Final year project
NokNok- remote working communication aid [Read more]
'NokNok' is a tactile solution that bridges the physical and psychological distance created between remote team members, during the pandemic. The digital screens we currently communicate through offer very little warmth as mediators for human emotion. 'NokNok' offers an alternative communication method that improves social connectivity by enhancing emotional co-presence.
NokNok- user interaction
A lack of a centralized office means reduced physical micro-interactions amongst employees. 'NokNok' open up the user's home workspace in a virtual sense by using physical cues typically found within a real office space. The user knocks on a 'knockpad' as a method of engaging in communication. This is supported by a lighting system that further indicates a user's working and emotional context.
Remote users can save time from scheduling meetings for any queries or discussions by engaging in a more spontaneous line of verbal communication, whilst maintaining a healthy divide between work and home life. This naturally improves the efficiency of productivity and collaboration amongst a work team.
NokNok- exploded view
NokNok has been designed with ease of assembly/disassembly in mind. Wireless charging has also been integrated to charge the 'knockpad', creating a more compelling user experience.
'Sew Yesterday'- tackling fast fashion consumption
'Sew Yesterday' is a collaboratively designed brand and service in response to the Creative Conscience Awards 'Conscious Consumption' brief. 'Sew Yesterday' strengthens the lack of sentimental connection consumers have with their clothing to minimise the damaging environmental impact of excessive clothing purchases.
'Sew Yesterday'- app
'Sew Yesterday' operates through a UK based clothing exchange app. Users are provided with a starter pack that includes scannable iron-on logos with unique codes that are applied to garments and serve as a 'digital passport' for each garment that is exchanged within the community. A location stitch is sewn onto the map after each swap, documenting the continual travel journey of a garment both physically and digitally.
'Sew Yesterday'- starter pack prototype
High fidelity prototyping of the starter pack was carried out to facilitate experience prototyping with users. By pursuing increased accessibility and a positive environmental impact, 'Sew Yesterday' offers an appealing alternative to currently unaffordable sustainable clothing.
A highly empathetic and inquisitive creative driven to develop products and services that create meaningful experiences.
I thrive off exploring solutions that have a long-term impact by enabling meaningful behaviour change. I especially enjoy developing unconventional concept directions.
I have a keen interest in the front-end, research stage of the design process. This has encouraged me to advocate for the end-user around varying social issues that require an empathetic approach. Because of this, I aspire to a role within a collaborative, strategic, user-centred environment.
Final year project
NokNok- remote working communication aid
'20 Diploma in Professional Studies
I started my career in the design industry through my placement year at Duku. As an intern designer, I was able to exercise fundamental design skills and held responsibilities over different projects which helped further my comprehensive understanding of the design development process. I was also introduced to key aspects of taking a product through to market in detail including IP, branding and manufacturing.