At the recent launch of Shape 2015, an exhibition that celebrates outstanding HSC Technology projects from 2015, Aron Sheldon, from Trinity Grammar, was one of just 25 students whose work was showcased at the event.
The entry- POOCH, a dog waste bin design project- was selected from a field of 9600 submissions spanning 3 related subject areas: Design and Technology, Industrial Technology & Textiles and Design.
Aron’s innovation was created from a need to improve the functionality and aesthetics of the current council dog waste bins and to also change the culture to increase dog owners’ engagement with the product.
“I needed to think laterally at the prototype and design development stage. I faced the challenges of modifying the concept at a crucial point, and ensuring that I was researching and engaging the right stakeholders” said Aron.
Aron was also selected as the winner of the 2015 UNSW Built Environment Award for sustainability in design.
Aron and his family were delighted at the announcement of this prestigious award, which came just days prior to Aron commencing his studies in a Bachelor of Computational Design at the University of NSW.
Shape 2015, is an initiative of The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW, in association with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.