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ISABELLA TRANI INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PORTFOLIO


DESIGN PROJECTS


A collection of work created whilst studying Product Design and Technology at Loughborough University.


A LT E


A LOW COST, LOW ENERGY, personal AIR COOLER for the emerging middle class of developing countries

From the rising market for air conditioning in developing countries, it is necessary for a sustainable alternative to decrease levels of electricity and pollution produced. This device is to change the room temperature with a heavy stance on sustainability; to help the user feel more comfortable in the hot weather. It uses low cost materials, and is affordable at maintaining the desired temperature for the target user. It is ecological, using a natural refrigerant and is benefiting from other appliances that are in the home to create the temperature changes i.e. the freezer.


KEY INSIGHtS

user research

f r om use r s in india + ph illipine s

O N H OT D AY S I N TH E U.S . A/ C AC C OU NT ED F O R

24% S UL PH UR D I O XI D E

16% ELECTRICITY

100%

57%

90%

72%

C O N SI DER G E T T IN G A/ C I N T H E F UT URE

th ink be droom is the m ost im por ant r oom to c ool

ar e h appy with a grad ual change in te m pe r atur e

think the p rice of a/c is too hig h

GL O B A L D E M A N D S E X P E C T E D T O GR OW

50 GR E A T E R T H A N U . S . N E E D S

test RIGS

90% mo r e e ff i cien t to

cool 1 p erson t han t h e r oom

To test layout of ice bars, the fan and the air flow; multiple test rigs were done. Achieving results of up to 12Ëš change. This also helped discover how to achieve long term and short term cooling.


MOOD BOARD


SKETCH DEVELOPMENT

design EVOLUTION


exploded view

key facts

The final design utilises the material properties of terracotta and aluminium to achieve a cooling effect, using the most natural of refrigerants: water. It is completely adjustable, freely tilting and spinning within the base.

US E S

1000 LESS ENE RG Y TH AN A/C

HEPA FILTER

Filter in place to stop dust and germs circulating the room

NO

PO LLU TA NTS DES IGN E D F OR

FAN PO LYURE T HA N E GR I P S

Pushes cold air Towards user

Protects user from cold aluminium bar

DI SA S S EM B LY

& RE CY CL E D M ATER I A LS

N ATURAL

T E R R AC O T T A BO D Y

Thermal insulation Creates cooling when in contact with water

AL U M I N I U M R O D S

Inner structure holds bars in place

P O L Y U R E T H AN E BO W L

Grips body to secure angle of tilt

T E R R AC O T T A P L AT E

ALUMINIU M IC E B ARS

Dripped condensation from bars falls on plate to create evaporative cooling

Thermal conductive aluminium Increasing cooling effect With water inside L AZ Y S U S AN B A MB O O B A S E

Cheap, fast growing wood

Spins pot with minimal effort


prototyping model

Many processes went into producing the final prototype, such as metal/ wood and ceramic lathe, silicone mould making, coding and electronics. And a lot of spray painting and priming. The majority of the exterior was 3D printed.

user testing

working prototype

t h ro u gh fu n c t i o n a l a n d a e s t he t i c t es t i n g

90%

wo u l d c h o s e th is o v e r a / c

100%

en jo y e d t he a d jus t m e n t

100%

f o un d th e noise v er y q uie t

To test the functionality a crank clay pot was produced, because it has similar properties to terracotta. The results found that it had a cooling effect of 5Ëš which was measured over the course of 2 hours, with a steady decline overtime.


AIR IN

F REEZE

PLA CE

A TTA CH

SEC URE

CHOOS E

SPIN

TILT

cool

THE SCENARIO


User interaction

VIRGIN

4:21 PM

22%

VIRGIN

4:21 PM

22%

VIRGIN

4:21 PM

22%

A LT E

4:21 PM

VIRGIN

BEDROOM

22%

VIRGIN

TIMER

0

0

POWER

7

TEMPERATURE

27°

A LT E NEW COOLER

1

3

51% 1

BEDROOM 2

Turn the cooler on or off from the app to arrive at a cool room

M U L T I P LE

User can control multiple coolers within their home

T E MP E R A T U RE View temperature and humidity to witness cooling effect

TURN OFF? BEDROOM

BEDROOM 2 DURATION:

LIVING ROOM

3

NEW ICE IN COOLER ‘BEDROOM’ NEEDS REPLACING

4

0 1

6 hours 4 hours

2 3

3 hours 2 hours

TIMER

PO WER

2

Hour

SPEED

22%

A LT E

6

2

4:21 PM

1

5

TIME LEFT

Get Started

VIRGIN

22%

HUMIDITY

BEDROOM

The sustainable air cooler

4:21 PM

SPEED

S PEED

Choose speed of fan for short term or long term cooling effects

TIP CLOSE COVER TO EXTEND TIME BETWEEN REFILLS

T I M ER

Allows user to set product to turn off to waste no electricity

LIVING ROOM

NO T I FIC ATION User receives notification when ice bars need changing


control tilt fasten air in

air out

cool

CLOSE UP


ONE WEEK PROJECT SET BY SEYMOUR POWELL


Mindfulness. the art of living in the present moment.

