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Diamond Ho Design diamondhmw@gmail.com 206.631.0422


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Diamond Ho Design

diamondhmw@gmail.com 206.631.0422

work experience Design Assistant TKS Design February 2013 - Present

RPS Monitor California College of the Arts September 2013 - Present

Design Intern elemental 8 July - August 2013

Student Affairs Assistant California College of the Arts September 2011 - August 2013

Graphic Design Intern TAL Apparel Limited

Work closely with Tim Seward, designer at Whipsaw. Collaborate and assist him in different projects. Establish realistic and attainable goals in order to grow and develop into a stronger designer. Constantly interact with Tim when challenges and tasks arise and communicate with an open-mind. Assist students with rapid prototyping machines, such as laser cutter, universal cutter, vinyl cutter and 3D printer. Responsible for daily tabulation and customer service. Assure machines’ functionality.

Provided conceptual work support for both industrial and graphic design teams including design research, sketching, prototyping and CAD. Participated in a variety of programs for clients ranging from a small start-up to a major medical company.

Collaborate with cross functional team on daily issues and also partner with faculty staff and students solving problems in the most objective but effective way. Addressing general student concerns and referred people to the correct department they are looking for. Organized student activities on campus, including ‘Food for Thought’, Student Orientations and Career Expo. Designed visual presentations for TAL Apparel’s clients. By observing their style and the seasons most popular color, developed a mood and them board that relates with out designs. Also organized data and scheduled appointments for design supervisors.

May - August 2012

Graphic Design Intern The Imagine Bus Project September 2011 - May 2012

The Imagine Bus Project, a non-profit organization that tries to spread the importance of art through teaching elementary schools and after school studios, Designed brochures and cooperate design work for the organization. Additionally teaching elementary Sunnyside Elementary School art to encourage their passion in the arts field. students at the

education California College of the Arts

Shoreline Community College

Bachelor in Fine Arts, Industrial Design Major

Associate in Arts, Graphic Design Major

Fall 2011 - Spring 2014 (expected)

Fall 2009 - Spring 2011

fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin


STORAGE + ORGANIZATION Dorm Life and Beyond


INTRODUCTION SPACE is very LIMITED 2. STUDENTS move a lot 3. DORMS do not feel like HOME 1. design insights

AREAS OF FOCUS

MOBILITY

ORGANIZATION

SPACE

SENSE OF HOME


MODULES PRODUCT DETAILS FRESHMAN YEAR

SOPHOMORE & BEYOND

DORM

PACK & TRANSPORT

1.

MOVE IN

FIRST APARTMENT

STORE & TRANSPORT

2.

MOVE OUT


MODULES DETAILS

Andy -$40 Kenny -$35 Andy -$40 Kenny -$35

MULTI PURPOSE

SOCIAL

PORTABLE


STACK ME UP MODULES


SMART DESK DETAILS

SAFETY

SPACIOUS

ORGANIZED


SMART DESK


headphones designed for autistic people


INTRODUCTION 10+MILLION

1 88 out of

1 54 out of

1 252 out of

people worldwide are affected by

AUTISM

4 times 10 -17%

annual growth

http://www.autism-society.org/about-autism/facts-and-statistics.html


PROFESSIONAL INSIGHTS “They are all very EGOCENTRIC.” “100% of my patients have HUGE DESIRE to INTERACT with others, but they just never have successful experiences.” “Autistic individuals do not have the ability to take otherʼs PERSPECTIVE.” “An ACTIVITY that requires FACILITATION is considered to be a successful SOCIAL INTERACTION.”

“They need PRIVACY.” quotes from informative interviews with DR. LORI MOTHERSELL & DR. ELYSA MARCO (2013)


MARKET RESEARCH plush toys

textured products

simple puzzles

Help expressing emotions Provide sense of security or success Develop positive relationship with others http://www.qualitytoys.com/auspto.html


USER PROFILE

FRANCIS HOWARD 20 years old student middle class family w/ 2 sisters diagnosed Autism since 4 years old sensitive to touch and sound get frustrated with surrounding noise


DESIGN INSIGHT

how might we help young autistic adults soothing emotions in public?


FORM EXPLORATION


PRODUCT DETAILS GALVANIC SKIN SENSOR Tracks user’s skin temperature & heart rate. Signifies user when unusual raise of temperature or heart rate is detected through vibration. Tactile pattern helps improving tactile defensiveness.

AROUND-THE-NECK Offers comfort and a sense of security to user. Allows user to adjust a suitable length by just pulling the wire.

TOUCH CONTROL & MOTION CONTROL

SOUNDPROOFING SYSTEM Advanced noise reduction for a better self moment while in a crowded space. Soft-cushioned, around-the-ear fit.

DIRECTIONAL MICROPHONE Isolates speech from background noise. LED light indication to family and friends.


DETAILED VIEWS


enjoy your moment, the moment of silence


SWISS ARMY RADIO

a solar-powered radio designed for victorinox


OBJECTIVE

design a durable camping radio for Victorinox


FORM EXPLORATION


PRODUCT DETAILS SPEAKERS Delivers exceptional performance with its two active and two passive speakers.

LED AMBIENT LIGHT Charges through the solar panel, and provides ambient light for camping or night time purposes.

SOLAR PANEL Powered by a solar panel that will charge and function under any possible situations.

WIRELESS SPEAKERS & RADIO Offers a system of Hifi wireless speakers and audio components. Unites your digital music collection in one app that can be controlled from any device.


SWISS ARMY RADIO your durable camping campanion


the tennis racket designed to prevent tennis elbow


INTRODUCTION shock

vibration tennis ball tennis strings racket frame racket handle user始s arm

14%

tennis

players are

INJURED year

insights from informative interview with Wesley Reese, Director of SF Tennis Club (2012)

every


OBJECTIVE

TEAR IN TENDON

tennis elbow 5 in 1,000 adults develop tennis elbow each year mainly affects people between the ages of 35 and 55 www.patient.co.uk/health/Tennis-Elbow.htm

design a product that helps preventing tennis elbow


INSPIRATION WOODPECKER ANATOMY HYOID/ Soft Material Layer This solid, springy and bony support for the tongue, evenly distributes loads from vibrations Mimicked in the shock absorber by a layer of soft material SPONGY BONE/ Glass Beads The bone始s porous structure stops low frequency vibrations from reaching the woodpecker始s brain A layer of beads that helps absorb shock and vibration and also stop them from traveling to unwanted areas BEAK/Outer Case The beak is extremely strong and does not bend or fracture A strong material enclosure is the first line of defense for the shock absorber


DESIGN IDEATION

how might we apply woodpecker始s anatomy to tennis products?


PRODUCT DETAILS

TORLON BEADS

PLASTIC TUBE

TITANIUM FRAME

Torlon beads absorbs the maximum of vibration and transfer them in to the cushion below that prevents any damage to the player’s arm.

The plastic tube that is in the middle of Wrynex Lite contains Torlon beads that travel inside the tube. While playing a game, the torlon beads can absorb the maximum vibration transferred from the t`ennis ball to the net.

The frame is artistically crafted by titanium, the lightest material for tennis rackets.

CARBON FIBER HANDLE than regular materials. This material can reduce the number of times replacing hangrips.

CUSHION The cushion in the neck absorbs all the vibration transferred from the torlon beads.


JOI GIN! BYE!

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