RCA SHOW 2012

Larissa Kunstel-Tabet

Innovation Design Engineering


Discreet Urban Navigation


The metropolis can be a daunting place. Even as a well- seasoned traveller, explorer or dweller, we still come across places we have never visited before. How can we discretely navigate ourselves out of being lost?

This project explores how we interact with the city and steer ourselves around it without having to look at a map or smartphone. With a personal haptic device we can be both directed and comforted.

Larissa worked as a design engineer for the London Underground before studying at Imperial College London. Her design work primarily focuses on human interaction with the urban environment.



l.kunstel@network.rca.ac.uk

www.larissakt.com


CV

Degrees

MEng, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2010

Experience

Fleet operations design engineer, Tube Lines, London, 2006-7; Assistant technical manager, Tube Lines, London, 2005-6

Exhibitions

Work-in-progress show, Royal College of Art, London, 2012; Shoot Brighton 2008, Fringe Focus, Brighton, 2008

Awards

First prize, Best Overall Photo, Shoot Brighton, Shoot Experience, 2008