I started this course because I am interested in creative thinking, inventing and aesthetic design. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this course had much more to offer. Learning CAD modelling really transformed the ideas I had once conceived in my mind and developed on paper to a 3D reality.
Over the course of the four years I spent in UL learning Product Design, I tried to familiarise then master all the elements that make up product design, from ergonomics to model making, and sketching to user experience.
I am now ready to pursue a life of design and see where it takes me.
The goal of this project was to improve home cooking for the visually impaired. Through my research and analysis, I created ideas that improved different areas of cooking at home. I decided upon using existing technologies to develop a novel suite of products for the visually impaired.
This concept is known as Stevie. Stevie is a system comprising three separate products, Stevie Central Hub, the WrisTab, and Eyeris. The Central Hub is a device that can communicate with the user through verbal interaction. The WrisTab is a wrist wearable device that uses Lidar technology to scan the kitchen in real time. This allows it to relay what setting the user dials their oven, microwave or washing machine to. The Central Hub then communicates the value set back to the user. The Eyeris can either clip onto the face mount or the user’s glasses. Using a front facing camera it can identify products, read package instructions and nutritional information.
Stevie can also be used to order groceries online, log groceries in the house, and suggest meals and give step by step instructions and safety tips to the user while they are making these meals.