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Portfolio Ankita Kamble


MIT Institute Of Design



Curriculum Vitae Name:

Ankita Kamble


Product Design

Date of Birth:

23rd December 1993


2001, Building no. 6, Pristine, Vasant Lawns, Thane West . 400601.





10+2 Currently student of MIT Institue Of Design, Semester 6 Pursuing B.A external from Pune University.

Personal Interest:

Reading, Traveling, Exploring new things, Trying different cuisines, Adventure sports, Learnt Indian classical dance (Kathak) for 5 years, Was a part of college festival Quasar as an event head.

Software Skills:

Solidworks, Keyshot, Adobe Photoshop,Adobe Indesign, Basic Adobe Illustrator, Basic Sketchbook Pro, Microsoft Office and Wacom.

Languages Known: English, Marathi, Hindi, German (beginner) 2



Skin Design

Techno - Aesthetical Detailing

Science and Creativity

Skills - Photography

Human Machine Interface

Skills - Wacom Sketches



Skin Design Objective: To study a persona and make a lifestyle product for the same. Brief: To design a Wallet for a woman in her 50’s working in a creative field. Group Project Duration: Four weeks Semester 5



Persona We studied Mrs. Ranjana Dani for the project. She is in her mid 50s working in a creative field. She is a graphic designer in MIT Institute of Design. Living an independent life, she has a taste for classical music, loves ethnic and traditional patterns or objects from any country. She enjoys attending food and wine festivals and loves cooking. She prefers subtle and dull colors preferably loves shades of brown.

Preferrred Techniques: • Kalamkari • Block Printing • Screen Printing • Stencils • Ajrak • Madhubani • Silk Painting

Material Prefereces: • Jute • Khadi • Silk • Canvas



Explorations Design considerations: • Coin Pocket • Multi compartments • Mobile and Key compartments • Natural material only • Ethnic print • Compact • Sleek


1. Keyshot render of the design 2. Screen Printing on Jute 3. The deisgn 4. Stencil on jute with fabric colours 5. Stencil work on jute




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Final Concept It is made out of Organic material. It has many different components.It also has a traditional touch to it hence fulfills the desires of the user. Material used is jute with leather pipping and magnetic button is used for the wallet to close. Technique used is stencil with fabric colours.



Science and Creativity Objective: Studying the physics behind the product and using it creativitely. Product: Rubber Band Individual Project Duration: Three weeks Semester 4



Physics The main property of a rubber band is Elasticity. Streaching rubber generates heat and also causes tension which makes it regain its orginal position. Rubber streaches because of *Entropy. Without crosslinks, the rubber might deform after streching again and again. Properties: • Elastic • Hard to tear

• Used to seal

• Slow build up heat. • Flame resistant. • Turns black when heated, expands and finally breaks. • Becomes thin at the area where heat is supplied. *Entropy- Third law of thermodynamics.

• Holds things • Strength • Only four medium sized rubber bands are used

•The more rubberbands used the less they strech.

• Chemicals enhance strength. • Contracts when cooled • Resistence to water • Resistance to low temperature • Resistance abrasions • Flame resistant



Explorations Rubberband is used for various purposes like it helps in carrying things, making music, making a sling and making a stand. It serves various purposes by using it in different ways. The properties of rubberband, strength and binding are used here.

Trying to join to rubber bands by heating and different types of adhesives.

Helps carry things

Cutting loop like structures from Rubber Sheet of various shapes and sizes. Makes Music

Making loop like structures from Balloons of various shapes and sizes.

Making a stand



Explorations Rubber band is further tied into knots and loops are made. Looping rubber bands help organise things better. A sling is made using a rubber band and suction cup. Here the suction cup acts like an holder. The suction cup is later used as its original function. It is put on the mirror and the entire structure acts like an holder. Here, the entire holder works because of the rubber band. Without the rubber band the holder won’t work at all.

Making a Sling

Knots help to create loops. Loops help to organise things and segregate them properly by defining them clearly.

Using Suction cup



Application By using a suction cup and two rubber bands tied together, a holder can be made. Depending on the size of the rubber band the things to be put in the holder will vary. Bigger the rubber band the more load it can take. More number of rubber bands arranged in Y-shaped for rounded objects.

