To the 2021 Virtual Degree Show
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our second virtual degree show of student work. This year the website has been created by a small committee of 3rd year students and includes a wonderful introductory video produced by Sadhbh Nealon.
On display are the two major projects of 4th year, the team project sponsored by Combilift and the individual project which addresses problems and opportunities within the students own areas of passion. Together they demonstrate a superb standard of market ready, innovative solutions and include the top three placings from the universities entrepreneurship challenge. On display we include the contact details for each student should you wish to reach out to them.
To learn more about the BSc in Product Design (Marketing and Innovation) visit our website here, and for now, I hope you enjoy this portfolio of work and please do get in touch if you would like to learn more.
Programme Director - BSc In Product Design
The work here represents the major output of the BSc in Product Design. Each student is afforded an open brief to reflect their own passion for a particular topic or simply an opportunity to create a better experience for a target group of users. In completing this project the students have first been tasked with preparing a business case and then completing the design of a solution. Below you can see a sample of outputs including the project process book, visually presenting the end to end design journey, and a video pitch available for a sample of projects.
Health & Pet Care
Sustainability & Education
Work & Hobbies
This year the final year students at Maynooth university were tasked by Combilift based in Annahagh, Co.Monaghan who are the largest global manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and an acknowledged leader in long load handling solutions to develop a next generation material handling solution for the last mile logistics of heavy goods.
Our solutions address specifically the challenges and opportunities facing the company and it’s markets from 2021. Our design concepts are both human centred and future focused. We were responsible to collect and synthesize information while combining human centric insights and genuine business needs to create tangible and well-informed products and services.
Fetch is a dynamic, remotely operated hand truck, that is compact enough to store inside a delivery van, but powerful enough to move 400kg. The unique element to Fetch is how the device loads and unloads itself with the cargo, taking away the manual handling risks for the delivery driver.
Appliance handling without the manual labour. GripLift uses hydraulic powered clamps and a tilt mechanism to completely remove the manual handling aspect of appliance delivery. The product can easily fit through doors and manoeuvres through a house with ease.
There are very few options for powered equipment suitable all for terrains, our current solution is designed to navigate uneven surfaces and steps outdoors, there is a need for a solution this problem which competitors have failed to solve. Typically powered forklifts have two forks leading and all the housing behind it. To accommodate for the width of the pallet our design has the two side pistons that extend horizontally which is a new and patentable technology in this industry.
Intayfa is attached to the exterior rear of the van by slotting the forks into shelves attached to the rear underside of the van. Delivery drivers can reverse Intayfa out from under the van and use it to unload the goods. Intayfa is designed to lift a weight of 1 tonne and raise objects up to one metre off the ground. The side fastener can be pulled over the top of deliveries to ensure goods are secured. Intayfa has a platform and forks to provide quick and efficient unloading.
Senior Junior is a two-part design. Sr offers the ability to lift Jr and traverse the rough terrains encountered in last mile delivery. Jr can detach to retrieve pallets and other loads from inside the van. Both units are controlled from the single tiller arm located on Sr. which eliminates the need for the operator to climb in and out of the van.
Material handling solution to avoid throwing from heights and over reaching using a slope conveyor mechanism to control the speed of unloading kegs and possibly other similar products. Suitable for both vans and trucks as the slope folds up compact on top of the vehicle biproduct. The product can withhold the weight of 3 kegs at a time 250kg and has roller wheels to easily mount curbs. We have added safety features such as guide rails and multidirectional handle control.
The Jellyfish, can extend with its pantograph component, this allows it to reach pallets located further back in the van. It’s hydraulic lift and vacuum lifters allow for easy self-loading and unloading without the need for tail lifts. Also it is remote control operated, this allows for a safe distance between the worker and the van/pallet truck.
Pathfinder – Loading solution for Agricultural Environments Pathfinder provides a remotely operated solution that can load and unload itself from the back of a delivery truck and move heavy loads to their destination safely.
Target consumers of Loadboard are the last mile logistic companies that take pride in their safety and security of goods in transit. Assuming all goods leave the factory floor in full working order, the damaged or broken goods must therefore occur during transit. Loadboard is an innovative new design in the forklift industry to combat the issue of the damage of large goods being delivered from van to doorstep that is also efficient at aiding the consumer in fitting large furniture in place.
2021 SHOW PRODUCERS
3rd Year Product Design Student Maynooth University. Website Design
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3rd Year Product Design Student NUIM
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SHANE MCCABE - 1ST PLACE
JAMIE AGNEW - 2ND PLACE
omitted due to commercialisation
MARK PEARSON - 3RD PLACE
Caoimhe Galligan - Relaxation retreat; Emma McDermott - K-nine; Sadhbh Nealon - EMRLD; Sebastian O'Hanlon - San Grip; Michael Tarpey - Involve
JAMIE AGNEW & BRIAN FOLEY
omitted due to commercialisation
SHANE MCCABE & EOGHAN CARR
CAOIMHE GALLIGAN & EMMA MCDERMOTT
Keg Handler Combi ULK-3
KATIE COUGHLAN, DERMOT HICKEY, FERGAL KYNE
SHANE MCCANN & CIARAN LEONARD
SADHBH NEALON & GRACE HYLAND MARTIN
TIERNAN MCDONAGH & RONAN DOHERTY
ESB Mobile Education Hub
CHRISTOPHER WALLEY & MIKEY TARPEY
CAOIMHE GALLIGAN, EMMA MCDERMOTT & NIAMH KENNY