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M AT T P E E R S Industrial Designer
PEERS INDUSTRIAL DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
Loughborough University Design School Graduand. Currently seeking a Graduate opportunity.
STRIDE PROSTHETIC FINAL YEAR PROJECT
Based around the difficulties faced by trans-tibial amputees, my concept ‘Stride’ is a re-imagined prosthesis that aids with post amputation therapy and prevents the adoption of an incorrect walking gait.
MAJOR PROJECT - 8 MONTHS
Concept FINAL IDEA
Scenario of Use STORYBOARDING
Prototyping APPEARANCE MODEL
LAMP INTERNET OF THINGS
BRIEF: Identify an opportunity for an IoT smart product for use in the modern home that aims to enhance the users quality of life through an app or other interface.
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 6 WEEKS
Insight Sleep deprivation in adults and teens occurs when the body does not spend sufficient time in each stage of the sleep cycle. A full nightâ€™s sleep with adequate time in the REM cycle is important for restorative sleep which aids memory consolidation and muscle repair. INITIAL IDEA
Ideation As this project was primarily a form based brief I began with lots of quick rapid sketches before moving onto larger, more detailed sketches to finalise the form and function of my design. FINAL DESIGN
Scenario My next development step was to explore how the user would use and interact with the product by creating a scenario of use.
3. Set your
wake period via the app.
STORYBOARDING Trouble sleeping?
4. Snooze will dim as you
fall asleep or the light level can be controlled by stroking the front face up or down.
2. Press and hold the
speaker button to sync Snooze to the smart phone app.
7. Snooze will wake you
gradually until a sound alarm becomes necessary.
1. Plug in Snooze using the micro
USB port located on the base and cable provided.
5. Snooze monitors your sleeping patterns throughout the night by registering your breathing and heart rate.
8. Press and hold 6. Snooze will illuminate
the speaker button to dismiss alarm.
gently if you wake during the night.
9. Snooze rates and
tracks your sleep over time telling you how to improve your night with in depth charts and stats.
Appearance Model The final step in this project was to produce an appearance model. The model consists of a hand sanded Pro-lab body with a vacuum formed casing that has then been primed and sprayed matte white to imitate a frosted acrylic finish. The form of the lamp aims to be elegant and non intrusive with soft curved features to convey a sense of calm and tranquillity to the user. Infra red motion sensors down the front surface control light levels with the stroke of a hand. A microphone and vibration sensor in the base monitor the user during sleep. MODELLING
Snooze SLEEP MONITORING SMART LAMP By tracking their sleep patterns Snooze aims to naturally improve the users sleep phases through specific, targeted advice via the accompanying smart phone app.
‘PULSE’ - CIRCULAR EMERGENCY BRIEF: Design a product, service or system that uses circular design principles to make emergency medical care more effective.
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 12 WEEKS
Problems + Insights NHS services are struggling to meet the growing demands of patients and staff. Services are increasingly unable to deal with higher patient numbers and lower staff retention and medics are suffering from higher stress and fatigue levels than ever before, affecting their satisfaction and ability to respond to incidents.
Design Research SERVICE DESIGN
Concept â€˜Pulseâ€™ is a Paramedic well being device for overburdened ambulance staff that combines with a local paramedic service that utilises underused community spaces to provide an urgent care solution.
TANDEM - CITY CYCLING APP BRIEF: Through in depth user research identify an opportunity for, and design a smart phone app for use in a modern smart city environment.
GROUP RESEARCH 6 WEEKS INDIVIDUAL DESIGN 4 WEEKS
UX Research tsmar and em t c i t y cycl i ng
As a group we decided to focus our project toward city cycling. Research began with solo user interviews before coming together to define our concept and goals before again separating to develop our own individual apps. METHODOLOGY
Cyclist interviews and surveys allowed us to explore user needs and desires and identify problems and opportunity’s for evidence based insights, such as how even experienced cyclists can feel vulnerable in the city.
