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Awards: Graphic design

The winner of this years graphic design “best in show” category is final year student Scott Farquhar.

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Scott Farquhar (Right) after receiving best in show award

Scott won the award for his ingenious gender bending barbie fusion project. The project is an investigation into the stereotypes that drive children’s toys and how we approach them.

For more information on all the events going on at this years degree show visit us here

Films by Karlie Simmonds, Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney

EVENTS: what is it about minecraft?

4pm Room B2      FREE  and no need to book, simply come along!

Tom's pictureAre you muddled by Minecraft?  Is it really worth 2.5 billion dollars? Are there any positive benefits to it?  What happens when you actively engage with young people and Minecraft?  Are you worried that your children spend far too much time in a world you simply don’t understand?

Lecturer Tom Flint has been studying Minecraft from a psychological point of view for the past 4 years.  His latest project is a mixed reality game created in collaboration with Jupiter Artland and pupils from Ratho Primary School for the Edinburgh International Science Festival. This talk will cover 3 topics:

  1. A tourist’s guide to Minecraft
  2. Positive uses of Minecraft.
  3. Jupiter Artland in Minecraft.

For more info on all our degree show events visit us here

Awards- Interior & spacial design award presented by Gordon Roy

Ahead of tonight’s best in show award for interior and spacial design, we caught up with guest judge Gordon Roy, associate director at Space solutions! Gordon joined the Space Solutions Edinburgh team from an Architectural background and leads the Design Studio with 10 years experience.

Gordon is also responsible for the management of a number of key client accounts and is committed to developing the growing business in the central belt through quality of service and innovative design.

We got Gordon’s thoughts on tonight’s event and the level of work produced by our students.

for more information on all  upcoming degree show events, visit us on our events page here

AWARDS- Product design graduate Fraser Hunter is steps ahead

The winner of this years degree show’s product design best in show award is graduate Fraser Hunter.

Fraser won the award for his revolutionary new shoe design that may change the lives of thousands of people. “Safi shoes” use recycled materials to protect the foot from a deadly disease known as Tungiasis, which is caused by the chigoe flea burrowing into the feet and laying eggs.

The disease is especially prominent in African communities where treatment is both expensive and difficult to reach. It is for this reason that Fraser created the Safi shoes to prevent the spread of the disease and help poor African communities.

We caught up With Fraser after receiving his award to see how he felt.

For more information on all of our graduates work and the events running throughout the degree show, visit us here

Video: Design and Digital Arts Student Presentations

This week we met up with some Edinburgh Napier Students from Design and Digital Arts to ask them about the major projects they have on display at #ednapdegreeshow, which you can see in the video below.

The students talked us through their displays, and will continue to present their work daily in the DaDA Lite Mini Talk Series in Room B25, which takes place daily at 11.30pm / 1.30pm / 3.30pm / 5.30pm

You can get in touch with the students via their websites, here;

Nat Smith: www.natsmithdesigns.co.uk,

Chloe Alcorn: www.klostarupinthesky.prosite.com,

Elan Tang: www.elantang.wordpress.com

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Visit Edinburgh Napier University’s Graduate Showcase including work by BDes (Hons) Design & Digital Arts students.

Open now until the 31st of May

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Jack, who is from Coatbridge, is in his final year studying design and digital arts at Edinburgh Napier and has caused a bit of a stir online with his thought provoking miniature artwork.

http://edinburgh.stv.tv/articles/318717-napier-student-jack-proctor-from-coatbridge-snaps-the-small-world/

Jack will be presenting his project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

And so the show begins. Congratulations to Linwei Guo who won best in show for Design and Digital Arts.

Linwei will be presenting her project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Take A Tour Round #Ednapdegreeshow

Check out the video below to have a look round Edinburgh Napier University’s 2015 Degree Show, on tonight until 31st May from Merchiston Campus. 

‘Five Go To Mozambique’

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In May 2014, five students and two tutors from the BDes (Hons) Graphic Design programme, travelled to Northern Mozambique to work on two branding projects for a local charity – The Teran Foundation. –https://www.facebook.com/Teran. The charity has been based in Mossuril, a small coastal town, for ten years, working against the odds to improve the health and everyday lives of the local people in a country still recovering from a long civil war. With little in the way of tools, supply chain and infrastructure, the five students worked on graphics from the ground up for SHINE, a women’s soap co-operative and LIFE, a small start-up film festival.The story of the work carried out over a month is told in this blog –http://fivegotomozambique.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

 

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Not again (.exe), Design and digital arts
Not again (.exe), Design and digital arts

‘Not again (.exe)’ by Jura McKay, is a nostalgic visual communication project that explores the sentimental value of past technologies by appropriating the visceral aesthetics and interactions of legacy interfaces.

Jura will be presenting his project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Strange Machines, Design and Digital Arts
Strange Machines, Design and Digital Arts

Strange Machines is a vision of hybridisation based upon research into possible futures, consciousness and transhumanism. We find artificial intelligence (A.I.) becoming more and more ubiquitous in our daily lives. When we think of A.I. our minds conjour up images of machines built in our own image. However, if we put aside our own vanity and the semiotics of popular culture, machines might just have the ability to be conscious. We might not be able to identify machine consciousness, or accept the possibility that it can exist. Nevertheless, we cannot rule out anything or live in an unconscious world of absolutes.

Graeme will be presenting his project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

The Golden Bird, Design and Digital Arts
The Golden Bird, Design and Digital Arts

Taken from the book the Grimm’s Fairytales “The Golden Bird” inspired the concept. for this project. The story is based on greed and consumption however focussed around a tree that grows golden riches. The quote “A certain king had a garden and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden apples.” Playing on the word “bore” this idea of having a reveal within the project will bring the story and revolutionise it into a modern time.

Rebecca will be presenting her project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Iain Dobie, Design and Digital Arts
Iain Dobie, Design and Digital Arts

A proposed transportation future, the intention through considering the relationship between analogue and digital automotive design and technologies is to generate an experiential platform to stimulate discussion. In particular it proposes responses to identified trends relating to the next generation of car users about how they will use their vehicles.

Iain will be presenting his project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Design & Digital Arts 2015

City Nest, Design and Digital Arts
City Nest, Design and Digital Arts

“City nest” is an urban campaign; it is based around a concept of information visualization based on the form of a world map. The interactive light installation involves the production of connected landscapes by its participants.

Its visual production maps wants, desires and adventures that explore how people in Edinburgh intend to or hope to ‘meet the world’. The aim of the project is to show the connection between the people based on the theme of journey.

Lei will be presenting her project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.