JoshStough A portfolio of: Industrial Design + Interaction Design
Hi, Iâ€™m Josh How To Contact Me
Places Iâ€™ve Worked
evolve-group - Troy, MI
June - July 2012
Design Intern - Worked on designs and ideas for P.O.P. solutions for major brands including Cushe and Warrior. Produced sketches and renderings to the team and clients for review and production.
Little Tikes - Hudson, OH
January - April 2012
Design Intern - Assisted the design department with many tasks, including brainstorming, ideation, foam mock ups and foam final models. Also was able to take on independent projects and present them in reviews to the CEO and buyers. Worked with teams in China to produce prototypes.
Who Am I? - From Wisconsin - A Green Bay Packers fan - I like riding bikes (preferbly off-road) - I live with two pet rats (Daffy and Iris) - I love cilantro - I have no tooth cavaties
Where I Learn
College for Creative Studies - Detroit, MI Bachelor of Fine Arts - Product Design
University of Wisconsin Whitewater - Whitewater, WI Bachelor of Arts
What I Can Do
Design Research Trend Research Market Research
Ideation Sketching, Marker Rendering, Digital Rendering Foam and Breadboard Mock ups
Refinment/Presenation Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign Rhinoceros, Solidworks, Keyshot Final Model/Prototyping
Graduation ~2014 2008 - 2010
Philo Parking Meter
Styrosave Life Vest
Levis Picnic Pack
Easy Pour Juice Bottle
Hope you enjoy my work!
Enhancing the sailing experience for the next generation of sailers Through cockpit and interior design
I took a trip to a boat show to find out what sailboats are really like.
Feeling of Luxury
What did I learn? - Cockpits are cramped - Interiors are larger and feel fancy - Interior is the “comfortable” area - Cockpit is a very “mechanical” area - Sailers enjoy the sights of the water, and the disconect from land life
Dual helm “Sailers sail for the challenge, the adventure, being one with nature, but mostly for the experience and feelings that
happen in the cockpit.” Ultra compact
What does the current market look like?
What activities do a market of the consumers enjoy?
“The outdoor adventure man”
? This consumer is looking for a “technical piece of equiptment” that is performance oriented.
Beneteau First 30
J Boat 111
How do we emphasize the cockpit experience? Gauges in front of wheel Incorperated handles
Cockpit Modular seating
Bent wood cockpit Looks nice! - Although doesnt fit the demographic
Canopy Top Structural windows
Inspired by tents
Easily put the top up there to be as much glass as possible for lighting
How can we make the interior compliment the cockpit? Table supported by mast
Inspiration from micro homes
Volumetric mock up
Accurate to scale mock up, helped to understand space limitations
Interior and cockpit scaled for volumetric model
Pull out sink
Modern classical style
Indented burners prevent slippage 11
Making the cockpit “the place to be” 1 11’ long cockpit 2 Comfortable seating 3 Cooking options 4 Adjustable helm
Easy access to winches 33’
Single helm + dua The space savings helm with the visib of a dual helm.
Narrow beam for speed + agility 11’
For exiting the rear, or additional seating
Storage for biminy top
Sink Grill Prep surface
Outdoor cooking Now there is no reason to go inside!
al helm of a single bility option
Setting up the biminy top Inspired by tents, with the ability to easily be configured for many weather conditions. 1
Insert the front posts into the roof, until they “click” in.
Attach the main canopy to the front posts. The canopy rod should securely “click” in place.
Build all of the tension rods.
Full overhead shade
A. Unroll the canopy top. B. Slide the long rods through the canopy edges. C. Bend and tension the rods to place them into the holes at the back.
Using the shorter tension rods. Insert (2) from the side holes to the long tension rods. Insert (1) on top between the long tension rods.
Loop and snap
Just enough space to lounge when the sun goes down
1 No walls - Make the space seem larger - Primary bedroom can become part of the common area
Sink tucks under counter to save space
Secondary bed Primary bed
Table is stored in ceiling
Table slides down mast, table leg pulls down
Extends to longer table
Side pieces attach to make table wider
2 Pull down adaptable table Galley
Compact and adaptable
Navigation Center Storage cubbies
Bed becomes seating
Faucet raises up
Use the GPS on the wall, or pull it out and sit down with maps
A multispace parking meter that is fast, easy, and fun to use!
