New Designers

New Designers presents 12 award-winning student projects

A device designed to manage menopausal women's symptoms and a plastic-free grocery delivery service are among the projects selected by the organisers of this year's New Designers exhibition for our latest school show.

The New Designers is a graduate design show that enables young designers to showcase their work. Also included is a project investigating the material potential of seaweed and an AI headset that places gender-neutral avatars over participants involved in a trial, in order for a fairer verdict.


New Designers

Showcase: New Designers
Instagram: @newdesigners

Statement: "New Designers showcases the work of over 3,000 talented graduates from across the UK during their annual exhibition, this year held online.

"The event connects thousands of design graduates with businesses and buyers, while also offering prospective students an opportunity to explore design courses.

"We believe that great design shapes the human experience. New Designers provides a unique platform for fresh design talent to connect with design educators, professionals and consumers, for creative exchange and collaboration."


New Designers

Meno II by Olivia Latham

"Menopausal women often suffer from a range of symptoms throughout perimenopause and menopause. This can affect women in a variety of ways and hinder their working careers. This has become more of a prevalent issue as women are now often working to the age they are going through menopause. This device gives physical, thermal relief to manage hot flush symptoms."

Student: Olivia Latham
University: Northumbria University
Course: Design for Industry
Award: Stannah: The Joseph Stannah Award


New Designers

Inclusivitea by Nick Fitzpatrick

"Over the last year, Nick Fitzpatrick realised how difficult kettles could be to use for a wide variety of people, especially elderly people, people with visual impairments and reduced strength or dexterity.

"This project highlights the two core functionality problems to fix – the filling and pouring of kettles. Fitzpatrick has created an exciting, innovative and inclusive kettle that would not only remove obstacles for people without drawing attention to their disability but create something that provided a better user experience for everyone."

Student: Nick Fitzpatrick
University:
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
Course: Product Design
Award: Lakeland: Lakeland Home Design Award


New Designers

Eko Kitchen by Matthew Shepherd

"Matthew Shepherd's research into recycling food waste led him to create a stand-alone butcher's block/kitchen unit. Contained within it are recycling bins and a place to store waste wrappers, whilst decluttering the kitchen by centralising all the bins."

Student: Matthew Shepherd
University:
Edinburgh Napier University
Course:
Product Design
Award: 
Kenwood – Kenwood Appliances Award


New Designers

Viu by Alex D'Souza

"Viu is a webcam that offers a completely new way to communicate over online video, transforming any flat physical surface into a shareable platform.

"The webcam utilises image geometry correction to warp flat surfaces in view to appear as if the camera is placed directly above the surface, all in an aesthetically pleasing yet highly compact form that will fit under most computer monitors.

"The all-in-one solution fits seamlessly into users existing work-from-home setup, transforming their online communication capabilities."

Student: Alex D'Souza
University:
Brunel University London
Course: Product Design Engineering BSc
Award: Joseph Joseph – Brilliantly Useful Design Award


New Designers

Reverse – A Package-free Grocery Delivery Service by Samantha Tung

"Reverse is a plastic-free grocery delivery service for time-starved parents and young professionals who want to reduce their plastic usage but have limited time to engage with conventional options and want value for money.

"The all-in-one service is designed to maximise customer's convenience, product types and efficiency and the reusable containers keep food fresh for longer, with trackers on them to enable a scalable system."

Student: Samantha Tung
University:
Loughborough University
Course:
BSc User Centred
Award:
DCA Design – DCA Packaging Futures Award


New Designers

One Step Ladder by Cameron Rowley

"The One Step Ladder was born out of an observation that when using step stools and ladders around the house, it is usually for a brief moment and with only one step.

"This object aims to facilitate that behaviour while maintaining a small footprint. Intended as a domestic tool, the ladder borrows features from utilitarian objects such as gardening implements."

Student: Cameron Rowley
University:
Kingston University
Course:
Product and Furniture Design
Award: 
The Conran Shop and The Marandi Foundation: Designer of the Future Award


New Designers

Inhabited Task Light by Billy-Jo Piercem

"Inhabited is a lamp centred around reducing the amount of costly waste burdening our landfills and oceans. It is a practical and pleasing design solution made using waste materials.

"Billy-Jo Pierce's goal is for customers to choose their form of waste: such as lint, plastic, paper, dried flowers, wax etc., for their lamp. The materials they choose will create a more personal connection with the object and highlight the importance of respecting the world around us."

Student: Billy-Jo Pierce
University:
The University of the West of England, Bristol
Course:
Interior Design
Award:
Anglepoise: Anglepoise Abandon Darkness Award


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Terracooler by Ellie Perry

"Taking influence from the Zeer pot, an ancient method of cooling that dates back to 3,000BC. The Terracooler is a food storage system designed to replace the need for a fridge.

"The pots are slip cast with a double-wall, allowing the user to pour water through the spouts into the body. The porosity of terracotta draws the water out and the heat from the inner pot. This process can keep the pots at a constant six degrees Celsius. An electricity-free, modern take on an age-old tradition."

Student: Ellie Perry
University:
Kingston University
Course:
Product and Furniture Design
Award:
John Lewis and Partners: The John Lewis and Partners Award for Design and Innovation: Week 2 Disciplines


New Designers

Alegra by Sophie Hickman

"Alegra is a plywood moulded wall shelf, which utilises colour to enhance people's mood and mental health. The shelf features interchangeable opaque and transparent coloured acrylic sliding doors overlapping and merging to create different shades of colour.

"The combination of transparent and opaque acrylic provides privacy in some areas, whilst also allowing parts of the shelf to be exposed."

Student: Sophie Hickman
University:
Birmingham City University
Course:
Product and Furniture Design
Award:
Habitat: The Habitat Future Design Award: Furniture, Product, Industrial and Spatial Design


New Designers

Seaweed - A New Ink by Phoebe Lewis

"This project investigates the material potential of seaweed, in particular its pigments. It explored how these products can be integrated into society to support the stability of coastal communities.

"This collection aims to evoke the memories of visiting the coast through packaging, the quality of the product within, and its story. It utilises both raw seaweed and its waste products to provide a colour palette like no other."

Student: Phoebe Lewis
University:
Northumbria University
Course:
Design for Industry
Award:
 Colour In Design Award: Week 2 Disciplines


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The Green Reset Project by Dominik Bondicov

"The Green Reset Project aims to bring the 51 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions that currently are released into the atmosphere annually down to zero. This project brings a new approach to emissions reduction by capturing carbon at the source.

"It is changing its structure and storing it efficiently while creating value from it. If a project like this is scaled to a certain degree, it could solve our global emissions problem within a decade."

Student: Dominik Bondicov
University: Birmingham City University
Course:
Product and Furniture Design
Award:
Creative Conscience: Creative Conscience Environmental Design Award


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BYAS by Lloyd Potter

"BAME males are the worst affected from internal discrimination, being 81 per cent more likely to be sent to prison for an offence than white males. BYAS is an augmented reality system for judges and juries during a trial.

"The headset utilises body tracking technology and projects gender-neutral avatars over the top of the participants involved in the trail, thus removing any preconceived beliefs about the individuals.

"AI adjusts the frequency of voices to a gender-neutral tone, and neutral alternatives replace gender-specific pronouns. With this system in place, we can be confident that the way we treat people in the criminal justice system is entirely equal, and individuals will receive a fairer trial."

Student: Lloyd Potter
University:
Loughborough University
Course:
Industrial Design and Technology
Award:
Creative Conscience: Creative Conscience Social Impact Design Award


Partnership content

This school show is a partnership between Dezeen and the New Designers. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.