My name is Aida Moreno. I am an enthusiastic and dynamic product design engineer. Passionate with a genuine interest in engineering and design, always looking forward to new challenges. With a practical approach to problem solving, I enjoy working individually and as part of a team.
AIDA MORENO SOLA Product Design Engineer
Place of birth Barcelona (Spain)
+44 (0) 7463584360
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Address 223b Mary Vale Road Bournville B30 2DL Birmingham (England)
EDUCATION September 2014: Aston University - Birmingham, UK MSc Product Design Innovation October 2012: StudioSEED Barcelona - Spain Specialisation Course in Rhinoceros www.studioseed.net November 2011-February 2012: Barcelona Activa -Spain Specialisation Course in 2D/3D modelling and rendering 3D Studio Max Design www.barcelonactiva.cat November 2011: Fundacion CIM-UPC - Barcelona, Spain Specialisation Course in CATIA V5 www.fundaciocim.org June 2011: Elisava University of Design and Engineering of Barcelona Spain BEng Technical Engineering in Industrial Design www.elisava.net June 2008: Escola Municipal de Treball (E.M.T) - Spain High School Degree www.institutemt.cat
EXPERIENCE October 2012 - April 2013: Tutor - Barcelona, Spain Languages Tutor for High School Student July - August 2009: GESAB, S.A. - Barcelona, Spain Administrative Support in Quality & Control Department July - August 2008: GESAB, S.A. - Barcelona, Spain Administrative Support in Quality & Control Department July - August 2007: GESAB, S.A. - Barcelona, Spain Administrative Support in R+D Technical Department
INTERESTS Reading Music Cinema, Theatre & Museums Tennis, Hiking and Squash Travelling
Spanish Mother Tongue
Microsoft Office Pro/Engineer AutoCAD CATIA V5 3D Studio Max Design Solidworks Rhinoceros Adobe CS
Catalan Mother Tongue English Fluent
CONTENTS PORTFOLIO 2014
1. Finger Camera
1. Helmet Design
2. Sustainable Toaster
2. Corkscrew Design
3. Smart Innovations plc. Products 4. Future Living Products 5. Mission to Mars 6. Stool Design
SKETCHING & OTHERS
7. Lighting Design 8. Injection Mould Design 9. Remember-it 10. Ipsum
1. Sketching 2. Advertisements Design 3. Personal Branding Design
PROJECT 1 FINGER CAMERA Master’s Project - Individual Project - Year 2013
FINGER CAMERA The Finger Camera project aim was to develop a new and innovative camera concept that would change the way of how we take pictures nowadays. The product was developed thinking of the newest and most futuristic technologies that will be available in the next few years. In that case, the project presented is a smart camera integrated by a micro camera and a wristband that will take pictures when something raises the userâ€™s interest and it also will give the user all the information needed and required about the places that he visits (architecture, entertainment, restaurants...).
2 Sensors inside the wirstband capture when something raises the user interest by pulse and takes a picture
Volume Control (Backlite Tactlie Slide System)
Hologram Display + Speakers
Record Place Visited
Backlite Tactile Selection Icons
Record Video On/Off
Magnetised Closing System
Camera (Photo + Video) Clip System Bluetooth Connection
JOURNEY FINISHED ...
Data Transfer: With NFC technology to other devices such as tablets, PCs or mobile phones.
The camera takes a picture when something raises the user interest
Information is displayed with holograms
Possibility to record places visited.
If the user wants to know a little bit more about a particular place...
Diary of places visited Photo album Information Videos Info about places visited
To be able to show it to friends and family It can either be focused for a personal use or to hire by tourists in hotels or tourist offices with preuploaded routes
PROJECT 2 SUSTAINABLE TOASTER
Master’s Project - Group Project - Year 2013
Pyrex glass lid with temperature sensors Increased toast visibility Reduction in convection heat loss
No metal cover (20% of material reduction)
Arboform Casing Bioplastic composed by cellulose fibers with a high tensile strength suitable for mould injection 1 Side / 2 Sides Toast
44% power saving usage 71% of reduced power usage thanks to a glass lid Energy consumption reduced from 84kWh to 47kWh CO2 emissions reduction from 71.9kg to 44.1kg
CO2 emissions to the environment is a big concern nowadays in our society. The reduction of these emissions during manufacturing processes is an issue to consider when designing a product. With this project, we redesigned a toaster to make it more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
PROJECT 3 SMART INNOVATIONS PLC. Master’s Project - Individual Project - Year 2014
SMART INNOVATIONS PLC. The briefing recieved at the begining of this project was the following one:
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Smart Innovations plc. (with a worldwide reputation for the manufacture of vacuum cleaners, washing machines and hand-driers) needs the development of a new range of ideas for a real â€˜step changeâ€™. Launch date: 2018 Initial test launch: 50K across 5 countries First year production volumes: million units rising up to 5 million units by year 3
Introduction The concepts presented in this section are three low cost solutions for developing countries. On the one hand, we will tackle the lack of electricity by giving lighting solutions to people that do not meet the basic standards of living (outdoors and indoors lighting). On the other hand, solutions related with cooking to try to avoid the current risks as breathing diseasses and even death that people face nowadays will be given as well. The idea is to use technology to challenge poverty by building resources and capabilities for these people by improving their access to the minimum standards of living at really low and affordable prices. This project wants to have an influence in terms of quality of living in those societies. Technology will be used as a mean for the benefit of all the population in terms of health, opportunities, security, society and also fulfilment.
