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

Tiree Techwave Autumn 2015

Tiree Techwave

A group of students from our MSc Product Design programme travelled all the way up to the Inner-Hebrides to attend Tiree Techwave – a hands-on making and meeting event exploring the edges of technology on the wild edge of Scotland. Tiree Tech Wave offers a time to step out, albeit momentarily, from a target-driven world, to experiment and play with hardware and software, to discuss the … Continue reading Tiree Techwave