Learn how to take product ideas from concept to reality. Develop the creative and technical design skills to create products which look good and work beautifully. Study in modern studios and workshops with the latest CAD and prototyping equipment. Gain experience on practical projects for real clients, with support from tutors with extensive professional experience.
Chop Top Multi-Functional Chopping Board: I designed a modern chopping board to tackle space problem and at the same time be easy to clean and maintain to prevent food contamination/food poisoning.
The successful design also allows the user to have a better cooking experience by improving the way of transferring ingredients from the chopping board to the pan using the Foldable plastic chopping boards.
My main inspiration for this project is Joseph Joseph because just like them, I have the same views of designing everyday products with a core problem-solving approach.
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Encouraging Face to Face Social Interaction: These days, mobile devices are everywhere. Everyone has at least one and people are on them all the time, sometimes when they shouldn’t be, like when they’re out with friends. It’s Natasha’s goal to get people off of them. Most people agree that mobile technology hurts socialising overall but there are aspects that can make a positive contribution to socialising. Natasha is a social hub that takes these positive aspects (such as sharing media and looking up information), enhances them and makes them more appropriate for a social environment. She accomplishes this through her LED display for displaying information and expressions, a microphone for voice recognition commands, a projector for streaming mobile device screens, a laser projector for games and a 360-degree speaker for audio and music. Users connect their devices to her and are then able to use their functions to benefit the social environment instead of harm it.
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Portable Kite Power: An automated device charger that uses downscaled proven technology to provide some serious portable power.
A device designed for the semi-permanent off-grid living market. The PKP unit provides a higher production capability than existing off-grid device chargers, tapping into to the stronger, more constant winds found at a higher altitude.
The PKP unit harnesses the power of the wind in a unique way. It uses the Yo-Yo generation technique to produce comparably large amounts of clean energy to charge 5V USB devices quickly and reliably.
The kite reel (attached to a generator) is unwound by the kite in an angled position of high pull, generating electricity as the kite flies higher. When the full line extension is reached, the kite’s flight angle is reduced, decreasing the kite’s pull. The generator then works as a motor to the reel the kite back in, using less energy than generated in the outward phase.
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Bathroom in a Box:
· Redesigns the bathroom to make it more space efficient, eco-friendly, cost effective and clever with smart technology.
· Utilise smart technology to recognise you when you walk in the room, water will be at just the right temperature for you, whether you are shaving at the sink or washing in the shower.
· An intelligent water system that recycles and reuses water to prevent wasting water thereby reducing water bills
· Maximises space with collapsible fixtures.
· Prefabricated plumbing means it only requires three push fit connections so no need for a plumber to install.
· It is delivered in 4 pieces which fit easily together and make delivery/manoeuvring through houses simple.
· The Bathroom in a Box provides a luxury walk in shower, a collapsible full-size bath, sink, storage, clothes steamer, washing machine, efficient clothes drying rack, hygienic toilet in the same space as a traditional three piece bathroom of 2m by 2m
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DRUM: Synchronise drum with your Bluetooth device and let the 8 piezo sensors monitor your playing across the kit, comparing you to whichever backbeat or rudiment you’ve chosen to practice and providing feedback on your accuracy across the lesson. Reusable non-mark adhesive pads allow you not only to practice on your acoustic or pad kit, but anywhere, and at any time. Drum allows you to follow lessons and monitor every aspect of your learning, from archived data of your every practice to the proportion of time you practice each style. Level up by completing lessons to the best of your ability and see your skill and confidence increase.
Submit your scores to local leaderboards, and see who you could knock off the top with a few hours’ practice. You will also find drum suggesting rudiments relevant to the lesson you’ve selected and offer lessons in alternative musical genres, improving both your skill and repertoire.
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Sonora: Sonora is a Directional Speaker that uses 37 ultrasonic transducers, in a parametric array, to create a direct beam of sound straight to the user’s ears. With built-in noise cancelling foam, rubber stops, and floor spikes Sonora greatly reduces excess sound and vibration that could be passed on through the floors and walls surrounding it. With or without the extending tripod, the speaker can be adjusted to suit any angle, making it perfect for most rooms in the house. Whether you want it sat on a shelf or in the corner of a room you can always get the sound exactly where you want it. Sonora is a sociable solution to headphones. Allowing the whole family to be together even when doing different activities. From splitting the television to watch two programs at once to blasting out music while someone else quietly works.
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Brint: According to the Braillist community, visually impaired people are all too often denied the opportunity to experience the visual would first hand and the benefit it brings in making sense of complex information. Now, however, with Brint, they can literally feel the power of literacy for the first time in a new and meaningful way. There are an estimated 20 thousand Braille users in the UK and Ying is hoping that his device will empower many more to become proficient in the medium; he states that “The goal is always to enable a visually impaired people to gain independence and Brint does this by allowing users the freedom to produce their own designs.”