A. OUTDOORS LIGHTING How it works?
Scenario Charge the light sheet for about 5 hours to ge up to 10 hours of light. The indicator next to the button will indicate if the battery is fully charged.
Once charged, switch once or twice depending on the intensity of light desired.
2 Roll it, wear it in your wrist or stick it on surfaces. The light is ready to work.
9 Cuben Fiber Layer （CTF3 Solar Panels + Light Ion PolymerBattery
LED Flexible Sheet
Cuben Fiber Layer CTF3）
On/Off Power Button + Battery Level
Off-grid technologies light. Cheap. Portable, it can be moved from task to task. Intended to be used outside when there is no sunlight.
B. INDOORS LAMP
Polyethylene Light Case
Scenario LED White Light
Solar Panels Cardboard Base (Also in Polyethylene)
Lamp Micro USB Connection
Indoors lighting. Solar powered station. Intended to provide the users with a double function: - As a charger for the indoor lamp - As a charger for mobile phones
Power Station Micro USB Connection
Multi-Purpose Solar Powered Station
C. WOOD STOVE FAN
How it works? Double Blade Fan
Less Fuel Needed
Smoke Flow Optimised Shape Machined Steel Structure
Smoke Out Thermoelectric Module
Hot Side Fan Base
Fan Base with Heat Detector (Fan Power Source)
On / Off Power Button
Harmful smokes produced by the burn of biomass fuels causes lots of deaths in developing countries every year. The best solution is to vent the smoke. The product presented is an off-grid wood stove fan. There is no need of electricity. Uses heat from the stove to power the double blade fan. Thanks to the optimised shape the smoke flows to the top fan easily to get rid of unhealthy smokes created by biomass fuels burnt.
PROJECT 4 FUTURE LIVING Master’s Project - Individual Project - Year 2014
FUTURE LIVING The Future Living project aimed to develop three concepts for the future that would change the way of how we do things today, in that particular case, all the products developed and presented for this project are related with peopleâ€™s food lifestyle. With this range of products the idea is to promote a healthier lifestyle towards food by providing convenience and facilities to the user.
A. KIDS SMART CUTLERY Children just eat 50% of recommended vegetables
in 3 children are obese
More than 40 million children under the age of 5 are overweight
On average, teens eat teaspoons of sugar every day
$ 51 MILLION Government Spending on Marketing Healthy Eating and Exercise to Kids $ 1.6 BILLION Food Industry Spending on Ads Promoting Foods High in Calories and Low in Nutrition to Kids
Rewards if they achieve their diet goals everyday
Connectivity to media to unlock mini-games
Feedback Good Job Be Careful Bad Detection of calories consumed
Calories consumed with a meal to alert kids parents
Diet will become a game, not a punishment
Feedback to the user by changing colour (easier for children) Too many calories. Eat less. Amount of calories OK. Well done!
More than 40 million children under the age of 5 are overweight. Obesity is preventable. With this product, we want to make childrenÂ´s diet something fun. With this product, diet will become a game, not a punishment. A healthy lifestyle will be implanted since early ages.
B. FOOD SCANNER 1 in 133 people are celiac
Every years the number of people with celiac disease doubles
The scanner can help these people in dietary treatments that are part of the cholesterol treatment process to make this part easier and make them feel that they can take control
The product will change the way of how we cook today and it will exploit our creativity when cooking
30% of the world population die because of heart diseases (17 M) People with cholesterol have a heart attack before 55 if it is not controlled Stabilizer
Scan Fridges & Cupboards to know if you have all the ingredients to cook a recipe
Scan food to find out the ingredients of a meal
Library with all saved recipes
Battery Level Check the freshness of the food you are going to eat
Analyse Salt and Cholesterol levels of meals
Check gluten of meals Touch Screen
User profile with data and medical history
Feedback Light & Scan Button (Tactile) Red: Levels Reached Green: Level OK
Scan your food and get information!
