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Rewa

2018

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Lux

2018

Stick Blender

2018

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Vacuum Cleaner

2018

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Hamo

2018

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Coffee Machine

2018

NEO (Concept)

2019

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Orbit

2019

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Polaris

2019 || Exchange Semester

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Brainbow

2019 || Exchange Semester

 

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Rewa

Group Project  // 12 Weeks

PROJECT BRIEF:
In teams of 3, we were tasked to design a light with an element of surprise for a contemporary space. This light could be a pendant, table or floor lamp but needs to use either B22 bulbs or LED light strips.

Heavily inspired by how light travels through New Zealand’s Fox Glacier, my team and I designed Rewa, a one meter tall floor lamp for a contemporary living room space. Rewa is made by stiffening three layers of organza (a blue layer in between 2 white layers), and rests on an interior structure made of steel rods. The whole light sits on a Pacific Kauri base with three B22 light fittings hooked on the steel rods.

We chose to name it Rewa because rewa is a Maori word meaning melting or to become liquid. It is our response to the current global warming issue.

***This product was awarded highly commended in the ECC New Zealand Student Craft / Design Award in the lighting category, and the ECC People’s Choice Award.

 
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Lux

Individual Project // 6 Weeks

PROJECT BRIEF:
In this 6 week project, we were asked to cast 6 identical functional vessels which includes either a lid, a hinge, a handle or all three. The vessels could contain anything we want but we needed to give 5 of them away in an arranged exhibition.

LUX is a concrete vessel to primarily contain a tea light candle; but could also be used to contain small objects such as jewellery.

Concrete’s characteristics allow Lux to be heat resistant, water- proof and long lasting. Both the lis and the body have a natural finish to celebrate concrete’s physical and aesthetic properties.

The concrete was poured into cibatool moulds.

 
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Stick Blender & Vacuum Cleaner

Group Project // 6 Weeks

PROJECT BRIEF:
In teams of three, we had to design two products - one electric product and one physical / mechanical / space related product that has an immense focus on the usability and user experience. My team was assigned the stick blender and vacuum cleaner.

As a team, we explored the usability and user experience in both the products. Through test rigging and asking for frequent user feedback, we altered the handles for both products. For the stick blender, we made the handle follow the user’s hand shape better. We also added flaps so users could coil the wires neatly when the product needs to be kept.

For the vacuum cleaner, we angled the handle at a position where majority of the people said it was comfortable. We also tried to make the body shape elegant so that it would not stand out in a living room if users did not have a place to keep it.

 
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Hamo

Individual Project // 6 Weeks

PROJECT BRIEF:
This brief states to design a tool to retrieve either 10 ball bearings, a stone or a water balloon from cylindrical cavity that is 150mm deep x 38mm diameter. After retrieving the object with our tool, we are to place the object in a container that we’d designed. Our tool and container needed to be constructed from timber and another material of our choice. Fasteners are not allowed.

I was assigned to retrieve a stone from the cylindrical cavity. Hence, I designed Hamo. Hamo is Latin for hook. I was inspired by a variety of tools. The handle was inspired by the twisting movement of jewellery screwdrivers; the hook was inspired by kitchen whisks; and the overall tool and container was inspired by kitchen ladles and ladle stands.

Only timber and metal were used in this product. The metal and timber in the tool were not joint with an adhesive; the metal was tightly bounded to the bamboo stick.

 
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RILEY

Individual project // 12 Weeks

PROJECT BRIEF:
We were tasked to develop a home coffee espresso machine and using modelling and prototyping skills to produce an aesthetic model of our design.

Riley is a coffee machine made of mainly MDF and clear acrylic. This coffee machine was designed for small kitchen spaces and could be used at two different orientations. If your kitchen has space, Riley could be placed with the water tank facing front so you can see water levels. Alternatively to save counter space, you can twist the machine and have the water tank hidden. This will not hinder usage.

 
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Neo

Individual project // 12 Weeks

Project Brief:

We were challenged to conduct research and find an opportunity in the medical field. I took an interest in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and after interviewing a NICU nurse, I found the opportunity to develop a thermometer for premature babies.


In certain hospitals, NICU nurses are required to use standard auxiliary thermometers that are used by adults on premature babies. This poses a challenge because of the size of a premature baby and if awake, they often move around. Therefore, I presented Neo as my concept, an auxiliary thermometer for premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It comes in two parts; a stopwatch like reader where it displays the temperature and a strap that nurses can secure to a premature baby. These two parts are also designed to be kept together.

The image below was the first ideation. The final CAD product will be posted soon.

 
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Orbit

Group project // 12 Weeks

Project Brief:

This Group project focusses on designing a compact kick scooter without electrical components.

In response to the brief, Orbit was designed. It is fully made out of aluminium and when folded down, its profile is slim, making it light and easy to store for users living in small, compact places.

 
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Polaris

Group project // Exchange Semester

Project Brief:

This project is in collaboration with Infineon. Using the concept of Open Design, in teams we were asked to design a light. We have the liberty of designing any sort of light but we needed to incorporate aspects of Open Design.

My team designed Polaris, a night table lamp that can function as a lantern that helps children navigate around the house at night. Polaris is made of three acrylic tubes, 3D printed components and LED strips. The acrylic tubes allow for children to personalise their lantern.

Design by Clara G. & Anastasia E.

3D model by Clara G. & Anastasia E.

Rendering below by Anastasia E.

 
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Brainbow

Group project // Exchange Semester

Project Brief:

In teams we were tasked to identify an issue within the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and children.

From our research, it became apparent that AI products and services designed for children, lacked the inclusion of children's rights. Through a series of ideation and development as a team, we created Brainbow. Brainbow is a board game for children and adults and it is a tool we designed to help both adults and children understand AI and also understanding children right's to participation in relations to AI. 

This project is at its prototyping phase and below is an image of our prototype.

 
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Get in Touch

Interested in my work or how wanting to collaborate on an upcoming project? Feel free to reach out anytime! I would be more than happy to chat.

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