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UCA 2021 graduate showcase #UCAgrads2021 🎓✨⁠ ⁠ BA (Hons) Product Design 2021 graduate Nathan Spiers used his experience as a student with autism to inspire his final project. He designed a chair that helps primary school children facing sensory challenges to find calm and focus in the classroom. ⁠ ⁠ The brief for Nathan’s final project was to design a human-centred product that was also in alignment with one of the United Nation’s Sustainable Design Goals. His response was to focus on the needs of primary school children on the autistic spectrum, as well as the preservation of ocean environments. “The driving force behind my work was my own personal experience with autism,” says Nathan. “As someone who went undiagnosed until age 11, I felt that had I been diagnosed sooner my experience in the classroom could have been more positive. While it’s too late for me, changes could be made to improve educational environments for children who, like me, may find their surroundings uncomfortable.”⁠ ⁠ #WeareUCA #MakersofUCA #productdesign #autism #autismspectrum #design #gradshow #graduateshow #degreeshow #newtalent #showcase #graduate #newdesigners #graduates2021 #graduation #grads #grads2021 #creative #artshow #artexhibition
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UCA graduate Nathan Spiers’ experiences as a student with autism have inspired him to design a chair that helps primary school children to find calm and focus in the classroom.