My name is Toby Whelan. I’m an interaction designer with a fascination for human behaviour and a love of problem-solving. I like to create things with social purpose.

Human first, always.

Good design should help people become better versions of themselves. It should enable greater exploration of the self, the world and the people in it.

I strive to immerse myself in the world of the user; learning together and collaborating to create empathetic solutions that solve genuine problems.

Currently in my final snowy year at Umeå Institute of Design. Welcome!

Democratising Mobility

Meet Moment, the travel planner for people with autism.

Tomorrow’s Anaesthesia Machine

Sandbox, Patient Prediction in the OR.

Fidget for Good

Thesis project turned social enterprise. Meet MAKA, a DIY fidget toy for children with autism.

Decolonising Design

Co-creating to shift from otherness to “weness”.


February 20, 2018

An Exploration of Eroding Forms

Changing States: Eroding Form Experiments Sanding Wood https://vimeo.com/256658532 To begin…
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Let’s talk

Get in touch at hi@tobywhelan.com, view my CV or hit me up @toby_whelan.