Final year project
Autonomous guidance device for the visually impaired [Read more]
Theia - autonomous wayfinding device for the visually impaired
Guide dogs are highly effective companions who afford their visually impaired owners an unrivalled level of mobility. Theia transfers a service animal’s core functions into a handheld device which can better support visually impaired users who can’t fit dogs in their lifestyles.
Using technologies usually associated with driverless cards and self-moving objects. Theia can autonomously lead users through complex environments with low human input.
Theia - sensor system
Using image-recognition, depth vision and motion tracking, Theia can detect its surroundings in high fidelity for route adherence and dynamic response to hazards and obstacles.
Theia - storyboard
Theia has a number of features specifically configured for visually impaired users, such as a bright blue semantic groove system which helps users find key interaction points through touch and/or residual vision.
Theia - controls
Speed-based commands are sent via braille embossed buttons and/or a modular joystick interface to provide a base level of control, maintaining user awareness and ensuring safety. In addition, a touchpad with embedded haptic motors helps users visualise what's ahead through feel.
A portable speaker design inspired by Ross Lovegrove and his philosophy of organic essentialism. The speaker is transparent by design; it allows onlookers to perceive the work beneath the shell, the manufacturing behind the concept and the processes behind its design.
A one-week live project brief was set to enhance a product through modularity. INK challenges the conventional printing industry by providing an economical and user-centred approach to refilling cartridges and replacing broken components.
The brief focused on instilling Vespa brand values/DNA into an outdoor cooking device. Vespa Cook is designed for adventurers and features pan-frying and boiling - all in one compact, stylish unit.
I enjoy fusing logic and beauty into meaningful experiences.
We live in a rapidly evolving world with exponential technological growth and endless information, yet meaning and insight often fall behind. I increasingly see the role of the industrial designer as “putting the soul in the machine”, and I like to think this philosophy expounds through my work. I take a keen interest in humanising technology and see myself as a grounded yet ambitious designer, with an eye for aesthetics and user experience, yet a strong understanding of manufacturing processes.
An investigation into the effects of cognitive bias on aesthetic appreciation
Final year project
Autonomous guidance device for the visually impaired
'20 Diploma in Professional Studies
'18 WPO WorldStar Certificate of Recognition
'17 IOM3 Starpack Silver Award
July 2018 - July 2019
Junior Design Engineer, Mornflake