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Canopy Furniture - Increasing Visibility & Accessibility: Wake up not knowing what to wear, or with no idea of what’s piled away in your drawers?
Most of you will only take from the top few items in a pile, forgetting the majority underneath.
Or are your drawers encouraging hoarding, with the ability to cram more and more items away that will never get worn?
CANOPY will revolutionise your interaction with choosing, and storing clothes. CANOPY can allow for up to 24 items to be on display at once, within a few seconds. Taking up no more space than a standard chest of drawers, even when items are displayed, the hanging rails quickly and smoothly extend to show your full catalogue of clothes.
Accessing a certain item is simple, and doesn’t disrupt any others, unlike trying to take an item from the middle of a neat pile.
CANOPY gives each of your items a designated place, increasing their sense of value, this, in turn, helps promote positive thoughts on your collection of clothes, preventing the quick unnecessary purchasing of more items.
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Tent Buddy: Light, secure and locate your tent with Tent Buddy on your next camping trip. Whether at the next big festival or on a family campsite, Tent Buddy will guide you back to your tent with ease as well as guarding your belongings with the built-in security alarm.
Using strong magnets to connect through the skins of the tent, Tent Buddy can be positioned anywhere it’s needed providing the perfect amount of light for any occasion inside or out.
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Krossa: The Krossa recycling crusher will reduce the volume of your plastic bottles and cans by 4 times, and blend effortlessly into your lifestyle.
Conventional kitchen crushers aren’t designed for the compact kitchen of today let alone the modern show home. The Krossa will blend effortlessly into the wall and won’t be a constant eyesore. The folding mechanism transforms its side profile to just 32mm thick.
Recycling has become a key component of everyday life with more of it happening in the kitchen than anywhere else but allocated space for recycling is at a disadvantage. Many households end up throwing away recyclable products instead of recycling them as their recycling bin is overflowing. The Krossa can provide you with up to 4 times as much bin space in a single movement.
The integrated unfolding and folding away requires one movement and takes just 5 seconds to crush and fold back discreetly on the wall.
Titan ‘lean to steer’ wheelchair: Although liberating, standard existing wheelchairs have limited capability traversing typical everyday surfaces. This has the effect of restricting the users own fun, enjoyment and sense of empowerment.
Titan is an intuitive ‘lean to steer’ wheelchair for independent wheelchair users. Sleek, stylish and seductively fun; the Titan wheelchair puts you in control, encouraging confidence through fun with its innovate assisted intuitive ‘lean steer’ capability.
The ‘lean steer’ function converts up to a 7-degree seat tilt into a swerving turn around a minimum turning circle of 15 meters. To assist the user to return the tilt to normal, independently adjustable elastomer springs below the seat provide lightweight, maintenance free support.
The Titan achieves a strong, sleek and minimal frame by utilising metal additive manufacturing technology to produce highly intricate and optimised Titanium lugs which are bonded with carbon fibre tubing.
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Ogre: Off Grid Recharging Equipment. Ogre is a solar charger that also transforms into an emergency poncho for the user's convenience. Ogre is capable of recharging a GoPro within two hours under direct sunlight and also contains a 10400 mAh battery to charge your devices even in cloudy or less than adequate environments making Ogre more reliable that your standard solar charger. So every day can be a sunny day. Addition features include a large spacious pocket and three USB ports so multiple devices can be charged. Ogre is made for the adventures of the world whether going far off grid or just visiting a popular tourist spot for the day Ogre can charge your phone, GoPro, and camera so you can record every moment so you don’t miss the peak of your journey.
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CleanClub: CleanClub is an effortless method of removing dirt and debris from your clubs. Before you would have to rub and wipe the head of the club with towels and other tools to make sure it was clean, ready for your next shot. Now you simply insert your club and slide up and down a handful of times. The bristles inside the CleanClub get into all of the grooves and flicks the dirt straight out with no need for your hands to get dirty and wet.
Situated at golf sites all of the countries you'll create a routine to make sure you clean your clubs before shots to aid and reassure you that the club is performing to its best.
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Neat, A Solution to an Interior Car Clean: Would you like a clean car with less effort?
The Crevice tools of today are one shape, fitting one space, and makes cleaning our cars one difficult job. The task of cleaning cars is time consuming, tedious and difficult. Neat is a flexible and handy vacuum attachment that takes away the frustration of cleaning cars.
Neat is a versatile multi-tool that allows you to reach spaces more effortlessly than ever before. It takes on the challenge of vacuuming into tricky spaces around the car with clever innovation. For the first time a vacuum attachment can change shape, Neat uses individual sucking straws, to bend and flex becoming versatile in any space.