Design a suite of 3-4 products which, enabled by data mined from wearable technologies, creates a valuable new home entertainment experience.


key insights

PROBLEM

o xfo rd u n i v e r s i t y f o un d t ha t p a r t i c i p a nts that tak e par t in a 4-w e ek , 1 0 s es s i o n o n l i n e m i n d f ul n ess cour se r e duc e d;

58%

AN XIETY

57%

D E P R E S S I ON

user research

40%

S T R ES S

+

27%

F O CUS

TECHNOLOGY

Anxiety and Stress are on the up among generation Z, with immersal into technology, social media and hectic lifestyles, there leaves little time to relax and meditate.

47 %

OF T H E T I ME PEOP LE AR E T HIN KIN G AB OU T SOMET H I N G OT H ER THAN WH AT T H EY ARE DO ING

OPPORTUNITY

“I LI K E TO ME D I TATE I N T H E MORN IN G , BUT O FTE N S T R U G G LE TO FI N D THE TIME ”

“I IN C O RP O RATE MI N D FU LN E S S IN TO E V E RYD AY TASK S LI K E CL EAN IN G AN D M IN DF U L E A T I NG ”

A revolutionary Brain Computer Interface and Scientific Contextual EEG records brainwaves and translates them into meaningful data, it tracks focus, engagement, relaxation and stress levels.

Makes time for mindfulness within the users busy lifestyle by turning mundane products into tools to meditate and making the products more fun to experience. Aiding the learning process for meditation to increase the users motivation to achieve mindfulness


SKETCH DEVELOPMENT

PROTOTYPES


the scenario

01.

User puts on emotiv brainwear, using the brainwaves detected, it analyses the users stress levels and happiness and plays the correct mindful session

03.

02.

10

User has to focus their mind onto the task to turn the product on this is shown by the ball spinning round

If the user drops concentration the product turns off or alerts depending on the difficulty level the user has reached. promoting the user to try to retain focus

5

1

05. 04.

The ball on the toothbrush levitates to the level of concentration exerted

User can observe their achieved focus level on the product - using gamification to aid the user in trying harder to achieve mindfulness

06.

As a guide while meditating, the ball rolls in sync with breathing to calm, and levitates once the user is in a mindful state. this removes the difficulty users face when first learning how to meditate.


01. KETTLE 02. TOOTHBRUSH 03. meditation trainer

01.

02.

03.

FINAL RENDERS

tao


VOCL.

ONE WEEK PROJECT SET BY SEYMOUR POWELL


TURNING SIGN LANGUAGE INTO SPEECH. helping deaf people communicate in the workplace.

Create a new device for the workspace that facilitates a valuable new hearing experience for one of the following core functions: Enhance, Mine, Filter, Augment


PROBLEM

key insights

Limited to pen and paper, email and IM Communication barriers between deaf and hearing people in the workplace

5 10% H I G H E R U N EMPLOYMEN T

70 m illion D E AF PEOPLE

Rely on lip reading and facial expression Deaf people often can’t input in the conversation Need a translator for an easier conversation Don’t feel they’re as likely to get promoted

“Struggle to participate in the conversation”

OPPORTUNITY TECHNOLOGY

Looking at innovative ways of using sound for deaf individuals in the workplace

Using the innovation of Imogen Heap’s Mi.Mu gloves that create parts of the music through gestures and applying this to sign language to convert finger/ hand movement into sound.


the PRODUCTS

the scenario

wristband

gloves

SPEAKER

how it works Using IMU motion trackers and high precision flex sensors, the device can be programmed to say a certain word/phrase when enacted by the deaf user. The wristband powers the gloves, ensuring the gloves aren’t bulky to improve comfort. The speaker connects via bluetooth to play the translation.The speaker clips onto a top to project the voice clearly.


sea life discovery. IDENTIFYING UNKNOWN FISH SPECIES.

To design a hand held device for an app which cannot be supported by a mobile phone. A realistic model of the device must also be produced.


CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

To ensure my device is waterproof there is a soft rubber gasket doubling as a seal. Also the screen has a framer and is permanently bonded. The hole is for a landyard so the device is attached to the user.

01

02

03


the scenario 03

01

04

02 01

02

03

04

Sees a species of fish they don’t recognise

Takes a photo of the fish

The device checks the database for matches

The user can download the photos

My final prototype was made of prolab, the screen and acrylic screen were vacuum formed over the prolab to create the curve. The screen was hand sawed to size, and the hole was drilled through, sawed out and then sand papered smooth. I then gave the device many light coats of spray paint.

