BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design
Coming from a carpentry background has influenced my designs through innovative solutions and manufacture. Within my work I like to use skills such as research and visual communication (sketching and model making). I am driven and passionate about design from a manufacture perspective.
Autistic and ADHD children go through a cycle of feelings, emotions and behaviour when at mainstream primary schools. Problems they may face are exclusion, which leads to isolation and lack of attention, then leads to feeling anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed which may affect their learning. By creating a fidget tool kit, children can channel their emotions, feelings, and behaviour into them to be able to relax to focus within the classroom. To create a set which includes durable materials to make the set last longer, which will be more cost-effective for the school. It will be kept as the natural material so it won't be overstimulating for children if they don't like colour. The set will include the fidgeties to sit on a board which will be portable for any of the staff who take them for one to one in another room within the school.
Away is a side table created to solve the problem of storage, by keeping it simple and easily accessible to the user. The side table solves a declutter issue within homes, by storing items out of sight in between the shelves. The material choice is ash. This is due to ash dieback, which is a serious disease in trees caused by a fungus. Trees are cut down quicker which makes ash more available to purchase.