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YUN-LIAN TSAI

PORTFOLIO 2018

FOOTWEAR & PRODUCT DESIGN


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me, basketball and sneakers are an indispensable part of my life.

a sports enthusiast who is also a designer, now I seek to combine

passion for sports with my career, and aim to become a full-time

aker designer.


Intro

/ Education

/ Experience

2016 Tunghai University

2015 GIANT BICYC

Department of industrial design

2 months internship at X R

/ Skill Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Solidwork

2016 XTEP

3 months internship at foot

2017 NTK

Graphic card exterior desig

2017 IF design awa

A innovate brake system --

Creo Parametric

2018 World Sneake

Autodesk Alias

A globally sneaker design

Free hand sketch

2018 Pensole Asics

I was one of six footwear d


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Road department

twear design department

gn for ASUS ROG

ard & IBDC Golden award

--- Blink Brake

er Championship TOP 32 contest sponsored by Pensole and Footlocker

sTiger class

designer in this class.


Content

ACRONYM x HENCERSHE

WORLD SNEAKER CHAMPIONSHIP

PUMP ARMOR

FUSION

BLINK BRAKE


/ Content

EME x ADIDAS

ASICS SAMURAI

REBORN

BLADE

PROJECT MARS


Pensole World Sneaker Championship


2018 Pensole World Sneaker Championship

Top 32 in the world.


Pensole World Sneaker Championship

/ Inspiration

The goal of this project was to design a lifestyle sneaker with futu

The costumes and accessories set up in the Si-Fi movies are des

part of your body, and they also use the visible material to show th


uristic and functional elements.

signed to strengthen the weakest

he inside structure.


Pensole World Sneaker Championship


/ Ideation

Only strengthen the weak part

perspective view

Key sketch


Pensole World Sneaker Championship

Elastic fabric for adjusting


/ Concept The translucent fabrics strengthen the weak parts of feet. The elastic fabrics connect with translucent textile for adjusting. The extended midsole provides extra stability. The hollow on the midsole shows the socks.

Be different!


Pensole World Sneaker Championship

/ Futuristic style Translucent material creates a sense of futuristic. It exposes the structure of the shoes.


/ Outsole Inspired by the flowing of the time.


Pensole World Sneaker Championship

/ More colors


Pensole World Sneaker Championship


/ Top 32 Translucent textile plays a big role in this design. It not only strengthens the weak part but also creates the futuristic feeling. The hollow allows every pair of shoe can be a unique one, the way it looks depends on the socks you wear.


Acronym x Hender Scheme x Addidas


The design challenge held by ConceptKicks and The Shoe Surgeon.


Acronym x Hender Scheme x Addidas

Invisble

Deconstructive


e


Acronym x Hender Scheme x Addidas

Hidded zipper

Embossed logo

Elastic lace


Lateral

Engraved logo


Acronym x Hender Scheme x Addidas


Medial


Acronym x Hender Scheme x Addidas


Top


Pensolex xFootlocker Footlockerx xAsics Asics Pensole


Pensole x Footlocker x Asics I was one of six international Footwear designers selected for the competition. My team placed 2nd overall.


NOW

Pensole x Footlocker x Asics

/ Inspiration The goal of this design was to create an original Asics footwe

Asics is a brand that follows its brand spirit and embraces the

Hence, I want to use this principle as inspiration to design a s


PAST ar design. After the research, I found that

e possibility of technology at the same time.

sneaker that connects the past with the present.


Pensole x Footlocker x Asics

/ Ideation After several explorations, I chose samurai as a Japanese element to represent Asics. The feature of the samurai's costume represents the past. The gel technology and the brand new lacing system represent the present.

Inspired by the samurai helmet

Inspired by the samurai sandals

Inspired by the samurai armo

Asics GEL


our

/ Construction This construction works by increasing the containment between the instep and the heel by connecting the laces with the tongue.


Pensole x Footlocker x Asics


/ Concept The tongue is constructed by three layers of lycra fabric Lace connects all the lycra fabric and tightens on the heel. The top line of the shoe came from the helmet of the samurai. The clear TPU and the Asics GEL provide comfort and stability for the shoes.


Pensole x Footlocker x Asics

Inspired by Samuari’s h

Inspired by Samuari’s a


helment

armour

/ Inspired by Samuari


Pensole x Footlocker x Asics


/ Top view The shape of the toe cap came from samurai sandals.


Pensole x Footlocker x Asics


Reborn

/ RE-BORN. The goal of this project is to create a series of sneakers inspired by BLADE RUNNER. Anthony Chen grew up in a traditional family, some plots of the movie would be a game changer for his perspective. Recording the process of the change became the main elements of the design.


Reborn

Life is an assembly line or slaughter line ?

Hi, my name is Anthony Chen. You can see these pages as my diary. I was born in Taipei in 1990. My job is a electrical engineer.

Everything has b


EVERYDAYBORING. een arranged since birth.

Studying was all I have in my life ?

Life is so boring...so as death.


Reborn

SOMEDAYIMPACT. Until the day...I met a "man".

