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CONOR KIRKPATRICK

Industrial Design Portfolio.


Hi ! My name is Conor Kirkpatrick and I am a third year Industrial Design student currently studying Design For Industry at Northumbria University. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland I have continued on with my studies from Product Design to now studying Design For Industry.

EDUCATION Northumbria University, Design For Industry

2013 - current

City of Glasgow College, Product Design

2011 - 2013

WORK EXPERIENCE Tangerine, Innovation Strategy design Consultancy

SKILLS

March - June 2015


PROJECTS.

01 Community Studio

02 The Inner Swarm

03 Earphones

04 Spec

05 NHS Chemo Care

06 Lacoste Mode

07 Manipulating Sound

08 Non Literal Forms


CONTEXT INSIGHTS CONCEPT BENEFITS

COMMUNITY STUDIO. A community owned studio run by Kilfinan Community Forest which designs and manufactures products using the local material from the forest.


Produced in Tighnabruaich.


CONTEXT INSIGHTS CONCEPT BENEFITS

WITH ONLY

ONLY

18 %

£550,000

of the community are employed.

of timber left this only guarantee’s income for

10 YEARS. co-designed with

.

“A charity set up in 2007 to work with and for the local community to manage and develop their forest, creating opportunities for a sustainable future for the local economy.”

“we find now that for our community to prosper we have to find ways of

SUSTAINING OURSELVES” Nikki Brown, Kilfinan Community Forest Development Manager.


CONTEXT INSIGHTS CONCEPT BENEFITS

LOCAL RESOURCES

CRAFTSMEN

COMMUNITY STUDIO

LOCALLY MANUFACTURED DESIGNER

PRODUCTS DESIGNED

COLLABORATION

RETAILED VOLUNTEERING WORK

EMPLOYMENT

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

A community owned studio run by Kilfinan Community Forest which designs and manufactures products from the local forest. This allows residential and freelance designers to collaborate bringing together their skills and knowledge. In return this creates future employment opportunities for the community.


CONTEXT INSIGHTS CONCEPT BENEFITS

Tom Cunningham Lead Craftsman Found within the Community Studios website the journeys and backgrounds of each designer and craftsman that has been a part of the grown, designed and manufactured in Tighnabruaich story can be found within a personal profile. Alongside each product, a tag can be found which increases the brand awareness which represents the Community Studio. From using the off-cuts of Japanese Larch it reiterates the craftsmanship and the quality of the locally grown material while using every part of the timber cut. The logo represents the three stages of the brand which are grown, designed and manufactured in Tighnabruaich.


CONTEXT INSIGHTS CONCEPT BENEFITS

BENEFITS


CONTEXT INSIGHTS CONCEPT RENDER

THE INNER SWARM. A lighting concept for the practise of safe driving inspired by Audi to tackle the problem of falling asleep at the wheel .


CONTEXT INSIGHTS CONCEPT RENDER

CONCEPT

“DARKNESS promotes SLEEPYNESS”

Option 1, Light is on throughtout the journey with the option to switch it off to suit the drivers journey.

“TWO MILLION exhasted drivers a year are falling asleep at the wheel” LED lighting fused with FIBER OPTIC.

SWARM TECHNOLOGY, made up of OLEDS.

ON SWARM OFF

Increase / Decrease.


RENDER

Option 2, Light is only activated to switch on when proximity sensor picks up the drivers activity of nooding off to sleep via the steering wheel.

ON SWARM OFF


CONCEPT RENDER

EARPHONE CONCEPTS. This was a quick project in which I worked on in my own time to improve my CAD and rendering skills. The initial CAD model was drawn in Rhino then taken into key shot in which I applied a base layer material on each of the parts to begin to give it a realistic finish. Following on from that the final details such as edge highlights and background textures where applied in Photoshop.


CONTEXT INSIGHTS CONCEPT EXHIBITION

SPEC. The theme for this years competition was senses. Spec and art instillation situated in an outdoor environment in which gives users the experience of feeling different emotions through colour and light.


CONTEXT INSIGHTS CONCEPT EXHIBITION

How emotions are influenced through colour.

