Design Practice

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Student Awards

Our second year student Olly Evans won bronze place at the IDSA Student Awards for his SteriCell (Surgical Sterilisation for Disaster Relief) project.

 Olly Evans / STERICELL / Disaster Relief

Olly Evans / STERICELL / Disaster Relief

Natural disasters and violent conflict in low-income countries pose particular challenges for the sterilization of surgical instruments required for emergency medical procedures. SteriCell is a portable off-grid sterilization system that replaces large, heavy mains-powered hospital autoclaves that require plenty of clean water. A fuel cell is used to power the germicidal ultraviolet light that works in parallel with 10ml of nano titanium dioxide power, an antimicrobial technology that crystalizes titanic iron ore into a nano liquid when exposed to ultraviolet light and is two times stronger than chlorine.

Student Packaging Designer of the Year 2017 Winners

This year we had several winners at the 'Student Packaging Designer of the Year 2017' awards from our second year cohort.

 Jamie Pybus / NUROFEN / Packaging Design

Jamie Pybus / NUROFEN / Packaging Design

Jamie's concept uses a clamshell inspired blister pack that removes the need for foil, and a fold out carton with enough printable space to include all information required about the product. The design greatly reduces wastage by eliminating the need for various materials and the associated logistics.

 Wonjae Choi / JOHNSON'S BABY / Packaging Design

Wonjae Choi / JOHNSON'S BABY / Packaging Design

Wonjae's concept provides a seasonal pack offer for Johnson's baby bubble bath and wash. The screw cap incorporates a snow globe and bubble wand to encourage play at bath time.

 Aidan Smith / TOOTHPASTE DISPENSER / Packaging Design

Aidan Smith / TOOTHPASTE DISPENSER / Packaging Design

Aidan's concept re-engineers the dispensing mechanism of standard toothpaste packaging. This ergonomic mechanism requires less twisting and squeezing of the hand, allowing greater control and accuracy when applying toothpaste to a brush.

Design for Industry 2017 Graduates

Here is a selection of the final major projects from this year's cohort...

 Kieran Brookes / OGGI / Final Major Project

Kieran Brookes / OGGI / Final Major Project

OGGI / / is a personal and portable cooking system for the work place. Using an induction headed base and pressure pot, OGGI provides the option to prepare and cook fresh food in a healthy and hygienic way. This novel system will inspire more healthy and sociable choices at lunchtime.

 Tom Butterfield / TLC / Final Major Project

Tom Butterfield / TLC / Final Major Project

TLC / / is a unique piece of furniture that combines three of the most essential items of furniture in the home; a table,  a light and a chair. Although it is an assemblage, each part retains its own archetypal character.

 Christopher Reid / CARRYPOD / Final Major Project

Christopher Reid / CARRYPOD / Final Major Project

CARRYPOD / /  is a unique luggage system that allows the user to organise, simplify and adapt the bag to their travel needs. A modular system provides the option to compartmentalise items and make it simple to access them when travelling. Liquids, electronics and travel documents can be located in separate areas of the bag for quick access and extra security.

 Daniel Genner / SUMMIT / Final Major Project

Daniel Genner / SUMMIT / Final Major Project

SUMMIT / / is a dual shell ski jacket designed to prolong life underneath an avalanche until mountain rescue teams arrive on scene. An integrated ventilation system, inflation packs, heat pads, RECCO reflectors and a Kevlar lining, enable the jacket to protect the user from the three causes of death in avalanches; asphyxiation, trauma injuries and hypothermia.

 Sebastian Shaw / CHEW / Final Major Project

Sebastian Shaw / CHEW / Final Major Project

CHEW / / is a set of children's dental products. The simple design of the brush allows a child to clean their teeth through the action of chewing. The bleed holes in the case allow the brush to be rinsed through without the child having to handle the bristles. The simplicity of this design will encourage children to adopt a healthier attitude towards dental hygiene.