BLADE RUNNER A MOVIE IN 1982

“I've seen things you people wouldn't Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of I watched C-beams glitter in the dark Tannhauser gate. All those moments w in time... like tears in rain... Time to di


t believe. Orion. near the will be lost e.�

"Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave."


Reborn

The "man" in the movie was so shinny.

TODAY-

I WANT TO MAKE Once, I watched BLADE RUNNER. The replicant in the movie was bound by many rules but still loved life and shinned even at the last moment of limited life. This story has completely changed my view of life.


REBORN.

E MY OWN CHOICE.


Reborn

Yes...nature is so beautiful. Yes...nothing has to be perfect. Yes...it’s good to try something new. Yes...I am Anthony Chen.

RANDOM

WABI-SABI

I rea Ther

So I in da


NON-FORM

EXPERIMENTAL

alized that... re is always a door opening for me.

started to explore different elements and possibilities aily life..


Reborn

One day, I saw a series of sneakers when I walked through a street. I was attracted by their color at the first glimpse. But when I started to watch them carefully, I was so touch because their structure and material were so inspiring. The sneakers made me recall the movie that changed my life - BLADE RUNNER.


REBORN - PACK a project of re-formed sneaker


lateral side

Although it looked like a bundle,the stripe is a central system of sneaker, it combined several functions such as fitting and shoelace.


medial side

The stripe reminded me that if people were in the right position,some disadvantages would be turned into advantages.


lateral side

The upper looks more like a bundle, its stripes cover more areas and provide more adjustable options


back

The red stripes and other functional details on the grey sneaker gave me strong visual impact. Every part plays important role for the sneaker.


lateral side

The translucent uppers represent the fog which had always blocked me from the freedom, under the upper is the staples and laces representing the past made me hard to breathe.


top

The top strip and sole are made up by unedited material which tells me things don't need to be perfect. On the medial side, there is full of staples which is similar to the wounds in deep down my heart.


Pump armor


Pump armor Pump armor is a concept shoe setting to fit into the line of Inats Pump Fury.


Pump armor

/ Inspiration

The goal of this concept is to inherit and transcend the orig

I chose spacewalk, space suit, and moon as design elemen


ginal idea of Insta Pump Fury. In order to reach the goal,

nts to represent the innovation from space exploration.


Pump armor

/ Ideation


The key feature of Insta pump fury

Key sketch


Pump armor


/ Concept The silver fabric on the upper is designed to represent the protection required for intense UV rays encountered in space exploration. The sole is designed to give a well-containment and cushioning in order to provide a gravity-free wearing experience.


Pump armor

TPU for stability

Texture of the moon


/ Medial view

Silver air bag Elastic strip Metallic mixed lycra fabric


Pump armor


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Pump armor


Fusion


Fusion A hand-made high heel that is not bound by any form


Fusion

/ Design brief

I participated in a short-term shoemaking school, and Fusion was a project that I finis

In this class, I not only learned how to manufacture the shoe but also experienced ho into finished shoes.


shed at the class.

ow to turn design sketch


Fusion

Formal wear

Sportswear

/ Inspiration

The three different types of dress style-sportswear, formal wear, and casual wear are

The main goal of the design is to make it suitable for these three different occasions. styles, I chose flying bird as an image to deliver an unconstrained form.


Casual wear

e the styles that most girl will wear.

. In order to combine three different


Fusion

/ Concept The wings of the bird are converted into elastic strip. The hollow structure not only enhances the dynamic but also symbolizes freedom.

Leather toe cap


Elastic fabric delivers the sportswear image.

Elastic strip tightened through velcro

Nubuck

/ Color palete


Fusion


Blink Brake


Blink Brake

Caliper System

Blink Brake is a brake system which has a technology that can firstly stop the back rim and then the front one nearly at the same time, providing riders a safety ride experience. In this project, Yun-Lian and I designed the brake system to fit the core technology.

2016 Ginda New-Tech, Taiwan Innovative Brake System Design 2017 iF Design Talent Award Co-designer: Yi-Ning Chuang


Blink Brake

/ Problem If you brake front wheel first.....

The rear wheel still rushes forward, easily causes the back of the bicycle to stick up and even the overturn.

If you brake rear wheel first.....

Brake force is not enough to stop the bicycle. The front wheel would maintain on the high speed movement and cause the bicycle slide on the road for a long distance.

SOLUTION TECHNOLOGY - Bra

The core technology of Blink Brake is to brake th wheel brake to one brake lever by using the leve easily brake both the two wheels in the right way


aking both wheels in one action in an emergency situation

he rear wheel first and then brake the front wheel at nearly the same time. We combined the front wheel brake with the rear er principle. Therefore, with one hand, people could brake the rear wheel first and then brake the front wheel, which could y and immediately brake the bicycle in an emergency.

STEP 1

Brake the rear wheel first

STEP 2

Then brake the front wheel


Blink Brake

A simple movement. A big safty.


Student X Raining Although students might commute by their bicycles in the raining day, Blink Brake provides them a safer and easier way to brake by one hand.

