Produced in the UK

Design for mass manufacture Designing for a mountain bike manufacturer for the past 8 years where costs, parameters, materials and specifications are finite. The products have included: pedals, hardtail frames, suspension frames, grips, tyres, handle bars, stems, seat posts and chain rings. All of the products have improved quality, cost, performance and sales. These high ...

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Mining in Bolivia

Safety products for local production and repair An illuminating object is conventionally developed to be ‘turned on’ in an isolated dark environment. User considerations dictate this to be reversed; during any failure or miscomprehension, the object should remain on, illuminating this underground environment. The mechanical functions are enlarged for gloved workers; an internal switch also ...

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Cooking with Lucy

Design intervention for independence, inclusion and health living In our daily lives, we all engage with typologies and product visual vernacular. This product language determines how we engage with artefacts, how we are directed, informed by queues and perceived object uses. The designer was interested in how and if these visual qualities could be translated ...

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Training Through Design

Design fostering engagement to educate about disability policies Design workshops are now commonplace alongside co-design, participatory design and other means of collaboration. Workshops enable audiences to engage with live appropriate material. During the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, a series of bespoke workshops were created to educate and train employees of the BBC. ...

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Travel Tea

User centred packaging patent Tea or ‘brews’ are an active part of British life; they warm the soul and can be made/shared with people from all walks of life. The access to hot beverages has increased due to the scale of food-to-go, coffee shops and high street chains. The design intervention was created from observing ...

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Creative Tools

Enhancing children’s self-initiated creativity During a period of research in different autistic schools, an insight was highlighted that “self-initiated creativity in autistic children remains a problem.” This simple insight led to the comprehension that adding simple creative interventions to daily objects could improve this ‘access to creativity over time’. Products were created to embrace this skill ...

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