Hi, I’m Joanne. I have recently graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University’s BA hons design course.
My design focus is on product design but I also have and interest in system/service design.
I see myself as a problem solver aiming to design long terms solutions with environmental and social sustainability in mind.
I am familiar with the design process, taking a project from the concept stage through to production and I have a range of skills
that include drawing, CAD modelling and model making.
The self-initiated brief for this project was to design a product that allows the user to carry out tasks despite their hands having weakened grip.
The outcome is a range of tools that are designed to be worn, meaning that the user does not have to hold them.
The tool kit includes five tools with each tool helping the user to perform a different type of action.
POWERBot is a kinetically charged fob that helps primary school children keep fit and active while learning about energy.
The fob can be attached to a bag, belt or put in a pocket and charges whenever the it is moved around.
Once the fob is charged, the robot’s legs are removed to reveal a USB connector which, when plugged into one of the educational toys, powers it.
POWERBot is designed to be used in schools as part of a science lesson to teach children about energy transfer and raise awareness of how much energy is required to run various devices.
The intention of this project was to design a product to address the issue of waste.
The luminaire is easy to disassemble and is purposely made with a limited number of common recyclable materials, making it simpler to repair or recycle.
The shape of the design can be modified to produce different looks, thereby extending its lifespan.