Final Year - Individual Project
University of Strathclyde
For my final year individual project, I decided to design an individual sheltering system for rough sleepers made of upcycled plastics from music festivals. The design allows for rough sleepers to stay safe and protected from human and weather threats whilst also converting into a portable travel storage unit when moving locations.
The aim of this project was to utilise plastic waste material produced by large scale public events and manufacture it into a useful product for those in need. The plastic material would be able to be recycled and reused as many times as possible so the product can always be replaced and fixed, never needing to be thrown away.
Rough designs were sketched up from past brainstorming sessions with different ideas incorporated together to create potential solutions.
Concepts then went through various evaluations and refinement to then be developed further. Different aspects of each concept were altered and adjusted to keep the main needs of the user centre of attention.
Once the final design was chosen models could be produced to help gain a better understanding of how the product would function physically. A variety of developments were made in order to correct certain issues within the design.
After the final alterations had been made the design could be produced in CAD and rendered to show what the product looks like in real life. Since restrictions were put in place during the year a physical protoype could not be made from the intended mateiral full scale.