More about Dana
Why did you choose to study at NTU?
“On the open day I attended, the Architecture on campus really caught my eye, especially the Newton and Arkwright building. There are also an abundance of facilities and the student community is really friendly.”
Have you been involved in any live projects as part of your course?
“I have recently been involved in a live project with Rega. Working in pairs, we were tasked to design a portable concrete speaker. Working as part of a team was a great way to improve our communication and listening skills. At the end of the project, Rega awarded my team for our design. It was a great achievement.”
Have you participated in any industry competitions as part of your course?
“I particularly enjoyed working on the Starpack competition. It involved designing a food packaging system for a healthy fast food product. After lots of research, I decided to focus on Sushi, as it’s a current health trend. My final product, called OISHII SUSHII, featured flat packed cylindrical packaging which could be delivered to the customer within 90 minutes.”
Has your course included any speakers from industry?
“We’ve had lots of guest speakers, but my most memorable lecture would have to be Rebecca Bell’s ‘Researching Post-war Craft & Design in Czechoslovakia’. Studying Modern Studies at school, it was interesting for me to combine my knowledge of current affairs with my passion for design.”
What do you think about the course staff?
“The lecturers and tutors are always willing to help, they’re easy to approach and on hand to clarify briefs and resolve and problems you may have.”
What advice would you give to a prospective student interested in studying Product Design at NTU?
“Don’t be scared to ask questions. Take advantage of the help that tutors and lecturers offer; they’re there for a reason!”