SPD Student Profile: Stefanie Birk

Stefanie Birk is an Erasmus Exchange student from the University of Design Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. She has a background, and interest in medical product design and has joined Stage 2 of the BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design course for the first semester. Where are you from? I live near Stuttgart in Germany. I normally study at…

CNC Milling Workshops

Second year SPD students have recently been inducted on the MDX540 CNC milling machines in order to produce project prototypes. The students are coming towards the end of the first study block period, which is a time when productivity levels are maxed out in preparation for project hand-ins at the beginning of December. This year…

Inclusive Packaging Workshop with Tracy Sutton, Root Innovation

Stage 2 SPD students took part in an intensive three-day workshop last week with Tracy Sutton, founder of Root Innovation. The course consisted of a developed insight into the world of sustainable packaging, including the entire process from cradle to cradle and how inclusivity is becoming a large part of the future of sustainable design….

Our current collaboration with Cornwall Care

The second year Interior Design students are currently working with Cornwall Care, a non-profit organisation and the largest care provider in Cornwall. This important yet exciting project allows the students to work together in order to come up with lots of ideas and design techniques to improve the standard of living for the elderly in…

Level 2 Poltesco Site Visit

In October, Level 2 went on a site visit to Poltesco Valley, a National Trust Site in Cornwall.  A bright sunny day really showed Poltesco at its best. They went to see the medieval mills, 17th-century pilchard cellars and a 19th-century serpentine harbour for a new project – ‘Forgotten Spaces’. The project is based on…

Students present their ideas to Eden Project

The first year Architecture students presented their ideas for a fire pit and shelter to be built at the Eden Centre. The course has co-developed a live project with Eden to design and build the first stages of a wild nursery on a site at the Eden Project. The students first designed and built dens…

CUC Racing: How students design, build and race a prototype vehicle

Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) Racing is a collaboration between the University of Exeter’s Renewable Energy department and Falmouth University’s BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design course to design, build and race an electric powered car at the Shell Eco Marathon. The Shell Eco Marathon is a global competition that challenges students to push the boundaries in…

Sensory Toolkit Project with Joanna Grace

Students from the 2nd year of the BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design programme are working on an exciting new project with Joanna Grace, a  special education needs and disability consultant and founder of The Sensory Projects.  Her projects look to improve the mental health and wellbeing for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). She’s…

SPD visit to Stockholm Design Week

From the 8th to the 12th February Stockholm was the place to be to explore the design industry. During the Stockholm Design Week, we attended many high-profile design events that were scattered around the city, including a biomimicry talk by Michael Pawlyn (hosted by Interface), Tom Dixon (at the Stockholm Furniture Fair), and Jaime Hayon and Front…

SPD Student Profile: Maud de Rohan Willner

This is the first in a series of profile interviews, with current Sustainable Product Design students, which will highlight the diversity of interests and projects our students engage with. Maud de Rohan Willner is a 21 year old student in her third year on the Sustainable Product Design course at Falmouth. She is French and has a passion…

London and Stockholm Design Study Trips

Following the success of the study trip to the London Design Festival in September, we are now looking forward to Stockholm Design week in February 2016. The SPD course will be travelling to Sweden for the week to explore exhibitions in what is often referred to as the capital of design. Many SPD students attended…