BA (Hons) Product Design
A background in engineering has helped me in my journey as a product designer. I have a passion for 3D printing and love to explore and learn new technologies. I believe additive manufacturing can help achieve a circular economy in a growing spectrum of novel applications.
An adaptable shelving system that can be easily customised using a simple taper mechanism. Modules can be arranged and combined with different variations to suit the customers desired specification. These are available to be either ordered online or downloaded and 3D printed by the user at home. Research found a lack of adaptable 'fast furniture' on the market that prioritised sustainability. The aim was to create a modular shelving system which would have the creative freedom to encourage emotional attachment. The introduction of 3D printing helps a circular economy be achieved, while encouraging local production and the use of recycled materials.
An ergonomic garden tool designed to help improve the experience of gardening activities for users with mobility issues. This tool has been designed with a hybrid tool end combines the functions of a shovel and spade, to make it easier for individuals with mobility issues.
Research showed that those with mobility issues found it extremely difficult to use larger gardening tools. With the aim of encouraging independence for individuals with poor dexterity and mobility, the incorporation of a unique secondary handle provides improved usability, while improving posture and allowing the user to feel more stable when gardening.