Friday 19 December 2008

Press & Journal

Full article can be found here.


I put up this post about IKEA home planning service as a reminder of current web applications that IKEA offers its customers. As i am considering a web application as a concept i thought it important to observe already existing services.

Thursday 18 December 2008


I had to put up this video of a family trying to get the Christmas tree in the car. I must not over look whilst researching and developing my concept the will of man to over come and succeed.
As alexander the great (Man) said " Fortune favours the bold"


This video is a time lapse video of a LEGO construction. I selected it as research because of its relevance to speed and actual forming of one main object from many smaller objects. These issues are extremely important and i need to keep them in mind when thinking about how the service will be displayed to the user and how the user will interact (U.I).


This video i found on Youtube about proper packing of books in boxes. This type of packing know how is just what i am needing for my research. What i like best is by alternating the books you can increase the amount you can fit into the box. That type of flexibility is critical and i must be aware of throughout my conceptualization.


For research into the problems we face when packing the car i decided to re-create  a car packing scenario i faced on a visit to IKEA. Above are images of the research i carried out.

Monday 15 December 2008


For research for my NCR project I have decided to create a probe pack. In this pack i have placed 11 different LEGO blocks and i want each person to create as many combinations as possible. In total i have had 70+ combinations. The things i have found most important are that each block combination is unique to that person each has a separate context/scenario. Its this individuality that each combination has that my service will have to cater to and i must keep this uniqueness in mind throughout my conceptualization. Above are some of these unique LEGO combinations.  

Thursday 11 December 2008

PONOKO development

Above are images of an Islamic art pattern that i carved out of card. The results i hoped to get from this set up was to see if i could recreate religious art using only shadows. I am pleased with the out come.

PONOKO development

I recreated an Islamic prayer rug using a projector. Above are some images of the results. I hope for my final out come to re-create a similar result using only daylight.

PONOKO research Fractals

Fractals are infinitely repeating patterns that exist within each pattern. The video above is an example of a mandelbrot a pattern that repeats itself continuously. This type of patterns can be found in nature from the snowflake to the image above of a cauliflower sprout. This mathematical precision has the same characteristics of Islamic artwork.

Thanks Steph.

Wednesday 10 December 2008

PONOKO research

Muslims must pray at least 5 times a day

The ritual (Salaat) must be a clean act

Tuesday 9 December 2008

PONOKO research

Repeating patterns demonstrate that in the small you can find the infinite... a single element of the pattern implies the infinite total. The patterns are a way of decorating without depicting living things.

Saturday 4 October 2008

My website

The template for my website. Im going to use this test pattern in a flash based web page. 

User persona

Another Photoshop mock up about the truth behind online gaming users. It comes from first hand research about the way young people play online and how the limitless freedoms of the net allow people to do and say whatever they want.

Wednesday 1 October 2008

Users, archetypes and stereotypes

For my third year brief i have been asked to profile "Digital Natives" or users of media such as the web online gaming and social networking sites. These Photoshop mock ups below are looking at the true persona's of World of Warcraft users and pairing them with they're avatars or online characters to show how sometimes users create avatars that don't relate to the users true persona but to a socially accepted one.

Thursday 11 September 2008

London 2012 logo

Just a post about the london 2012 olympic games logo (brand). I  actually like it, the idea behind it is the logo is meant to be uber inclusive as in anyone can draw it, know it etc etc. 

Tuesday 19 August 2008

Audi stroller concept

These concept sketches are from the stroller project our group was given at university. This concept is a saddle seat stroller for a disabled child. The saddle seat allows for spinal re-correction giving even a person that sits all day the same posture as that of an active person. This concept is a cantilever design allowing for suspension. The underbelly holds a bulbous cocoon like storage and the handle is designed to retract into the stroller allowing for ease of storage.


Just found out that some of my work was featured in the latest edition of the Snafu magazine.

Tuesday 12 August 2008

London 2012

I like many others have been caught up in the olympics lately. For a while i have had an idea about some way of combining USB with the ticketing system. This is just a photoshop mockup i made of a possibility. The memory stick will contain details about the 2012 games and a detailed map of London which will feature transport, hotels, tolets and restaurant etc...

Monday 11 August 2008


Making new things from old things. A lamp i created from a paper cup. I simply embedded an LED bulb in the cap and.... Steve made light and it was good.


The above works are not mine just research! however i am currently looking into traditional methods of japanese packaging. Simply using bamboo,paper and string the japanese have managed to create amazing forms of packaging for every day items including food. These methods of packaging could help eliminate waste and reduce cost on products.

Remember waste not want not!


One of my favorite paper cup concepts from my Waste Aware project .


These are Photoshop mock ups of an idea i have had for a while. Basically its just a new design of the bandage that hopefully would let the user wear it with pride rather than cover up.


 Ahoy-hoy was originally used on ships but later used by Alexander graham bell when he    answered the phone for the first time  as no one knew exactly what should be said when answering a phone.

Waste Aware

. Over 64 billion paper cups are disposed of each year.

. Over 6 million trees are cut down every year in America to produce paper cups.

That is why for my waste aware project i chose to find new ways of using paper cups or better yet ways of stopping the user from throwing it away.