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Micheál Ó hÓgáin - Bivopod

Meet Micheál

I’m a designer based in Limerick with a particular interest in conceptual and user interaction design. I have practical experience with various aspects of design development and implementation — from managing focus groups and interviews to generating visual assets for communicating design concepts, through to technical work involving CAD, computer programming, and communicating designs to fabricators. If you have a project involved in any of these areas I would love to hear from you.

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Bivopod

Bivopod is an accommodation solution that reduces the waste created by camping at festivals. Every year a large amount of waste is generated by campers at festivals — in particular from attendees abandoning their equipment at the end of the event. My design proposes to reduce waste by replacing traditional camping equipment with a product that is more durable, easier to disassemble and clean, and better provides for the specific needs of those camping at festivals.

Festival-goers can rent the Bivopod which functions to provide shelter, privacy, a secure place to store belongings, and an area where one can dress and wash. This design also benefits festival organisers by reducing the labour intensiveness of festival close-out tasks, minimising waste generation and reducing costs associated with waste disposal, and by providing an opportunity to differentiate an event through the provision of high-quality on-site accommodation.