Cardboard BoomBox with Bare Conductive’s new Touch Board


To celebrate the launch of my good friends at Bare Conductive’s new Touch Board launching on Kickstarter – I helped create a working BoomBox out of cardboard!     Firstly, this was a great way to show how a 2D sketch could

Podcast on Engineer Vs Designer


Interviewed by Josh and Adam from Engineer Vs Designer. As you might expect this is exactly the kind of place I enjoy being – between the brutal engineering reality and the fluffy designerly dreaming… Check out previous episodes which range



HowDo  is a fantastic Application that allows you to capture the key steps of a process you are working on or have created. It does this by allowing you to take a quick image and then record your voice afterwards

Design Modelling Podcast


Featured on Looking Sideways Podcast, created by Andrew Sleigh. It was a lot of fun and the interview covers a whole range of topics about stuff you may have seen on my website and workshops – but also goes into

Design Modelling Workshop – Video


Featured by Sugru – “Meet the Sugru Fixers”. Filmed on 26th Jan 2013, in London. To find out more about this Workshop, click here.    



This was my second Make-A-Thon in IDEO, London. This is a great opportunity to explore new concepts and try out new technologies. Always with an eclectic bunch and never a dull moment. “Team Zen” were assigned the brief to explore

Full-day design modelling workshop back by popular demand…


Following November’s Design Modelling workshop at Geeklates, London, a new full-day workshop has been created for design professionals and serious enthusiasts. Beginning in card, the workshop will explore a range of modelling techniques and then progress into other materials such

New Adventures in Sugru: Branding, Needle Files and Silicone Paintbrushes


Sugru is fantastic stuff, as mentioned in an earlier blog, it can be used to model forms by hand and is ready in less than 24 hours. Here is a few enhancements to my workshop I made just this morning. I

Dyson Ball Challenge 2012 – Winner of Most Ambitious Design Award

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Not wanting to go for the simple (but in hindsight, very effective) direct-drive for a ball, we opted to create a ‘Mechanical Hamster’ and put it inside the transparent ball. This involved using two ‘omni wheels‘- one to power forwards


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It’s not often you get to see UX Designers from Google, BBC’s Mad Scientists, Game Developers, Arduino Hackers and more, all under one roof for a night of geekery – fuelled on gourmet coffee good enough for Harvey Keitel. Not