Tukaid

TukAid is a conversion kit which can transform a TukTuk into an emergency medical care vehicle. Contextually this concept suits to crisis areas due to their affordability, maneuverability and low value which reduce the risk of ambushes.

Currently, this project is running as a startup on the stage of traction.

For more information, please visit tukaid.com 

ilmundi

iLMUNDi is the first DIY, foldable wheelchair. It is created for the individuals with limited abilities in developing countries. iLMUNDi is affordable, lightweight, foldable and durable. Ideally, it will be distributed as a package which includes a construction manual, a material guide and the parts. That enables easy and fast construction and maintenance.

For more information, please visit 

http://ilmundi.weebly.com/ 

Bamboo workshop

That was a collaboration between The Hague University of Applied science and Shanghai University, the main goal of which was to combine different cultural approaches to the design process. As a resullt we  have found new ways of implementing bamboo and proposed diverse bamboo products  that woud be interesting for European market. During the trip, we’ve seen where bamboo grows and how it is harvested; explored various processing techniques;  we’ve visited a number of factories and local craftsmen to see the current application and production. We were co-working with chinese disigners in the groups of five.

This was my first acquantance with Asia and it was beyond my expectations.

INBLOOM

This pop-up project was created by uniting the knowledge and expertise of students from different study programs and took place at the Lighthouse in The Hague University.  The goal of this project was to form a new user interaction with plants and flowers. The whole space was encouraging visitors to experience plants using different senses: touch, listen, sight, smell and taste.

 

In this project, I was part of the design stage, construction, flowers selection, arrangement of the interior space. This was a highly joyful experience, in which I saw how initial visuals and ideas were brought into a real weeklong pop-up gallery. We had to work with a lot of uncertainties yet meeting very strict deadlines and certain safety requirements. InBloom turned out a real success and on the last day visitors could take one plant of their choice as a reminder of this unusual experience.

Central innovation district

The Central Innovation District (CID) conference was held in the World Trade center in The Hague. We presented the first TukAid prototype, which was funded by CID. The attention from Dutch government to our project was a break through, not only because of the financial support but the networking opportunity and attracting the attention to the problem we’re attempting to solve. It was a success; we were honored to be published in the magazine, established valuable connections and got interviewed on the radio. It also enabled our further development and design optimization, which brings us closer to creating a minimum viable product.

 

For more information, please visit 

 

https://www.ciddenhaag.nl/

Makers space: B O H O

This project was focused on creating an interior design concept. The proposed space had to unite the craftsmen of The Hague and express their community of Boekhorststraat. The space was expected to be used for different occasions, hence needed to be responsive and provide different facilities. The key idea of the concept was modular multifunctional furniture.

As a group leader, I’ve learnt how to communicate and build relationships with the client; as well as how to transfer verbal expectations and ideas of the client into visuals.

resilient city

This project goal was to create a concept of urban infrastructure for future cities. It was based on trend analysis and research of threats and challenges that cities will have to face in the coming years. We were working in a group of five, collaborating with Deerns. My role and input to the project was communicating with the client, exploring and developing various scenarios and contextual problems for each of them, researching what influence resilience, health and sustainability of the city and ow to maintain it. As a final result of the project we wrote the report that we later presented as a team for Deerns.

transportation design

This project took place due to my affinity with cars. It was a very diverse experience. I deepen my knowledge about visualization and how different lines, colors, shapes and features form driving experience, user perception and brand identity of vehicles. I’ve explored trends and perspectives of transportation systems for the future. In groups of 2 we carried out the research on bicycle renting systems, including how it affects urban environment and city landscape. In a group of 5 we’ve built a car sit prototype in order to study ergonomic design for various anthropometric characteristics. The individual assignment was to develop autonomous vehicle concept, which was implementing the trend analysis and empirical knowledge gained during the project.

communication

My first degree was in Sociology which was driven by the empathy and a desire to help people. I wanted to understand the social needs of individuals and how to instigate a positive change. This path led me to the Netherlands, fueled by an interest in acquiring a broader perspective towards global societal problems. I was a student Ambassador for THUAS for 2 years. During this time I was representing the Russian culture within the University. My favorite activity was to introduce the Dutch education system to prospective students, including ones from Russia. My job was to help the young people with enrollment process and to provide a comprehensive overview of what it’s like studying abroad. Often this was a huge formative decision for these people, which I enjoyed being a part of.

Currently, my goal is to grow my network in order to boost my career. I have found that partnering with people is the key to development and learning. I also plan to empower my skills in presenting and delivering information.