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Dougie Mann - All rights reserved 2019 ©

Mechanical Engineer & Designer

My name is Dougie Mann, an international hybrid Designer/Engineer, with a passion for smart and charming consumer product design. I consider myself an expert generalist, working on a broad spectrum of projects that cover human-computer interaction, human-centred design, and future-casting to name a few.

Education

Imperial College London

London, UK

2016-2018

(MSc) Innovation Design Engineering - Distinction

Run by the Dyson School of Design Engineering; experimentation, design, engineering, and enterprise activities with an emphasis on prototyping and proving technical concepts

Royal College of Art

London, UK

2016-2018

(MA) Innovation Design Engineering - Distinction

Held at the worlds leading Art and Design school; exploiting creativity to deliver social and economic benefits through design, and to achieve commercial success through innovation

The University of Exeter

Exeter, UK

2012-2015

(BEng) Mechanical Engineering - First Class Honours

A traditional Mechanical Engineering degree including modules on Materials Engineering, Advanced Thermo and Hydrodynamics, Computational Modelling, Mech Eng Design, CAD, Management & Finance, Engineering Mathematics

Experience

Developing sustainable, low cost prosthetics for underdeveloped communities in Tanzania and Rwanda. Applying design thinking and mechanical design optimisation to re-engineer lower limb orthotics.

Design Engineer

Imperial College London

2019 -- Present

Mechanical Engineer

Arborea

2019 -- Present

Working at Imperial College London's Innovation Incubator, for the sustainable biotech startup Arborea.  I am developing, designing and assembling prototypes and thinking of new future applications.

Mechatronics Engineer

N.A.S.A

4 months, 2018

Working at the NASA Ames Research Centre, Human Factors Department, in Mountain View California, I developed a device to more accurately measure touch screen refresh rate latencies. The design is currently Patent Pending.

Design Engineering Intern

Skipping Rocks Lab

4 months, 2017

I was tasked with multiple design and engineering jobs for the sustainable packaging startup Skipping Rocks Lab. Utilising creative engineering I optimised rigs, prototyped alternate product routes and helped launch the commercialisation of ‘Ooho!’.

Mechanical Engineering Intern

University of Exeter

2 months, 2015

In a team of physicists and computer scientists, my role was to provide technical drawings and consultations as a mechanical engineer. I was responsible for the redesign of an old mechanical computer with a budget of over £10,000.

Achievements

Exhibitions

Dubai Design Week, Global Grad Show, 2018

School of Design Graduate Show, Royal College of Art, 2018

VCC Innovation Showcase, Imperial College London, 2018

Work-In-Progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2018

Alumni Project Exhibition, The Royal Commission, 2018

Arkwright Scholar Showcase, University College London, 2011

Press

China Daily, China, 2018

AXIS Magazine, Japan, 2018

Techworld, UK, 2018

Interesting Engineering, Global, 2019

ACM Interactions Magazine, Global, 2019

Student Design, Netherlands, 2019

Academic Achievements

Masters Scholarship from The Royal Commission of 1851 - (£42,000)

Design & Engineering Scholarship from The Arkwright Trust

Academic Scholarship for A-level study

Member of Mensa

Winner of ISEA’s Student Project Competition 2017

Distinction for Undergraduate Thesis on Orthotics

Distinction for MA/MSc group project

Distinction for MA/MSc solo project

Venture Catalyst Challenge Semi-Finalist, Imperial College London

Helen Hamlyn's Highly Commended Award for Creativity (RCA Masters)

Selected to Exhibit at Dubai Design Week, Global Grad Show 2018

International Design Award 2018 - Gold & Bronze Awards

European Product Design Award 2019 - Platinum Award

 

 

Skills

Engineering

SolidWorks

Fusion360

CFD (Ansys)

FEA (Abaqus)

 

3D printing

Metal work

Wood work

Resin Casting

Arduino

Electronics

Coding

Mechanics

 

Design

Illustrator

Photoshop

InDesign

Premiere Pro

Keyshot

Sketching

Rendering

Prototyping

User Research

Brainstorming

Ideation

User Testing