Hello! My name is Todora - a research focused service and interaction designer with a critical and collaborative approach to strategic design. My approach to design follows a process of ethnographic design research, synthesis and data visualisation, which enables design efforts to be human-centric, user-driven, transformative and innovative.Locked Pro Plan feature
Service design live project in partnership with SPT. Key objective: to increase the proportion of trips undertaken with SPT. Key responsibilities: Built relationships and rapport with key stakeholders, understood and documented existing services. Resourced potential cold prospects for surveys and interviews to further understand potential uplift in usage. Presented and delivered a solution that creates value for all stakeholders.
Plenty of Food - Social Design project delivering a solution for food poverty; mentioned in the Scottish Resource Efficiency Conference 2017. Key responsibilities: Utilised elements of a user centred design process to research, plan and design the platform; developed brand identity & strategy. Facilitated an ideation session with stakeholders; pitched, presented and showcased the final design on several mediums; video, presentation and vocally.
Innovation project exploring how biotechnology might be used within the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland utilising blockchain technology. Key responsibilities: Developed a research strategy, carried out interviews and surveys. Developed a framework on which the final concept was based. Designed personas, workflow, wireframes and other artefacts for the final concept.
Reported directly to Head of Design for YAMAHA UK. Produced 3D prototypes and drawings, prepared, organised and delivered client presentations. Delivered a collaborative project which resulted in a 2-week exhibition during London Design Festival.
12 month masters programme with an interdisciplinary approach to design practice focussing on how designers can help public or private organisations and communities connect and establish a dialogue with users, shaping solutions and enabling sustainable innovation.
The course focuses on practical experimentation informed by the use of materials, technologies and production processes.