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JONATHAN AVILA I N D U S T R I A L D E S I G N P O RT F O L I O


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PERSONAL RECORD SHOE The Personal Record Shoe displays the runner’s mileage on the outside of the shoe with smart thread technology.

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TRANSFORMATION THROUGH USE The design goal was to create a sustainable product that maintains an exciting connection with the user especially as it gets old and worn in.

EXAMPLES

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EXPLORING CONCEPTS

Mileage tracking shoe The concept direction evolved toward a shoe that tracks the runner’s mileage by leveraging the tread wear pattern.

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MILEAGE SHOE DEVELOPMENT

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The mileage data is shown graphically on the upper of the shoe filling in the pattern as the mileage increases.

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MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY

4D knitting Allows virtually any pattern to be manufactured and is an ideal process suited for this concept.

Thermochromic thread Changes color in response to a small electrical charge. Once it has changed it keeps its new color without requiring any additional electricity.

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PATTERN INSPIRATION

| Mountains are often used as a metaphor for personal obstacles and challenges in life. They are also a literal challenge in distance running. A topographic map inspired the design for the upper.

Tread Pattern } A triangular tread pattern was used in continuing with a theme inspired by mountains.

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Personal Record (PR) is a term that embodies the spirit of cross-country, with an emphasis on self-improvement and running for the sake of running.

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SEEING EYE ASSISTANT A digital assistant for the blind and visually impared.

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THE PROBLEM Design where the future of digital assitants go.

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Photo recognition technology will help the blind by identifying objects and the environment around them. 3 3D cameras (6 lenses) create 270 degrees of vision mimicking a human’s ability to see by turning their head left to right.

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Thick band accommodates larger batteries to provide more power to the 3D cameras.

Downward curve grips and stays in position around the collar bone.

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USER SCENARIO

User research and second hand interviews helped me to understand some of the scenarios that a blind person might experience.

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USB-C connector

Speaker

Speaker

Microphone Volume

3D cameras

3D cameras

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Manufacturing Injection molding.

Volume Button

ABS Plastic

Speakers Microphone Lithium Ion Battery USB-C 3D Cameras

Assembly Designing a top down assembly brings down manufacturing costs.

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Volume buttons communicate up and down functions through touch.

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OXO HUMIDIFIER Design a humidifier to match with the OXO Goodgrips brand.

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A design with an easy to grip tank was chosen.

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Tank removes for light weight refills.

Top removes for easy cleaning

Funnel for easy refilling

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FORM MOCKUPS

The form was widened in order to accommodate lager handles.

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FINDING THE BEST GRIPS

Several handles were mocked up and tested to explore the most universally comfortable and secure grip.

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WIPEOUT VEST An inflation vest + wearable designed for survival in an extreme big wave surfing environment.

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CURRENT PRACTICES

Jet skis are used along side surfers in order to rescue them out of dangerous areas.

Inflatable vests are relatively new and were designed by surfers who had experience with near death wipeouts.

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SURVIVAL SCENARIOS

2 Wave Hold Down

Whitewater

Knocked Unconscious

A second wave crashes before Whitewater on the surface isn’t Surfers have hit their head on the reaching the surface for a breath. buoyant and makes it impossible reef knocking them unconscious. to get a breath.

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EXPLORING SOLUTIONS

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WEARABLE DEVELOPMENT

A wearable with a remote deploy could be worn by the jetski lookout in the case that the surfer becomes unconscious.

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A band with varying width was the best solution having both comfort and an easy to grab button.

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The best pull cord needed to be both easy to grab and comfortable when paddling on a board.

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ERGONOMIC BLOWTORCH Redesign a blowtorch with a focus on improving ergonomics.

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RESEARCH

Burn guard does not protect hand when using trigger.

Two hands required to adjust flame knob.

Analyzing how current blowtorches are used helped to identify areas of friction.

Awkward holding position.

Could be slippery especially when used in greasy work areas like a garage or kitchen.

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GRIPS AND ANGLES Mockups and reference objects helped me to test grip sizes as well as different angles for the nozzle. A wider angle allowed the most natural wrist position and was best for reducing wrist strain.

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ANTHROPOMETRICS I referenced Henry Dreyfus’ “The Measure of Man” to pull some dimensions for the most universal and ergonomic measurements.

Pistol Grip

Trigger

Thumb Wheel

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