Final year project
A cooling device for transition into warmer climates, as a preemptive… [Read more]
Air · overview
‘Air’ disperses and wicks moisture from the skin, assisting the natural cooling methods of the body and helping us acclimatise to a warmer habitat. Although air conditioning maintains our comfort, the increasing energy demands further degrade our climate. The solution to this cycle is not to cool ourselves to the temperatures we currently expect but provide gentle relief as we transition into a warmer climate, reducing our comparative energy consumption.
Air · balancing comfort with conscience
The goal is not to provide the same cooling power as air conditioning but provide personal relief from heat as we acclimatise to hot spells of increasing frequency and intensity. A small sacrifice in comfort for reduced emissions and a break in the anthropometric cycle.
Air · harnessing the vantage point of lighting
By incorporating cooling within a floor lamp we seamlessly integrate the product into everyday life, providing extended function outside of cooling, whilst taking advantage of the raised vantage point.
Ludic · re-associating the dopamine hit from notifications
‘Ludic’ uses haptics to re-associate the hit of dopamine released by the brain when we receive a notification. By replicating the sensation of a notification and linking it to the presence of a friend, we learn to associate our social value with our connection to others, rather than our phones.
ProQuo · overview
‘ProQuo’ is a service which allows gig workers to cope with economic shock, before they are forced to choose debt, by facilitating the exchange of their skills for financial aid from friends. Funds transferred between parties are used to generate revenue through investments, with profits being used to provide tangible benefits to both parties, at no cost to either.
ProQuo · service scenario
The service can be used as a one-off to avoid taking on debt, or long-term to build stronger financial security.
ProQuo · system behind the service
The service hinges around using funds transferred between parties for investments. Profits from these investments are used to sponsor training for service users, providing a pathway to specialisation and long-term security. Profits are also used to sustain the service itself, meaning no users are charged for access.
ProQuo · insight
The service is built off the insight that you are more likely to give a loan than accept one. When facing financial trouble, social stigmas make us reluctant to turn to our friends for financial aid, though they'd often be happy to provide it. ProQuo removes this stigma and evens the exchange by giving gig workers the freedom to earn financial support through the resource they have in abundance; skill.
Good design is derived from insight and research, breaking down complex webs of human behaviour to create actionable pieces of information. I’m interested in how design can be applied to create services and solutions at all levels of the human experience; from small to societal.
My work focuses on understanding and distilling complex problems. By gaining an informed view of the big picture, solutions can be designed to address problems at their core, rather than create an end of pipe fix.
My value as a designer comes from my researched-based design process and ability to work through issues in discussion with others. I have a strong skill set in the design fundamentals, which serve to facilitate this design process and the execution of the solution.
My aspiration is to find a role where I can practice and develop my design process, in collaboration with others, to help build services and solutions which tackle genuine human needs.
My Adobe Creative Types are the Dreamer and the Innovator.
Final year project
A cooling device for transition into warmer climates, as a preemptive solution to increased demand for air conditioning
My project 'ProQuo' has been shortlisted for the 2020 RSA Student Design Awards, within the brief 'Just about Managing'.
I was notified at the end of April that my project had been shortlisted and I am currently awaiting the result.
The judges noted that my project was selected because it showed an in-depth understanding of the hardships gig workers face and for finding an intelligent solution to the key issue identified.
'20 Diploma in Professional Studies
August 2018 - September 2019
Product Designer, LAPD Consultants