Final year project
Eddie - A Reusable Sanitary Product Kit to Promote the Use… [Read more]
Eddie is a re-usable sanitary product kit, with the aim of preparing and moving those who menstruate onto menstrual cups. Tampons and pads are filling up landfills at a dangerous rate, but using the greener alternative, menstrual cups, can feel unfamiliar and incorrect usage often deters users from making the switch.
Eddie offers a reusable tampon applicator, menstrual cup and travel case. Beginning with the tampon applicator, the user familiarises themselves with the ins and outs before moving onto the menstrual cup.
Re-usable Tampon Applicator and Menstrual Cup
The applicator replicates resemblant user interactions to the menstrual cup, with common features such as fold lines, angled tips, and silicone bodies, bridging the familiarity between existing disposable tampon applicators and menstrual cups. Equally, these features create a more effortless and enhanced user experience.
On the go instructions, environmental information, current news, and a social platform to provide relevant education and relatable experiences to gain confidence and involvement with the topic.
The Travel Case
Compact and convenient, the travel case provides storage for tampons and the travel stick. The travel stick can hold the applicator and folded menstrual cup at any one time, assuring the user that both menstrual cups and tampons are able to fit into the same space.
Live Project Product Range
A 10-day project for sufferers of long-term depression, the solution allows members of the house to recognize the user’s physical symptoms of depression as they deviate from their usual routine. Each product represents a physical symptom; a clock that displays sleep time, a fridge monitor that indicates eating frequency, and a toothbrush that presents hygiene regularity.
Unobtrusive yet Noticeable
Providing only analogue and minimal feedback reinforces the idea that only specific data is being monitored, promoting an element of trust and comfort in the home.
A creative and holistic designer, passionate about solving real user needs through effective visual communication.
The first step in my design approach is identifying a real user problem, and holding that at the core of the process to drive harmonious and meaningful user-centred solutions. My experience at IBM iX has refined my ability to visually communicate information effectively, generating compelling user experiences whilst utilizing enterprise design thinking practices. I enjoy using captivating visuals that are centered on the emotional needs of the user, which is why I felt passionate about pursuing a holistic approach to feminine sanitary care for my final year project. My passion for design spans across different mediums and particularly when in collaboration with others. Thus far I have enjoyed beginning my career with digital design and aim to develop a depth and variety of skills in the future.
Final year project
Eddie - A Reusable Sanitary Product Kit to Promote the Use of Menstrual Cups.
21' Design School Nominee - RSA Awards
20' Best Prototype Runner Up - Uxathon (Deloitte Digital)
20' Honourable Mention - Adobe Creative Jam (AirBnB)
20' Diploma of Professional Studies
(June 2019 - June 2020)
Visual Design Intern, IBM iX
Enhancing design language and digital experiences through visual communication, layout, typography and colour, to create emotional connections and intuitive responses from users across a range of global client projects. Additionally, utilizing design thinking approaches through service and UX design. Example client projects include Liverpool Football Club Official App and BP Pulse App.
(July 2020 - August 2020)
UX Design Summer Intern, Goldman Sachs
Independent project lead; researching and developing the interaction and visual design of an internal digital experience for web, desktop & mobile applications for a variety of businesses at Goldman Sachs.