Dear System, 2018

Graduate Project

Industrial Design

Exhibited at Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, June 2018, and New Designers in London, July 2018.

Dear System was my final graduation project for Product Design BA at Edinburgh College of Art - a study into our increasingly amorphous relationships with appliances within the home, envisioning the object as service, and the user as product. In the connected home, objects are market-driven to cannibalise attention and work in increasingly complex ways to keep it.

 

As Dear System produces toast, it also listens - to user feedback, emotion, and reception; becoming yet more alien as it attempts to become human. Learning, it attempts to exploit the complexities of our connected future and produce a vision of the future home; with the toaster as metaphor.

 

Dear System was exhibited at Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, June 2018, and New Designers Week Two in London, July 2018.  Also featured on Designboom Magazine, Wired Germany, May 2018, and shown on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet show, airing 18th May 2018.

Butter Knife Detail

Toaster Body Detail

Ideation and Concept Sketches for Dear System

Manufacture Process

and Testing

Project Workbook for

Dear System

leon.work

2018