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BILLY SEARLE Industrial Designer 2016


I am a 20 year old Industrial Design and Technology student from Loughborough University, currently pursuing a 12 month placement to broaden my abilities and again real life experience in the design sector.

THIS IS A SELECTION OF MY MOST REPRESENTATIVE

STUDENT WORK


BILLY SEARLE

CONTENTS PAGE Projects Assignments

REMEDi

O2 CONNECTIVE

ARIA

AURORA

PHOTOGRAPHY

ABOUT ME


REMEDi A SMART PILL DISPENSER Brief: “Design a product which is dedicated to a clearly defined context (eg. healthcare, sports) whilst abiding to the ideals of IOT (the Internet of Things)�. The aim of this Design Practice module was to focus on the consolidation of core industrial design capability that is central to creative professional practice. This assignment highlights my model-making, sketching and creative qualities as well as my keen attention to detail.


PILL DISPENSER - INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

EXPLODED DIAGRAM Ideation Developing Concepts

THE DEVICE IS AIDED BY AN APP, WHICH ALLOWS THE USER OR A PARENT TO MONITER A ‘PROGRESS REPORT’, ENSURING THAT THE MEDICATION IS BEING TAKEN

THIS DEVICE AIMS TO HELP YOUNG TEENAGERS TAKE THEIR MEDICATION, ENCORPORATING A SENSE OF ENJOYABILITY WHILST ENSURING THAT THE MEDICATION IS TAKEN 100% OF THE TIME


PILL DISPENSER - INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

SKETCH MODEL

Blue foam Aesthetics

MAKING BLUE FOAM MODELS AS SKETCH MODELS IS QUICK, INEXPENSIVE AND ALLOWED ME TO EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT SHAPES

THE USE OF BLUE FOAM MODELS ALLOWS ME TO UNDERSTAND THE AESTHETICS OF THE PRODUCT FAR BETTER THAN A CAD MODEL

I WAS ABLE TO CONDUCT USER TESTING AND RECEIVE MORE CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK WITH A PHYSICAL PRESENCE


FINAL DESIGN

PILL DISPENSER - INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

MODEL

Form board Diagram Scenario

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3 2

Download app and programme medication alarm

Alarm goes off and light flashes at scheduled time

User presses button, stopping the alarm from continuing

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Panel slides forwards, user dispenses appropriate dosage (feeds back to the app)

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Device is closed and reinserted into pocket/table etc.

Progress report is located on the app, showing how often the user is taking their medication

MY FINAL DESIGN IN THE FORM OF A HIGH QUALITY APPEARANCE MODEL, MODELLED FROM PROLAB AND ACRYLIC.

THE USER OF A FORM BOARD COMPRISED OF 6 IMAGES, SHOWING THE RANGE OF FORMS MY FINAL DESIGN WOULD FIT INTO


- O2 Connective USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN Brief: “Design a smartphone app that is aligned with one or more of the following trends: entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship or crowdfunding of projects or campaigns.� We were tasked to draw insights from research, create concepts and solve issues raised to design a fluid and thorough solution and prototype the app using Axure RP. This assignment highlights my ability to carry out appropriate research, alter designs depending on user feedback and my app design skills.


RESEARCH

HOMEPAGE

USER EXPERIENCE - O2 CONNECTIVE

Group Work Concept Persona

CONCEPT STATEMENT

LOGIN

FIND

TICK

PROFILE

SETTINGS

CROSS

EDIT

LOCATION

LINKS

VIEW

MESSAGE

CATAGORY

USER Someone looking to employ short-term People who re new to ‘apps’ Anybody willing to trade skills with a business People struggling to reach a certain goal

THE SITEMAP SHOWS THE SIMPLE, ROUGH STRUCTURE TAKING US THROUGH THE APP

TASK Browsing for potential links depending on time and location Be able to help others to gain experience

JOHN

ENVIRONMENT The app can be used on the go - anytime, anywhere Most successful with higher population density INSIGHTS GENERATED The app must be hassle-free so the user can navigate with ease. Target two users - graduates looking for work and start-up business leaders The user should be able to alter searching options to find the appropriate person easily.

Tom the volunteer is a graduate designer looking to help businesses out to gain experience and O2 reward points.

app, which can be found by willing volunteers also using the app.

David has a buisness idea but needs a designers skills to help him get the product on the market.

People offering their skills rather than funding can often be more valuable than money. Great businesses are often made from who you know, not what you know.

Through working together they are able to launch the business idea thanks to toms work and their communicating through the app

LOG IN Dave and Tom connect with each other via the app and start comunicating to arrange plans to work on the project together.

THIS STORY BOARD SHOWS A POSSIBLE SCENARIO AS TO HOW A POTENTIAL USER MAY INTERACT WITH THE APP AND BENEFIT FROM ITS EXISTANCE

An app focussed on appealing to two target audiences; someone who has an idea they wish to start-up using the expertise of others; the other who wishes to invest their skills to help them with specific areas. If a volunteer invests their skills, they will be rewarded with ‘O2 points’, which will be recognised by businesses as a potential employment reference. The start up company will not be required to put excessive funds into their idea by purchasing different areas of expertise. This app is all about allowing people to make connections that they can potentially re-pay with their skills, and getting involved with each other’s businesses.