Group brainstorming & concept generation enabled us to identify multiple opportunities for innovation whilst also considering technological, and societal issues. We also created a target persona; Joe from Liverpool.
To define the graphical and information layout of my design I produced multiple wire frame concepts and paper prototypes which I then tested and evaluated with several different users and scenarios.
In order to start producing my final screen designs further user testing was required this time in a real world scenario by using the ‘POP’ mobile app. This allowed me to refine the interaction and visual design of my app.
Screens After finalising the concept and function of the app the next step was to produce multiple sketch wireframes to allow paper prototyping with users before finalising the screens appearance in Photoshop. The red path indicates the primary user route through the app. WIREFRAMING
Axure RP The final stage of this project was to produce a working app prototype using the final app screens and Axure RP. My prototype can be viewed online at:
Scenario of Use
3. Joe gets on his bike placing his phone on the handle bar mount and begins his route.
The main purpose of Tandem is to act as a cycling navigation aid within the city in order to reduce the users feeling of unease and uncertainty. STORYBOARDING
4. As Joe cycles Tandem acts as a navigation aide with step by step visual and audio prompts.
2. He opens the Tandem, app and searches for the fastest route to the company offices.
1. Joe is leaving for an
important client meeting, he has never been before and cannot be late.
5. En-route Tandem alerts Joe to traffic ahead and diverts his route accordingly so he arrives on time.
7. Joe locks up his bike secure in
the knowledge his bike is safe for the duration of his meeting.
6. Joe arrives at the offices
and Tandem directs him to the nearest secure lock up.
8. He arrives on time and stress free.
Tandem has made him feel at ease and has removed the stress from his commute.
VISTA PROJECTOR SMALL SPACE LIVING
BRIEF: Design a product or system to improve quality of living for small space city dwellers.
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT 4 DAYS
Design Research INSIGHT GENERATION
Concept â€˜Vistaâ€™ is a trio of products to aid mental well being and alleviate claustrophobia in small space living. Utilising scent, sound and projections Vista allows users to alter their environment to better suit their needs. FINAL IDEA
SEP 2015 - PRESENT
AUG 2017 - AUG 2018
BA Industrial Design and Technology Loughborough University Design School Achieved a First in years one and two
PriestmanGoode London Twelve month placement living and working in Central London as a full time Junior Designer, experiencing a broad range of consultancy work from transport and product design, to UX, model-making, graphics & CAD.
New Designers Major project selected to exhibit at New Designers 2019.
SEP 2013 - JUN 2015 A-Levels The King’s School in Macclesfield Design & Technology A* Art A*
SUMMER PLACEMENT 2016 Maths C
SEP 2011 - JUN 2013 GCSEs The King’s School in Macclesfield 2 A*s 7 A’s Including Maths and English
INTERESTS Photography - Guildhall student competition winner 2015. Swimming - Swimming competitively since age 12. Surfing - Newquay every summer. Gliding - Member of Loughborough SU Gliding society. Movies - Since forever. Drawing - Also since forever.
Siemens UK Congleton Short work placement in the Design and Development department learning to use various UX, CAD and rapid prototyping software.
APRIL 2019 RSA Student Design Awards Short listed for the Phillips ‘Circular Emergency’ brief. AUGUST 2018 Diploma in Professional Studies Placement year at PriestmanGoode, London. JANUARY 2017 Worldstar Student Award Certificate of Recognition, World Packaging Org. JANUARY 2017 Student Starpack Award Silver Award, Graphic Packaging International.
Design: Sketching, Prototyping, Sketch modelling, Ideation, UX Design, Graphic design, Team working, Communication, Appearance modelling.
SEP 2013 - JUN 2015
Software: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, XD, Solidworks, Rhino, Keyshot, Axure RP, Sketchbook Pro, Showcase.
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org linkedin.com/in/matt-peers
Arkwright Scholarship Award Engineering and Technical Design scholarship award.
THANK YOU @mpeerz