Kasia Bruzda

Open Studio: 3rd - 4th February 2023
MA 2023

Hello! My name is Kasia. I design digital experiences for real-life problems, with my final project focusing on dementia care. Before joining the RCA, I worked as a Product designer at OLIO, an app tackling food waste, and more recently as a Product Design Intern at Spotify.

final project 2022

WIP project 2022

The Royal College of Art partnered with The White Eagle Appeal and leading design agency Hellon to expand U.K. services to the Ukrainian refugee community and to help define a system that could be scaled. A team of five co-designed a service concept entitled Context, a digital friend which helps newly arrived families settle in the U.K. 

Context is a browser extension which supports refugees by overlaying crowdsourced cultural interpretations of information onto existing websites. Context was developed and validated through a series of in-depth interviews, workshops and feedback sessions with members of the Ukrainian refugee community at the White Eagle Appeal.

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Dementia: Caring for the Future

One person every three seconds is diagnosed with dementia. The physical and emotional toll of dementia is hard, on the individual, and their support network. Many of us live in denial over diagnosis and possible preventive actions.

Our final project will explore the power of sensory cues, emotions, and memories for dementia patients and carers. It will also investigate support for dementia caregivers facing challenges like isolation, burnout, and the need to balance caregiving with other aspects of life. This is essential for social care reform and reducing NHS pressure.

We believe too many designers focus on beginnings and not endings, and that design could radically reshape the way the world thinks about dementia.