Final year project
A smart radiator thermostat that encourages users to reduce domestic heating energy consumption
Nostalgic flame like form
The fireplace was the home’s centre of attention, but nowadays there is a disconnect with our heating systems and energy usage has become intangible. Increasing automation will only make this worse, so this alternate approach focuses on user engagement and behaviour change. Energy usage is mirrored in a persistent world game, where the user’s behaviour effects game development.
Temperature of each room can be controlled directly from each radiator thermostat or using an app. This allows zonal control, heating the space needed rather than the whole house. The physical display shows when a radiator is on, off, or being neglected by the user. The device allows visualisation of energy usage, and also reacts to bad habits.
Modular design allows the device to be fitted to all radiators regardless of valve orientation or issues with space
Smart water storage controller - 1 week individual project
Many water scarce areas such as India do not have 24/7 supply. This product allows users to control their home water storage using their smartphone from anywhere, relieving the anxiety of running out of water. Water supply status and the tank water level indicators have connotations of an underground pipe and a water tank.
Inhaler & Spacer - 6 week group project
Using an inhaler requires coordination that is difficult to master, many are unaware of their incorrect technique. Spacers are unpractical and draw unwanted attention. This discrete design addresses the negative stigma towards the use of spacers.
Posture trainer - 2nd year main project
Your next posture is your best posture. This device helps users improve sitting habits with 3D motion sensing. It communicates with the user’s smartphone providing information, reminders, and more.
Electrostatic duster - 1 week individual project
An electrostatic duster that allows users to dust their home simply by hovering the device over surfaces, perfect for those who hate to tidy their clutter.
My work consists of a unique blend between industrial design and ergonomics, combined with a strong interest for sustainable design.
Applying my knowledge in ergonomics theory has enabled me to design with a user centred focus. I am not only capable of creating products, but also multi-user systems, environments and experiences. I was the only student from the Design School this year to choose an optional module with the Materials Science department. The module focused on sustainability and environmental issues. Currently this is a trending topic in the news and social media, however, there are many misleading sources on the internet. This module has broadened my knowledge in this area so that I see beyond the misconstrued news headlines. Also, my passion for this topic is highlighted with me achieving 83% in this module. My ambition is to work for a company that focus on design for sustainability.
x2 Academic Excellence award - 1st & 2nd year Diploma in Professional Studies
Ford Fund Smart Mobility Competition, worked in a multi-discipline team which included Masters and PhD students. Nominated as programme representative twice, voiced concerns of students in regular staff-student liaison committee meetings.
August 2017 - July 2018
Jaguar Land Rover - Production Ergonomist