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INDUST R I A L DESIGN P O R T FOLIO/ FREDDY C H A R T E R S / 2 0 1 8 /


HI, I’M FREDDY CHARTERS/


01/ SMART CITY APP/

02/ DAB RADIO/

03/ 04/ INJECDESIGN TION WEEK/ MOULD/

05/ MERCHANDISE/

USER RESEARCH/

FORM ANALYSIS/

TIME MANAGEMENT/

ILLUSTRATION/

GRAPHIC DESIGN/

WIREFRAMING/

IDEATION/

MANUFACTURE/

BRANDING/

FASHION DESIGN/

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT/

DEVELOPMENT SKETCHING/

TECHNICAL DRAWING/

KEYSHOT RENDERING/

COMMUNICATION WITH SUPPLIERS

UX DESIGN/

CAD/

TEAMWORK/

TIME MANAGEMENT/

PHOTOSHOP/

AXURE PROTOTYPING/

KEYSHOT RENDERING/

BRAND RESEARCH/

MODELMAKING/

MARKET RESEARCH/


01/ SMART CITY APP/ Brief: Design and prototype a smartphone app that enhances the experience of Smart City living A combination of group research and concept identification as well as individual prototyping, development, testing and design. Overall project duration: 10 weeks


RunSmart is a Smart City running app for students that wish to reduce the everyday obstacles of running in the city.

SMART CITY APP/


USER RESEARCH/ “I really struggle to decide running routes, often spending far too much time deciding one�

As a group, we came to the realisation that the technologies available within a smart city could enable a runner to be able to minimise the daily frustrations that come with urban life such as busyness of streets and the levels of pollution. Smart sensors in the cities can detect these levels and where they are highest in order to take a runner on a route more to their specific preferences. From this concept we split up to conduct individual research through various methods such as interviewing target users, conducting surveys and shadowing. We then collated our research to devise a realistic persona that would have a genuine need for our app. Amy Farrier Age: 19 Bio-Med Student at Manchester university Home: Herefordshire

Persona: Amy Farrier

SMART CITY APP/

Amy wants: - A running route customised to her wants/needs. - To feel safe and confident in the city. - Quick and simple navigation through app. - As little interaction with her phone during the run as possible.


WIREFRAMING/

SMART CITY APP/


FINAL SCREENS/

Axure RP Software allowed me to create a working prototype of this app that enables the user to transition between these screens easily. Feature fully interactive buttons, scrolls, swipes, sliders, typeboxes live maps and live videos to give a far better sense of reality to the concept. Follow the AxureShare link below to experience the RunSmart app. https://b4xvlm.axshare.com

SMART CITY APP/


02/ DAB RADIO/

Brief: Design a DAB radio that provides a more interesting and original aesthetic than current products. The proposed stylistic direction is ‘Rugged’. The image portrayed by the product should be congruent with the higher end of the home audio market, however you need to break new ground and create something visually innovative. Overall project duration: 4 weeks


FORM ANALYSIS/

DAB RADIO/

Hexagons very common in rugged design due to them being a strong shape that connotes rigidity

Repeated straight lines are commonplace in the rugged style

Very angular forms with sharp directional changes

Angular cutaways add strength to a product, if not made from strong material, they provide an illusion of strength and rigidity. Inward Bevelling surface in order to make material look thicker and therefore stronger and more rugged.

Repeated angular shapes often occur in the rugged style

Repeated shapes and patterns common in rugged products


SKETCHING/

DAB RADIO/


DAB RADIO/


03/ INJECTION MOULD TOOL/ Brief: Design and develop a giveaway promotional ‘widget’ for a particular brand, which is suitable for injection moulding As a group, manufacture the finalised mould tool and inject polymer into it to create your widget. Overall project duration: 12 weeks


Tyre Lever

INJECTION MOULD TOOL/


The injection moulding project began with the production of a development portfolio for my own widget design and correspronding mould tool. Upon completion of the indivual work, we collaborated as a group of six, and chose one mould tool that we felt was the most feasible to take on to manufacture as a final product. We chose the design shown below: A tyre lever designed for Deliveroo.

3D PRINTED RAPID PROTOTYPE/ INJECTION MOULD TOOL/

The 3D rapid prototype highlighted to us some minor issues that would need solving before continuing further with the project. We worked together to eliminate these issues to ensure that they would not crop up during the manufacturing stage.

We first constructed a CAD model of our widget and used polymer flow analysis to check whether the product form could be packed quickly and easily. We then modelled the final assembly of cavities and inserts. From this we could produce engineering drawings of the mould halves and inserts which would assist us during manufacture. Using HSM works within solidworks enabled us to slect the exact toolpath we would need to mill our mould cavity. Once complete, we used the CNC milling machine, we carried out a series of blue foam ‘trial runs’ to make sure the toolpath we had created would do the job. With a successful blue foam run we were able to move on to the final tool made from aluminium.


MANUFACTURING/

Once we had produced a finalised set of engineering drawings, we began work on the mould tool, we checked the CNC tool paths were correct by first prototyping with blue foam blocks. The final moulds were then CNC millled out of aluminium.

SURFACE GRINDING/

WATERJET CUTTING/

FINAL MOULD/

Inserts were manufactured through a combination of hand milling and filing, finished through surface grinding and held in the mould tool cavity with location pins that were turned on the centre lathe. A central donar part produced on the the waterjet cutter provided consistent wall thickness for the product reducing polymer shrinkage during the injection process.

