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Simon Kinneir

MA work

Creating 'Subtle Sensory Feedback' has been about experimenting with natural feedbacks from a task, and how subtle changes to products can improve the practicality or enjoyability of that task.

My research focuses on people with sight loss and, through my practice, design is an efficient process to benefit the daily life and independence of many others. Self-confidence in the kitchen improves self-sufficiency for people who have sight loss. This project is a growing range of everyday kitchen products, slightly tuned to give extra sensory feedback beyond reliance on sight. Whether through temperature, sound or movement, the products amplify an active process in the task at hand. After examining the kitchen tools we use, I have looked into what ingredients and processes have the most rewarding tactility or sound.

This project has been inspired by the innate creativity and capability of people with sensory loss. Improving the design community’s awareness and balanced understanding of living with sensory impairment is a career interest.

Info

  • Simon Kinneir profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2013

    Specialism

    Platform 17

  • Creating 'Subtle Sensory Feedback' has been about experimenting with natural feedbacks from a task, and how subtle changes to products can improve the practicality or enjoyability of that task.

    My research focuses on people with sight loss and, through my practice, design is an efficient process to benefit the daily life and independence of many others. Self-confidence in the kitchen improves self-sufficiency for people who have sight loss. This project is a growing range of everyday kitchen products, slightly tuned to give extra sensory feedback beyond reliance on sight. Whether through temperature, sound or movement, the products amplify an active process in the task at hand. After examining the kitchen tools we use, I have looked into what ingredients and processes have the most rewarding tactility or sound.

    This project has been inspired by the innate creativity and capability of people with sensory loss. Improving the design community’s awareness and balanced understanding of living with sensory impairment is a career interest.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Graphic Design, University of Brighton, 2006; Foundation Art and Design, University College Falmouth, 2002
  • Experience

  • Designer, Graphic Thought Facility, London, 2006-11