MDes / BA (Hons) Product Design
Hello, my name is Laura, and I am a product designer with an avid interest in humanitarian and furniture design. I enjoy using a variety of mediums to share my ideas and explore my creativity. I am currently broadening my knowledge regarding UX and UI design, incorporating knowledge acquired during my Psychology A-level and research projects to bring my designs to life.
I decided to focus on the Coronavirus pandemic and its effects on education. My research identified a need to support children learning from home in a cognitively stimulating way across rural Tanzania. Child labour and a lack of resources contribute heavily to a lack of education and learning support for 7-9 year old children. I began addressing this issue by researching the Tanzanian primary school curriculum, as well as reading through cognitive development theories/studies. This lead to the development of the Lyra Activities Hub. It allows children to learn through play on a tablet designed with a 7-9 year old's curriculum and cognitive development in mind. The desk is designed for on-the-go learning and play; its simplistic mechanisms are designed with children in mind.
This product is hypothetical and has no affiliation to the Lyra charity.