The Living Light - Final Design
Here is my final design! I ended up creating based lights made of mulberry rice paper (100% biodegradable) and the base is made of bamboo plywood (highly sustainable). To change the light colours and add an element of customisation, I created coloured acrylic disks to place over the light source. In addition, at the end of its life cycle the design can be planted to biodegrade and the light and base itself can be built for disassembly.
Ergonomic Self-Inflatable Surf Rescue Tube
over a century (1906) Surf Life Saving has been using the same Rescue Tube as a
Flotation Device, which brings many opportunities for innovation. A common
problem with current Rescue Tubes is that they are not ergonomically sound for
users such as lifeguards. An
inflatable rescue tube could potentially address the current design issues by
making it easier to transport and handle. It could also improve comfort for
first responders as it could be made from more comfortable materials while
still being durable and strong enough to perform rescues.
Accessible Adaptive Clothing
I am creating an adaptive element which people can add to their clothing to make their clothing more accessible and easier to put on. I am then going to show how people can add it to their own clothes by buying some clothes and adding the adaptive element to them. I am also going to create my own clothing range with the adaptive element already in it.
Modern seating for community spaces
Most recreational spaces or picnic areas offer limited seating options, let alone shelters/spaces that offer some privacy or have aesthetic appeal. They are often open, boxy and uninviting. To meet this need, I endeavour to develop a community space with a variety of seating/shelter options including ‘Social Park Pods’; modern, inviting, semi-private spaces. This concept will be applied to Apex Park, which is currently a large, grassed area with no shelters, seating or aesthetic appeal. I’m looking for any feedback, supporters who work in landscape architecture and/or suggestions for a software to develop models and renders of my vision.
AlertStyle Medical Jewellery
Half of young Australians have a life-threatening condition (e.g., anaphylaxis and epilepsy). Therefore, there is a need for a wearable system/product that effectively communicates critical information to bystanders in an emergency. Medical jewellery currently on the market functionally meets this need; however, it's often chunky and unattractive. In response, I’m developing medical jewellery that’s modern and minimalistic yet still functional. To provide vital medical information, I am endeavouring to embed QR technology in the design. I’d value feedback on my design concept, connections with jewellery designers, and/or tips on producing handmade jewellery and using CAD/CAM technologies.