Denise Butcher

Denise Butcher

Industrial Design BSc

During my placement year I worked for an advertising and marketing company assisting in website design. In my final year, I worked alongside Kingsdown Special Needs School in creating a piece of equipment that would help the children understand the concept of cause and effect.

Cause and Effect

The target that was designed as part of my major project aimed to help children with special needs understand cause and effect. It consisted of an electronic circuit that contained a vibration sensor that would set off an alarm and light up when a ball made contact. This was extremely successful and enjoyed by the children. A switch was also created using radio frequency technology. The child would press the switch and the transmitter would send a signal over to the receiver that would trigger the solenoid and release a catapult.