CNC MILLING/

INJECTION MOULD TOOL/

HAND MILLING/


FINAL OUTCOME/

INJECTION MOULD TOOL/

CYCLE TIME

9.65

Fill Time: 0.96s Hold time: 2.87s Cool Time: 3.1s Opening Time: 0.9s Ejection Time: 0.54s Mould Close: 1.28s

SECONDS

We were also tasked with developing our mould tool for mass manufacture. For this we create a four widget mould block arrangement and proposed that inserts would be permenantly fixed to the mould tool and the donar part would be automatically inserted by robots at the start of the cycle.

3 MONTHS/ 160 HRS/WK/ 7,488,000 SECS/ 3,103,832 WIDGETS/


INJECTION MOULD TOOL/


04/ DESIGN WEEK/

Brief: Using a live hinge or hinges, design a homeware product for student accommodation that is capable of compact storage. The predominant material shall be polypropylene with the exception of fasteners and/or special purpose componentry. The size of the product should not exceed 500mm square and 300mm height. Overall project duration: 1 week


DESIGN WEEK/


STORYBOARD/ Glasses can be stored together with cleaning and repair accessories and placed in a convenient place.

DESIGN WEEK/

Magnetic tab releases easily from the side to open out all three compartments of the product.

Student user realises that his glasses are quite dirty and wishes to clean them, he opens up the accessories compartment to retrieve cleaning spray and cloth.

More magnetic tabs keep each compartment shut with easy release to reveal categorised storage of glasses, sunglasses and accessories.

User sprays glasses and returns the bottle back into the accesories compartment.

Each compartment has ample space for glasses and plenty of room for simple removal of glasses.

User wipes glasses clean and returns the cloth back into the accesories compartment and closes up the product. entirely.

User puts on his now much cleaner glasses and stores the product back on the shelf.


MODELLING/

DESIGN WEEK/


DESIGN WEEK/


05/ MERCHANDISE/ As an elected committee member for my University Hall of residence, Towers Hall, my role as the ‘Stash’ Representative put me in charge of designing the hall’s branded clothing and official merchandise to be sold to the student residents for specific hall events as well general everyday use. Time in Committee Position: 1 year


STASH FOR EVENTS/ The last wednesday of term for Towers Hall residents marks the annual Wednesday Wave-off, a day of fun and drinking before leaving for the summer holidays. In 2017, as Stash Representative, I was tasked with designing the t-shirts for the event and outsourcing their production. The years prior to me being in the role, had seen some pretty uninspiring designs for this event, so I wished to change that and provide the students with a design that they would gladly carry on wearing after the event. The design went through many iterations due to having to work with committee to produce a good design whilst keeping costs low for the event.

MERCHANDISE/


FRESHERS STASH/ For Towers Hall Freshers 2017, we decided as a committee on the theme of Power Rangers, which of course had a play on words turning it into Tower Rangers. As Stash Rep I set about designing various merchandise for the event, coming up with T-shirt designs for freshers, Fresher Helpers and Committee Members as well as wristbands and drawstring bags. The Bags come in 6 different colours of blue, red, black, green, yellow and pink in order to keep up wth the theme and the various power ranger’s colours. Overall, the stash was very well received by the students and my collection was given the highest score across all the halls of residence.

MERCHANDISE/


FRESHERS STASH/

MERCHANDISE/


EVERYDAY STASH/ For my winter 2018 stash collection I wanted to create designs that people would want to wear and would continue to wear. To do so, I carried out research through asking the residents of Towers Hall what they would type of clothing they would like. There was an overwhelming response of wanting comfort and simplicity, something that would represent Towers but not shout it out loud. In order to achieve what the students had asked for I utilised the white tiger, which has always been the animal of Towers to create the emblem shown. Ths design was applied to sweatshirts, hoodies, half-zip jumpers and joggers which achieved a record breaking number of sales.

MERCHANDISE/


ABOUT ME/ I am a highly motivated and creative second year student studying BA Industrial Design and Technology at Loughborough University and am seeking a 12 month professional placement commencing in the summer 2018. When I am not designing I love getting involved in many sports including skiing, football, tennis and swimming. As well as sports, I enjoy travelling abroad, and creating art through various medias of painting, drawing and photography.

FREDDY CHARTERS/

EXPERIENCE/ Design Related:

• 2017 - IBM Design Thinking Workshop • 2017 - Towers Hall Stash Representative (Merchandise Designer) • 2015 - Vax Ltd. Work Experience Week

General Work:

• Bar and Front of House Assistant, Mermaid Tavern, Herm Island • Shop Assistant, Hop Pocket Wine Company • Scotch Egg Packer, The Handmade Scotch Egg Company

EDUCATION/ Loughborough University: 2016 - Present: Industrial Design & Technology BA (First Year 2:1)

The King’s School Worcester: 2006 - 2016: A-Level & GCSE Qualifications

SKILLS/ Physical:

Software:

Rapid Foam Modelling Various Machinery User Research Multi-media Prototyping Ideation & Creativity Sketching & Rendering Teamwork Problem Solving Presenting Concepts to Audiences

SolidWorks Creo Parametric Keyshot Rendering Axure RP8 Sketchbook Pro Photoshop CC Illustrator CC InDesign CC Microsoft Office


THANK YOU/

a.m.c.charters-16@student.lboro.ac.uk fcharters@live.co.uk Linkedin: Freddy Charters

Freddy Charters - Industrial Design Portfolio 2018, Loughborough Design School  
Freddy Charters - Industrial Design Portfolio 2018, Loughborough Design School  
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