Adam Jones Portfolio

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My interest in design and production started at an early age when undertaking modelling assignments for school projects and I have continued to be captivated by the impact that design has on the consumer. There is, without question, a perpetual challenge to achieve both form and function in a cost sensitive environment and the possibilities to challenge the use of traditional materials, production techniques and design methodologies are endless. It is this aspect- developing innovative design and production strategies- that I find the most stimulating.

I have completed a number of assignments during my course and I am particularly interested in the creative use of light and colour in my designs. Design for me is about engaging with people, understanding requirements, challenging established methodologies, exploring new technologies and adapting and thriving in new environments.

I define myself as ambitious, self-motivated, personable, loyal, honest and pragmatic.

I am keen on travel and an avid sportsman, with interests and experience with competitive sports such as football, tennis, squash and golf. More exhilarating endeavours include skiing, snowboarding and scuba diving.

I am a student from south west London, specialising in Product design within my second year at Bournemouth university. My interest in facing the everlasting challenge to achieve both form and function within a cost sensitive environment motivates me to further develop my skill set and gain experience within professional situations. Design for me is more than sitting behind a computer screen, it's about adapting, and thriving in new environments. I define myself as ambitious, self-motivated, loyal, and a down to earth person.

University 1st year grade: 2:1 A Levels: Product Design (B), Business Studies (B), Physics. A/S Levels: English Literature, I.T, Media Studies. GCSE's: 11 A-B's including English, Maths, & 3 Sciences

Solid works (2014/15) Keys hot Photo shop CS6 (64 bit) - - - - - - - - - Auto CAD 2014 Prototyping Manufacturing Rapid Prototyping 3D pen modelling Sketchbook Pro 7

Retail sales assistant at Dunelm Mill (12 months): I gained imperative customer services skills which are essential when dealing with clients in industry. I extended my vital time management attributes as well as developing important experience as part of a team.

••• e My passion for design extends past the borders of the course and my love of travelling has given me the opportunity to visit the museum of modern art in both San Francisco and New York. Alongside trips to the new designer's exhibition in Islington and the Thomas Heatherwick exhibition 'Heatherwick studios' at the V&A museum. A recent trip took me to Nathan Sawaya's 'Art of the brick~

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The open briefed project began as an exploration of ability and creativity. The year 2012/2013 brought about the one off manufacture of this chaise lounge.

The clients specification was to design a chaise lounge, based around the theme of water. Taking a literal approach, I created this full size chaise lounge, drawing inspiration from nature.

I experimented with different techniques to reach the desired affect; including dying fabrics, spray painting, and upholstery.

To start the project off, post the research stage, when concepting I started with a simple line, intended for the spine of the chaise, and worked from there.

This was a project that I thoroughly enjoyed undertaking.

After some inti aI paper models of the developed ideas, I created some test pieces to gain confidence in the project and give myself some experiance with the machinery. Time planning was essential for this project, a gantt chart and manufacturing plan were created to aid organisation; this also allowed me to break down this seemingly large project into, smaller tasks.

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Being tasked with redesigning the computer mouse, prior to research I proceeded to get sketches down on a page based on current knowledge.






I then carried out research into the existing market, which assisted in refining, and developing ideas. Giving that the main focal point is erganomics, I aimed to create a more comfotable, erganomic mouse, with a greater useability

Following concept generation and development, I created a blue foam model; this gave me an important understanding about the erganomics of my design. As the modelling progressed, the design evolved, and a CAD model was created through the use of solidworks. The benefit of previously having prototyped the design, is that the 3D data had already been verified and therefore I was confident that the rapid prototyping of my design would be a success. Makerbots were used for this process, therefore hand finishing was required to improve the surface finish.


A new product created to aid with the task of stripping herbs leaves from the stem. 'Herby: a small, hand-held device that gives all users the ability to use homegrown herbs when cooking, even those with limited dexterity. with a range of strimming possibilities, depending on the herbs circumference and the strength of the stem; preperation time is minimised. By assisting with this time consuming task, more consumers are encouraged to cook with fine herbs.

When CAD modelling, I created a small hinge; this allows the herb strimmer to close, so it can act as a container, and takes less space to store away. A rear support was designed to assist with strengthening the product when in use, diminishing the chance of failure.

To take the project a step further, I redesigned 'Green Streets' brand. I did this is because, although! agreed with the business philosophy and as a company, they were ideal to aim 'herby' towards, the current branding, appears cheap and doesn't portray the message that I wanted.

I created a blue foam model to give myself an idea of what the best size would be; I also took into account erganomic data. However once created I wasn't happy with the design. It then evolved into one that had a greater link to nature, utalising the shape of a leaf to influence my design. After 3D printing the CAD model, I set to work manufacturing a working prototype in the workshop. The exploded view shows the different components that were required to create it. Produced using different sheets of HIPs and ABS tubing, I finished the model by spray painting, with a primer, and then a vibrant green.

After being given free reign to create a brief related to a problem found through research; I explored scuba diving as a leisure activity. Finally setting upon this; the 'scuba smart-watch: designed to create a calmer environment whilst out in the depths. My design has the ability to help and inform you as a diver, assisting you as the user if caught in a stressful situation. TRYGON is the name I have attached to the product, due to the aesthetic bio mimicry that my product has towards a Stingray.


Scuba Smart Watch Assisting with: Ascending, Descending, Locating 3 trackers.

The name came from the aesthetic link that the product has to that of a ray; 'Trygon' is the latin translation for string ray.

The clear, simple interface allows the user to easily navigate through the device, for their intended outcome.

Using technology from the 'Boa shoe' I designed an adjustable and comfortable adaptation to secure the scuba smart watch around the users wrist.






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