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I am an industrial designer who is fascinated by the conceptual frameworks, interactions, and research methodologies underlying great insights. And I really like to draw too. I truly believe that design can inspire a better life, a better culture, and a better world.

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Toto Business Projector Revamp

Switch Inline Audio Controller

Ecogauge Consumption Monitoring System

Delta Drop Hand Shower System

Honorable Mention

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Writers’ Block Playful Desktop Organizer

Solar Decathlon Purdue HTML Mockup

GE Therasleep Intelligent Sleep Environment

Resume Thank You For Looking

Best in Class

FINALIST

CHRIS BARNARD 934 Ellenberger Parkway West Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 e. barnarddesign@gmail.com t. 317.919.6186 w. http://bit.ly/barnard_portfolio

EDUCATION/

HONORS/

EXPERIENCE /

SKILL SET/

ADDITIONAL /

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 8/07-12/11 BA Industrial Design Additional coursework in Interaction Design Minor in Management

IDEA Finalist and Winner of GE Healthcare Sponsored Studio, Therasleep, 2011

WORK and INTERNSHIPS 10/12-12/12 Product Design Intern, Designit, Gothenburg, Sweden Assisted with product design, design research, graphic design and other design support

Process: Design Research and Evaluation, Traditional/Digita l Sketching and Rendering, Rapid Prototyping, Hand Modeling Programs: Adobe CS4/5/6 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Solidworks, Rhino, Keyshot, C4D, Windows, OSX, Office

House Manager, Rush Agent, Co-chair of Philanthropy, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Graduate, American Leadership Academy, Cabo San Lucas, MX

Honorary Mention: IHA Student Design Competition, Ecogauge, 2010 Internship recipient for best final concepts, Hasbro Sponsored Studio, Split-Cycle, 2010

6/12-9/12 Product Design Intern, Priority Designs, Gahanna, OH Assisted with a large spectrum of industrial design processes from research and brainstorming to concept refinement and prototyping 6/10-8/10 Product Design Intern, Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI Assisted the Star Wars design team in development of several toy lines 6/06-8/06 Architecture Intern, BSA Life Structures, Indianapolis, IN Organized material sample and blueprint libraries SPONSORED PROJECTS 8/10-12/10 GE Healthcare - Sponsored Studio, Purdue Brief: Improve the lives of those with Cerebral Palsy 1/10-5/10 Depuy Orthopaedics - Sponsored Studio, Purdue Brief: Improve upon current sports activity options for the mobilitychallenged 8/09-12/09 Delta Faucet - Sponsored Studio, Purdue Brief: Design an elegant hand shower 10/10 Hon Furniture - 48:2 Design - Team Design Competition, Purdue Brief: In 48 hours, create 24 concepts for the future of classroom furniture

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Assorted Sketches Sketches rendered with ball point pen, markers, centiq, and photoshop


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A New Take on the Business Projector

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Design


WHAT’S WRONG WITH PROJECTORS?

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DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY WILL SOON DISPLACE SOME TRADITIONAL PROJECTORS

With rapid advances in large flatscreen technology, new touch capabilities, and race-to-the-bottom cost trends, how can projectors maintain market share in business and educational sectors?

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RELATIONSHIPS

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STYLE & FORM Friendly

buttons on side are easily accessed but less conspicuous

large interface also serves as a style element

form belies digital/mechanical nature of inner components

ribbed/vented sides provide nice form element but vent openings ruin the illusion

small, rounded edges make the device less intrusive to the interior space

curved shape is minimal but provides nice contrast with interior architecture distinct vents look like automobile AC openings unnecessary

Subtle

cylindrical form highlights the product’s purpose

large and clear power button strong attempt to hide cooling vents

Overt

brushed metal provides highest quality appearance

so many buttons!!!

physically adjustable lens adds good deal of character

these products make a statement of quality and expense through look-at-me form few controls are more attractive provide less access to settings best selling but least friendly form...hmm

High Tech 5

multiple adjustment points=more control but longer setup


OPPORTUNE ENVIRONMENT This picture (right) and an accompanying fictional persona (not shown) were chosen to better frame the current opportunity to expand the projectors usefulness. It illustrates a space in which current projectors would be cumbersome and most likely underpowered. It is also an ideal example of a space which looks to be used in ways for which it was not originally intended.

