Design West is UWE’s university based design consultancy, aiming to bring together collaborative projects with 3 key elements:
· Industry – with its Commercial insight and opportunities
· University- with its Knowledge, expertise and facilities
· Student – with their Passion, Energy and Creativity
We offer a broad range of ways for industry, students and the university to work together.
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The ‘Albatross’ (nick-named for its large ‘Wing Span’) showcases some of the breadth of technical capability in electronics, software, systems, structures and product design across the University. It pulls together staff and students from aerospace, robotics, and product design within UWE to deliver a drone with take-off weights right up to the current legal limit of 7kg. It is currently fitted with a tracking camera but is cable of carrying an array to tailored technologies being developed at UWE.
The project has been organised under UWE’s EngWest and DesignWest enterprise studios as part of an ongoing collaboration.
40 + second year students worked on new product concepts for Bristol based company Moduflex, based on Richard Bluden, Managing Director of Moduflex vision for the future. – “The workplace environment and objects that form it should encourage, support and inspire the way we work”.
4 of these concepts were taken forward for detail development by ours students and Moduflex and showcased in an exhibtion display.
These chosen projects where as follows:-
Moss is a modular locker system that harnesses the positive benefits of nature in a sleek and modern way
Wave allows lockers to be built together in an almost infinite range of design possibilities offering an almost architectural element to any space.
PXL uses subtle angles and array of material options to bring texture and richness to a normally flat and functional part of a buildings infrastructure.
Buddi brings character and fun to hot desking; giving ownship and expression to a shared space.