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Robert Evans

BSc Product Design

I am driven by a passion to learn and explore new tools in order to enhance my skills as a designer. I seek to use new and developing tools in creative ways, blending both the technical and creative aspects of design. My inspiration come from various places and I believe that "Designers should read about everything other than design".

Generative Design Hi-Fi Speaker

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The organic structures of the VOLTA speaker set are the result of many hours of experimentation, pushing generative design software as far as I could. By using data-driven processes, I was able to explore the world of algorithmic and AI based design to create organic yet highly functional forms.

Each of the three speaker "barrels" has the exact dimensions to extract the potential of each driver. Using traditional Hi-Fi principals to create these barrels created a juxtaposition between the old and new within the design, allowing the speaker to not only satisfy the need for high-quality audio but also become a sculptural element in the home.

The active speaker set aims to show that software and processes often reserved for engineering-based applications can be used to create striking and interesting products.

ShoeZone XL Mule

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Modern shoe manufacturing techniques, such as heat welding, make shoes incredibly hard to break down into their basic components at their end-of-life, meaning many cannot be recycled, resulting in them being thrown into landfill sites. The XL Mule sought to reduce the use of non-recyclable materials and manufacturing techniques that prevent recycling. Made of two TPU foams with differing hardness', the XL Mules can be recycled as part of a circular economy due to the basic construction. The current rise in single-material shoes and 3D printing technology inspired the design of these shoes. Most trainers and casual shoes are made up of numerous panels and materials, whereas the XL Mule is manufactured in three parts, and fully recyclable as a single unit.

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