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SCENARIO

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1. ARRIVE

2. UNPACK

3. POWER ON

4. CALIBRATE

All the large conference rooms are booked and you would like to show your teem a presentation before going into a brainstorming session in the same room. You will use the company cafeteria for the brainstorming session but there is no preinstalled media viewing system in this room.

after setting up projector screen, or finding another suitably matt white surface, quickly unpack and plug both projector and pc in.

Turn pc projector on. Power buttons are pushed at the same time. The pc light changes immediately but the projector has a one second delay. Then as the power light signifies that the projector is in the ON state, the lamp is still powering up and although there is light coming from the lens, nothing is visibile on the screen for 10 seconds. Make sure the proper input is selected on the projector and that the pc properly recognizes the projector.

after the projector is on it is time to calibrate it and position it so perspective, focus, size, and brightness all are acceptable. The lights are also set to desired levels in the room.

5. RUN-THROUGH

6. PRESENT

7. POWER OFF

8. PACK UP

Open presentation files on pc and prepare them for presentation. Find the remote and make sure you remember how to use since the last time you used this projector (2 months ago)

You are giving the presentation and so far have only needed to press the advance slide button on the remote. unfortunately a movie click which was linked inside your pp presentation is not playing and the slide will not advane. You need to exit fullscreen mode to attempt to play clip in a different way or skip it all together

You need to be at another meeting in 10 minutes and must quickly power off and pack up the device. Even though it is hot and you know it is not best to cut the power and throw the projector into the bag you haven’t seen the manual.

You pack everything up. you can’t recall where each of the two wires go nor how everything was situated so you do your best to replace the projector in its initial bag position. YOu fold up the screen and you hurry off to your next meeting.


INSIGHTS & OPPORTUNITIES Impromptu Collab

office speed

rough house

stand out Fit in

INSIGHT Big ideas come from the merger otherwise distant concepts. Collaboration and chance meetings are central to facilitating great solutions.

INSIGHT

INSIGHT

INSIGHT

Offices run on the speed of ideas and coffee. Projectors run on electricity and a proper operating temperature, angle, distance, connection.... Setup can take a while or at the very least be frustrating.

Many offices are fun fast environments . Ideas and the tools used to express them are exchanged at a rapid rate. AV equipment is often built with a more serene environment in mind.

A good presentation is the sum of its parts; concise and moving words, polished visuals, and a conducive atmosphere for creativity and persuasion.

OPPORTUNITY

OPPORTUNITY

OPPORTUNITY

OPPORTUNITY

Create a device that supports impromptu collaboration. This means a cocktail of speed, ease, and reliability, with a little fun mixed in.

FInd ways to speed up the setup process. Adjusting keystone is just too difficult for many people to bother with it.

Build it tough. Durability and the fact that the projector might be bumped hit more than just a few times should be at the forefront of the design thought process.

Create a visual style that fits with general office design language but more importantly fits in with the overall presentation, stepping back to let the presenter shine.

? embrace tech

Flexibility

Novice is the norm

One second is big

INSIGHT

INSIGHT Projectors are great for big audiences. TVs can’t be beat for vibrant picture and ease in a small setting. Projectors are losing their niche.

INSIGHT

INSIGHT

Fundamental technology as well as the chipsets and interface guidelines which connect devices are changing rapidly.

Users have a wide range technical aptitude. More importantly most users do not have the time to fully familiarize themselves with a highly technical device.

Many projectors have lamps which simply take a while to heat up and cool down. They also use RF remotes and their UIs are often a second thought to basic functionality.

OPPORTUNITY

OPPORTUNITY

OPPORTUNITY

OPPORTUNITY

Neither tvs nor high output projectors are mobile. Build a device which truly provides mobility and flexibility in any situation but which also delivers a great presentation.

The UI should be simple. Simple as that. Users should be able to correctly adjust the projector using mental models of devices they are already familiar with.

Create a snappier UI and functions which just work. If you press a button the projector will do something immediately or at least provide adequate feedback.

Future proof and check for old compatibility because office users will be using the best and the worst of technology and it all has to work seamlessly.

