For modules where there is a design engineering output in the form of significant coursework, a module leader or delegated representative selects one item of output for the Design Engineering Selected Innovation REward (DESIRE). This is a prestigious award within the School, and something that all students will, we hope, aspire to win on a few occasions throughout their degree. DESIRE selected works need not necessarily be associated with the top mark or grade scoring project, and can be awarded to a group or individual.

We expect DESIRE to become a badge of honour for Design Engineers.

Congratulations to all the winners!

DESIRE

2016/17

DE1 - Design 1

Assignment:

An autonomous flying paramedic service for developing countries (People Pod group project)

Statement from Module Leader:

Thursday 29th June was the final presentation day for the People Pod project. 11 teams presented to an impressive panel of experts, in addition to the teaching team, including: Dr Marcus Abbott, Bentley Motors, Ben Boucher-West, Bosch Mobility Solutions, Philippe Hohlfeld, JLR, Abby Miller, Transport Systems Catapault and John Routledge, JLR. The External Examiner Professor Alison McKay also observed the presentations. The panel were universally in praise of the whole body of work, but there was also strong agreement on the innovation, depth of work and quality of human centred design within the Eider team’s presentation, full size mock up and detailed UI designs.

Winners:

Eider team: Aisha Hussain, Alfred (Alfie) Thompson, Christopher Turner, Daniel Taylor, and Tsz (Hannah) Lau


DE2 - Engineering Design Project (Summer Term)

Assignment:

Device to measure lung volume for low cost lands: tidal and residual volume (final presentation)

Statement from Module Leader:

A panel of assessors including the module lead, two teaching fellows from the Dyson School of Design Engineering Staff, and the institute of Public health nominated the group for this award. They were particularly impressed with the rigour of the process for developing their devices, and the accuracy achieved in the work-a-like prototype.

Winners:

Anna Bernbaun, Carla Urbano, Jiachen Yu, and William Pepera

DESIRE Presentation - Device to measure lung volume for low cost lands


DE2 - Design 2

Assignment:

Sustainable design of personal care products (individual project)

Statement from Module Leader:

A group of assessors from the Dyson School of Design Engineering and Procter & Gamble presented the award to Paolo Ruegg and Sanish Mistry. They were particularly impressed by the ability of these students to develop sustainable design concepts combining vision and originality together with feasibility.

Winners:

Paolo Ruegg (best razor design)
Sanish Mistry (best toothbrush design)


DE2 - Engineering Design Project (Spring Term)

Assignment:

Device to measure lung volume for low cost lands: tidal and residual volume (concept stage)

Statement from Module Leader:

The DESIRE award has been assigned for concepts of a low cost device to measure lung volume (tidal and residual) within the Engineering Design Projects 2 module led by Prof. Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen.

A panel of assessors from Royal Brompton Lung respiratory Unit, Institute of Public Health and module staff who collaboratively designed the challenge presented the award to the group, composed of Alex Gourlay, Scott Bunting, Sara Khan, and Karolina Jankiewicz.  They were particularly impressed with the groups ambition and creativity to propose alternative concept to using nitrogen washout to measure residual volume. The challenge continues into the next term and we look forward to see the designs realised and tested.

Winners:

Alex Gourlay, Karolina Jankiewicz, Sara Khan, and Scott Bunting


2015/16

DE1 - Design 1

Assignment:

Design the interior of a duel-occupant public transport autonomous vehicle (People's Pod)

Statement from Module Leader:

The DESIRE selected works award has been assigned for the People’s Pod assignment (design the interior of dual-occupant public transport autonomous vehicle), within the Design 1 module led by Prof. Neil Mansfield.

A group of external assessors from University of Leeds, Nissan, and the Transport Systems Catapult presented the award to the AvoPodo group, composed of Clarisse Bret, Francois-Baptiste Costa-Peretti, Josephine Latreille, Kristof van der Fluit, and Zixia Zhang. They were particularly impressed with the combination of vision and originality with a concept that is feasible.

Winners:

Clarisse Bret, Francois-Baptiste Costa-Peretti, Josephine Latreille, Kristof van der Fluit, and Zixia Zhang