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Larissa Kunstel-Tabet

MA work

The metropolis can be a daunting place. Even as a well- seasoned traveller, explorer or dweller, we still come across places we have never visited before. How can we discretely navigate ourselves out of being lost?


This project explores how we interact with the city and steer ourselves around it without having to look at a map or smartphone. With a personal haptic device we can be both directed and comforted.


Larissa worked as a design engineer for the London Underground before studying at Imperial College London. Her design work primarily focuses on human interaction with the urban environment.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2012

  • The metropolis can be a daunting place. Even as a well- seasoned traveller, explorer or dweller, we still come across places we have never visited before. How can we discretely navigate ourselves out of being lost?


    This project explores how we interact with the city and steer ourselves around it without having to look at a map or smartphone. With a personal haptic device we can be both directed and comforted.


    Larissa worked as a design engineer for the London Underground before studying at Imperial College London. Her design work primarily focuses on human interaction with the urban environment.


  • Degrees

  • MEng, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2010
  • Experience

  • Fleet operations design engineer, Tube Lines, London, 2006–7; Assistant technical manager, Tube Lines, London, 2005–6
  • Exhibitions

  • Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2012; Shoot Brighton 2008, Fringe Focus, Brighton, 2008
  • Awards

  • First prize, Best Overall Photo, Shoot Brighton, Shoot Experience, 2008