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HALLIE FEI SMITH product . interaction . graphic


PRODUCT

UI

GRAPHIC


Philospophy

Design summons our breadth and width of what we can imagine, installing mobility and all its forms to compose sensuous, rhythmic experiences. We draw to publish vsurpassing conversation and speculation, functionality and technology, and elevating human qualities. Design endures to remind us the necessary empathy for our culture, our governments, our citizens, ourselves. Hence, all the movements begin with the arts reminding us that we may improve essential standards of living.


vantage mission statement

Adapt the traditional English riding saddle to optimize performance and ergonomic comfort for both horse and rider.


WHO

WHAT

WHEN

WHERE

hunter jumper equestrians

english riding saddle

for the year 2025

training and competition


WHY


Current saddles constitute as an archaic equipment wedged in between two different bodies – the rider and the horse. While the equestrian community has witnessed incremental improvements for the rider, the English saddle ultimately remains unchanged for the past two centuries. Multifarious problems arise with the current saddle resulting psychological and physical distress for the horse along with unsatisfactory performance for the rider. Vantage challenges a sport steeped in tradition by employing advances in technology, manufacturing and equine studies to improve rider and horse experience.


symmetry

assymetry


Horses lack a collar bone “Clavicle” and thus rely on their muscles to sustain their fore limbs in proper alignment with the rest of the body. Multifarious problems arise with the current saddle – most importantly localized highstress points on the horse’s back, saddle movement and restricted shoulder action. Most importantly, asymmetry quickly becomes irreversible, which leads to indefinite retirement. Unfortunately, the true result is a high death rate.


suspended load technology

original tree-baded design tree

w-Shaped billet

tree

billet strap

compression panels


opportunity

Where the standard tree composes a rigid saddle along the horses’s back, the proposed tree fundamentally transforms the form of the saddle allowing for greater flexibility and true ergonomic fit.


ideation process


suspended load technology.  Reduces dynamic impact forces Bridge. Replacing rigid tree to achieve full range of movement Compression panels. Cushion point loads and distributes even pressure  suspension bumbpers. Pressure distribution to absorb heavy loads after jumps w-billet strap. Improves pressure distribution and holds girth in correct position


technical specifications


seat dual density foam

tree bridge attachment

carbon fiber

w-shaped billet high-performance nylon

saddle flap

knee pad dual density foam

compression panels 3D spacer mesh


pressure distribution

The seemingly levitated tree allows for greater flexibility of the saddle expanding and contracting throughout the dynamic movements of horse and rider. The cantilevered-designed tree fundamentally differentiates from the standard tree by redistributing weight from the shoulders of the horse to along the core muscles and torso. In addition, the W-shaped Billet alleviates localized high stress points further providing pressure distribution along the horse’s back. At the same time, the W-shaped Billet permits a secured girth, which in turn prevents saddle slippage and further injuries.


The distribution of the rider’s weight carries through the bridge, where the rider’s seat and panels connect in the tree, or through contact of the rider’s seat to the panel after heavy loads, such as jumps. The bottom cushioning for the rider’s seat includes suspension bumpers absorbing point loads and maximizing pressure distribution. The result offers true ergonomic fit for the horse while providing an advantage of precision and responsiveness for the rider.


c o n ta c t


product brief

Yamaha is looking to design a new interactive laptop accessory that records vibrations when users interact with surfaces in their environment.


ideation process


power

usb-c audio jack (headphones)

contact microphone silicone cover

oled display

audio jack (speaker)


records vibrations

audio feedback

built-in editing


recording controls

system controls

instrument and memory contols


interactions


Glide Glide

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Drum kit interaction

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synth kit interaction

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interaction Design


Project brief

Redesign an app that violates heuristics interactions to create a holistic user experience from an improved screen interaction.

Seaboard 5d by roli

Seaboard 5D by Roli is a performance oriented “Player� app for the Equator desktop synth. The app functions as an individual synth or can connect via Bluetooth with the Seaboard RISE controller.


heuristics violated

Consistency and standards flexibility and ease of use visibility of the system


wireframe


home screen

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filter and sample library


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HiFi prototype


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El Cosmico

graphic design


Project brief

Capture and translate the cultural phenomena of Marfa, Texas through a music festival brochure. Somewhere in the barren desert of far West Texas lies an oasis littered with incomprehensible roadside art and luminous night sky stars. The celebrity of Marfa comes from its infamous mystery lights and from late modernist Donald Judd. Marfa abides precisely as the quintessential town with sublime desert allures harmoniously set behind jarring Euclidean art. It is home for the hotel and campground El Cosmico, which takes inspiration from Marfa’s culture of hippies, nomads, and desert lures.


rescue hound brand position

Rescue Hound stands on its integrity, its devolution to education on first aid care, to create well-considered first aid kits with selected, meaningful contents to maximize empathy and engagement.


logo ideation


direction one: Friendly Minimalism


direction two: dynamic shield


direction three; considerate aggresion


final direction Friendly Minimalism


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2019 Design Portfolio of Hallie Fei Smith. Product. Interaction. Graphic.

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2019 Design Portfolio of Hallie Fei Smith. Product. Interaction. Graphic.

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