As a designer my background includes automotive styling, large scale structures, exhibition design, domestic furniture and hi technology products – leading to increasingly user focussed objects and experiences – including my MA major project; a moving experience-platform to share or individualise travel.
With 15 years or professional experience in the design industry and the most recent 7 years working specifically on healthcare projects, I have been directly involved with expert users, patient groups, Occupational Therapists and other medical professionals along with a variety of SME’s and larger companies tasked with production of subtle, effective and meaningful solutions to often life-restricting, undignified experiences.
A selection of the products I have been involved with during my time at HDTI is listed below; there are over 200 projects during this period, each designed around a defined user (market) need. All solutions have a simple, de-stigmatised aesthetic that encourages product selection and promotes continued usage:
• Assistive Walking Sticks and Anti-slip shock-absorbing Ferrules
• Neo-natal furniture
• Non-slip drinking mugs and eating plates
• Wheelchair stability assessment systems (hardware and GUI)
• Assistive and infant dental care
• Commodes (contemporary approach)
• Shopping aids
- Avtanski, A., Dryer, P., Fielden, S., Evans, J., Magee, P., Moody, L., Stefanov, D., ‘Novel System for Wheelchair Stability Assessment. Design and Initial Results’. 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurement and Applications, Lisbon, 11 June 2014.
- Dryer, P., Fielden, S., Evans, J., Heelis, M., Magee, P., Moody, L., Stefanov, D., ‘From research to design: the journey so far in the user-centred development of a new wheelchair stability measurement system’. European Seating Symposium, Dublin, 5 November 2013.
- Fielden, S., Magee, P., Moody, L., ‘Cube; An ideas generation tool’. Raate, Poster, 26 November 2012.
- Woodcock, A., and Magee, P. (2007) 'One Brief: Four Concepts. Adjustable Furniture for Schools'. Proceedings of Contemporary Ergonomics, 'Contemporary Ergonomics'. Held 17-19 Apr 2007 in Nottingham, UK. 217-222.
- WheelSense, Health Design & Technology Institute.