I love everything creative, whether that be product design, fashion or photography. All aspects of the creative industry really interest me and are hobbies that I invest my time in on a regular basis. Studying Product Design at Bournemouth University has enabled me to express my passion for design and really develop myself as a person and designer. Meeting new people and learning new things are what I love to do. I like to surround myself with other possitive and like minded people; lifes too short for negative vibes. Living a fit and healthy lifestyle, mentally and physically is very importantant to me. It helps me stay driven and positive in everything that I do, and allows me to be the best me.
TOME DESIGN I really struggle to define the meaning of designto me. Everyday I wake up
with a different outlook to design and the world around me. I dont think I will every fully understand how I feel about design. Becoming design minded is and ongoing thing for me and that is why I am in love with it. Having the ability to produce things that no one could have imagined and positivity impacting peoples live blows my mind. Studying Product Design has opened my eyes to not only products, but the world and the way that we live.It has allowed me to be more imaginative in the way I think and see things, as well as be initiative in the work that I produce.Â
Today, there are Dyson machines in over 65 countries around the worls. Dyson has grown from one man with one idea to a technology company with over 1,000 employers worldwide. Its core is and ever-growing team. More ideas. More creations.
UNDERSTANDING THE BRIEF
DEVELOPMENT Initial form/shape
When developing the razor I looked at the shape and form of existing Dyson products. I took a constant shape and looked at how that could be implimented into my design process.
FINAL CONCEPT Final Razor Design
PRODUCT FINAL Dyson Razor
Polished Aluminum Handle Engraved Logo
Plastic Casing Stainless Steel Blades Plastic Casing
Quality, clean packaging. Transparent casing to see the beauty of the razor.
UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM
HOW CAN THIS SHAKER BOTTLE BE RE-DESIGNED WITH HUMAN INTERACTION BEING THE DRIVING FORCE
FEATURES TO IMPROVE Cleanliness of shaker bottles is the main problem. They are difficultwhich can leave them full of harmful bacteria.
The functionality is very subjective. Development to the functionalityis a key aspect that can be improved.
Shaker bottles are large and blocky in shape. They are hard to carry in hand durring activity.
The appearance of most protein shakers on the market is not very good. Most are bulky and very basic.
INITIAL CONCEPTS Through the initial concept phase I focused highly on the form of the product. Human interaction was a massive part of the design process, so generating shapes and forms for the shaker was key. Moving onto the development, function took the front seat. Developing a product that performed well and eliminated the problems that I had originally found was a driving factor durring the development.
Button to release content from top compartment
Silicone top. Aesthetic and durable
Reuseable plastic base. Contain no harmful toxins
Removeable seal. Allows cleaning from both ends
Silicone bottom container. Store protein powder etc.
UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM A report in theÂ (Times of India, 2015) says one in three flyers have left something worth $100 on a plane.
40% Out of all products listed, 40% of the products left behind involve technology. Very big percentage considering the cost of the products in comparison to some of the other common product left behind. In addition, according to a blog post by SMARTER TRAVEL. Chargers, most commonly cell-phone chargers, top hotels' lists of left-behind items, as well as other miscellaneous cables.
EXISTING PRODUCTS When researching into existing products on the market for tech accessorie storage, there were clear gaps in the market. I noticed that a lot of the products are very outdated and have not kept up with the aesthects and image of fastly evolving tech products. Most products where bulky in shape and size, which I felt was a massive flaw in their designs. This is where the 'pebble stone' shape inspiration came to mind.
Pebble Stone Research into pebble shapes was not random. Personally I have seen a lot of products ranging from lighting to speakers, go in this direction recently. When looking further into pebble stones, there where clear characteristics they had that I wanted to have in my product. Some being; Ergonomic shape Smooth with no sharp edges Range of colours Natural- part of the environment Fit into any environment
INITIAL CONCEPTS The cost of replacing lost or broken technology accessories is NOT cheap. Through my research I found that people are still often misplacing their valuable whilst traveling and in everday life. 3.1.1 The product must encourage people to store and organise their accessories accordingly, to better prevent loss of damage.
As part of my research and development I asked my housemates what types of products they find difficult to store. Replies were as expected, mentions of headphones and phone chargers being the most common.
“What about something to store my camera accessories?” Looked specifically into already existing camera equiptment. Looked at what is included in a camera set up and the storage that was on the market for them. “Where do you store your SD cards?” Something I realised when looking at my flat mates camera equiptment was the amount of cables and SD cards thrown around. Further research into the market allowed me to see a more clear direction for my product.
REFLECTION The red mark indicates where I changed direction during my research and development stage. The market that I was going into was too saturated and I did not feel that it was a good route to take. However, I used the same principles of the design and translated them on to a new product idea.
REFLECTION Through further development materials were concidered. Smooth, rubbery feel was a big factor for the ergonomics and the relation to pebble stones. Concideration of SD card sizes and lassoing was also concidered as this would play a large part in the final size and shape of my product.
PRODUCT VISUALISATION 3D MODEL
PLASTI DIPPED ABS PC
2X CABLE MANAGEMENT COMPARTMENTS 3X SD PORTS x2 cable storage pods 3X MICRO SD PORTS 1X MICRO SD ADAPTER PORT
MIDDLE STORAGE FOR SD CARDS
TOP SHELL FOR CABLE STORAGE
POD incorporates features of a pebble stone. Clean, smooth surfaces make it eligant to touch, along with its ergonomic spherical shape. Minimal colour schemes allow it to fit into any environment.
The functionality of POD requires it to be durable. It's shell like configiration, combined with the rubber coated casing allows it to effectively absorb impact.
The natural ergonomic shape of POD make it is to carry, no matter where you are going. Its storage capabilites allow easy transport for any photographers tech accessorie needs.
All parts of POD can easily and effectively be mass manufactured through the use of injection moul ding. Can be easily produced in a range of different colour schemes.
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