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Design For Manufacture

Sude Edebali

Sude Edebali is an Industrial Designer based in London, A soon-to-be graduate from MA Design Products at Royal College of Art.

As a passionate problem-solver, Sude aims to enhance everyday living through products and experiences that can provide meaningful engagements between object, human, and nature.

Embracing a hands-on approach, her work relies on an extensive process of rational thinking, analyzing, and making to challenge the experience of the products both emotionally and functionally.

She won many national design competitions and has been awarded by the Turkish Economy Ministry with full sponsorship to study at RCA.





Degree Details

School of Design

Design For Manufacture

I believe that challenging times unravel better possibilities for design.

Inspired to be the best that I can, alongside working on my personal projects I look forward to future work opportunities and collaborations.


Air spacer mesh


Charging tray

Portable to be used anywhere in the house

User interaction

Technical details

A snapshot of the design process

Colour alternatives

Light as a medium to communicate air pollution intuitively

Mimesis Video — A short video that highlights the rationale behind the design decision



Air pollution is one of the most life-threatening challenges of the modern world as it triggers
many diseases such as cardiovascular problems, allergies, asthma attacks, conjunctivitis,
bronchial diseases, lung or skin cancers, and many more.
Indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Mainly in urban cities, where
the average apartment size significantly shrinks, the limited airflow through the window fails to
circulate fresh air inside. So, the management of indoor air highly relies on air purifiers.


"Mimesis" is a personal air purifier, that aims to transform the perception of an air purifier from an
alienated technological device to a warm, expressive well-being object to encourage accurate


With the tests conducted in fully isolated non-human environments, data concerning the room
coverage of air purifiers is usually misleading as most of the air purifiers only work efficiently
when kept in the center of the room.
However, air purifiers are often seen as white-goods; a technical object that the user tends to
hide rather than keeping it near in eyesight.
Therefore many urban dwellers still breathe polluted air even when using an air purifier without
realizing it.
My research highlighted that to promote indoor air quality, it is essential to keep the air purifier in
people's personal space.


Mimesis is a lifestyle-driven domestic air purifier designed to be a portable centerpiece to
promote accurate usage of an air purifier and adapt to different living spaces at home.
With its intuitive, understandable interaction Mimesis aims to foster meaningful engagements
between the user and the object.
The use of more natural and inviting materials seamlessly blends Mimesis into the interior
environment makes technology welcoming and tangible to use.


Ash wood, Aluminium, 3D spacer fabric


5 months

Reform: A coffee machine for servitization

System map

User scenario

Product components


Detached modules

Replacing the heating element

Product details

Water tank

Reform in the kitchen

"How might we design small household appliances as a service for co-living accommodations to
avoid E-waste generation and encourage a circular economy?"


E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream worldwide and small household appliances
contribute to the biggest proportion of total
E-waste, accounting for more than16.8 Mt of waste each year.
Especially in big cities, where the majority of the E-waste is generated,
the out-dated consumption models fail to adapt to the changing needs of users and promote
unsustainable consumption of small electrical household appliances.


When co-living became the new norm of housing amongst young professionals in urban cities,
people started to live in fully furnished spaces that are widely operated by rental services.
However, when small appliances malfunction, shared rental managers intuitively discard the old
devices and replace them with brand-new ones as current repair services are not reasonable in
terms of time and cost efficiencies. As a result, this wasteful consumption depletes many of the
valuable materials and reduces repair-reuse-recycle flows.


To avoid E-waste generation, subscription-based servitization of small appliances is a sustainable alternative that can create circular product lifecycles and incentivize all stakeholders in the system. As a representation of products as services concept, this project investigates the
design of a pod coffee machine, which is a popularly used and waste generating appliance that
utilizes single-use coffee capsules per each coffee cup.


By using simple sensors IoT enabled predictive maintenance could allow product companies to
control the part performances, and repair them systematically before they fail so they can be
kept in use for extended periods.
By making modular components, old parts can be replaced when necessary without returning
the entire product.
Regularly regenerating the components allows the products to work as good as new all the time
and enhance the customer experience.
Finally, subscribing to an appliance service would decrease the labor of shared rental
businesses by allowing them to monitor products online without manually intervening each
malfunction in numerous flats.


Aluminium, pp, silicone


3 months

Humanising Technology

Design Products X OPPO Humanising Technology Students from the Royal College of Art’s Design Products Programme investigate the relationship between design, technology and humanity together with OPPO, the leading technology brand. The brief, titled “Humanising Technology” is born from observing how today’s mobile phones have become indispensable to communication in our lives. Science and technology are making huge progress, communications are accelerating, but our personal lives and personal relations often suffer. Technology can pose as many questions as it does answers. With the popularisation of the advancing communication technology, ushering the era of "Internet of Everything”, a new lifestyle infused with new connotations, will integrate daily work, life, entertainment, people and their families and the society. Social resources and technical information are becoming powerful tools. How will people, ICT products, and related products change in response? We believe that design can help rethink the ways in which we relate to technology; we believe that being human and being technological do not contradict. OPPO London Design Centre worked closely with Design Product students by sharing OPPO’s perspective, case studies and research materials. Designers from OPPO provided feedback and tutored the students during the whole process. The projects developed by the students reveal a vision of Design as a mediating factor; celebrating technology, embracing humanity.

21 July 2020
15:00 (GMT + 0)

When The Place Shuts Down: RCA X OPPO

In conversation on the theme 'Humanising Technology'
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