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 peopleâ€™s lives.
I am excited for the possibility of combining my imagination with my design education to help make peopleâ€™s lives easier, more beautiful, and fun!
Airport and University Bench Unit National Design Project
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
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
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.
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.
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.
1940 – The Packard become the first car to offer optional “factory air” in a vehicle.
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
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.
The hotspot for this fan redesign is for a subtle design with visual appeal that can stay on top of a desk.
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.
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.
People who suffer from Eczema or Cirrhosis may have their skin dry out and cause rashes or painful dryness with prolonged intense air contact.
Young children may try to touch the moving fan blades if they are exposed which could be dangerous with metal blades moving quickly.
Moving standing fans becomes difficult and cumbersome resulting in stubbed toes and other scrapes and bruises.
With the cable so loose it may snag and cause tripping possibly risking falling down stairs.
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
On/Off & Swivel
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
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
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
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
Mineral Soaking Body Hair Conditioning Hair Shampooing
Spot Cleaning Washing Flea Baths Teethbrushing Hair Trimming
RELAXATION Music Steam Massage Scent Dispersion Ice Bath
SHAVING Hair Removal Hair Rinsing
Cutting Hair Bathing
WATERING Water Filters Flowers Ice Trays
Dying hair Bleaching Cutting Hair
ASSORTED Mixing Paint
Mixing Chemicals Steaming Clothing
General Foot Pain Pains from overwork: plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and other tribulations
Solution Water sprays from below sprayer can be triggered by foot
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
Multiple spray strengths Loadable Soap or shampoo Keurig style
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
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
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
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
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 schoolâ€™s cintiq to do some digital sketching I love sketching everything from tools and electronics to characters and cartoons