Alexander Bone

MA work

The ‘throwaway’ society aptly describes the society of the developed world, which both over-produces and over-consumes. Products have a short life span and are readily disposed of to be replaced by the next iteration.


This project seeks to explore an innovative approach to this problem by considering ways in which evolution and evolutionary mechanisms can be used to enhance design and, consequently, lengthen product life span.


The project explores how products could embrace these evolutionary mechanisms and perform an active evolution, either within the operational or functional life of the product, or by passing on that information to its subsequent ‘offspring’.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2011

  • The ‘throwaway’ society aptly describes the society of the developed world, which both over-produces and over-consumes. Products have a short life span and are readily disposed of to be replaced by the next iteration.


    This project seeks to explore an innovative approach to this problem by considering ways in which evolution and evolutionary mechanisms can be used to enhance design and, consequently, lengthen product life span.


    The project explores how products could embrace these evolutionary mechanisms and perform an active evolution, either within the operational or functional life of the product, or by passing on that information to its subsequent ‘offspring’.


  • Degrees

  • MEng, Product Design and Manufacture, University of Nottingham, 2009
  • Experience

  • Design researcher, AB Design Solutions / Salts Healthcare Medical, London, 2010; Design internship, AME Design, Sheffield, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • GoGlobal, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2010; Product Design and Manufacture, Nottingham University Arts Centre, 2009; NESTA Exhibition, Royal Festival Hall, London, 2008
  • Awards

  • Winner, IdeasTap Ideas Fund Green Awards, 2010; Winner, Empathic Design, Royal Society of Art Design Directions Awards, 2008