The 3-pin plug as a design has remained unchanged for nearly 70 years, and was originally designed for large, power hungry appliances and devices - such as vacuum cleaners and electric bar fires. The goal of this project was to re-imagine what the plug would look like if it was designed with modern, low powered devices in mind.
The sockets feature lights to intuitively but subtly inform the user about how much power they are drawing, as each socket has it’s limit as to how much it can provide. The plugs feature rounded edges to aid in removal, and have soft silicone cable protectors to protect them from damage.
Mi Plug - Stackable Plug Concept Video
Mood Lighting is an investigation into a more instinctual form of interaction, where the light is directly affected by your emotions. Calm, warm lights appear when you are relaxed, which fades into pure white light when you are alert and awake. Controlled by a portable EEG, Mood Lighting offers an alternative way to control your environment.
The light fades between warm and cool colours depending on the mood and concentration of the user. The brighter the light, the more concentrated, and the warmer the light, the more relaxed the user is.
This light was not designed with the market in mind, but rather as a piece of design exploration to question what the limits of interaction are, and how users react to an interaction that feels totally unfamiliar to them. With practice, the light can be controlled to change on command, based on how the user is feeling rather than what physical action they are taking.
This project was about celebrating the clarity and economy of simple connections, with the cable that powers the light holding multiple functions - both as the source of power and structure.
The light is assembled by the user, coming as a flat pack assembly that allows a saving on packaging. The design was created with simplicity and honesty as the core principles, with simple right angles and circles reflecting that approach.
During the summer of 2017, I was part of the team at Mayku, aimed at bringing their desktop vacuum former, “FormBox” to the market. I was part of the content creation team, where my role was in creating various projects and designs to showcase the abilities of the machine.
Some of the projects I created include the glass coaster and the pen organiser. These projects had to be fun and easy to make for customers of the FormBox, while also being useful and fun items to have.
The benefit of making projects using a vacuum former is that they can be made out of a variety of different materials, giving each product variety and a unique feel.
This knee brace was inspired by a Ducati motorcycle, with it’s single joint and asymmetrical design.
This concept was chosen to not only create a unique look, but to also make the user feel comfortable and less trapped when wearing it.
As I got more into video making and cinematography, I started to increase my gear loadout - and with that, the type of shots and effects that I could produce. However, camera stabilisers were so expensive at the time that I couldn’t hope to afford one. To combat this, I spent the time researching how they worked, and constructed my own out of box aluminium and carbon fibre. It works beautifully, and allows me to get smooth and steady shots whenever I need them.
In order to practice my making skills, I constructed a series of guitars to learn about the craft and increase my attention to detail. I learned a lot during the making of them, from the properties of wood to how small changes in the construction methods can have a large impact on the final sound & overall outcome.
As I started working with and collaborating with others, I wanted an intuitive way for them to be able to control where the camera on the stabiliser was pointing, independent from where I was aiming it. Existing solutions involved RC controllers with fiddly knobs and controls, and I wanted a better solution. To fix this, I came up with this camera controller, where the camera can be aimed simply by pointing and pitching the controller in the desired direction.