SPEC.

Intellectual

Passion

Happiness

Natural

The intensity of the colour affects the depth of emotion.


CONTEXT INSIGHTS CONCEPT EXHIBITION


CONTEXT INSIGHTS CONCEPT SERVICE JOURNEY

NHS CHEMO CARE. This was a live project worked alongside the York NHS Foundation Trust. It was about being able to provide a service that could monitor patients health from their own perspective leading up to treatment. This in return would maximise the amount of patients receiving chemotherapy at the one time in the North Yorkshire region.


CONTEXT INSIGHTS CONCEPT SERVICE JOURNEY

Support Patients feel alone and out of touch with nurses and doctors this is due to numerous factors such as living too far away from the hospital so having that support out within the time spent at hospital was crucial in allowing patients have that sense of ease.

Diary

Allocation

Prior to receiving treatment, a lot of time is spent on going through from the previous chemotherapy session on how the patient is feeling so this again is a time consuming proccess for the nurse to get a lot of information in before the next phase of treatment. Not only does this have an effect on how the nurse is invloved in the process it also was found that patients felt they where missing parts out on how they where feeling and that they where going through it alone.

The nature of the treatment in which the patients are going through from time to time they are physically not well enough to have chemotherapy that day so factors such as moving the treatment which does involve time and money means it has to be transported back to then be used on another patient.


CONTEXT INSIGHTS CONCEPT SERVICE JOURNEY

An app that monitors patients prior to receiving treatment.


CONTEXT INSIGHTS CONCEPT SERVICE JOURNEY

In the run up too treatment a doctor can monitor the online notes from the patients to make a judgment prior to the upcoming treatment and if they feel that they are ready for the treatment.

Patients use the online diary as a way of documenting their jorunery through treatment which nurses and doctor’s can keep track on day by day.


Video of service.

With the nurse and doctor being able to keep in constant contact, intial conversation on a final decision can begin too see if the patient is ready for treatment. This can begin through using the online diary input from the patient and notes taken by themselves.

Information can be accsed at any time by the doctor which means that they aren’t restrained by needing to sit down at a computer.


CONTEXT CONSUMER RESEARCH CONCEPT

LACOSTE MODE. Working alongside fashion design students we were briefed to design a new shoe range for Lacoste that would be retailed in House of Fraser.


LACOSTE MODE.


CONTEXT CONSUMER RESEARCH CONCEPT

CONSUMER PROFILE.

Male young professionals aged 25-35 who are interested in current fashion trends and enjoy browsing in-store for subtle yet stylish products..


CONTEXT CONSUMER RESEARCH CONCEPT

INSPIRATION

An elegant twist on a smart essential with a unique feature inspired by the LT12 racket..


CONTEXT CONSUMER RESEARCH CONCEPT


CONTEXT CONSUMER RESEARCH CONCEPT

DEVELOPMENT Innovation meets convention: Inspired by the traditional golf brogue silhouette, Lacoste Work Mode presents a simple yet smart design, brought to life by a subtle link to the LT12 racket..


CONTEXT SKETCH DEVELOPMENT

MANIPULATING SOUND. This was a live brief working alongside Seymour and Powell. It was about how could we change space and introduce sound into new environemts. I was looking at how sound could be changed through the form it is being projected from.


CONTEXT SKETCH DEVELOPMENT MODEL MAKING

NON LITERAL FORMS. To design a product which has no prescribed function, which consciously manipulates how an electronic personal, domestic or business product can be perceived.


CONTEXT SKETCH DEVELOPMENT MODELMAKING


CONTEXT SKETCH DEVELOPMENT MODEL MAKING


PLACEMENT. Working here for for three month’s, I was part of a team in which I was involved in proposing design solutions to clients from smaller companies to large corporations from all over the world and gained experience in different sectors including Innovation, Strategy and Design. I worked on different stages of the design process which included initial concept generation, model making, CAD and proposed final renders.


CONTACTS DETAILS. +44 (0) 7771253011

conor.kirkpatrick@northumbria.ac.uk

Conor Kirkpatrick, Industrial Design Portfolio 2016.  
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