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Sivaprakash Shanmugam

MA work

Drawing at a young age is an important attribute in children’s cognitive development. It helps them to discover the joy of creating, to communicate their ideas, tell stories, develop their imagination and improve their motor skills.

My project focuses on using the interactivity of digital technologies as a tool to enrich children’s visual vocabulary through the drawing process without disturbing their actual physical experience of drawing. The outcome of the project is an interactive tool that helps children to draw their own stories and bring them to life.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2010

  • Drawing at a young age is an important attribute in children’s cognitive development. It helps them to discover the joy of creating, to communicate their ideas, tell stories, develop their imagination and improve their motor skills.

    My project focuses on using the interactivity of digital technologies as a tool to enrich children’s visual vocabulary through the drawing process without disturbing their actual physical experience of drawing. The outcome of the project is an interactive tool that helps children to draw their own stories and bring them to life.

  • Degrees

  • BEng, Mechanical Engineering, University of Madras, Chennai, India, 2004
  • Experience

  • Product designer internship, Laughing Onions, London, 2009; Senior design engineer, GE-India Design Center, Satyam Computer Services Ltd, Hyderabad, India, 2004-8; Senior design engineer, GE Consumer and Industrial, Louisville, KY, USA, 2006/7
  • Exhibitions

  • BOOM!, Royal College of Art, London, 2009; Design Diversity, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2010
  • Awards

  • Finalist, Shrinking Footprints, Valpak Recycle Awards, 2010; Nominated, Product Design, D&AD Student Award, 2010; In book, Product Design, D&AD Student Award, 2009