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20 Nov 2019

User Experience Design MA students shortlisted for UXUK awards

Three Loughborough User Experience Design MA students have been shortlisted for a national design award again this year.

Helen Power, Pinar Dumlu and Jordan Marshall have been shortlisted for the Best Student Project Category at the National UXUK awards.

Helen’s project sought to find ways to encourage Cohabiting Millennials to see death as an active part of life and a long-term planning process, rather than as an event at the end of life. Her solution ‘Capsule’ is a lifelong personal assistant service, delivered via an app and Alexa skill, aimed at new homeowners, which provides a modular method for those who want to organise their end-of-life wishes and ‘life admin’ documents, simplifying the process for both themselves and others after their death. Pinar’s app ‘Heroes’ is a digital-learning support tool for busy working fathers to be that empowers them with the knowledge and tools they need on their transition into fatherhood. Jordan took a service design approach to re-conceptualise funerals to better meet the needs of bereaved relatives, particularly those involved at a distance in the process of making arrangements. The resulting service ‘Wilo’ has also been shortlisted for an international award by the IXDA, the leading professional body for interaction design.

Dr Val Mitchell, MA UX Programme Director said “We are incredibly proud of our students and their ability to design meaningful experiences in response to complex real world issues”.

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