Alex Whelan

Product Design Students develop study initiatives for prisoners

Third year Product Design students Alex Whelan and Reece Elder responded to a request from the Prisoners’ Education Network (PEN)  to develop initiatives that would make it easier for prisoners to study in their cell. Both students have nearly finished their prototypes: Reece has designed a durable tablet device, while Alex has created a box that stores educational material and also doubles up as a … Continue reading Product Design Students develop study initiatives for prisoners

the Wonky Chair Design Studio

Product Design graduates discuss setting up sustainable furniture design company @TheWonkyChairCo

Wonky Chair is a sustainability focused furniture design studio set up by three enterprising CSAD Product Design graduates. Supported by the School’s graduate Incubation Space (known as ‘Inc. Space‘) Tom, Josh and Nick placed sustainability at the heart of their business. Tom writes: ‘Sustainability is really important to us, and we think about every aspect – whether it be longevity, carbon footprint or making sure … Continue reading Product Design graduates discuss setting up sustainable furniture design company @TheWonkyChairCo

27 Hour Design Challenge

Last week our Product Design students undertook a 27 hour design challenge with PDR. PDR’s Director, Jarred Evans, set the brief at 9am on Thursday morning and the students presented their work back at midday on Friday. Throughout the time-period, PDR staff offered advice, provided sustenance, and took part in product demos. Students were given the space to interpret the brief and set their own … Continue reading 27 Hour Design Challenge

CSAD Masters student attends 2017 Yale Healthcare Hackathon

Through the Santander Outward Mobility scheme at Cardiff Met, CSAD Masters Product Design student Alex Hirst attended the 2017 Yale Healthcare Hackathon hosted by CBIT and Yale School of Medicine. The event was a three-day Hackathon where participants formed teams to tackle unmet needs in the healthcare space. These collaborations happened over a 24-hour timeframe before giving a final short presentation to fellow participants, judges … Continue reading CSAD Masters student attends 2017 Yale Healthcare Hackathon

Student Led Teaching Fellowship

Student Led Teaching Fellowship – awards and nominees

Three members of CSAD staff have been recognised at this year’s Student Led Teaching Fellowship Awards. These Fellowships provide students with the opportunity to reward excellent teaching practice. CSAD staff Cath Davies and Gareth Loudon have been ‘highly commended’ for providing an engaging teaching environment, and BA Graphic Communication Course Leader David Wrenne has been awarded a Teaching Fellowship for assessments which promote learning. Congratulations … Continue reading Student Led Teaching Fellowship – awards and nominees

Forest of Plinths

‘Forest of Plinths’ installed

A Cardiff Met student competition set up during the Summer 2016 term has resulted in a project called ‘Forest of Plinths’, supported by funding from the Student Union’s Student Experience Fund. Organised by CSAD tutor Olivia Kotsifa and Chantelle Haughton from The School of Education and open to all Art & Design students, the brief asked for the design of an outdoor learning area that … Continue reading ‘Forest of Plinths’ installed

CSAD staff design and make a lightweight trauma pack for use in rural Africa

CSAD staff design and make a lightweight trauma pack for use in rural Africa

CSAD staff Dr Clara Watkins (BA/BSc Product Design course leader) and Professor Steve Gill have designed and made a lightweight trauma pack for use in rural Africa. The kit which includes a neck brace, splints and bandages, can be used to stabilise road traffic accident victims before they can receive proper medical attention. Each item is designed to prevent non-qualified first responders doing more harm … Continue reading CSAD staff design and make a lightweight trauma pack for use in rural Africa