Many deaf or hard of hearing people live in accommodation unequipped to keep them safe in the event of a night-time emergency, such as a fire alarm which they would not be woken up by. Milli is a device able to detect the sound of an emergency alarm and wake up deaf or hard of hearing users through haptics. It is designed to be unobtrusive and can also act as a daily alarm. The under-pillow alarm can be controlled via a smart bedside clock or the Milli app.
A user-centred process leads to a user-centred solution. My time at Loughborough Design School, TU Delft and IBM iX has taught me this powerful lesson and I strive to keep it at the heart of all my design work. I enjoy letting my research findings and creativity take the wheel on the path to a solution while meticulously exploring all possibilities along the way, whether they are digital or physical; the difference is in the detail. I have plenty of experience working in diverse teams, collaborating and sharing knowledge while working towards a common goal. I am curious, and am often surprised at how much can be learned through everyday conversation with others. Having started my career in the world of UX I am keen to grow in all aspects of Design and excited to continue doing meaningful work towards real-world problems.more