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FEATURE IDEATION

Subdued aesthetic

Correlation between physical and digital UI

Protection from environment Immediate and info-rich feedback Quick setup and beginner-centric UI

Cord management

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WIREFRAME

Auto Calibrate

Input

Power

Image

Yes Cancel

HDMI VGA Gamma Brightness Contrast Color Tint Sharpness

English French Spanish German Mandarin

Language

Touch Pad

Full Brightness 65% Bright

Lamp Saver

Menu

Protection Level

Laser Advanced Password Protection

Black Screen

No Access Input Display + Image Full Access (Off)

Exceptions

Set Password Restore Defaults

Display Position

Horiz. Pos. Vert. Pos. Horiz. Width Vert. Width Horiz. Keystone Vert. Keystone Image Reverse

Yes Cancel

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FEATURE REFINEMENT

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WORKS-LIKE MOCKUPS Need to find internal storage space for the remote

Cord hub is much too big

Cord length: usability vs. portability (no more than 12 ft.)

Connection points: clean vs. accessible

To Power Socket

Long cords still need to be managed once unpacked

Cord holders will need to be extra sturdy and large

Distance between between projector and input device is normallly limited by video connection

Interface Studies

Ergonomic Studies Smallest/most attractive Most comfortable

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FORM STUDIES

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FINAL RENDERS

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One-Touch Screen Adjustment Auto-Screen Adjustment

Automatically adjust screen position, width, and keystone using a small 8mp camera, with one press.

Auto-Input Detection Automatically sets active input by continuously scanning input signals

Leg Height

Physically unlocks leg stand for angular adjustment of projector housing, 0.25� of button travel prevents accidents

Immediate Feedback

Green light indicates power, during warm up and cool down orange lights provide immediate feedback 16


Media Node

Multi-Cord 4 ft. long

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One Plug

With an extra power socket there is less need to organize around power outlets or use extension cords

Media Node

Turn any table into a media hub, All the connections are an arm’s length away from any seat at the table

Power

8 ft. long

HDMI + USB 5 ft + 2.5 ft USB extension

Quick Collaboration

Simply hook your computer into the HDMI cable to instantly present your work. Or use the integrated WiFi


No Clutter To toto VGA

Legacy computer input

Power Light

For seated presentors

Power HDMI + USB Outlet Media Node

3 x 1.75 x 1.25 The hub places inputs away from toto creating a seemless presentation experience

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Self Contained Battery

And internal fan properly cool the lamp when the projector is unplugged, thereby extending lamp life, No need to wait for normal cool down allowing for quick pack up

Cord Management

Collapsable cord tabs hold all the cords efficiently and neatly. No more searching or untangling

Remote

Fits inside of the body behind the cord holder

Rotating Tab

Allows quick unpacking/packing of cords as well as a secure spot for the remote

Handle

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Plays Nice with Others

Size

11 x 9 x 3 Easy to carry by hand, and just as easy to carry in your favorite shoulder bag

Lens Protector

Automatically opens and closes upon powering on and off

Durable

Sealed lamp housing and a large air filter maximize reliability

Vents

An abundance of vent area ensures excellent cooling in almost any situation

Audio Jack

Built-in speaker for impromptu use, Audio-out in the back for Michael Bay screenings

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SW TCH by Chris Barnard http://bit.ly/barnard_portfolio 21


The market: college & social gatherings

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THE GOAL: Simplify music control Problems: Lock screens Compounded Micro-Frustration Multiple Phones & music player UIs SOCIAL CONSTRAINTS

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POINT OF PURCHASE: 3 Primary Considerations

Price Point: < $5.00

Conveyed Usage

Lifestyle Alignment

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UnivErsal EASE OF USE

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DISTRIBUTION oF Auxilliary MUSIC CONTROL ACTIONS

Regardless of the playlist there is often a song or two which someone just wants to skip. This happens often in personal and social situations alike.

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Skip

Play / Pause

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Volume

Socially Acceptable

Replay

Less Acceptable

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Repeat is used rarely and it is unusual for group at a social gathering to want to hear a song repeatedly.

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Playing a specific song or playlist is often done directly from the music player.

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IDEATION SOLIDWORKS VARIATIONS

FEELS-LIKE MOCKUPS

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Introducing SW TCH

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Phono Out Play/Pause Skip

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SW TCH


MUSIC AT YOUR FINGERTIPS SW TCH

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HOW CAN WE BETTER UNDERSTAND THAT THIS ...

EQUALS THIS?