FINAL PROTOTYPE


AT&T

11:56 AM

AT&T

THE DESK HEIGHT MONITORING APP

11:56 AM

STANDING TIME YOUR DESIRED AMOUNT OF TIME STOOD THROUHOUT THE DAY

CURRENT DESK HEIGHT

117.6 5 15 CM

hours

SIT DOWN IN 22 MINUTES

minutes

REMEMBER: Working while standing improves your productivity

back

desq


HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DESK “SITTING IS THE SMOKING OF OUR GENERATION”

To develop a height adjustable desk for creative individuals. It had to have a low environmental impact and be long lasting.


HOW IT works Sensor attached to legs to calculate height

Handle pulls out and folds away to avoid being knocked or damaged.

MANUAL

The desk works by spinning the handle which will rotate gears underneath the desk, this then turns the screw legs up or down.The screw legs are reinforced with steel to ensure a steady desk.

Small hole for phone charging cable. Improves cable management

How gear works -teal circle is leg -uses worm gear to switch from horizontal to vertical -horizontal gear goes to both legs

MODULAR DESIGN

The user selects the parts of the desk they want, the differing styles of those parts and where they go (e.g left handed person would want the handle on the left) . At any point they can replace/ upgrade the parts to suite their changing tastes over the years.

Plan view

ACCESSORIES

There is a whiteboard to save the user unneccessary paper wastage, and can be pealed off and replaced. The plug sockets are for easier access, and the usb is for the phone to charge at the desk.


USER INTERACTION

AT&T

AT&T

11:56 AM

THE DESK HEIGHT MONITORING APP

CURRENT DESK HEIGHT

117.6

11:56 AM

AT&T

THE DESK HEIGHT

11:56 AM

AT&T

THE DESK HEIGHT

S T A N D I NMGO N I THO REI NI GGAHP PT

S I T T I N GM O NHI TEO RI IGN GHATP P

YOUR DESIRED AMOUNT OF TIME STOOD THROUHOUT THE DAY CURRENT DESK HEIGHT

YOUR DIMENSIONS FOR AN ERGONOMIC DESK CURRENT DESK HEIGHT

YOUR DIMENSIONS FOR AN ERGONOMIC DESK CURRENT DESK HEIGHT

5 15 117.6

118 117.6

hours

68 117.6

c mC M

CM

minutes

11:56 AM

AT&T

P E R ST HOE DNE SAKLH E I G H T P R O GM ORN I ET OSR I NSG A P P

THE DESK HEIGHT

S T A N D MI NO NGI T O RTI NI GMAEP P

CM

11:56 AM

AT&T

11:56 AM

THE DESK HEIGHT

L E A D E MROBN I TOO RAI NRG DA P P 1

5.15 CURRENT DESK HEIGHT

117.6 3 Beth Smith 4

CM

M

T

W

T

R ENM EI NM B2E2R : M I N U T E S SIT DOW Working while standing improves your productivity

back

Coun td o w n

Notify’s user when they can sit/stand with vibration and flash on the screen

Mot i v ati on

Motivational quote to get the user to set a higher amount of time to stand. Changes everytime they go on

S I T D O WR NE MI ENM 2B 2E RM: I N U T E S Standing height is from the floor to your elbows while standing

back

S I T D O WR NE MI ENM 2B 2E RM: I N U T E S Sitting height is from the floor to your elbows while sitting

back

St and t ime

The user sets the amount of time they want to stand, this is split evenly throughout the day

S I TW DE EOKW/NMI ONN 2T H2 /M YI NEUA TR E S

back

D imens ions

User inputs their sitting/ standing details to get the most ergonomic desk height for them

You

61

56 CM

5 Katie Lewis

F

6

SIT DOWN IN 22 MINUTES

87

C U2 R RAEl Ni cTe DGEr Sa Kh a HmE I G H T6 8

117.6

cm CM

Tom Bishop

Harry Watson

53 49

E NND SI N/ 2G2L OMBI ANLU T E S S I T DF ROI W

back

Gam i f i c at i o n

Tracks users progress so they can improve. Allows them to compare results against others so they get a desire to ‘win’


Hi, i’m izzy


ABOUT ME EXPERIENCE Cocoa Branding (Sep 2014 - Dec 2014) Acuregen (Jan 2015 - Aug 2015) Honey Creative (Feb 2015) Illumination (March 2015)

EDUCATION 2:1 Product Design and Technology BSc Loughborough University PROFILE I have recently graduated from Product Design at Loughborough University and am looking for an industrial design role. I’ve always had a strong love of design, starting with fashion and interior and evolving into a passion for creating innovative products that solve problems. I’m interested in designing products that are user centred, improving people’s lives as well as being environmentally friendly.

AWARDS Runner up in Seymour Powell Live Project 1 (vocl) Highly Commended in Seymour Powell Live Project 2 (tao)

SKILLS

SOFTWARE

Sketching

Branding

Photoshop

Solidworks

Photography

3D CAD

Illustrator

Inventor

Packaging

Model Making

InDesign

Mac Software

UX

Research

Creo

Microsoft Office

Web Design

Electronics

Rhino

Sketchbook Pro

Editorial Design

Mechanics

Keyshot

ProCreate

interests


CONTACT ME

isabella.trani21@gmail.com +44 7907073447

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