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Joe Smith

MA work


Paperlink is an e-paper device designed specifically to deliver adaptive and blended learning to secondary school students in a developing world classroom.

It aims to create a user experience akin to having an imaginary tutor sat with you - you can hear his or her explanation and see their notes appear on a page as well as prompting the student to answer intermittent questions.

The device and accompanying system are designed to work with minimal infrastructure and very low cost.    


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2014

  • Joe Smith is a Mechanical Engineering graduate with an interest in all forms of technology and its relation to consumer products.

  • Degrees

  • MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Durham University, 2011; MSc Innovation Design Engineering, Imperial College London, 2014
  • Experience

  • Graduate engineer, Tenos, London, 2011-12; Product designer, Arup, London, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • Royal Commission Display, Royal Albert Hall, London, 2014; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2014; London Fashion Week, Steven Tai Interactive Video, London, 2014; Rio Tinto Sports Innovation, Imperial Lobby, London 2013; Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge, Object Gallery in Sydney, Australia, 2012