Many people suffer from diseases like high blood pressure or gluten intolerance nowadays. This product will facilitate life of these people towards food. They will be able to scan food easily and take control over situations that involve being aware of certain levels like gluten, salt and cholesterol in food.
C. SMART FRIDGE & FREEZER Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally (2, 8 million people die every year as a result of being overweight).
69% of people eat prepared food Obesity is PREVENTABLE This product will enhance the population eating habits by making it easier, quicker and funny at the same time.
19 Door opening system
Frosted glass door
Food and Quantity Displays with direct connection with the supermarket (online)
Presence detection system to open the door
Hand Scanner User profile with: Personal Taste IMC Weight
The user scans its hand in the fridge and based on its profile, personal taste, calories, a balanced diet and whatâ€™s in the fridge it gives ideas of what to cook
Everyday, we have less time to cook due to our lifestyles. We tend to eat unhealthy. Obesity has reached proportions globally (2,8 M die every year as a result of being overweight). This product will motivate people to have a healthier lifestyle without the necessity of investing time on it.
PROJECT 5 MISSION TO MARS Master’s Project - Individual Project - Year 2014
MISSION TO MARS The sensation of freshness is important when we consider a place like Mars where current water is not available or when taking a shower is not as easy as could be on Earth. The product presented is a special washing machine intended to be used in a Mars Mission by 10 colonists. The main purpose of this new object is to provide comfort to the user, therefore it could be allocated into the esteem level of the Maslowâ€™s Hierarchy due to the fact that its overall performance provides the user with confidence and self-esteem indirectly. Also we could consider that it also covers basic needs as the physiological ones. It is assumed that the basic things are provided to the crew; therefore, the overall point of the project is to try to design a project that could satisfy the highest levels of this hierarchy. It is mainly based on a mesh that can be situated wherever either in the space shuttle or the spatial base in Mars. It has the capability to clean all types of clothes (spatial suits, daily clothes, underwear, ...). It is easy to use and innovative; a new concept of washing your clothes. Prepared for the future and to perform in hostile and different environments.
self-esteem, confidence, achievement, respect of others, respect for others
Esteem Love-Belonging Safety Physilogic.
morality, creativity, spontaniety, problem solving, lack of prejudice
friendship, family, sexual intimacy security of: body, employment, resources, morality, the family, health, property
breathing, food, water, sex, sleep, homeostasis, excretion
Dirty & Dusty Clothes Placing
23 2. Stored energy used to power the gyroscope connected to the machine
Suction system to clean the dust of clothes before cleaning cycle
1. Energy Supply: Energy Stored from heart rate and breathing in systems installed in spatial suits
Dry Ice Cleaning System
Fresh air with fragrance at the end of the cycle
Ion Neutraliser Mesh
Aluminium Base Mesh with “sticky” finish to trap clothes charged with (-) ions to neutralise clothes
Heart & Breath Energy Generation
Suction + Air + Dry Ice cleaning systems casing
Gyroscope Power Supply
Dust Cycle Only
Suction Cycle + Ion Neutralisation
Dry Ice Cleaning System + Ion Neutralisation + Fresh Air Cycle
Ion Neutralisation (-)
Dust Suction Cycle
Dry Ice Cleaning
Fresh Air Cycle
PROJECT 6 STOOL DESIGN Undergraduate Project - Group Project - Year 2011
Household goods and environment design. Design a new seat. The idea of this project was to develop a new piece of furniture. - Plywood for the structure (with a curved wood process) - Coloured plastic covering - Adhesive to assemble all the different parts of the seat
1 STOOL BASE FOOTREST DETAIL
2 BACKREST STRUCTURE 3 SEAT
PROJECT 7 LIGHTING DESIGN Undergraduate Project- Individual Project - Year 2010
LIGHTING DESIGN “Witch of Agnesi” Light. The target of this project was to develop a lightning based in a mathematical curve called “Witch of Agnesi”. It had to be an outdoors lightning type. Some of the light characteristics are: - Materials: Stainless steel for the structure and polyethylene for the lampshade. - Type of lightning: Fluorescent.
“Witch of Agnesi” Curve
CABLE NETWORK CONNECTION 220V
3 Screen Cap
4 Support 2
15 Ballast Cover
5 Screen Clip
16 Rear Wiring Cover
6 Screen Clip Screw
1 Steps to plug-in the
7 Support 1
18 Ballast Cover Screws
switch into the power
19 Module Hanger
9 Support 3
20 Power Track
2 Electrical scheme
10 Support Caps
3 Power track
11 Lampshade Joint
PROJECT 8 INJECTION MOULD DESIGN Undergraduate Project - Individual Project - Year 2011
Moulds, matrices and equipment. Design of an injection mould. The goal was to design an injection mould for a given object taking into account all the necessary pieces for an injection mould and the required process to get the final object.
