Final year project
Early Stage Alzheimer’s Routine, Behaviour Monitoring and Management Device. [Read more]
Obi - Independent Medication and Hydration management for those with Early Stage Dementia.
Every year, an increasing amount of people are developing Dementia. Obi looks to give those with early-stage Dementia patients some independence. By introducing a schedule into their lives and analysing their condition based on behaviour observation, family members and carers can have greater peace of mind.
Obi - Medication and Hydration Management Made Easy.
Obi helps deliver complicated medication routines and hydration to those with early-stage Dementia, living at home independently. Both the water vessel and medication cup both detect if the user is hydrated enough and also if the medication is taken or not. A portable remote notifies the user when it's time to take medication or to stay hydrated when away from the product. Incorporating a panic button and locked medication tray into the design brings additional security and ensures the user is safe.
Obi - Mobile Companion App for Carers and Family.
This Mobile Companion App assists carers and family members who care for those with early-stage Dementia (looking to increase their independence). By monitoring medication and hydration remotely, issues can be detected early and sent to their carer with peace of mind. Through analysing the user's behaviour, people with dementia can be cared for sooner and decisions can be made regarding care plans at better times.
BO - Ideation Sketches
BO was a one-week project to "design a consumer or medical device that improves wellbeing". This project focused on stigmas, outdated beliefs and negative attitudes towards those with HIV. It’s imperative to offer alternative methods of testing. Impacts due to Covid-19 have disrupted the current system and there are many pain points for
the user when going for their routine check-up.
BO - Product Visualisation and Mobile App
This design proposal looks at creating discrete proactive blood testing kit for people with HIV aiming to improve wellbeing and monitor their condition. The device then uses Bluetooth to sync to the user's mobile application. Encrypted data is securely transferred to the User’s GP to also monitor their condition once every 3 months - this is in line with NHS testing guidance. From here, GPs are able to prescribe treatments virtually (without a physical consultation).
BO - Final Product Renders
By providing a discrete method for tests, it allows users who may be uncomfortable with the stigma to have an alternative method of monitoring their health. The main body of the device holds a single-use cartridge which is replaced after each use. Cartridge packaging securely seals potential biohazard after use and is sent to be disposed of.
VegDrop - Communal Eating Design Proposal
VegDrop is a product and service design proposal to bring communities closer together using a communal space to allow diverse urban agriculture, reduce food waste and promote healthier lifestyles. With Covid-19 affecting social interactions, this proposal looks to help and encourage communities to get back to their everyday lives in the future and tackle potential boundaries caused by the current pandemic.
- Submitted as part of an RSA brief.
Fully Automated AeroPress Coffee Machine
As part of a combined electronics and mechanics module, our group were given the challenge to create a fully automated coffee machine (by incorporating an AeroPress). The left was the initial visualisation from our group of 4 members and on the right is the finished final functional artefact.
I’m a passionate product designer who is driven by combining innovation, functionality and compelling forms to create meaningful and engaging user experiences.
My work focuses on real-world problems and how to overcome them. This could be through an engaging improved user experience or by taking pain points and research insights to make products more accessible and easier to use. For my final year design project, I focused on Dementia. This was due to a lack of innovation in the current market and a growing number of people each year being diagnosed. I am passionate about all stages within the design process - especially bringing an idea to life to overcome a problem.
Final year project
Early Stage Alzheimer’s Routine, Behaviour Monitoring and Management Device.
'17 - Joseph Parbutt Memorial Award for Engineering and Architecture.
'17 - VIth Form Award.
'20 - Top Five Finalist in Adobe Global UX Competition.
'20 - Australian Design Award for RS5100 (Placement)
'20 - Power Pack Patent Pursued (Pending - Placement)
'20 - Diploma in Professional Studies
June 2019 - September 2020: Industrial Designer at Zebra Technologies.
For my placement year, I worked as part of a global design team at Zebra Technologies. It was extremely valuable and helped expose me to new sides of design (UX, Front End Development, Research and Human Factors) along with further developing my Industrial Design skills.