Gabriele is a London based Product Designer who specialises in developing Innovative Products in the field of Inclusive Design. Her design evolves and is realised through User-Centered Research, Interaction and Experimentation. In June 2013, she completed a two year Masters in Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London. Gabriele has exhibited her work Internationally and is a winner of several worldwide exhibitions in Milan, Shanghai and Moscow. EXHIBITIONS: Royal College of Art, Graduation show 2013 / London / 20th-30th June 2013 The (In)visible Design exhibition / Spazio Logotel, Via Ventura 15, Milan Salone / Milan / 9th-14th May 2013 'Friday Late' at V&A / London / 30 November 2012 The CUMULUS 20th Anniversary Exhibition / Shanghai / September 2010 Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano / SaloneSatellite / Milan / May 2010 Designboom / MACEF Competition - The Intelligent Hand / January 2010 SaloneSatellite WorldWide Moscow / Russia / October 2009 TALK: Gabriele Meldaikyte's participation at Milan's SaloneSatellite. “It Takes a Bric(k) to Build a House.” / Milan / May 2012 A moderated conversation by Fabio Novembre with designers Sebastian Errazuriz (Chile), Mann Singh (India), Pedro Paulo Franco (Brazil), Zuo Yan (China) and Shahira H. Fahmy (Egypt).

Work Samples

  • Multi-Touch Gestures

  • Single-Handed Cook

  • Create-Play-Learn

Work History

  • Designer & Research Associate

    Developing a healthcare research and design project:
    Comfort in Care: Design to Improve Patient Experience in the Intensive Therapy Unit (in association with the University College Hospital (UCH) and The London Clinic).

  • Product Design Intern

    Client: SteriLance Medical, China
    Developed 6 different types of Blood Lancet Packages for hospitals and individual consumers (EU and US markets).

    Research / Competitive market analysis / Medical packaging concept development and idea generation / Internal reviews / Brainstorming with client / Collaboration with IDC Shanghai office / Mood boards creation / Participation in client meetings / Structural packaging development / Graphic style development / 2D presentations (sketching and computer generated) / Weekly team meetings

  • Incubator Resident

    Master classes and one-to-one coaching sessions with business start-up experts, allowing designers with early stage ideas to assess their commercial feasibility. Focused on Business and Production Planning for the design industry, applied market and consumer research analysis strategies.

  • User-centred designer & researcher

    Conducted a detailed research by observing dyslexic pupils in a school. Created a learning aid design helping their concentration and improving the level of knowledge and interest in mathematics.

Education

  • Royal College of Art

    • Master of Arts (MA) Design Products
    • 2011 - 2013
  • Vilnius Academy of Art

    • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Design Studies
    • 2005 - 2009

Specialties

Awards

1ST PLACE. ‘SaloneSatellite WorldWide Moscow 2009’ / Designing Wellness/Moscow 3RD PLACE. The CUMULUS 20th Anniversary Exhibition 2010 / Shanghai 3RD PLACE. International kitchen and bathroom contest during Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano 2010/Milan

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