coordinating the project, engaging with audiences, facilitating game play and social channels, disseminating the research, and sustaining the project post-funding.


Susan Lambert
Museum of Design in Plastics
The Arts University at Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5HH
t: 0120 236 3121


The Research Partner

The Interactive Technologies Research Group at the University of Brighton is a group of staff and students in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics with interests in designing and developing useful and usable interactive technologies, from conventional desktop systems to computer games, mobile phones and interactive television.

The Interactive Technologies Research Group has worked with arts and technology partners on numerous projects in management, development and research roles. The group has internationally recognised expertise in the design and evaluation of mobile and ubiquitous technologies and operates state-of-the-art usability labs. It has long-standing community links and access to international networks of usability specialists and cultural heritage professionals.

They are responsible for the requirements analysis, research design, formative and summative evaluations, IPR framework and templates, best-practice guidelines, workshop for arts organisations.


Marcus Winter
Interactive Technologies Research Group
School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brighton, Lewes Road, East Sussex, BN2 4GJ
t: 01202 363121


The Technology Partner

Adaptive Technologies Limited (ATL) built the MoDiP website and devised the 10 Most Wanted project. Since 2000 ATL has worked with over 30 cultural organisations to build websites and web applications.

In 2003-4 ATL led an EU-funded project with five international partners to design a desktop multimedia authoring system and in 2009-10 the partners came together again to make an online version. In 2011-12 ATL worked with University of Brighton on 3D-COFORM (3D visualisation) and on SHAPEATLAS (shape-searching 3D collections).

ATL will be responsible for technical setup, website development and technical documentation of the system and will work on this project with UX consultant Danny Hope who will oversee UX design and cross-platform usability.


Phil Blume
Adaptive Technologies Limited
13 Brunswick Square, Brighton & Hove, East Susex, BN3 1EH
t: 01273 728128