Product Design and Development Exhibition


The 3D Design Team (from 1st Year to 3rd Year) from the School of Creative Technologies created fully functional pieces as a start to 2019. This year it promises to push innovation and creativity to the next level.

The aim of the First Year group was to apply the fundamentals of 3D Design communication and problem-solving. The brief required from them to design a unique “designer stool”, with a contemporary reference to our beautiful country and take into account the basic elements and principles of design. They were guided to analyze the ergonomic height of a stool. One panel was designed as a 2-dimensional extrusion and replicated 5 times to create a 3-Dimensional object. The first year team excelled in the challenge and it is our belief that this might be the top first term, the first-year project of any institution offering product design in South Africa. We are yet to be proofed wrong.

The Second Year project is a very technical, unique solution to storage and safety. Aluminium extrusions were used as a material base for the design. The lightweight, structural strong aluminium extrusions were developed by the student and not merely a product of the shelve. The grip- could be used to store musical instruments, gardening tools and other equipment at an easily accessible height.

The Third Year group researched child development in its different phases. A child’s ergonomics, ISO Standards and design ethics were taken into account to create a fully functional Child Development Toy for a very specific age group. The end result is a celebration of visual aesthetics and playfulness.

Venue: Upstairs Activation
Duration: 12 – 26 April

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