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UPM industrial design final-year students create 37 product prototypes with fighting COVID-19 theme

By: Nurul Ezzaty Mohd Azhari

SERDANG, July 27 – A total of 37 final-year students of the Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) from the Faculty of Design and Architecture (FRSB), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), have created 37 design prototypes with the theme of fighting Covid-19 and normalising it in the endemic transition phase.

Corporate Strategy and Relations Coordinator, FRSB, UPM, Dr. Sazrinee Zainal Abidin, said the SEED exhibition refers to the ‘Sustainable, Environment, Exploration, and Design Showcase’.

"SEED is a project exhibition held every year for final-year students of Bachelor of Industrial Design, and each student is responsible for providing ideas and solutions through design methods to help the community adapt to a new lifestyle in the endemic transition phase.

"The purpose of this exhibition is to promote students’ designs and produce young designers for public and private organisations, as well as to showcase the role of industrial design to the public,” she said.

She added that the project was divided into three categories, namely transport, furniture and product, through detailed research between lecturers and students who have succeeded in producing authentic and useful prototypes.

Meanwhile, the programme director, Muhammad Aleef Ruhaimey Samsuri, said each student project had its own speciality that involved all levels of society.  

“This programme is perceived as being able to help students to think creatively in presenting their ideas to help the community. I created a hand glove product with a QR code scanner and PayWave function to facilitate food delivery and reduce physical contact,” he said.  

His idea emerged after seeing many of his friends become food delivery men and would like to assist food delivery men out there to have less physical contact when receiving money, apart from making the QR code and PayWave system more accessible and user-friendly.   

In addition, Fam Kean Leong, who produced a prototype of an ergonomic composting portable toilet, said this exhibition could showcase students’ skills in line with current needs.  

All the student’s innovative and creative outputs were publicly exhibited to all visitors at Galeri Serdang, FRSB, UPM, in SEED 2022, starting from July 25 to 27, 2022.

Also present at the event were FRSB Dean, Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Suhardi Maulan and Head of the Department of Industrial Design, Ts. Dr. Mohd Shahrizal Dolah. – UPM.

Date of Input: 01/08/2022 | Updated: 10/08/2022 | hairul_nizam


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