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Final year live project - ONEPAN

Final year live project - ONEPAN

Onepan was a response to a live brief set by Panasonic. We had one week to research, develop and visualise a device that “reduces waste”. Onepan reduces waste in the kitchen by tackling the challenge of portion control.
For more information: https://youtu.be/lYmubDnByxk

Onepan - the user interface

Onepan - the user interface

Onepan uses a heat resistant HT201 force sensitive resistor to measure the mass of food within the pan. This reading is then relayed to users via the intuitive LED/LCD interface. This allows users to quickly gauge how much food is in the pan, relative to their desired portion size.

Onepan - smart handle

Onepan - smart handle

In addition to reducing food waste, the removable handle allows users to save space in the dishwasher. To remove the handle, the user simply pinches the buttons on either side and twists. In turn, this releases the pan. The thermally conductive non-stick container can also be replaced if damaged.

Functional coffee machine prototype

Functional coffee machine prototype

As part of our final year mechanics and electronics module, we were tasked with designing and building a functional autonomous coffee machine. As a team of four, we applied our knowledge of mechanical analysis, C programming and manufacturing to build the system.

Hugh Johnston

I am passionate about developing products, brands and systems that positively impact society and that deliver meaningful and joyful experiences.

As a product designer, I have a wide breadth of skills from programming and mechanical analysis to form development, with particular expertise in visual communication methods.


An exploration into how Pavegen could develop, utilise and monetise its current data offering.

Final year project

Enabling the visually impaired to swim independently


'20 Diploma in Professional Studies
'17 Best Client Relationship - UXATHON


I was responsible for designing creative pitches for clients, digital and printed assets, supporting engineers during installations, and video production. Following the completion of my internship, I was promoted to Lead Designer. I
was responsible for coordinating a team of 3 to design all of the creative content within the company.


July 2018 - September 2019

Product Design Engineer & Lead Designer, Pavegen