• Easy to make. • Very cheap, • Durable • Can take take up heavy loads with big rubber bands • Easy to make • Space saving



Human Machine Interface Ojective: To design an interface for the product. Brief: To design a device which will warn against leakages and indicate the quanity of gas remaining. Gas leak and quantity detector. Group Project. Duration: Four weeks Semester 4



LPG LPG is a colourless gas. At the time of production, mercaptan (a chemical compound) is added to it so as to give the now familiar foul smell for easy detection of gas in the air. Even very small quantities of gas can be detected by this smell. • Safety Since LPG is almost twice the weight of air it tends to settle down at floor level, particularly in depressions. Hence, care has to be taken in placing the gas installations in the house. Gaseous LPG helps it spread very rapidly in the atmosphere. Hence, if a gas cylinder leaks, it should be immediately removed to an open area.



Explorations Design Considerations:

Possible locations for the device:

• Alarm for leakage • Sensors • Indicator for quantity • Indicator for leakage • Slits • Connection to the regulator • Wall Mount • Compact



Gas Leak and Quantity Detector This device will show the quantity of the gas in the cylinder. In this way, one using the cylinder knows when to place an order for another gas cylinder as genereally it is a tedious process. Also one won’t come to know when will gas get over giving rise to new problems. In case of gas leak, it should be detached from the regulator and the cylinder should be moved to an open space. Specifications: • Power Supply - AC • Sensor - Semiconductor • Dimensions - 150x75x40mm • Tick Indication - LED’s and an indicator • Material Used - Injection Moulded Polypropelene. • Wall Mount • Compact • Easy to use • Easy to understand

Accessories: • Weighing base plate • Charging base • Power adaptor • Hard carrying case Bluetooth Indicator Slits with smoke detector and light and sound indicator for alarm.

Connects to the regulator


Height 7.5cm





Techno- Aesthetical Detailing Objective: To take a mechanical product and redesign it. Brief: To redesign the Puran Maker/ Puran Yantra for a better grip and which is easy to clean, efficient and aesthetically better. Group Project. Duration: Five weeks Semester 5



The Device Puran is main ingredient of puranpoli. Puran poli is a maharashtrian delicacy. Puran is moist, sticky and turns black if exposed to air for a lot of time. Puran Yantra is a device in which puran is churned into fine mixture and later is used to make puran poli. It is a necessary device to make the polis, mainly found in maharashtrian homes. Exsisting Process: Mixer: Pressure applied from:

Exsisting Product Problem Areas:

Puran Yantra:

Parallel Products:

• Too much force required • Very messy • Grip • Unstable • Gets stuck • Difficult fixtures • Cleaning • Not aesthetically apealing • Too many components • Hand pains after long usage



Explorations Exploded View without the blender:

Design Considerations: • Flat Based container with the device for better stability • Handle for grip • Lid to avoid blackening of puran • Snap fits for easy removal

Eleminating: • Spring • Handle • Fixture • Knob

Fixing a flat basecontainer with the yantra:

Making an appliance:

Lid Blade with rod attached to the blender Jali/ Sieve


Inversing the yantra:

• Has big sieve • Lid • Snap fits • Bigger blade

Attaching blender to the device:

Fit Used:



The Yantra as an appliance Comparison:

Other Uses: • Too much strength reguired • No grip • Not very apealing • Turns puran black • Difficult fixtures • Difficult to use • Manual

• Easy to fit • Easy to clean • Easy to dismantle • Has grip • Effortless • Durable • Pressure Sensitivity in the blender • Avoids blackening of Puran • Has other uses as well • Electric

Boiling water


Microwave Safe Dishwasher safe. Material Used: • Container, Jali, Blade and Rod - Stainless Steel • Blender -Plastic (PolyPropelene) • Lid- Plastic (PolyPropelene) Process Used: • Sheet Metal Process for container, jali, blade, rod and fits. • Injection Moulding Process for lid and blender. 20


Skills • Photography (Shadow and Texture) • Wacom Sketches ( We were given product refrences and had to sketch and render the same.) Duration: One week



Skills Photography



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Skills Wacom Sketches (Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop)



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