Industrial Design Projects
A selection of industrial design projects created by last year's graduates.
'Robocop' Helmet by Alfred Boyadgis
Industrial design student Alfred Boyadgis won a prestigous Red Dot design award for his futuristic motor cycle cop helmet that has facial recognition technology and a fully integrated communications system.
Roam Lightweight Oxygen Cylinder by Shan Shan Wang
A lightweight respiratory unit created for young children. The use of liquid oxygen, advanced materials and digital technology has reduced the canister size by 45 percent, giving asthma sufferers a more normal life. Winner of the 2013 Dyson award.
Flower Chair by Joshua Flowers
Winner of Sense of Place design competition, Joshua's Flower Chair was developed during his second year studio class convened by Dr Mariano Ramirez. The project challenged students to consider the theory of ‘placemaking’ in urban design, which is about giving people a reason to stop and become involved in a public space.
Virtual Prototyping by Matthew Kruik
"The world is not two-dimensional, and we don't use a mouse to interact with it, so why do we restrict ourselves?"
In this project, Matthew explored the possibilities of using new display and interactive technologies, in this case, the Oculus Rift display and the Microsoft Kinect sensor, to develop and test a virtual prototyping environment. The first prototype is an interactive cupboard system, where cupboards are kept up out of reach and the user can move them around using gestures. The second prototype is a basic modelling environment, allowing users to select a face on a model, then use pushing and pulling gestures to move that face. This system demonstrates how a virtual environment can be used as a design tool, as well as a testing one.