Compact lighting for student needs

Individual, 1 Week

"20% of students studying higher education in the UK come from abroad"

USER RESEARCH

STUDENT ACCOMMMODATION

In order to understand how live hinges could be implemented with innovative use I conducted several research visits in student accommodation. I observed the surroundings of their accommodation and conducted interview style conversations to better understand the struggles and pain points.

Modelling

UNDERSTANDING LIVE HINGES

Card was the most appropriate material choice of Lo-FI modelling. Scoring the card directly creates a live hinge which can be very versitile. With this simple yet manipulative material, I was able to create many design iterations. It helped me understand further the possibilities and limitations of live hinges. I allowed my design to be developed through the modelling phase.

PROTOTYPING

FORM BOARD

Foam board was then used to create a scale model of my concept design. This allowed me to user test the idea and to develop greater understanding of the assembly process. The scale model required consideration on weight, manufacturability and function.

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