Student work 2013

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.

Interior Architecture Exhibition - Stop Motion

Interior architecture students exhibit their work as part of Luminocity 2013.

Virtual Climate Change by Daniel Pantelas

Daniel's scenarios of high sea level rise for Manly beach has given new meaning to what was once raw data of our environment. Using complex 3D technologies, his project used data created from Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), which is currently the most accurate form of topographic mapping. The technology uses laser pulses to scan and record millions of elevation points with high accuracy.

LuminoCity Project Slideshow

Below are just a few of the student projects that were on display during LuminoCity 2013.

Revealing Middle Head by Architectural Computing Students

A unique collaboration between the University of New South Wales and the National Parks and Wildlife Service has led to a series of Architectural Computing student projects from live events to smart phone apps, aiming to bring the masses to this valuable historical site at Sydney Harbour.

VACCi Pak by Hollie Baigent

Winner of the Emerging Young Entrepreneur competition (EYE50) held at this years C2-MTL Conference in Montreal, Canada. Hollie's winning project, the Outreach Vaccine Backpack and Motorcycle Rack (VACCi Pak) proposes an affordable, sustainable, locally-sourced solution to the current shortcomings of international vaccine delivery systems. 

Easily Accessible Tuna Can by Dominic See

Winner of the 2013 Cormack Packaging Awards, Dominic’s creation involved a plastic sliding key mechanism, designed to make opening tuna cans a far easier task for those who may have difficulty opening conventional pull-back tab mechanisms. By replacing the conventional pull-back metal tab with a plastic sliding key, Dominic’s solution also prevents injury.