“James’ Tea”

Sharing a ‘cuppa’ as a tool for physiotherapy and wellbeing The project was instigated by an Arts Council grant, looking for projects that could ‘build confidence without patronising its users’. The project used design as an instigator to engage with disability policy and the public. The project worked with two secondary schools in Birmingham to ...

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Sound into Surface

Exploring sound outputs as physical tactile communication The concept of physical form informing tactile feedback is built into products and artefacts for interaction. The project was interested in investigating the area of creating a tactile language to inform people of geographical location, public information or need in emergency environments. This project was an experiment to ...

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Folding Chair

Using contemporary materials to create a lifelong product Folding chair designed with Ash Stia; a stable block board with cost effective and sustainable outputs. The components were designed to tile to use 90 percent of the board material and limit waste.

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Perfect Unique

Individual mass production, using traditional manufacturing techniques Stoke-On-Trent is steeped in the history of ceramics manufacture. The project worked with Royal Winton to develop a process that enables individuality in mass production tooling. The intervention did not affect cost in labour or tooling but still embraced traditional methods of manufacture. The process was very simple, ...

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Made in Nigeria (Lagos)

Utilising making skills for local business Craftsmanship is a term that is often bandied about, but often it excludes the approach of using the least amount of tools possible. Working in Lagos put that attribute to the test, resolving opportunities with ‘just enough essential parts’. On location, craftspeople were trading their skills including: welding, wicker weaving, ...

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