My name is Sandeep “Sandy” Hoonjan, and I’m a designer applying my previous practice as a biological/computer scientist and engineer, to create future scenarios and the strategies to get there.
Before studying design at the Royal College of Art, I worked as an engineer in the medical robotics industry, and as a VR neurorehabilitation researcher at the NII Tokyo.
Since starting my design practice, my work has spanned from the creation of reactive artefacts to critique of historic childhood resilience programs. My speculative design work has been published internationally and is currently being shown at the Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam (as of 2021).
Apart from speculative design, my main areas of interest are in complex systems, uncanny interactions and open source hardware.
My favorite colour is blue.
p r e v i o u s l y:
FORMLESS LTD., London, 2020-present
CMR Surgical, Cambridge, 2019
National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, 2018
Women and Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, 2012a w a r d s :
Dezeen's top 10 student projects of 2020International Flavors & Fragrances Future of Scent Award - Winner 2021
Logitech x CERN x RCA - GC2020 Special Prize Winner, 2020Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Industrial Design Studentship, 2020
BAE Systems Prize for the best MSc Computer Science project in 2016/17
p r e s s :
「コロナとクリエイティブ」023 (Corona and Creative 023, 2020
Dezeen, "RCA students design phones that turn speech into physical sensations", 2020
The Future Laboratory, Beauty and Wellness report, 2020
"A design history of the covid-19 virus", 2020
e x h i b i t i o n s :
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam VAN THONET TOT DUTCH DESIGN 125 JAAR WONEN IN HET STEDELIJK, 2020-21
IC London WIP, 2020
p u b l i c a t i o n s :
A Platform for Hand Embodiment and Alien Motion in Virtual Reality, Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of The Robotics Society of Japan, 2019
The children haven't suffered: building resilience for the next generation, RCA dissertation of Distinction, 2020
s p e a k i n g :
PRIMER21 Conference Speaker: Postcards from the Futurev o i c e w o r k :
"A journey to the dreamcatcher" 2020