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Adapted for Schools

The design of each component has been carefully considered for use in schools. The silicone grip on the handheld device is available in a multitude of colours and textures, providing ergonomic support as well as impact protection. The desk device is also available in a range of fabrics, allowing it to reflect the theme of any classroom.

Improved Functionality for Pupil & Teacher

Key features are utilised for both pupil and teacher to enhance the learning experience. The Handheld device features a 5" screen with easily navigable controls for a wide array of potential users, along with long battery life to last several days of use. The teacher's device contains a speaker for audio playback, useful for individual speech and language tutorials outside of lesson time.

Design for Manufacture

Existing technology is utilised to ensure Apollo is not priced out budget for schools, and parts have been designed for fabrication at minimal cost using mass production techniques. This allows multiple units to be purchased for less than the price of a single more expensive tablet or an alternative product.

Prototyping & Development

To aid the development of the product several prototyping methods were utilised. One of the most beneficial was 3D printing and silicone casting, which allowed for refinement of sizing and ergonomics.

Edward Hepworth

With Apollo I have attempted to provide an accessible service for schools struggling to meet the demanding needs of SEN pupils in education.

I approach all my work with attentiveness and a committed attitude in order to produce concepts that are to the highest standard I can provide. Throughout university, I have experienced a broad range of challenges and working briefs, which I would aim to see continue at an inspiring design studio post-graduation.

I enjoy the use of technology and exploring ways in which it can be incorporated into my design work, as well as how it can inspire future projects.

Final year project

Apollo: Supporting SEN Pupils in Developing Communication and Self-Reliance Skills


'20 Diploma in Professional Studies
'18 Academic Excellence Award, awarded in recognition of being the highest achieving Industrial Design student at the Design School in First Year
Student Starpack 2018 - Gold & Sponsor 1st Prize Award
WorldStar Student Award 2018 Certificate of Recognition

Work Experience

September 2019 - February 2020
Junior Product Designer, Studio F.A. Porsche