IDEATION

USER EXPERIENCE - O2 CONNECTIVE

Prototyping Wireframes Iteration

SINCE THIS APP HAD THE POTENTIAL TO CONNECT YOUNG FOLK TO THOSE WHO HAD LESS UNDERSTANDING OF HOW APPS WORK, I HAD TO GAIN A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF THE USER GROUP WHICH I KNEW LESS ABOUT

I GENERATED A SET OF IDEAS THROUGH RAPID PAPER PROTOTYPING, USER TESTING, FEEDBACK AND DESIGN ITERATION UNTIL I HAD A SET OF SCREENS APPROPRIATE FOR THE APPS FUNCTIONALITY

INSIGHTS FOLLOW GENERIC CONVENTIONS THE APP IS DESIGNED FOR (iPhone 5) ENSURE INTERFACE IS UNCLUTTERED FOR EASE OF THE USER FOLLOW A CONSISTANT DESIGN LAYOUT THROUGHOUT THE APP BE VISUALLY STIMULATING TO APPEAL TO THE USER


USING THE SOFTWARE ‘AXURE’, I WAS ABLE TO CREATE THE ROUTE I DESIGNED SO THAT IT COULD WORK IN REALITY RATHER THAN ON PAPER.

FINAL VISUALS

USER EXPERIENCE - O2 CONNECTIVE

Response Axure RP Usability

THIS APP HAS A CLEAR LAYOUT AND A GLOBAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM (SO THAT THE USER STANDS LITTLE CHANCE OF GETTING ‘LOST’). BELOW ARE FOUR SCREENS SHOWING THE APP’S LAYOUT USERNAME AND PASSWORD PROMPTED UPON OPENING THE APP

USING THE ‘SMART SEARCH’ FEATURE ALLOWS ACCURATE CONNECTIONS TO BE MADE

GLOBAL NAVIGATION THROUGH THE APP IS ACHEIVED THROUGH A STANDARD ‘BURGER MENU’, AS WELL AS A SWIPE OPTION TO ENHANCE USABILITY. FROM HERE THE MENU ALLOWS THE USER TO EXPLORE CONNECTIONS, CREATE EVENTS AND EDIT THEIR PROFILE.


A QUIETER, CORDLESS HAIR DRYER Brief: “Re-design a hair dryer intended for high volume production using observational analysis of users and the outcomes of product disassembly.�

This assignment highlights my ability to work well in a group as well as my CAD/rendering abilities.


HAIR DRYER - RE-DESIGN PROJECT

USER RESEARCH User Deconstruction Technology

MY RESEARCH INVOLVED DECONSTRUCTION OF A STANDARD HAIR DRYER ALLOWING ME TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE PRODUCT IS USED BY THE USER AND MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES.

FROM OUR RESEARCH, WE FOUND THAT THE ERGONOMICS WERE A KEY ISSUE. USERS ALSO FOUND THE HAIR DRYER TO BE TOO LOUD AND THE CORD WAS VERY RESTRICTIVE IN LENGTH


HAIR DRYER - RE-DESIGN PROJECT

EXPLODED DIAGRAM User Internals Function

THE DOCKING STATION CHARGES THE HAIRDRYER, REMOVING THE NECESSITY OF THE CORD WHICH USERS FOUND IRRITATING

THE AESTHETICS ARE SLICK, SMOOTH AND DESIRABLE TO THE TARGET MARKET, WHICH IS STRENGHTENED BY THE USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY


HAIR DRYER - REDESIGN PROJECT

FINAL RENDER

Product Outcome

OUR IDEA WAS TO DESIGN A REVOLUTIONARY HAIR DRYER, USING INNOVATIVE NEW WAYS OF CREATING AN EFFECTIVE STREAM OF HOT AIR. WE CHANGED THE SHAPE OF THE HAIR DRYER, ENCOURAGING THE USER TO HOLD IT IN A MORE COMFORTABLE POSITION AND REDUCING THE POTENTIAL FOR STRAIN INJURIES. BY APPLYING A 12V SUPERCAPACITOR WITH A DOCKING STATION, THE PRODUCT WILL RUN FOR THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF TIME WITHOUT A CORD.

REDUCES STRENUOUS ARM MOVEMENTS USER IS NOT RESTRICTED BY DISTANCE FROM PLUG REDUCES THE LOUD VOLUME OF THE PRODUCT MOULDED TO FIT THE USER’S NATURAL GRIP


AUR

RA

AN ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHT ALARM DESIGN WEEK Brief: “Design a product that supports domestic PV systems” We were given 1 week to design a solution to the brief we were set and to present our design on two A3 sheets, including our research that lead us to design our final outcome. This assignment highlights my ability to design a thoughtful product within a limited timescale.


