Design Recognition for former student

Posted on 18/07/2017

width=512Former student Jake Paisley (2005-2013) has been voted one of the UK’s top new designers 2017 by the Design Council in recognition for Jake’s final year university project work which was designing a dementia home support system. Following this project, Jake has just been awarded a First Class Honours Degree from De Montfort University and is now looking at a number of job offers.

http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/news-opinion/our-top-picks-new-designers

Dementia home support system by Jacob Paisley : This slick, modern ‘hub’ is an innovative home support system supporting people with early stage dementia when they feel most vulnerable. The system looks to relieve some of the issues that come with the disease short term memory loss. The hub boasts features such as item location – great for finding keys and other important objects around the home, and connection to a home cooking appliance which detects when it is in use and alerts the user at regular intervals if the appliance has not been switched off. If the user doesn’t respond, a text alert is sent to a next of kin.

Sarah Weir (OBE – Chief Executive Design Council) says: “A fantastic idea that aims to improve the everyday lives of people with early stage dementia. A true ‘piece of mind’ product designed and developed in partnership with people with dementia. Co-production at its best.”