Aimed to provide students with a platform to showcase their innovative ideas, the Dyson School of Design Engineering is set for another fantastic year. Students are featuring innovative designs that could pave way towards a bright future.
About the Dyson School Show
The innovations that will be staged at the Dyson School Show include those done by students of Innovation Design Engineering and students taking courses in GID- Global Innovation Design. The Royal School of Art and the Dyson School of Design Engineering are the ones responsible for running these joint courses.
Some of the most innovative items on display include The Reagiro – a manual wheelchair that comes with a steering system and built-in personal time zones. This means people have the ability to create, collaborate, and work with the help of personalised time zones.
The students of Dyson School have also gone on to showcase designs that capture the progress of artificial intelligence systems, along with developments in plant based methods of water filtration.
What are some of the highlights of the show?
Professor Peter Childs, who heads the Dyson School of Design Engineering and is also heading the Programme at IDE, said that IDE began way back in 1980. It was four years ago when they started offering a new course – Global Innovation Design.
He went on to express great pleasure in having the opportunity to bring on the Royal College of Art as a partner for their program. Professor Childs feels that this year’s students have really outdone themselves and the results are phenomenal.
The Head of the GID programme, Professor Saeema Ahmed Kristensen, was all praise for the students who took on topics like mental health, design solutions, as well as ways to tackle food shortage. The 50 displayed innovations are geared towards improving the near future and showcasing the types of systems and products that could help us progress in a better manner.
The Mammoth Step Design
Some of the other major innovations that will grace the show include the Mammoth Step snowshoes that were designed by Adam Bernstein. This product is meant to be restorative rather than extractive and will challenge the notions of sustainable environmental designs.
It is aimed at protecting the tundra region in the arctic, as this area is known to store the largest amounts of carbon dioxide and this ecosystem may one day cause a massive release of greenhouse gases that could further cause global warming. By wearing these shoes, humans could create an alternative narrative to the currently damaged ecosystem. This project is directed toward providing a social and ecological solution to design and development.
Reach – Reaching New Places
The REACH platform can help create a physical bridge that connects remote work environments and provides better collaboration. Maya Pinderus, the designer behind this innovation felt that there were no platforms that provided projects that designers could work on with hands-on experience. Her product focusses on creating physical context to a work environment.
Having run till July 7, the opening event, along with the subsequent program, attracted a large number of people who came to witness the amazing designs created by Dyson School students at Imperial’s South Kensington Campus.