Elder X Urban After installing Blink Brake, elder people could ride their bicycles in cities, having the ability to deal with the unpredictable accident.

Office Lady X Office ladies could enjoy cycling in suburb all the time. Blink Brake could help them alleviating the pressure of anxious when braking in the high speed movement.


Blink Brake

Sculpture structure

/ It’s cool to be safe

The team emphasized two elements - dynamic and hand-friendly to give this bicycle braking system a morden feature while maintaining the function. We send an idea to our user that safty equipment is not only protectable but also cool.

User friendly for


rm

Aerodynamic


Disc-brake

Blink Brake


Brake Lever


Blink Brake

/ Mock-up


Blink Brake


Blink Brake

Hydraulic System

Blink Brake is a brake system which has a technology that can firstly stop the back rim and then the front one nearly at the same time, providing riders a safety ride experience. In this project, Yun-Lian and I designed the brake system to fit the core technology.

2016 Ginda New-Tech, Taiwan Innovative Brake System Design 2017 iF Design Talent Award Co-designer: Yi-Ning Chuang


Blink Brake

Heart feature

/ Mechnical heart

Metallic heart is the main concept of this hydraulic brake system, representing that this braking system is as important as human’s heart. Therefore, organic element and mechanical style are th main focus in this design.

Mec


chanical details

Reflective finish


Blink Brake

Brake lever

/ Rend


dering

Disc-brake


Blink Brake

4 Pistons Mechanism

Disc-brake Explosion View


Blink Brake

Anti-oil spill system

/ Evolution

After the previous design, we want to design an evolution version to make this product perfect. We improve the oil-spilling problem and the oil-checking problem, and also make the lever more ergonomic friendly.


m

Transparent cover for oil-checking

Ergonomics lever


Blade Bicycle Design

Blade Bicycle Design Blade bicycle is a design solution for people who live in the city of future.


Blade Bicycle Design

/ Design brief In the near future, lots of cities will become a friendly bicycle environment. There will develop two type of bicycle lane, one is a normal bicycle lane for general speed, and the other is a high-speed bicycle lane which can unleash the people who desire to ride fast.


Blade Bicycle Design

They look very sporty and stylish. They desire to

an urban bicycle provides convenience, safety, an


o have

nd speed.

/ Target consumer Age: 18-35 Transportation mode: Bicycle City: Friendly bicycle environment Hobby: Fitness, Cycling, Skateboarding Watching movies, reading books


Blade Bicycle Design

/ Ideation


/ Ideation


Blade Bicycle Design


/ Design intent Aerodynamics shape plays a big role in this design. The design not only looks fast but also functions fast, in the meantime provides safety and convenience for the target consumers.


Blade Bicycle Design

Direction light lever

Shifting lever Brake lever

/ Small storage The small storage space is designed for personal belongings like keys or mobile phones.


/ Design for urban The new shifting system makes it easy to change speed and direction lights. The grip position is also suitable for high speed riding.


Blade Bicycle Design


/ Directon lights Riding in the dark night of the urban environment is dangerous. The direction lights can effectively warn the other rider.


Blade Bicycle Design

/ Final model The final model exhibited at 2018 YODEX and A+ Creative Festival.


Blade Bicycle Design


Project MARS


Project MARS The purpose of this design is to improve the safety and possibilities of night sports.


Project MARS

/ Design brief

Nowadays, some people exercise at night. However, night sports are dangerous, so the light guiding features of water to create a bag which enhances safety.


o the design exploits


Project MARS

/ Inspiration

The mission of Mars exploration gave key elements. Because the expedition

be like nighttime movements in areas that are unknown and lack water resou


n missions will likely

urce.


Project MARS

/ Ideation


Project MARS

/ Mock-up

Duble layers design

Personal belongings


Light guiding experiment


Project MARS


Testing with different kinds of night sports


Project MARS

Giving people a proper space for small belongings


Combined with the features of the water bag

/ Design for dark night This bag can make people who are exercising at night more at security, and in the meantime provide them water and small storage.

Using light guiding materials as main material to construct the transparent part.


Project MARS

AIR

Air bag

Front

The airbags fit the curve of the human back( a total of five)

TPU buckle

Ah

0m

40

10

MA

Adjust the intake air according to individual needs to make it more in line with the back curve.

RS

AIR

Inflatable pump

Zoom in


MARS water bag With a capacity of 1.5 liters, it can be fastened to the main bag through the left and right side rails and the TPU buckle.

Slide rail storage is for cell phone

TPU buckle

Lighting device

10

MA

40

0m

Ah

RS

Water bag straw

It can make the whole bag bright, and it can be taken out independently as a lighting device and mobile power.


Project MARS


Change the light !


THANK YOU Yun-Lian Tsai Email / yunliantsai@gmail.com Phone / +886910390798 Instagram / yunliantsai

2018 Yun-Lian Tsai Portfolio  

Footwear and product design portfolio.

2018 Yun-Lian Tsai Portfolio  

Footwear and product design portfolio.

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