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2017

BRENNAN HUNT


INDESIGN PROTOTYPING

RHINOCEROS

Designer

SKETCHING

Imagineer

PHOTOSHOP

Innovator

SOLIDWORKS

KEYSHOT ILLUSTRATOR


Make something that matters

Design is a wonderful opportunity to literally build a better future for people. Whether it be a new medical device, an environmentally sustainable system, or a toy that means the world to a child; design can truly enrich people’s lives.

I am excited for the possibility of combining my imagination with my design education to help make people’s lives easier, more beautiful, and fun!


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Airport and University Bench Unit National Design Project

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Direction Investigation and Ergonomic Exploration Places for backpacks and seat back support for more division and comfort


USB ports in side compartments

Dividing for Comfort

Different units divide space per person as well as the line inbeween will provide different sized seats for larger and smaller individuals

Modular units to suit the location


Ideal for a quick seat or to check your phone

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Also convenient for lounging while you wait

Keep your space and your comfort


Tabletop Fan Redesign

IHA Houseware Design Competition Fans have seen little growth in design for many years, ultimately remaining very similar over time. This has allowed user experiences and aesthetics to falter. Fans should be redesigned to fit user needs and reflect a modern look without costing a fortune.


Fan Issues // Design issues and usage

Rotate Switch // difficult to reach especially while

User Experience // Usage

trying to sleep

Bulky Motor Unit // Ugly and out in the open Protective Grate // Difficult to remove in order to clean

Place fan in desired location

Blades // Difficult to reach to clean

Change angle

Plug in fan

Size // Size is difficult to manage on a desk Swivel Range// Can only swivel a small distance Button Console // All the buttons feel the same and are impossible to read in the dark

Choose speed setting

Turn on rotation setting

Remove front grate to clean

Cord // Cord is ugly and only allows a small amount of reach

Reassemble and Repeat

Base // Bulky on tables Bottom // Scratches base Wipe blades clean

Product Time-line // Desk fans 1882 – Schuyler Skaats Wheeler applied electricity developed by Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla to make a fan turn without human or horsepower. The first electric fan consisted of just two blades without a protective cage.

1902 – Technology was created to produce the first functioning oscillating fan. At this time, Willis Carrier also invented air conditioning.

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1889 – The ceiling fan was patented by Philip H. Diehl.

Period dominated by nearly full metal construction and industrial style design

1990s – The sales of ceiling fans dropped some due to the reduced cost of air conditioning. The solid wood and steel construction of the ceiling fans dropped and were replaced by cheaper, standardized parts.

1960s – Ceiling fans almost became obsolete due to the popularity of air conditioning. However, since the 60s, fans grew in popularity and became more energy efficient.

1910 – Ceiling fans were first marketed for household use.

Rinse Grate

Dyson Air Blade drastically changes the direction of home fan design

1932 – Emerson Electric Co. Introduced the Silver Swan, a fan based on a propeller design with a cage.

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1940 – The Packard become the first car to offer optional “factory air” in a vehicle.

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1970s – Ceiling fans were well-used during the energycrisis because they consumed less energy than air conditioners.

Experimenting with color and the introduction of plastic and also the introduction of the box-fan style

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Standing vertical fan/ air purifier developed

Blocky and Geometrically designed fans came into style

Primarily constructed of plastic and were designed in a more bubbly aesthetic

Experimentation in the overall function and user interaction involved with fan usage


Ideation // Group ideation on possible ideas and paths.

Market Analysis // Product Comparisons Safety Vs Convenience

Subtlety (Space Usage) Vs Visual Appeal

Some products focus more on convenience than safety. For a product that can be around kids and pets safety is of significant importance

Although the Dyson is quite an effective fan it is very expensive and still lacks some user benefits like desktop usage.

Subtlety

Convenience

The hotspot for this fan redesign is for a subtle design with visual appeal that can stay on top of a desk.

Safety

Market Research // User Health Problems with Fan Use Migraines

If the fan is directed for too long at the face it can induce migraines in people who are prone to them.

Fibromyalgia

People who suffer from this disease sometimes have difficulties when exposed to continuous cold air. It is necessary to have the air moving to avoid causing distress.

Dried Skin

People who suffer from Eczema or Cirrhosis may have their skin dry out and cause rashes or painful dryness with prolonged intense air contact.

Finger Danger

Young children may try to touch the moving fan blades if they are exposed which could be dangerous with metal blades moving quickly.

Banged Toes

Moving standing fans becomes difficult and cumbersome resulting in stubbed toes and other scrapes and bruises.

Tripping

With the cable so loose it may snag and cause tripping possibly risking falling down stairs.

Visual


Mock-Up // Model 1

Mock-Up // Model 2

Possibility of having fan placed on bottom surface instead of being aimed outwards.

How the user will engage the fan opening is explored.

General feasibility of product is tested.

Opening and closing option is explored.

The goal for the second mock up is to create an overall shape and functionality testing.

There is an addition of a crude but functioning rotation device installed on the mock up. Button placement is explored

Pros // A big fan can be placed inside box to provide plenty of force. Flat topped surface objects can be stored on. Fairly subtle, could be disguised as a book.

Pros // The circular shape takes up less rotation space. Buttons on top are easy to access and apply force to. Easy to open fan. Fairly low profile.

