Final year project
Facilitating those transitioning from early to mid-stages of dementia, to learn… [Read more]
The invisible medication storage solution.
Many individuals with dementia rely on products that are often confusing and forgotten, or carers, to physically give them the correct type and quantity of medication. This solution aims to personify alerting reminders, remove the need for a physically present carer and empathise with the often less discussed related symptoms.
Handwritten personal message
In default mode a live feed to the social media photos of family and friends will appear. At time of medication, a handwritten message will be projected and the associated voice i.e. a family member or doctor, will read out the message and be heard in multiple rooms of the house.
Cyclical design process
Producing a functional prototype of this earlier design iteration allowed the solution to evolve after hearing the thoughts of Primary Carers.
Commercial CAD development
The configuration of the internal components and outer casings were carefully optimised for manufacture and assembly.
Electro-mechanical coffee machine
This team project pushed our C Code programming capabilities above and beyond our existing knowledge by automating an ambitious and novel coffee delivery system.
Promotional injection moulded widget
A project focused on design for manufacture principles, with an aim to produce an optimised marketing widget that would be given out at promotional events.
CNC machined mould tool
The result of our high tolerance machined mould that was utilised for the final injection moulding of the promotional widgets.
Every decision I make is founded on real people, with real stories, to find a real result.
My passion for design is centred on the potential it has to be life changing. In each project, I hold deeply the importance of empathising with an individual's real story. Using that as a foundation allows me to explore creative and realistic solutions, with the user at the heart of every decision. I believe that getting to the root of the problem, and deeply uncovering why it is an issue, is integral to finding an optimal result. Understanding not only the surface level problems, but the behavioural and emotional implications is a type of mindset that I have a great passion for.
Final year project
Facilitating those transitioning from early to mid-stages of dementia, to learn to take their medication more independently in domestic use
'20 - Diploma in Professional Studies - 'To what extent do social attitudes inhibit the creative development of those with disabilities at a young age?'
Global Disability Innovation Hub Hackathon - 'How to change a light-bulb in a wheelchair?' - Awarded 2nd place
My time at Design Wright furthered my understanding of design implications that specific mass manufacturing processes bring, and how to successfully manage a relationship between the design team and a multinational client.
September 2018 - July 2019
Junior Designer, DEMAND