Alternative futures

Alternative futures

Week 10 – Professor Alastair MacDonald discussing possible alternative futures Prior to this week’s lecture, there were a few pre-reading tasks set, looking into problems with current vehicles, how to make communities self-sufficient and discussing if electric power is really the best way forward for…

Kaitlyn Debiasse

Kaitlyn Debiasse

Week 9 – Human factor experiences Kaitlyn is a Product Design lecturer at GSA and today she discussed designs and products that specifically target different types of people. The first point Kaitlyn made, I had never actually thought about before, but it was so incredibly…

John Thorne

John Thorne

Week 8 – A talk with GSA Sustainability coordinator, John Thorne. To begin the lecture, we were asked to watch the 2018 TED Talk with Greta Thunberg. Over the past several years, I have followed Greta through her journey however, I have never watched one…

Ben Craven

Ben Craven

Week 7 – Using basic maths to prove the viability of your project. This week the famous Ben Craven, tutor of 1st year PDE, gave us a talk all about maths. Ben wanted to explain to us the importance of using maths when designing a…

Converging Perspectives

Converging Perspectives

Week 6 – Converging perspectives talk with PDE tutor, Stewart Bailey Stewart Bailey gave a very interesting and relevant talk about how we tackle human centered design in the product design engineering world. All the points discussed were very relatable to current projects I am…

Michael Tougher

Michael Tougher

Week 5 – Design innovations in plastics talk with Michael Tougher Michael Tougher created the product Soundbops which he originally started during a project in his 4th year at University. Soundbops is a musical instrument to help kids learn, play and enjoy music. Currently, I…

Professor David Richards

Professor David Richards

Week 4 – Systematic approach to consultancy design and engineering projects. This week we had a very interesting talk from Professor David Richards from Frazer-Nash Consultancy. I found it very fascinating to learn about the decisions made when forming a team for a specific project…

Silvia Weidenbach

Silvia Weidenbach

Week 3 – Combining traditional techniques with the new digital arts Digital design processes are becoming more popular every year. This is an exciting new prospect to begin experimenting with new technologies however, the introduction of these new technologies could overtake traditional creative processes. Silvia…

10 Principles of Good Design

10 Principles of Good Design

Good Design is innovative The world is constantly evolving with new technologies which offer many opportunities to develop new innovative designs to improve the world we live in.         2. Good Design makes a product useful Optimising usefulness stems from functionality and…

Dieter Rams

Dieter Rams

Week 2 – Documentary of the life of Dieter Rams and his incredible impact on the design community. Rams secured a trial project with the company Braun in its early days of business. Rams stayed within the Braun company until 1997. He made huge milestones…