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Professor Sharon Baurley
Professor Sharon Baurley

The Design Products programme is about creativity for purpose - educating students to be design-thinkers who address real world challenges through balancing high levels of creativity and technical capability with contextual insight.

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  • Paul Puskarich

    Paul Puskarich

    I arrived at the Royal College of Art after following a path in science and engineering, pursuing degrees in electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

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  • Pasquale Totaro

    Pasquale Totaro

    I got my BSc in Engineering and then went to the US to do an MSc in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Then I did an internship at Apple in product design. That initiated a major change in my interests. I started a PhD in mechanical engineering, but left after one year. I knew what I really wanted to do was a Master’s in design.

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  • Helen Paine

    Helen Paine

    During my MA at the RCA, I met people from the engineering institute TWI who became the funding company for my PhD. It was that first connection that set me up for the PhD. During the MA, I had started to develop surfacing techniques for knitted fabrics. It was a drop-stitch technique that I was coating with a combination of print pastes.

     
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  • Shig-Yen Lo

    Shih-Yen Lo

    I got good feedback from the Final Show, got a place in the summer school hosted by InnovationRCA, and filed my own patent to protect my works. Now I’m starting up my own business developing projects I started at College.

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