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Who I Am My nameĘźs Joshua, IĘźm an enthusiastic creative with a keen interest in tools, and obstacles My motivation comes from a desire to improve myself as an individual, learn more, and help those around me

Location Belfast, Northern Ireland Attending the integrated school of Lagan College

Nottingham, England Studying at Nottingham Trent University, on the BA Product Design course

Interests Music

Playing drums since childhood - music for me is an energetic and creative outlet


A house captain in my high school days, a runner for Beach mount Harriers and now incorporating it in my day to day life - using it as a way to explore and stay healthy, along side regular gym sessions


Despite my dyslexia, the desire never ceases to keep learning and absorbing ideas to understand myself and the world

INSTRMNT brand design - new product Design a table top timepiece in association with INSTRMNTʼs brand aesthetic

Brand Aesthetic




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Slot in Stand

Slot In Stand


Slot-in Stand


Friction Fit Assembly


Wilko brand addition - low price margin Design a toy for a 2-3 year old, to develop their physical, emotional and cognitive growth for placement within Wilkos existing toy selection, between a price ÂŁ10 bracket

Control and Stre Motor Skills

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Emotional Expression

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Participating in a drumming activity can help a child feel safe enough to express his/her feelings. Additionally - and speaking from experience - thereʼs nothing much better for releasing anger than banging on a drum

Cognitive & Communication Human Essentials By participating in a drumming experience, children can be working on attention, impulse control, and decision making skills. Playing a drum or percussion instrument can be a useful way to communicate non-verbally and to “listen” to another personʼs non-verbal communication

Characterised face for heightened attraction and playfulness

Drum is hollow and larger than front drum - resulting in lower bass sound when hit

Drum contains beads for a varied and textured sound when hit

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Add on spinning shakers allow for added textures and sounds

Speedo brand extension - new market Develop a product in association with Speedo and their existing swimming range, so as to encourage a new Chinese market to integrate swimming into their lifestyle Travel

Translucent Silicon Lid

Focal Firm Leather Compartment

Zip Off Wet Compartment

Top Lid Compartment




Process Analysis


Primary Research

Business Sporting Bag

A documented trip to a swimming complex gave us a personal and detailed record of the overall task.

The Sports bag encompasses the necessary compartments for wet and dry clothes, and additionally compartment for day to day equipment.

Here, we encountered the laboriousness of the pre/post process

With a detachable compartment for wet clothes or used sports wear, as well as a lid compartment for keys, wallets and other valuable items - space is in abundance, but not at the expensive of a large duffel bag to carry around the city


Business Personal

Though China is expansive, the urban business individual was the chosen demographic - for their access to pools, increasing need to be healthier and more suitable lifestyle

A complementary, and simple sports bag, associated with Speedo, would be a suitable extension for this desired market

Disaster AID new solution - present problem short-listed

Develop a product that would be used within immediate deployment in the event of a disaster, delivering essentials to the victims

Container for Needs The necessary, essential and life saving/preserving needs of people, who have a lack of infrastructure


Quick Deployment

Easy Access

When disaster strikes a body of land and people, efficiency is essential for life saving action

This design must be easily understood, explained and accessed

Claims 1.3 Million Lives

Affects 4.4 Billion People

90% Caused by Extreme Weather

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slide out open storage

remove support frame

10L Water Tank

VR Vision BBC brand extension - new technology Propose a VR concept for the future of the BBCĘźs entertainment and information platform, to integrate new technology into the lifestyles of a specific BBC audience, in association with Innovia

3D Printed Component Hinge Free

3D Printed Frame

Curved Projection Lens

Component Casing

The Concept Recent efforts to bring VR and AR headsets into the market through immersive, bulky technology have been slowly on the rise, but also at the expense of mobile, subtle and non-intrusive outcomes

The Experience To address the problem, we sought to produce a pair of AR projection glasses, influenced by timeless and iconic eye wear, used similarly to a pair of simple reading glasses - merging it with progressive technology, and used through intuitive interaction

Connect glasses to bluetooth device

Open chosen application or website

View multiple platforms over an expansive display

Hermen Miller brand extension - new concept Propose a self set extension on the Hermen Miller brand to expand their range - with guidance and direction from Hermen Miller

Workplace Well being

520,000 people

Evidently, trendĘźs in a lack of well-being withinĘź the workplace, may provide a space for improvement. Especially with the rise in socially orientated, and more demanding offices, business and cultures as a whole

Suffer from workplace stress, depression or anxiety

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Fac to r s In t ri n s i c to Job

In te rpe r s o n a l Re l at i o n s h i p s

C h a n g e s a t wo r k

Pe r s o n a l De ve l o p m e n t

12.5 Million Days Lost to these conditions within the UK

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Rotating Screen Hub for Workplace Relaxing

For today’s socially stimulating, co-working environment, the individual has seldom space to stretch, calm down, cry or sit, without the eyes of the community being present Rotatio, allows for this private and personal area for the individual, allowing space to breath, think and re-centre, and in turn reinforcing the working collective

Enter Opening

Adjust Settings

However, If Floor-Level Exterior Light

Colour & Air Flow Temperature

is Pulsing, Then the Hub is Occupied

Screen Rotation in Motion Outer Screen Rotates for 10 Minutes



Flooring Vibrates as Signifier That Opening is Occurring

Select From Warm




Activating Defused Colour

Air Flow

Screen Rotation

Design Thrown

Drum Thrown

Thank You


Joshua J Stewart Design Portfolio 2018  

Nottingham Trent University

Joshua J Stewart Design Portfolio 2018  

Nottingham Trent University