Final year project
Rapid Gin Infusion
Juniper- rapid gin infusion
Juniper allows people to experiment and create unique gin flavours in quick succession. The process involves a container being pressurised with nitrous oxide which infuses the spirit with the chosen botanical flavours.
Cross-Section Functional Prototype
The functional prototype showed how pressing down the container causes the gas to flow from the container. There is a relief valve which ensures that the container can not be over pressurised. Pressing the container down also turns on the visual feedback and fan to stir and agitate the drink which the prototype also contains.
Juniper has a free app and an optional side purchase accessory pack which would enhance the experience when infusing. Alternatively Juniper can function as a stand-alone product.
Inserting the Gas Canister
The user must place the gas canister into the back of the product, to aid this process the user may pull the black canister holder forward. The canister can infuse up to 40 litres of liquid and costs £15 a canister. This works out at under 2p per double gin and tonic drink for the nitrous oxide. If the user returns the gas canister when purchasing a new one they will receive a £5 on the new canister.
Replacing the Back Plate
Once the gas canister is secure, the user slides the back plate onto the product, making it ready to infuse.
Starting the Infusion Process
As described with the functional prototype descriptions, the infusion process is started with the user pushing down on the container. Three seconds provides optimum infusion and ensures no gas is wasted. When the process starts, lights surrounding the front copper trim will fade on and off for two minutes.
After two minutes of infusion, the fading lights will stay lit for a further two minutes to indicate the end of the infusion.
I am results-oriented, constantly checking the goal to determine how close I am and what it will take to reach the solution.
My Final Year Design Project has developed the skills I have acquired at university with emphasis on CAD, sketching, rapid prototyping and electronics coding. I am quick to adapt to new software and enjoy the steep learning curve that comes with many software packages. I endeavour to use the skills developed throughout university in a professional environment in a future graduate role through to senior designer, picking up additional skills along the way.
'19 Diploma in International Studies '17 Loughborough University Development Trust Prize
'18 PlanBlue Freelance Designer I was approached by PlanBlue to design their pitch deck after they had seen my work for MotionTag. In one month I worked throughout the evening and weekends on it so it would be ready for their upcoming funding round. I collaborated with the CEO and main investor to produce a clean, sophisticated and comprehensive early stage funding pitch deck.
March 2018 - September 2018
'18 MotionTag Visual Designer