Final year project
Increasing the communication between generations: a product to break the barrier caused by digital isolation.
'Hana' comes in many bright colours to suit the users personality.
Designed in the style of a radio, the ‘new’ technology is housed in a familiar analogue device as well as serving another function when not being used to communicate.
A digital interface for the younger family members, that communicates with 'Hana', the main product.
The main product links to an application on the younger person’s phone. This solution crosses the communication barrier with ease, appealing to both users.
An airport aid for people with hidden disabilities.
Nadav is a product designed to aid and improve the journey through an airport for someone suffering from a hidden disability. Design features include heartbeat vibrations a spinning section near the top and a button on the base to fidget with. Attaching to the lanyards that currently exist, they work alongside the strategies in place and enables a better experience for the user.
A closer view of 'Hana'.
As shown in this image, 'Hana' is able to be removed from its charging base making it portable. With pin contact charging, the main body slots neatly and easily on and off the charging base.
Injection moulded rugby stud key.
Completed as a group project in second year, we had to design, develop and make an injection moulded product and it's mould. The idea and design of the rugby stud key was my own.
I care a lot about others and making their life experiences better through design. It is important to me that the projects I work on are meaningful and have the potential to solve a problem that the user faces.
The main thing I have realised through my studies is that I want my future career to involve developing and designing products with meaning; products that tackle difficult problems that people face. I hope that the work I go on to do will really help improve people’s lives. My two main projects in final year both tackle issues that are notoriously difficult to design for but are areas that need good solutions. So, I haven’t made life easier for myself this last year, but I have made it more interesting. The second year Design for Manufacture module pushed me to learn how to lead a big project and to develop my CAD skills. I have also honed my digital sketching skills in Sketchbook Pro and have gained solid skills in Adobe creative suite. My retail design placement gave me the opportunity to briefly take on full responsibility for a customer account, this involved making critical decisions and managing the team. Although tough, I really enjoyed the challenge. At home I am building a bow top Gypsy caravan with the intention of travelling around the country once it’s done.
I gained an Arkwright Engineering and Design Scholarship.
I did some freelance work for Dovebury Developments in 2018, creating CAD renderings of their new property build which went on their website. I did some work experience with Sunseeker Yachts in 2014 I set up a charity called Kanani Kids for a severely underprivileged school on the Kenyan coast. A country of importance to me as my farther grew up there. The charity has been able to provide books for every child and new classrooms, enabling the school to go from one of the worst achieving schools in the area to one of the best.
07/17 - 07/18
I completed a placement year with a retail design agency, Design4Retail.