Hi, we're Aela & Kate 

and we are 

 Also Known As 

Our Story

This is usten years ago in the jungles of Myanmar.

Back then the country was closed off to journalists, but we found a way in.

 

Telling stories in innovative ways has been at the centre of all our work , together and as individuals, since then. We’ve also taken a fair few risks along the way!

 

Kate reported from the frontlines of some of the world’s most violent conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and the Central African Republic. Aela directed and produced documentaries across Myanmar, China, Indonesia and Pakistan’s tribal areas.

 

But we’ve always believed our role as storytellers could be more inclusive and transformative than a 2D screen allowed.  

 

That’s why, in 2018, we took a leap of faith and left our careers to start  Also Known As  

 

Using cutting edge research and human centred design, we are creating innovative new experiences that can connect people in new ways. Technologies, like virtual reality and biometrics are a part of that, but our core mission is, and always has been, about the story itself. 

This is usten years ago in the jungles of Myanmar.

Back then the country was closed off to journalists, but we found a way in.

 

Telling stories in innovative ways has been at the centre of all our work , together and as individuals, since then. We’ve also taken a fair few risks along the way!

 

Kate reported from the frontlines of some of the world’s most violent conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and the Central African Republic. Aela directed and produced documentaries across Myanmar, China, Indonesia and Pakistan’s tribal areas.

 

But we’ve always believed our role as storytellers could be more inclusive and transformative than a 2D screen allowed.  

 

That’s why, in 2018, we took a leap of faith and left our careers to start  Also Known As  

 

Using cutting edge research and human centred design, we are creating innovative new experiences that can connect people in new ways. Technologies, like virtual reality and biometrics are a part of that, but our core mission is, and always has been, about the story itself. 

This is usten years ago in the jungles of Myanmar.

Back then the country was closed off to journalists, but we found a way in.

 

Telling stories in innovative ways has been at the centre of all our work , together and as individuals, since then. We’ve also taken a fair few risks along the way!

 

Kate reported from the frontlines of some of the world’s most violent conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and the Central African Republic. Aela directed and produced documentaries across Myanmar, China, Indonesia and Pakistan’s tribal areas.

 

But we’ve always believed our role as storytellers could be more inclusive and transformative than a 2D screen allowed.  

 

That’s why, in 2018, we took a leap of faith and left our careers to start  Also Known As  

 

Using cutting edge research and human-centred design, we are creating innovative experiences that can connect people in new ways. Technologies, like virtual reality and biometrics are a part of that, but our core mission is, and always has been, about the story itself. 

What We Do

 Research 

Funded by Innovate UK, we have partnered with leading companies and academics to pilot the use of emotion driven narrative in immersive experiences.

 

We believe the holy grail of storytelling lies in developing intuitive interactions between the user and the story. 

 Storytelling 

Our background as journalists means we have a nose for a good story, but also do not shy away from controversy.

 

We’ve delved into some of the most tricky topics of our time; immigration, Brexit, gender politics and freedom of the press.  While traditional media is disseminated through a one-way-flow of information, we believe that the future of news is an exchange of multiple viewpoints and should not be a passive experience. 

 Design 

Everything we do starts with who we are designing it for.

 

Heavily influenced by Aela’s time at the Stanford d.school, we use human-centred design methodologies that uncover unarticulated needs and insights that ensure our experiences hit the right note with their intended audience. 

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