Final year project
bloom. - Helping Children with ADHD to have more Independence when… [Read more]
'bloom' is a product to help children with ADHD in a school environment. It helps guide them through tasks and keep track of time. It allows the teacher to set and link tasks and times before the lesson starts, which gives the child more independence when completing tasks throughout the day. In addition, motivational screens are displayed throughout the process.
Each of the petals is removable timers that correlate with the colour of a task shown on the centre screen. The child attaches the petal when the task is shown on the centre screen, and the timer 'fills up' to give a visual queue of how much time they have left. They do this with each task until the flower is complete, as shown here.
The removable petals have moulded textures to add a sensory element to the product, which gives the child something to hold and interact with without massively distracting them and others.
Petals are attached to the connectors on the base. This starts a timer to keep the child on track for each task.
This shows a brief look at bloom in use, showing how the centre screen tasks relate to the timers that are attached around the edge.
This shows a small part of the vast prototyping that I did as part of my final year design project. Like the initial foam modelling processes, it gave me the chance to use CAD and 3D print different parts to see my project come to life. I also used this to learn more about the manufacturing processes and how the parts come together.
I aim to design products that people enjoy using and interacting with, combining user research and product development to create the most appropriate product for the user.
I enjoy all aspects of the design process, especially the initial exploration of different ideas, and the further development that this leads to. I love how design is not a straightforward process, and that you can sometimes find yourself going in an unexpected direction, due to user research, testing and different developments, which makes it varied and exciting. I chose to do a children's product for my final year project because children's design is the direction I want to go in for my future design career.
Final year project
bloom. - Helping Children with ADHD to have more Independence when Completing Tasks in a Learning Environment.
21' Design School Nominee for Creative Conscience Award.
20' Diploma of Professional Studies.
August 2019 - June 2020.
Design Intern | The LEGO Group, Billund, Denmark.
I used my creativity, innovation and enthusiasm, working on the Disney and DOTS design teams. I also learnt about working in the toy design industry.