Cavity Adaptor Plate
2 Runner Plate
2 Support pin
3 Stripper Plate
5 Insert 6 Core Plate 7 Support Plate 8 Spacer Block 9 Core Adaptor Plate 10 Ejector Plate Upper Side 11 Ejector Plate Lower Side
1 2 3 5
11 9 3
PROJECT 9 REMEMBER IT Undergraduate Project - Group Project - Year 2011
REMEMBER - IT The goal was to design an object to help people who suffer from Alzheimerâ€™s disease. The idea was to create a device that would help them to their daily life in two different areas: - Planification of their everyday routine (in first stages of the disease) - Helping them with communication with others (in advanced stages of the disease)
The device is made from resistant materials: - 3DO grafts - Silicone buttons - HDPE covers
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3DO Grafts Speakers Microphone Front Cover Handles Touch Screen Battery Mother Board
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3DO Grafts Back Cover Micro SD USB Ports Buttons Button Sensors Screws 3DO Grafts
Planification main screen
Planification area: New Task
Communication main screen
Communication Area: Selection of an ambit (bathroom, room, kitchen...)
Communication Area: Key elements in the ambit selected
Communication Area: Information about the element selected
PROJECT 10 IPSUM
Master’s Project - Individual Project - Year 2014
IPSUM The project aim was to design a new concept of ticketing system for buses to improve the current one running nowadays in The West Midlands. The project considered aspects such as: convenience, ease of use, intuitive features or even end usersâ€™ / professionalsâ€™ in the area needs reflections on the final product. In this project, the ability to innovate and consider things from a different point of view were utilised to create a value in the final product and to reconsider the actual bus system nowadays.
38 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
Stand alone app “Network West Midlands”
+ Smart Card + “Network West Midlands” App
+ Personal Device + “Network West Midlands” App
Stand alone Personal Device
Users can also chose to use a simpler option by combining the app with basic ‘top-up’ smart card. Stand alone Smart Card
Both the app and the personal device can work alone and also together. The device gives value to the app when they work together providing the user with a pleasant and convenient experience when using the public transport.
39 SMARTPHONE APP
MAPS WITH LIVE INFORMATION
INTUITIVE BUS RTI (Real Time Information)
BUS ROUTE STOPS “ON THE GO”
40 PERSONAL DEVICE
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Case
NFC Payment Technology
White LED Display on the whole top surface
Bluetooth pairment with smart phone â€œNetwork West Midlandsâ€? App
Water Resistant Speakers for sound notifications
Finished rugged surface for a better grip LED lights (blue, green and red) around all the device side and the top side for a better user-device interaction
Lithium Polymer Battery (-20C - +60C)
41 HOW TO SWITCH IT ON?
The user just needs to twist the device and the top part will pop up. A blue light and a message will confirm that the device is ready for use.
HOW TO SWITCH IT OFF?
To switch it off the user will have to do the same process but backwards. A “goodbye” message will appear.
BUS STOP CR1
ROUTE 65 towards
ROUTE 65 4 min
“get all you need with just a twist” Once the device it’s switched on, the user will have to keep twisting the top part to get useful information (see next page for detailed information).
PROJECT 1 HELMET DESIGN Undergraduate Project - Individual Project - Year 2011
Drawing a helmet with ProEngineer WF5. The goal of this project was to represent an everyday object like a helmet in order to develop the drawing with surfaces with a computer aided software like ProEngineer
PROJECT 2 CORKSCREW DESIGN
Undergraduate Project -Individual Project -Year 2010 Drawing a corkscrew. The goal of this project was to represent faithfully an everyday object in order to develop the drawing and rendering skills with a computer aided software (ProEngineer WF5).
SKETCHING In this section, a wide variety of sketches are presented. Those range from everyday objects and products like consumer goods to buildings of my own interest. Different sketching styles and techniques have been used for the development of all these drawings.
3 UNEXPECTED SHAPES WITH THE LETTER “A”
Toaster With No Moving Parts
2 PROJECT EXPRESS The objective of this short project was to design in a time limit of 15-20 minutes a toaster with less moving parts as possible. The ideal would be a toaster with no moving parts at all. The toasters generated were these two presented in this page.
Undergraduate Project - Individual Project -Year 2010
The idea of this project was to develop some advertisements based on the following topics: - Rhetoric (Heinz / Coke). - Colour Interaction (Munich / Tom Tom).
PERSONAL BRANDING DESIGN
Master’s Project - Individual Project - Year 2014
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