Since my recent work-experience at AKA Design which lead to my final project
my ideas of furniture and interior design have changed dramatically. The
idea of integrating technology with furniture is a new concept within
the Product Design market and has become more in demand in the past few
years with the new development that has been created because it offers
solutions and success to the consumer.
The question is: what process is this design going to take in the future?
Everyday, we see new products. The speed at which we have to change to
adapt to these products is bewildering and dramatic. There is uncertainty
about the future but we all know the direction we are heading towards:
a future dependent on technology. Perhaps a visible answer is staring
us in the face. One of the most striking phenomena is surely information
technology it continues the process, which began many years ago and has
been growing like a natural system at an accelerating pace.
Technology is taking over us socially; we are constantly bombarded with
new technology, which we depend on too much. Mobile phones, laptops, Personal
Computers, computerised driving systems; the demand is growing rapidly.
This demand is no longer for the basic product it affects the place, the
space and the complexity of products. People want everything in their
own space at their own convenience.
One of the reasons why home integration is becoming more successful was
that its main concern was the user has needs and understanding of the
product. We need to look at how people are changing and consider what
will be important to them in the coming decade. How will they live? What
will they want their homes to provide them with? How will these homes
look and feel? The technology has to be built around the user and the
environment it is in.
2001-2002 - AKA Design
? One year Industrial Placement in the field of Product Design and Development
? AKA Design: Work closely with all the professionals that are involved
in the process of building or refurbishing a facility and are able to
integrate their input into an existing project co-operating with wiremen,
acoustic engineers and architects
? AKA Kiosks: They are a product design, development and manufacturing,
specialise in bespoke enclosure design and technology integration within
the kiosk and furniture.
CAD: AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Rhino, Ideas, Alias Wavefront, Solid Edge
DTP: Photoshop, Coral Draw, PageMaker, Illustrator
MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, FileMaker
Drawing/Rendering, Model making, Manufacturing skills, Mechatronics, Photography.
Process of learning Flash. Languages: Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
? Selected to show my Final Product at the New Designers Exhibition, at
the Business Design Center in Islington, Angle (2003)
? Put forward for the RSA Design Award (2002)
? Completing my years industrial placement for a design company were I
was able to design and manufacture some products for well known company’s
? Coming in the top three in some design competitions set through my University.
Middlesex University (1999-2003) 2:1 upper class : BA Honours Product
Design and Engineering
National Diploma in Industrial Studies
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