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*COAL ACCOUNTS FOR 44.9% OF ALL U.S. POWER. REGARDLESS OF THE GLOBAL WARMING DEBATE, OVERCONSUMPTION IN ALL OF ITS FORMS IS BECOMING AN EMORMOUS SOCIETAL PROBLEM


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Market Analysis + Tech Review

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Market Analysis + Tech Review

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Survey + Interviews

Survey + Interviews

Over 100 surveyed aged 16-75

Over 100 surveyed aged 16-75

Geri, JEA

Care about environment? - 59% yes ... 38% say yes but money is more important

Willing to spend

$50-100

70%

want to be responsible

Price Point

Willing to submit anonymous energy info

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Willingness to be eco friendly Do not turn off lights when leaving a room

Leave water running during brushing teeth or doing dishes

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Believe bottled water is only 100 X more than cost of tap

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Notice difference when light in commonly trafficed area changes

Receptive to environmental education Nearly are not aware of their full impact on the environment

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Form

Would not mind demonstrating their activism to others

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Stationary form works

Check their thermostat once a week or less

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Leave through the same door every day

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having the consumer participate in the grid power supply through response to real time price signals.

Jake, IPL

MARKET GAP

44%

monitoring is of little use “ The without customer engagement.

85%

residential, the biggest “ [In] usage of energy is in heating

and cooling. [One] way to fix it, which is low cost, is just to change peoples’ habits; behavioral changes. The other thing is [reducing] water usage. This has two benefits. Heating water is the second largest use of energy in the home. If you reduce the amount of hot water use [you save energy as well as] conserve water. By giving customers real time information and price signals it modifies [their] behavior.


Quick Concept Generation Rapid Concepts Include:

Am illuminated bowl, representative curtains, glowing outlets, a kitchen chandelier which locates energy intensive outlets, and a decorative light-fiber shawl or table-dressing. All are macro/micro representatives of energy, but... All these concepts are still easy to get accustomed to and then forgotten about. They fail to overcome the issues identified in previous research.

One concept seemed to overcome this barrier

by maintaining near constant presence. One would have to make an effort to put it â&#x20AC;&#x153;out of sight, out of might.â&#x20AC;? This concept is a key-chain fob which could have a Tamagachi-like personality and embody the houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ecological mood. It would always be up to date but unobtrusive. 2 Mockups resulted. One is a decorative bowl which would also glow.

The second and more successful key-chain mockup (below) was chosen.

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Form Exploration

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Mockups These mockups allowed me to (a)determine weather the form factor would successfully demonstrate the state of consumption upon entering the house, (b)be comfortable in normal use, (c)create a functional grip when the user is attempting to closely examine the device, and (d) fit in with the context of an average home.

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Ideal effect on user behavior Day 1

Day 2

LOWE DEPOT

Day 10

Lightbulb Emporium

COST

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CFL 12W

Incandescent 60W

kWh

“Thats better!” Day 20 “Alert?”

drip. drip.

Day 20 ose

“My work is done.”

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Day 20

“Lets see the website... Aha, water! ... New tips too!”

COST

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Gallons

Consumers only need to check the website if EcoGuage makes an alert This ensures more active demand side management while also increasing convenience

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Web Portal Illustrator Mockup Adjust settings. Define Goals. Make positive changes to your wallet and your environment. This page is displayed after clicking on the “Reduce Consumption Button.”

Settings for the measured environmental factors and zigbee enabled eco-devices such as the EcoGuage

The individual environmental factor scores are shown in seperate display bars. Because each factor is calculated in differently, each has its own settings. For instance, carbon footprin t is a number which can be calculated from several different websites. Thus it is factored into the aggregate eco-score differen tly than the kWh of electricity used in a month which is derived from the smart meter.

is better and displays less and weighted environomental impact rating. Lower The aggregate “eco-score” is the user’s averaged measured factors. The user can attention to environmental impact in all of the harm to the environment. It reflects the user’s this area. in energy as heavily or display only one factor such change the settings to weigh certain factors more

settings which EcoGuage settings page. The EcoGuage has many s for a single can be personalized. Instead of adjusting the tolerance are eco-score e aggregat the of level alert factor, the goals and adjusted in this settings page.

