RAPTURE We were briefed to create a brand and design a pair of headphones based around the brand. I created â€˜Raptureâ€™. This encompasses the idea of being totally consumed by music. From the research I gathered and from my own experience, this is what listening to music through headphones is all about. The design process was user experience led. I also wanted the shape to intrigue the user and so designed a simple and innovative way of adjusting the earpieces.
Natural Pure Intriguing
The development stage was conducted through sketching and 3D modelling on Rhinoceros. The sketches above show some initial ideation. The image on the right shows a proposed magazine advertisement for the headphones. An appearance model was produced for this purpose. We used a professional exhibition design photography studio to take the images.
The final Model
RAPTURE LET THE MUSIC CONSUME YOU
Background Research into Healthcare
218 2.5 60% 47 Million people live in Extreme Poverty.
Of population lives in rural Africa
Health workers for every 1000 people.
Average Life expectancy of Sub-Saharan Africans.
BIGGEST CAUSE OF DEATH HIV/AIDS MALARIA MATERNAL MORTALITY WATER BORNE DISEASE
SOUTH AFRICA Case Study
South Africaâ€™s poor people live in rural Areas.
Rural South Africans live over 5km from a health facility.
Every year thousands of Sub-Saharan Africans living in remote areas die from treatable diseases and conditions because of little or poor access to medical facilities. Many existing facilities are too costly to operate and maintain. Challenging African terrain means that many portable facilities are not able to reach remote areas. I designed a mobile health clinic that is able to travel to remote locations. Once established in a community it can provide healthcare to the local people.
Robust Versatile Mobile
These sketches show some ideas for the shelter, an important component of the clinic. Initial research showed that the clinic would have to accommodate large numbers of patients every day and so a large erectable temporary structure would be the most practical option. The whole design had to be durable to withstand rough environments and terrain but also easy to move around.
The Healthcare Process Your journey through the clinic
StaďŹ€ will check you in.
Assessment Basic details and routine observations will be made by a nurse.
3 The design took the form of a trailer. This proved to be the most mobile option. It is towed by a 4x4. Once in location the clinic can be set up. It doesnâ€™t take much time to erect. This means that more time can be spent treating patients.
Treatment Here any illnesses or injuries will be further examined. Routine inoculations are administered.
A canopy provides shelter and privacy. An exterior frame encases the trailer. This provides more strength than a conventional trailer structure, making it perfect for the terrain in which it will operate. Many of our projects required us to produce working or appearance models of the final design.
GROW YOUR OWN
First Prize Winner Design Award 2012
This project was my submission to the national 2012 ‘B&Q Design Award’. I won the competition, the prize of which was to work in the creative studio at B&Q headquarters. I identified a requirement for a temporary greenhouse that could be erected seasonally. In an urban world where people have smaller gardens it is important to maximise time spent outdoors. ‘Grow your own’ should be encouraged. The ‘Grow your own greenhouse’ is an inflatable structure for the family garden. The PVC skin ensures your plants are kept at just the right temperature. A clever watering system, using rainwater from the roof, ensures plants are kept constantly hydrated without the need for constant watering. Without the use of glass, the Greenhouse is safe to use and smaller models are available so that kids can get involved in the garden too!
The greenhouse takes the shape of a flowing sculptural form. I wanted to create a natural looking shape to contrast with conventional boxy greenhouse designs. Greenhouses are purely functional. The opportunity to turn it into a thing of beauty as well as a operative space was very exciting. I took inspiration from designer Mark Newson who uses a style of design known as biomorphism. This models naturally occurring shapes.
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TEAM SOLENT UNIVERSITY ROWING “Design a logo and source a range of kit that will ‘stand out’ from the crowd and be easily identifiable”. With an outdated brand and the rowing club becoming more successful the committee decided upon a re-brand. This included a new logo and a new range of clothing. The committee expressed their requirement for attractive and versatile clothing that the rowers could wear with pride. In such a competitive sport small details can result in a more successful club. As the club treasurer and committee member, I came up with the project brief above. As a relatively young university I thought it important to create an alternative design and choose a unique sportswear brand. This would make us more identifiable. The image on the left shows the rear of the new ‘splash jacket’ and new logo.
Identifiable Unique Dynamic At regattas the jacket and â€˜Onesieâ€™ are the most important items of clothing in terms of identifying a club. I wanted the design to have a lasting impression and a kind of interaction with the public; Two traits that I think make a great brand. My first objective was to break away from the conventional design scripted by the limited number of rowing club suppliers. We sourced sportswear brands new to rowing to try and give a memorable impression. I believe that the interaction with the brand comes from dynamic logo on the rear of the jacket and the combination of colours.
Hosepipes are used for watering gardens and washing cars. These can be monotonous jobs. The â€˜Optic Water Buttâ€™ is a product which has two objectives. By providing a limited source of water it helps people consume less and therefore understand the value of water. It also dissuades the superfluous consumption of water from hosepipes by providing a gratifying experience. The butt has a special feature. Two watering cans are integrated into the structure. The water butt provides the watering cans with approximately 10 re-fills. This enough to feed a medium sized garden. Once inserted into their slots a special optic automatically refills them.
Water consumption from residential hosepipe usage
Litres flow through a hosepipe in 1 minute
Litres wasted by the average person everyday
Connection for downpipe
A small translucent strip allows the user to see when the â€˜opticâ€™ tank has emptied into the watering can and also when the tank has been filled from the main reservoir above.
Two watering cans are situated either side of the butt. The second can eliminates the time wasted waiting to refill.
The stand is optional, the butt can be mounted onto a house or garden wall.
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