‘Cut’ above the rest

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3rd Year student Abigail Holden has won a silver award in the Institute of Materials Student Starpack Competition. The judges said of her design for scissor packaging using only corrogated cardboard :

Very clever answer to the brief.  The fact it is from one net is very impressive.  It put a smile on all the judges’ faces.  All in all a great concept.”

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Abi, pictured here with her 2 dogs, Ruby and Gracie, was delighted with the win and is looking forward to the award evening at the IOM headquarters on the 11th July in London.

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Abi’s work will be showcased a week earlier in London at the New Designers 2013 Exhibition.

Working with Industry

Godfrey Syrett Visit

This week, students from yr 2 visited North East manufacturer Godfrey Syrett as part of a “live” industry linked project.    The students are developing design solutions to a variety of problems centred on the future office and better learning environments.

The trip included a presentation from Financial Director Craig Billingham, a factory tour and review of a range of existing products.

The students will be presenting their designs to the company in early May but the story is not likely to end there so watch this space…

http://www.godfreysyrett.co.uk/

 

School of Arts & Media

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Product Design is part of the School of Arts & Media at Teesside University.

The School of Arts & Media is a diverse and enterprising group, spanning practice-led subjects like Art and Design and TV production as well as English Studies, History and Media Studies.

If you would like to find out more about the school, its staff and students you can visit :

http://www.tees.ac.uk/schools/sam/

or you can follow the school on Twitter

@TeessideUniSAM

 

Product Design Showreel 2012

Another chance to see the Product Design Showreel that was on show at the New Designers Exhibition in London July 2012. The showreel showcases the work of our graduates from 2012. The exhibiton was a great opportunity for our students to get their work in front of 100’s of professionals from the design and manufacturing industries. This year’s final year students will be presenting there from the 3rd – 6th July. The exhibition is held at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.

Arcade Games Project is Ergonomically Sound

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Full size test- rigs were made in the workshops

1st year Product Design students at Teesside University recently enjoyed a very challenging group project to design an ergonomically sound Arcade Game for the Future. Students carried out research into existing games, anthropometric and ergonomic data, and built their own test-rigs and models to make sure their designs were completely viable for all audiences. Students selected a team leader for their groups and everyone got a job that suited their skills. The results were a resounding success and  demonstrated how enthusiastically students had risen to the challenge of not only designing but prototyping and testing their ideas out on real people. Well done to all!

Adam secures European Placement

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Adam a budding musician designed, for his major project, a ‘smart’ guitar that helps beginners to learn to play .

Product Design graduate Adam Allport has recently secured a 13 week placement with a design company called ‘Loudmark’ in the beautiful city of Prague. Adam applied for the placement through Accentuate. Accentuate is funded by the EU to provide placements in Europe for currently unemployed (or under employed) graduates based in the NE of England. Each placement is 13 weeks long and is located in one of 3 major cities – Prague, Seville and Cork.

‘The loudmark is a creative agency from Prague manned and directed by Jakub Zagar. The main focus is on unique design experience in the latest trends with the strong accent on client’s current needs.’

Adam has just posted on our Facebook page and although he is only 3 weeks into the placement it looks as though there may be a permanent position at the end of it , which would be great.

Welcome to Tees Made

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2012 Graduates exhibited their work at the New Designers Exhibition in London

Welcome to the Product Design at Teesside blog – Tees Made. This blog will document and record activities, achievements and newsworthy articles that happen throughout year. Hopefully you will find it as a space for inspiration, creativity and reflection on all things related to the Product Design course, it’s students, staff and alumni.