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Design Products (MA)

Satya Schiavina

I am an industrial designer based in London with an interest in the intersection of innovation, technology and design. Prior to enrolling in the Master's of Design Products at the RCA I was involved with a pioneering HealthTech start-up based in France. I played a vital role as a lead designer in the development of a novel solar-powered device for eradicating mosquito-borne diseases which was endorsed by Bill Gates.

I also co-founded a company and have designed, patented and licensed several products to multinational companies. This exposure has taught me the importance of adopting a holistic approach to my product development process, working closely with manufacturing units to develop functional, innovative and viable consumer products.

Degree Details

School of DesignDesign Products (MA)RCA2023 at Battersea and Kensington

RCA Battersea, Studio Building, Third floor

A profile picture of Satya in a black t-shirt

I believe that design can be used as a tool to bring positive change in the world and my practice aims to create these opportunities. I am passionate in the collaborative model of innovation and enjoy tackling real-world problems even though they might be challenging. I strive to be in an environment that offers continuous learning and growth, allowing me to expand my abilities as a designer and as an individual.

Project Overview

3D printing has revolutionized the way we make things, but hobbyist printers often require maintenance and troubleshooting to produce quality prints, making the process frustrating and demanding. Project Sonus is an open-source platform that uses machine learning to diagnose and troubleshoot issues by analysing the audio-visual data of 3d printers. This low-cost and non-invasive technology can be easily integrated to existing printers, providing a reliable tool for hobbyists. With this platform, my intention is to foster a community of technology enthusiasts and educators, where expertise and resources are shared, and innovative ideas are developed to make 3d printing more accessible to everyone.

A schematic showing the learning curve in 3d printing
Currently the expertise required in calibration poses a considerable roadbloack in making 3d printing accessible
Render of the module scanning the printed part
Universal clip-on module with integrated audio-visual failure detection capabilities
L-shaped module attached to a hobbyist 3d printer
WIP protoype on a hobbyist 3d printer