Cons // Difficult to open. Air is not directed anywhere useful. When air is on nothing can be stored on top of fan. Currently no way for air intake. Too bulky.

Cons // Too bulky currently. Fan blades too exposed for animals and children. Air is direction-less. Currently no way for air intake.


Movement //Button Options

In Use // Removeable charge cable

Pros // The main power button switches between several different swivel options 1 // Power on

3 // Swivel full range

2 // Swivel small range

4 // Power off

Left

Up

On/Off & Swivel

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Right

Cable is now removeable to be able to place fan anywhere it is needed Charge only lasts a couple of hours so those who use fan while sleeping save power

Construction // Exploded View Materials

Usage //Benefits of desk usage

Top Case // soft plastic Circular Fan // steel

Top is flat so objects may be placed on top of Tabletop even while in use

Button Panel // reflective plastic

Motor that directs where air is directed is located inside the desk fan so objects do not rotate

Cord and Bits // Hard plastic

Motor// plastic and aluminum

Button Console // holds LEDs & controls actions Directional Panel // controls horizontal airflow Battery // Mesh // aluminum Directional Grate // plastic controls vertical airflow Bottom Panel // controls horizontal movement Bottom Tabs // soft rubber


Flux Inspired by the color shifting JBL Pulse these sunglasses are created for colorful and bright individuals Bold - Sleek - Unique

Steel

Sunglasses based on a simple sleek JBL speaker for individuals with minimal yet tasteful preferences Bold - Sleek - Unique

BRAND INSPIRED GLASSES Photoshop Renders

Vigil A bold and intense pair of sunglasses for people fond of music and the intensity of the headphones sound Bold - Sleek - Unique


HAND SHOWER


GOALS FOR DELTA REDESIGN Four hand shower functions that could ease shower dificulties while connecting to one handle

“Make each peice a truly unique function” Handle should easily connect and disconnect to the new showerheads while in the shower

Creating Tools That Work Catering To The Consumers Specific Need I wanted to take on an approach where each showerhead had it’s own stand alone function so buyers could choose the peice they needed and enjoy it instead of a set of four with only one thing they were satisfied with Nuture needs instead of alienating users

PROBLEMS

Creating four unique adaptive heads for a shower while avoiding the Swiss Army Paradox

“Trying to serve too many functions and failing to fully serve their intended purpose”


SHOWER ACTIVITIES USES AND USERS General shower uses and refined user groups

CLEANING Shower Dishes Animals Paintbrushes

BATHING

Mineral Soaking Body Hair Conditioning Hair Shampooing

Pet

Spot Cleaning Washing Flea Baths Teethbrushing Hair Trimming

RELAXATION Music Steam Massage Scent Dispersion Ice Bath

SHAVING Hair Removal Hair Rinsing

Kids

Cutting Hair Bathing

WATERING Water Filters Flowers Ice Trays

Hair

Dying hair Bleaching Cutting Hair

ASSORTED Mixing Paint

Mixing Chemicals Steaming Clothing


THE WORKER

General Foot Pain Pains from overwork: plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and other tribulations

Solution Water sprays from below sprayer can be triggered by foot

The Cleaner

Shower Cleaning

The Lady

Razor Cleaning

Shower heads are not powerful enough to clean grout and cleaning full shower is difficult

Hair build up on razor without easy method for rinsing

Solution

Solution

Multiple spray strengths Loadable Soap or shampoo Keurig style

The Stressed

Concave structure for rinsing blades Another feature for rinsing hair from tub

Back and Shoulder Pain Soreness in hard to reach places that could benefit from temperature changes

Solution Extended reach to the back with some form of exfoliation material


DESIGN DIRECTION Form Isolation and Detail Exploration


Presentation & Models


THE ADAPTER Easy force connect and disconnect using discreet button

A small handle that acts as an adapter to the other handle pieces

Blocks water from flowing out until handle is disconnected or release button is pressed


Push the soft silicon pad into the navel and keep it there using the magnet attatched allowing tight spread of water

Able to rinse off razor after use to prevent hairs from clogging up the blades

Pop the item back out and you are able to spray and rinse the tub with a wide water spread

FLIP HEAD CLEAN SHOWER RAZOR CLEANING

RINSE


Multiple spraying facets for varying levels of water and pressure

Notch in back allows you to place shampoo or cleaning products into device

Switch settings to spray soap or to change from High to Mid to Low pressure

CLEANER SHAMPOO POWER ADJUST

CLEANSE


A soft silicon coating allows the user to reach far across their back to reach their shoulders and middle back

Button to switch pressures

Large handle for easy holding while reaching for hard to reach places

MASSAGE EXFOLIATE CLEAN BACK

REACH


ANCHOR EASY FOOT ADJUST EXFOLIATE MASSAGE

Push down on top to activate and vary pressures to avoid spraying all over the shower

Silicon on on top and bottom for grip


Ergonomic profile stays true to design the style of common John Deere products Easy to clip onto backpacks and pants with the help of a carabiner

USB charger


SKETCHING AND HAND RENDERING

Here is just a sample of some sketching of mine I often sketch on paper with pen pencil and marker; however I love having the chance to sit down with my wacom tablet or the school’s cintiq to do some digital sketching I love sketching everything from tools and electronics to characters and cartoons


THANK YOU


Brennan Hunt