Products for insomniacs, Alzheimer's patients and busy bar staff to be exhibited

Innovative products created by Design and Technology Education students will be exhibited during Nottingham Trent University's Art and Design Degree Show 2016.

This exciting project encourages students to think about the design process and how it can have a real impact on people’s lives.

Jamie Tinney, senior lecturer, BSc (Hons) Secondary Design and Technology Education

Innovative products created by Design and Technology Education students will be on display during Nottingham Trent University's Art and Design Degree Show 2016, including a sensory blanket to help insomniacs, furniture to stimulate improvements in balance in Alzheimer’s patients, and clothing designed to support the subliminal learning of a new language.

The exhibition will show work by second year students on the BSc (Hons) Secondary Design and Technology Education course as part of their Designing for a Client module. Their creations will sit alongside work by graduating designers and artists in the Art and Design Degree Show 2016 in the University's Newton building from 4 to 11 June.

Some of the other products on display include a more sustainable and streamlined method for bodybuilders to prepare appropriate meals to take to the gym, a multifunctional apron for busy bar staff, and playable organisational products to encourage families with children with Down's Syndrome and other cognitive disabilities to share planning of family events and to help the children understand timescales.

Jamie Tinney, senior lecturer on the BSc (Hons) Secondary Design and Technology Education course, said: "The exhibiting students are the future of design and technology education, and this exciting project encourages them to think about the design process and how it can have a real impact on people's lives. This is their last major practical project before they take their learnings into classrooms to inspire the next generation of designers."

The show is open to the public. Design and technology teachers are invited to bring their pupils along to view the work - please email to arrange this. Get more information on the Nottingham Trent University Art and Design Degree Show 2016.

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Products for insomniacs, Alzheimer's patients and busy bar staff to be exhibited

Published on 3 June 2016
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