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PORTFOLIO 2018 Euan Buchanan

Product Design


 

Hello, I’m Euan Buchanan A second year BSc product design student who is enthusiastic, hardworking and self-motivated. I fully immerse myself in the projects I undertake and am a passionate young designer. I have a particular interest in sustainability and enjoy formulating creative solutions to current issues.


 

Bloom Health Health Teas Bloom Teas Starpack Starpack Awards Awards

decibel Music Vibration Self Wringing Mop Design for People The Hygienic Home

SteelPen Pen Holders Steel Holders Design forManufacturing Manufacture Design for


HEALTH TEAS

Starpack Awards Individual Project.

4 weeks. Shortlisted.

walnut.

tin set are stored in a walnut box with a window on the lid to see the products.

tea set.

the set includes 7 tea tins contacting different flavours of loose tea.

cork.

the tins are sealed with a cork ‘stopper’.

tin.

deep drawn, polished tins contain the loose tea leaves.


BRIEF.

CURRENT MARKET ANALYSIS. MARKET.

“To design and develop a new, exciting and eye-catching range of at least three tins for either teas or coffees. Students will need to create a fictitious brand targeting the quality retail sector, including duty free areas at airports and the higher-end retailers such as John Lewis, Selfridges and M&S. This new range is to be designed primarily for purchase as a luxury gift pack.”

The current brands in the market cover a wide range of prices but very few are offering unique or new products that look at the future of the tea market.

PRICE

high priced, luxury tea and coffee products often in caddies.

BRANDING.

BLOOM

name origins. the word bloom is defined as a beautiful flower and so it seems appropriate that a tea set that is focused on health has a name represented natural flower.

offers wide variety of international teas as well as other collections such as health.

MARKET SHARE

Health Teas

low priced teas with limited high end products including premium tea caddies.

natural brand. being a health tea brand there is a focus on being natural, something that comes across in the branding..

mid ranged priced teas & coffees but offers unique flavours.


lemon tea.

- common cold

the type of tea is labelled at the top of the tin.

chamomile tea.

flavour.

- boosts immune system

peppermint tea.

- relieves stress

ginger tea.

- anti inflammatory

cinnamon tea.

- lowers cholesterol

rose bud tea.

- improves circulation

BLOOM health teas are a luxury set of loose tea. The walnut box encloses seven tins, each with a different flavour of tea and each with a health benefit. BLOOM health teas aims to bring together the enjoyment of tea alongside its health benefits.

PRODUCT RANGE.

green tea.

 

- clear skin

WHAT IS IT?


 

visuals. coloured bands indicate the tea flavour contained in each tin.

health benefit. the health benefit of each tea is clearly labeled next to a red cross.


MUSIC THROUGH VIBRATION Design for People

 

necklace hoop. The wearable tech can be easily hung as a necklace.

Individual Project.

4 weeks.

ABS body . The device internals are moulded within an ABS body to give it rigidity and weight.

aluminium casing. A metal casing adds an aesthetic to the device.

vibrations. The device vibrates along to the music connected via bluetooth.

headphone jack. Headphones can be connected so the user can hear as well as feel the music.


alternate sensory music device

decibel

 


BRIEF.

Lithium-ion

Battery

To research and redesign an existing product to take account of and address the needs individuals. The solution must be suitable and cost effective for low volume manufacture and consider applicable safety standards, ergonomics and anthropometric data throughout.

FINAL DESIGN.

Vibrating

Motors

Headphone

Jack

USB-C


USER INTERACTION.

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- LED green when fully charged.

- Flashes when pairing to device.

- Press to pair to a Bluetooth device.

- Hold to turn o/on.

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STEEL PEN HOLDERS Design for Manufacture

pen holes.

various sized holes to store pens and pencils.

Individual Design & Manufacture Project.

4 weeks.

mild steel. manufactured using a plasma cutter from a single piece of 1mm mild steel.

cut through.

cuts through the top of the blocks mean there are no joins.

cork base.

a cork base within the pen holders prevent scratching and slipping.

lip.

small lip at the bottom of the blocks prevents pens from falling out.


BRIEF. BRIEF.

PRIMARY RESEARCH. PRIMARY RESEARCH. PRIMARY RESEARCH.

“Using one of the 3 pre-defined consumer profiles for reference

An online survey was conducted to understand the needs of the

“Using one of the 3 pre-defined consumer profiles for design reference Anto online survey was conducted to understand (creative professionals, young family, comfortably retired), a survey was conducted consumer:

s for reference An online understand the needs of the the needs of the family, comfortably retired), design a consumer:

desk top professionals, item using 1mmyoung steel sheet.”

retired),(creative design a using 1mmmild consumer:

desk top item mild steel sheet.”

Out of the pre-defined consumer profiles I decided upon a young family target market.

Out of as themy pre-defined consumer profiles I decided upon a young

family as my target market.

d upon a young

71%

TARGET MARKET.

71%

TARGET MARKET.

primarily use their desk for work.

71%

primarily use their desk for work.

primarily use their desk for work.

66%

prefer practicality over aesthetics in relation to their desk.

66%

prefer practicality over aesthetics in relation to their desk.

66%

said their laptop was the most important 80 % prefer practicality over aesthetics in relation item on their desk.

to their desk.

80%

80%

said their laptop was the most important item on their desk.

said their laptop was the most important item on their desk.





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SOLIDWORKS Educational Product. For Instructional Use Only.

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PROTOTYPING.


Education

Nottingham Trent University

The Leys School, Cambridge

BSc Product Design | 2017 - (2021)

2010 - 2017

Experience

thank you

Jun - Aug 2018

buchananeuan@gmail.com

Design Work Experience, Barclays (London)

June 2015

Software

Hertfordshire, UK

Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Supervisor, The Ferry Inn (Salcombe)

for looking at my work

www.linkedin.com/in/euan-b

Delivery Rider, Deliveroo (Nottingham)

Solidworks

Keyshot

Microsoft OďŹƒce

Illustrator

Photoshop

InDesign

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