Ah, speech bubbles. Where would be without them? Favoured
by everyone from Garfield to
Batman, they’re the staple of comic strips the world over.
But thanks to an enterprising Product Design student at Edinburgh Napier,
recently ranked in the top ten Universities in the UK for
Design) soon it might not just be our cartoon friends using
them. 23 year-old Elaine McLuskey has come up with an interesting
new way to make yourself heard above the din in busy public spaces,
and her acoustic ‘social spheres’ wouldn’t look out of place in the
city’s trendiest nightspots.
It’s just one of the many new products on show this at the
university’s School of Arts and
Creative Industries Degree Show. Featuring projects by Design,
Photography and Film and Creative Advertising students, there’s a
whole host of innovative work on show, including a sensory table,
flat pack lights, a dinosaur which monitors the amount of time
children spend on their computer and a bottle which can be split
into a beer and wine glass.
You can pop along and see them all for yourself, as the Degree
Show takes place at the Merchiston
Campus until 23rd May.