However, spaces aren’t always small and tricky. A flick of a finger can retract Neat’s straws becoming a crevice tool with up to three times the area of its competitors. This makes covering large areas like seats and boot space less time-consuming.
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IRIS: IRIS has created a new watch intended for but not limited to the blind and visually impaired. The IRIS demonstrates a consistent commitment to the pure essentials of watchmaking. Precision, comfort, ease of use and durability are the attributes that define the IRIS, as well as the watch being fully waterproof. The design is contemporary and offers a highly polished or satin finish case machined from a solid billet of 316L medical grade stainless steel. The operation of the IRIS is via three touch pads which replace the conventional watch face. These are identified in Braille and allow the wearer through the discrete vibration of the case to tell the time to the nearest minute. The IRIS also has a built-in location device which allows the owner to whistle the watch and it will respond by emitting a high-pitched tone.
Libra: is a pushchair hook system that allows a pushchair to carry more weight than ever before without compromising the centre of gravity.
With even side loading and the forwardly mounted hook, it utilises the pushchair frame to support the weight rather than the pushchair handles. This system avoids the pushchair tipping backwards makes loading and unloading easier and takes the awkward bags out of the way of the person pushing.
Libra can also securely carry accessories such as micro scooters using the top of the bracket and the rubber bungee.
this means the hook system is not only innovative in the way it holds bags but also multifunctional.
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Light form: is a new range of street/exterior lighting designed to react to user presence and improve the overall aesthetic and emotional appeal of an environment. Using biomimicry and organic form to drive the structure and function of each product, Light Form products combine complex and intriguing surfaces with strong engineering principles to produce a set of sturdy, striking luminaires suitable for use in the public domain, or in private environments. Using a small microprocessor, each product changes the quality of the light it produces in reaction to user proximity, creating an ambient glow when not in use, but providing effective and attractive lighting when required. By using a simple microprocessor, the products can be reprogrammed for specific situations, e.g. a large street party or festival.
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FLO: future of festival shower facilities. Designed to serve the masses not just the elite few. Its revolutionary design introduces a rotational system to efficiently shower more people over a significantly shorter period. By dividing each of the stages of showering, tasks can be done simultaneously for max efficiency. FLO helps people flow, not just water. Each block separates a dirty changing room, a clean changing room and the shower allowing the queue to flow more naturally. Unlike existing solutions, FLO is tailored to accommodate three people at a time. People enter through one door and exit the other. Each section is timed to 5 minutes to help the queue keep flowing and stop congestion. FLO has three double-sided lockers, accessible in both changing rooms, to safely secure your belongings whilst in each stage. By timing the shower, the water usage can be monitored with ease compared to competitors.
Encompass: Helping to reduce the effort needed to load a roof rack the Encompass system splits roof accessories into manageable modules. Having to only lift modules to the edge of the car before sliding them into a rail the distance needed to load a roof rack has been reduced.
As self-contained packages, the modules slide and click into place able to be positioned where ever the user wants. With no need for external fixings, an audible click can be heard when a module is fixed in, they can then be locked off and secured via a twist handle at the rear of the rack ensuring the users' possessions are safe for the journey ahead.
The current roof box modules are made from a reinforced nylon in a 2 part moulding giving a durable and strong case. With a watertight seal, the capsules offer excellent storage solutions when not in use on the roof rack meaning pre-packed cases can be quickly and efficiently loaded onto the roof rack.
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Litter Caddy 120, Roadside Verge Litter Collector: The Litter Caddy 120 is a tractor reach arm attachment which aims to collect and dispose of the variety of different potential litter items which find their way along road verges. By using a reach arms manoeuvrability and a pick-up width of 1.2m, the Litter Caddy 120 aims to work faster, more efficiently and more safely than the currently used process of collecting litter.
The Litter Caddy 120 aims at minimising the use of on foot litter collection operatives in high-speed road locations. This process is high risk for their safety and can create high levels of congestion for road users in the carrying out of the works. The Litter Caddy aims at maximising operators financial input in the equipment they already have, along with reducing cost in the litter collection operation, aiming to improve the aesthetics and well-being of countryside vegetation and wildlife habitats in the process.
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Skorr: There is an apparent and genuine need for bespoke furniture that people can afford. No matter their income, people all have specific functional requirements, and their homes have specific spatial restrictions. Skorr makes the customisation process easy, empowering people with a legitimate freedom to design.
By having an online tailoring service, Skorr brings bespoke furniture into a modern context, whilst keeping the quality of handmade furniture. The materials used are all carefully considered for their sustainable attributes, coppiced Hazel is a rotational material, Ash timber as forestry byproducts, and recycled aluminium.
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