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DAB RADIO Create a DAB Radio for a large international manufacturer. I chose a rugged asthetic because I felt it suited a Radio well - something you need to move about, be on display and yet still be protected from impact. However, before any designs were carried out I needed to research and gather data as to what rugged design truelly was. Everything from vehicles to small electronics, military hardware, other radios and even science-fiction were covered and formulated to highlight predominant features and common traits.

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Research


As more complex sketches started to form, it became easier to decide which concept to deliver further. Working in Tandem with 2D modelling I also crafted 3D models from blue foam so that I could move between the two to better understand the shapes I was creating, always being aware of what was visually asthetic and desirable. Here you can see the end product including retractable bass detail and antenna.

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Clipper research Fully analyse an existing product - in this case a low price range hair trimmer that was powered by the mains and could adjust to cut different lengths. I started by having users test the product, questioning them on what they thought of the product. I used this data to highlight the pros and cons mentioned such as form, materials used, interface, grips and ease of use. Here you can see a compilation of sketches identifying features, form, grips and materials on the exterior structure of the product.

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Externals


The next step was to review the interior of the product, looking at each component to see how neccessary it was, if it could be made smaller or even more recyclable. I also researched how the different materials and components were manufactured and if there was a more sustainable cost effective way of having them produced. All this information would be used to improve the products flaws later on in a total redesign. I observed all aspects of the design including the products assembly and screw types, checking its safety and recyling standard.

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CLIPPER redesign Redesign the entire product in a style and marketing strategy of your choice. I rebranded it specifically for male athletes - this was a major influence on the overall styling. I wanted to create a new way of using the product, something that would stand out. Looking at the countless other clippers that all had the same shape, I completely rethought of a way it could be used - having the blade closer to your knuckles would mean more control and ease of use, thus Uppercut was born. I managed to keep all the neccesary parts to make it work as well as improving its recyling percentage through careful consideration of materials.

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Created for the elite male athlete, using a revolutionary redsign, this is Uppercut. A precision hair trimmer for facial, head and body hair removal and maintenance. The Device is activated using the slider switch which also operates the different length settings.

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Martial arts training AID Construct a product where form and interface are dedicated to a single software application and utilises additional downloads on demand. A martial arts training guide, using a 3D camera to analyse user technique, experience and capabilities and then create a tailored training regime. Downloadable content would include different martial arts packages as well as beginner, intermediate and advanced packages.

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a martial art is far more than just a sport, consider it a way of life. every type differs but for one value - the search for perfection in what they do. flawn-thomas 2012 Š

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brand replication Create an Oil Bottle that truelly embodies ‘American Muscle Cars’.

After identifying key features of the style, I produced various concepts. I made a questionnaire to discover which design shone through most in the chosen style. Above is the result of the best design.

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The final outcome strongly linked specific features from modern muscle cars connecting them directly to my oil bottle identifying form, features, styling and colour scheme. Identifying current brands is a core skill of any Industrial Designer. The difficulty is creating a product that will fully embody the brand in physical form.

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CAD BOTTLE AND USB

By studying an existing product accuratley reverse engineer a blow moulded bottle. This developed my replication skills rather than creating a product from scratch - it would enable me to identify current products that could be improved and altered quickly and efficiently to improve the asthetics, ergonomics and manufacturing processes used to better the product to the best of its limitations. Come up with a suitable design for a USB using surface modelling techniques. I used surface modelling to create the complex curvature and tangency that would be illogical in solid form. By adding different surfaces together to form quilts I could quickly identify and alter parts and sections.

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SoliD Modelling


SuRFACE Modelling

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Child’s Scooter design Design and Create a scooter suitable for a child. Create each part and then lock together in an assembley using Creo CAD/CAM. This was a more advanced project, being given a brief to design a realistic, proportionate childs scooter starting with a proposal sketch design identifying overall form and features - seen here on the right. Making use of more complex modelling techniques, I created each component individually whilst assembling them to confirm proportions, returning to different parts to make sure it resembled the original designs with a few variations.

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The final assembly shown here on the right lists all the scooter components, proposed materials and their location on the product.

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Drawn by: Hugo Flawn-Thomas Module: Computing for Designers Course: Industrial Design BA

Date: 12-May-12 Projection: Third Angle Standard: BS8888

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Title: Assignment 2 General Assembly Mod File: CONSTRAINED-SCOOTER-ASSEMBLY


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graphic design and art

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I designed a few flyers for the University Shotokan Karate Club.

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A Sculpture labeled “STARBURST” inspired by the works of Dale Chihuly. Seen on display at my school.

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Linocut

Etching

Four canvas oil paintings of family members in the style of Euan Uglow. Seen on display in the Headmaster’s study. Various works with the theme of a traditional explorer/adventurer. Undertaken as an A Level brief.

Biro Drawings

Pencil Drawing

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About HUGO HuGO CHARLES FLAWN-Thomas D.o.B: 12 - 02 - 1993 11 GCSE’s: 2 A*s, 4 A’s, 5 B’s. A Levels: Art - A, P.E. - A, Geography - B From a very young age I have always undertaken sporting activity. At the age of 12 I started doing Modern Pentathlon, excelling in each event (Shooting, Fencing, Riding, Running and Swimming) to actually win the national championships in 2006. Being brought up around horses I have always done riding (cross country and show jumping). I started Fencing when I started Modern Pentathlon, but when I started doing less and less of it I kept up the fencing competing in national competitions for the southern region.

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I have always been a keen skiier since the age of 4 and in the last few years I have also taken up snowboarding. My school was originally a naval training school and as such has kept the traditions of wearing the uniform and performing parades. In these photos you can see me in an elite marching unit called the ‘Guard’ performing drills with Lee Enfield Rifles. The bottom photo was taken when I was a flag bearer at a Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph in London. When I joined University, I wanted to start something I had never tried before, the answer was Shotokan Karate. I practice regularly under the teachings of a 5th Dan Black Belt. I am currently 7th Kyu (Green Belt) and very keen to continue further. Each year I try and start and keep up a new skill. Last year I started Karate, this year I started Ashtanga Yoga which I am thoroughly enjoying. Who knows what next year will hold?


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