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Future designers showcase projects at FIND

28 June 2013

A modular wooden bike, a projection device to improve tube travel, a patented door security device and a smart cast for broken bones - these are just some of thirty-five innovative designs that were showcased at FIND, the London South Bank University (LSBU) design degree show.

The FIND exhibition - formally opened by LSBU Chancellor Richard Farleigh - showcased the work of the 2013 design graduates from the diverse range of design courses available at LSBU, including Product Design, Sports Product Design and Engineering Product Design.

FIND aims to encourage communication and networking opportunities between young designers and industry professionals - and to provide prospective students with a concrete vision of what can be achieved when taking a 3D design course at an award-winning university.

Robin Jones, Principal Lecturer in the Department of Engineering and Design at LSBU, said: "It's amazing so see the drive, resilience and perseverance of our design graduates! They started with an initial idea eight months ago and since then have developed, designed, modelled, prototyped and communicated a feasible, manufacturable, real solution to a real problem faced by people today."

One project in particular could have a big influence on the commute of London Underground passengers: 'Travel LIVE', the project from BSc (Hons) Product Design student Cameron Ross, is an information system that - through the use of a projector - provides tube users with information about which carriages are the least congested, as well as live travel and news updates.

About his project, Cameron says: "I wrote my dissertation on Wayfinding Design and conducted a major case study on the design of signage and information systems in the London Underground, so for me a major design project which helped to manage the movement of people on station platforms was a logical extension of the work I have done towards my dissertation.

"Now that I have a complete solution and demonstration model, I hope to develop the project further and I am also currently in discussions with designers who specialise in advertising communication systems for large transport hubs."

10 projects showcased at FIND have been selected to exhibit at the New Designers 2013 Exhibition in Islington from 3rd - 6th July 2013. A selection of the projects exhibited at FIND can be viewed on the dedicated Design Show website.

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