DESIGN WEEK GAVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE SET A BRIEF, CARRY OUT APPROPRIATE RESEARCH AND DELIVER A FINAL DESIGN WITHIN AN EXTREMELY RESTRICTED AMOUNT OF TIME. THIS PROVES MY ABILITY TO WORK HARD AND PRODUCE A QUALITY OUTCOME UNDER PRESSURE

RESEARCH

IT ALSO SHOWS MY CAPABILITY TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF A BRIEF WITHIN A FINITE AMOUNT OF TIME, ALONG WITH THE FACT THAT I DO NOT ALLOW WORK TO GET ON TOP OF ME - I PACE IT OUT WITH A STEADY-EYE ON THE CLOCK

Alarm clocks are considered ‘unnatural’ to humans, as we are encouraged to wake up according to our body clock. One reason why people feel tired throughout the day is not due to a lack of sleep, but because they were awoken from a ‘deep sleep’.

User Key Findings

Research

User The user is health-conscious, and aspires to a healthy life style. This involves being properly awake and often waking up early to a strict regime.

DESIGN WEEK

Internal management systems These make it possible to program in timings for a product to recharge its batteries. This technology is used in ‘NEST’ thermostats to adjust temprature, but can be used for a number of different applications. For instance, a system can be set to turn on and off Modern easthetics to fit in with The human brain struggles to recover at a particular time, meaning that the modern environment of the from being woken up from a deep sleep. the appliance isn’t wasting energy bedroom of the target Some way of trying to wake the user up gently when it’s not being used.

Aesthetics

Key Findings

user.

would be extremely beneficial.

Clear display of time at all times along with easy access throughout the night so that the user can check it.

The times at which solar panels are most productive across the year is between the hours of 10am-2pm. For the average household, lighting makes up for 18% of the electricity bill.

In general, lightbulbs vary in amount of energy they use. Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs use 70-80% less energy than equivilent traditional bulbs, and can save £50 of electricity bills over their lifetime. They also have the capability to be dimmed variably.


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FINAL DESIGN AUR RA DESIGN WEEK

Scenario

THE USE OF FROSTED PLEXIGLASS ALLOWS THE LIGHT PRODUCED FROM THE COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHTBULB TO GLOW, ILLUMINATING THE WHOLE ROOM

ENERGY GENERATED FROM SOLAR PANELS

2. whole room.

ALARM CLOCK IS SET

THE POLYPROPYLENE-COATED ABS ACTS AS A PART LINE, AS WELL AS ADDING AESTHETIC VALUE

THE TOUCH-RESPONSIVE BUTTONS ENHANCE A SENSE OF ELEGANCE AND QUALITY

THE 12V LITHIUM BATTERY, LCD SCREEN SPEAKER, AMPLIFIER AND SMART INTERNAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ARE STORED IN THE BASE OF THE PRODUCT

3. BULB BEGINS TO BRIGHTEN BEFORE USER WAKES UP

USER CAN SNOOZE OR TURN OFF ALARM WHEN THEY WAKE

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BULB EASILY REPLACED AT END OF LIFE

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PHOTOGRAPHY PERSONAL INTERESTS

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE HOBBIES IS PHOTOGRAPHY. I FIND IT INCREDIBLY RELAXING AND ENJOY EXPLORING NEW THEMES SURROUNDING CULTURE, AGE AND IN PARTICULAR, THE NATURAL WORLD. THIS PARTICULAR IMAGE WAS TAKEN OUSIDE AN OLD CHINESE MONASTE RY. THE CRISPNESS OF THE CRACKS COMBINED WITH THE CONTRAST IN COLOUR REALLY CAUGHT MY EYE.


ABOUT ME

WHO AM I?

Life, Interests and Skills

I am a second year Industrial Design student and Loughborough University seeking to persue a rewarding career in the design sector. A design conscious, mature, hardworking, intelligent individual who relishes solving problems and finding solutions seeking to continue developing my skills towards becoming a successful designer.

‘The Great Wall of China’ - China Trek in aid of Dementia UK, 2015

‘The Suisse Wall’ - Switzerland, Loughborough Ski Trip, 2015

Skiing

Running

Travelling

I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Loughborough University, having completed my first year at the country’s leading design school with 1st class honours.

Music Born

1996

Trinity School

Trinity 6th form A2 - A*AB

2006

Glyndebourne performance

2008

Saatchi & Saatchi Work Experience

2012

2012

Drawing

Loughborough University

Grey London Work Experience

2014

2015

Seeking Placement

Great wall of China Trek Dementia UK 2015

INTERESTS

My driven, competitive and highly self-motivated nature allows me to meet and exceed deadlines. I have benefitted from a good quality education and have always been supported and encouraged in all aspects of product design from day one.

2016


THANK YOU YOU CAN ALSO FIND ME ON: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/billysearledesigner

+44 7980 564250

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