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B RENDAN WA RRE N Industrial Designer

Mechanical Engineer

Portfolio | Spring 2018


Brendan Warren Industrial Designer | Mechanical Engineer p. +46.76.295.84.34 e. contact@brendanwarren.com w. www.brendanwarren.com


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Experience Hotel Self-Service Kiosk Toaster Desktop Radial Engine Reverse Engineering Office Luminaire About Me Page | 01


I’m passionate about finding innovative, yet elegant, solutions to complex problems through a cohesive blend of my creative, aesthetic, and technical expertise. I welcome challenging problems that allow me to apply my existing knowledge while presenting continual opportunities to expand my skillset. Page | 02 2


Education 2019

MSc. Product Development, Specialization Industrial Design Jรถnkรถping University | Sweden

2018

MSc. Product Design Engineering (Erasmus+) Universidad de Zaragoza | Spain

2016

BSc. Mechanical Engineering University of Colorado Boulder | United States

Internships 2015

Product Development Intern DSCRT Engineering | Boulder, CO

2013

Industry Growth Forum Intern National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Lakewood, CO

Software SolidWorks

Matlab

Alias

Photoshop

KeyShot

MS Office Suite

InDesign

Illustrator

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How do we modernize the hotel industry? Hotel Self-Service Kiosk JĂśnkĂśping University | Spring 2018

The kiosk is designed for initial implementation in the Swedish select service hotel market. The design is tailored to the business traveler segment with a simplistic and efficient layout. The system is easy to implement, congruent with current interiors, and provides opportunities for additional revenue streams.

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Research

Value of the global hotel industry

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24%

89%

26%

Businessmen interested in selfservice technology

Current hotels being built that are select service

Hotel stays in Sweden that were business related


Mood Board

Target User

Complementary Colors

Continuous Planes

Clean and Smooth Surfaces

Minimalistic and Simplistic Page | 07


Ideation

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Final Design The final design aims to provide a form that blends into existing select service hotels, with multiple color options available. The UI/UX is simple and efficient, tailored towards frequent business travelers.

Key card encoder behind screen

Infinity screen

Key card storage

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Key card exit slot


Credit card reader

Document scanner

Easy to clean, planar, surfaces

Modular manufacturing

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Physical Model

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Construction The kiosk was physically modeled at half scale primarily using foam. The model was made using both traditional machine shop tools and by hand. Page | 13


User Interface Mock-up

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The UI focuses on simplicity and congruency. Typing was eliminated, with simple document scanning for authentication. The integration of a loyalty program makes the program synergistically run with the entire hotel management system. Page | 15


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A company as versatile as its cars. The all-new Beetle Toaster.

Based on the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle. Page | 18

Jรถnkรถping University | Fall 2017


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Inspiration The toaster was designed following the form language of a 2017 Volkswagen Beetle. Many key elements of the car were identified. These elements were included in the toaster, while being manipulated to also fit the form of a toaster.

Distinctive headlight and hood shape Form language conveys stability Page | 20

Continuous curves along the body Black running boards


Polished metal accents Strong branding

Contrasting colors Page | 21


Polished metal accents

Headlight form

Contrasting colors Page | 22


Final Design The final design incroporated many of the distinctive design features found in the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle. It was modeled in Alias and rendered in KeyShot.

Hood curve design feature

Stable stance

Spoiler inspired lever

Continuous curves

Branding

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Physical Model A full-size model of the toaster was produced in order to physically communicate the form. The model was made from foam using traditional shop tools.

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Desktop Radial Engine University of Colorado | Spring 2016

The desktop scale radial engine is a functional, aesthetic, piece of machinery. The project comprised of CAD modeling in SolidWorks, 2D documentation, material and process selection, and extensive machining. The engine runs off of an auxiliary compressed air supply with a 2 stroke cycle. The operation is fully mechanical.

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Machining The engine was designed and built entirely in house over the course of a semester. All of the materials were sourced based on specific material requirements and machined using various techniques.

200 104 200 P A R T S

Lathe Page | 30

MACHINED

MACHINING

COMPONENTS

H O U R S

Laser Cutter

4 Axis CNC Milling Center

Hand Tools

3 Axis Mill


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Exhibition The final project was exhibited at the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory (ITLL) Design Fair at the University of Colorado Boulder in May 2016. Page | 33


Reverse Engineering University of Colorado | Spring 2016

This project was a complete manufacturing analysis on a mass-produced consumer product. The Nerf Strongarm is a common toy among children that is sold worldwide. Recommendations were made considering manufacturing, assembly, materials, and financial factors. The project was awarded “Best Project� by the professor of this graduate level course.

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Results

$

375,000 S A V E D USING OUR METHODS

HAZARD REMOVED

PARTS REMOVED

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EASIER

1HANDLING 4%

2A S1S E M%B L Y

LESS

1 5

SAFETY

INSERTION

SECONDARY

7% LESS

OPERATIONS IMPROVED

2E R3R O%R PROOFING


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Office Pendant Luminaire Jรถnkรถping University | Spring 2018

Inspired by the 2018 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, these office pendant luminaires offer a customizable lighting solution both in form and function. Page | 38


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Inspiration and Ideation Trends in Scandinavian design were identified by visiting the 2018 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair. The light was designed to complement these trends.

Ea rthy Pa ste ls

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C al m


Pr i m i t ive Sh ap es

N at ural

Continuous P la ne s

War m t h

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Final Design Inclusive curves and evenly distributed light set the ton for this pendant office luminaire. The final product is targeted towards conference rooms and group work spaces.

40% HYPERBOLOID DISTRIBUTION 60% Page | 42

LIGHT INTENSITY

COLOR RANGE

50 LUX - 600 LUX

3000°K - 5000°K


Direct light distribution Earthy pastel colors Indirect light distribution Integrated power cable

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About Me I’m continually inspired by the raw sensation of being in complete control over myself, while enveloped in a wild environment; an environment that knows no bounds and has no limits, yet feels so peaceful. I’m always ready to get out and explore; pushing myself both physically and mentally.

Skiing

Mountain Biking

Backpacking

Sailing Page | 47


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Brendan Warren Industrial Designer | Mechanical Engineer p. +46.76.295.84.34 e. contact@brendanwarren.com w. www.brendanwarren.com

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