Student projects

Here we have included some of the student projects from Masters projects through to PhD projects. These often lead on to future, full scale projects or exists as parts of existing projects currently being run by our academic staff.

Open Design in Healthcare

Within the field of healthcare engaging people who ultimately have to use a product in that product’s design and development is an essential step in achieving a successful outcome…

Dementia Journalling

Dementia is an umbrella term for a number of conditions that impact on memory, orientation, language and visuospatial skills…

Re-designing patient experiences with graphic design students

Improving patient experience and simultaneously giving graphic design students real world learning experience…

Exploring the role of design thinking as a self- management tool for children

Rebecca’s research is an exploration of design practice in a healthcare context…

Reclaiming Patient Narrative: Interrogating the Patient Experience of Genetic Conditions through Film – Fine Art PhD; Emma O’Connor

… unravelling the concept of patient narrative, and proposing that the structure and particularity of filmmaking reveals the elements of individual patient narratives, often cited as ineffable.

Dry powder micro inhaler – Industrial Design MA; Mark Fisher

…finding ways of making inhalers less stigmatising.

Tactile control systems for inclusive design – Industrial Design MA; Hannah Carter-Brown

Tactile control systems on kitchen products to allow older people to maintain their independence for longer…

‘Every picture tells a story’ – PhD; Claire Craig

…exploring the lived experience of residential care through participatory photographic research methods

Open Design of Medical Devices – PhD; Matt Dexter

Matt’s portfolio of work will help explain what these are and the importance of putting the user and the heart of the design of these products…

Design of surgical apparatus – Industrial Design MA and PhD; Saiful Hasley

Saiful is interested in working with surgeons in the design of surgical tools…

Using games to enhance health and wellbeing – Industrial Design MA and PhD; Rémi Bec

Rémi is interested in working across design disciplines in the area of health and exercise…

Grip strength and ‘Activities of Daily Living’ – PhD; Rahayu

Rahayu is interested in the causes, and solutions to, hand discomfort from general daily tasks…

Poised – Industrial Design MA; Lewis Green

Designing aids for people at meal times…

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