EcoGauge Website

Background picture changes every week. This enhances the user’s awareness of time, and the user’s sense of economic urgency

Links to social networking applications, green community forums, and other environmentally friendly online resources

The mileage sensor uses the built in magnet inside of the EcoGuage and the supplied auxiliary steering-stalk-mounted magne t to measure the minute movements of the keychain when it is in the ignitio n and the vehicle is in motion. Thus it gives a rough estimate of the environ mental impact of the user’s driving habbits.

Trash is calculated through a zigbee enabled sensor which is purchased separately. It is placed under the lid of the drawer mounted trash bin or under the entire trash can. When a full bag of trash is lifted out, it measures the change in weight and gives a rough estimate of the amount of trash produced.

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Desktop organizer for those who think with their hands Add your own items to further construct the organizer

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200 Level Form Exploration. Molded PVC, Hand finished.


MOCK HTML WEBSITE

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*Group Project Starting with 4 members for the first two weeks of basic research. Then split into 2 for the remainder of the project. After page 3 of this

project, only my individual intellectual contributions are represented. Some layout and sketching is still partially representative of my partner.


Our Challenge:

Cerebral Palsy

How can we apply product design to improve the short and long term effects of Cerebral Palsy? 48


Understanding From a Medical Point of View

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Listening to Patients

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Post-it Concpets

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Notes: Concept boards on right were drawn by my partner. The selected concepts on the right are all direct interpretations of my green post-it note ideas as seen on left.


Concept 1: Baclofen Pump Monitor

Skills used: Yellow foam sculpting, Full Flash interface mockup created in InDesign. Photoshop and Illustrator were also used.

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Concept 2: Active Alignment Bed Problem Identification

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Concept 2 Construction

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Refined Development Guidelines

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Make Patients Feel Like an Average Person

Improve Treatment Personalization

Make it Easy to Integrate Into Daily Routine

Put the Patient in Control Between Visits

Make the Product Last for a Lifetime

Focus Treatment on Root Causes Skills used: Bic pen and paper (left). Photoshop (right)


Model constructed in Rhino. Textures(quilting) applied in Hypershot. Rendering in Hypershot.

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How It Works

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Projected User Scenario

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Listening To a Newbornâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mother. Understanding Product Lifecycle.

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Further Concept Opportunities

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SOLIDWORKS MODELING EXERCISE

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CHRIS BARNARD 934 Ellenberger Parkway West Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 e. barnarddesign@gmail.com t. 317.919.6186 w. http://bit.ly/barnard_portfolio

EDUCATION/

HONORS/

EXPERIENCE /

SKILL SET/

ADDITIONAL /

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 8/07-12/11 BA Industrial Design Additional coursework in Interaction Design Minor in Management

IDEA Finalist and Winner of GE Healthcare Sponsored Studio, Therasleep, 2011

WORK and INTERNSHIPS 10/12-12/12 Product Design Intern, Designit, Gothenburg, Sweden Assisted with product design, design research, graphic design and other design support

Process: Design Research and Evaluation, Traditional/Digita l Sketching and Rendering, Rapid Prototyping, Hand Modeling Programs: Adobe CS4/5/6 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Solidworks, Rhino, Keyshot, C4D, Windows, OSX, Office

House Manager, Rush Agent, Co-chair of Philanthropy, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Graduate, American Leadership Academy, Cabo San Lucas, MX

Honorary Mention: IHA Student Design Competition, Ecogauge, 2010 Internship recipient for best final concepts, Hasbro Sponsored Studio, Split-Cycle, 2010

6/12-9/12 Product Design Intern, Priority Designs, Gahanna, OH Assisted with a large spectrum of industrial design processes from research and brainstorming to concept refinement and prototyping 6/10-8/10 Product Design Intern, Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI Assisted the Star Wars design team in development of several toy lines 6/06-8/06 Architecture Intern, BSA Life Structures, Indianapolis, IN Organized material sample and blueprint libraries SPONSORED PROJECTS 8/10-12/10 GE Healthcare - Sponsored Studio, Purdue Brief: Improve the lives of those with Cerebral Palsy 1/10-5/10 Depuy Orthopaedics - Sponsored Studio, Purdue Brief: Improve upon current sports activity options for the mobilitychallenged 8/09-12/09 Delta Faucet - Sponsored Studio, Purdue Brief: Design an elegant hand shower 10/10 Hon Furniture - 48:2 Design - Team Design Competition, Purdue Brief: In 48 hours, create 24 concepts for the future of classroom furniture

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Industrial Design Portfolio of Chris Barnard