Who benefits from these meters? Con
The city ran a 90 day trial of
Long wait lines
digital multispace parking
meters and removed
- More ways to pay = more people pay - Meter problems are immediatly notified - All money is in one place - Record of all parking sales - Remotely change fee for special events
- Enforcer stops at every meter to see parking infractions - Enforcer has to remember which spaces deserve tickets.
them early. Pro
- Multiple ways to pay - Text message time reminders
Cant remember where parked Customer
Confusing to use
- Have a further walk to the meter - Can be a line at the meter - Have to remember the space number parked at - Length of time at machine can be long - Machines can have unclear directions
This scheme is replicated in the current
What is currently being used? Duncan Parking Meter - Confusing to use - Unintuitive interface - Unclear directions - Small screen size
Strada Pay Station
Luke II Parking Meter
- Lots of buttons - Scatered organization - Good instruction panel - Color indications
- Confusing/unituitive - To many options - Slow transaction time
Personally using a Duncan Meter
Can we make this easier, faster, and more enjoyable for the consumers? Too much reading (slows transaction time) 21
Form and function
Testing size and scale
Hardware Exploration round screen pays homage to classic meters
Lets figure out the ergonomics!
W a re
organization by color
30 people were tested
Three different sized interfaces were made for field testing. The scale interfaces were hung on the wall. Users were asked to pick which screen size felt the most comfortable to them. They were also asked which screen height from the ground provided the most comfortable experience.
Ideal Dimentions ?
Amount of People
How big should the screen be?
24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4
What are the esults? ?
Amount of People
What does this translate to?
How high should the screen be?
24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4
Screen to Ground Height
Navigating the interface can be fun!
Philo is colorful, inviting, and has a friendly personality.
The use of icons and pictures make the meter easier to understand. Heirarchy and breathing room between the text helps as well.
Forgot your spot?
Proximity sensor knows when a car is in each space and when a car just pulled in.
Using color to harmonize the physical and digital interfaces Connecting the buttons with the screen by color makes the navigation process visual, therefore the user feels more confindent and less confused using the machine. This speeds up transaction time.
Enter space number
Enter phone number for time reminder (optional)
A low cost life vest aimed for developing countries and people in need.
This is a common scenario in countries like India, Indonesia, and China
mortality rate (yearly)
The worlds largest landfills are in the oceans
is single use plastic
Worldwide 6.14 people drown per 100,000 381,640 total people annually
United States 1.31* 3,812
originates from land
13.55* * per 100,000
Percentage of plastic waste by volume
Can we solve two major problem at once?
of all plastic ends up in the ocean
A closer look at styrofoam
How much is needed to float?
Form and location
Type 3 life vest
- most common life vest
Takes 50,000 years to decompose
15.5 lbs. of floatation
Pockets for foam Its durable
of floatation (4 nickels + 1 penny) on a 1x1x1 cube
Cost more to recycle then to produce new
Converting lbs. to grams 15.5lbs = 7,030g Doing the division 7,030 / 22.5g
Toxic when burned
312 in to float
Going Physical Mock up #1
Mock up #2
Mock up #3
- Will take too long to manufacture
- Least obtrusive to body movements
- Obtrusive to body movements
- Looks like a bomb vest
- Most desireable to wear
Mock up #2.1
Mock up #2.2
- Where is the best strap placement?
- More foam up high to aid in floatation - Perfecting the fit
Repurposing old billboards as bag material
The Styrosave solution
Made from reclaimed and easy-to-find materials
Recylced billboard vinyl
Seam allows for flexibility and comfort
Styrof Billbo Strap Buckl
Partially seamed seal allows water to drain
he pattern out of the vinyl.
foam oard Vinyl
*minimal *minimal $0.60 $1.07
Fold the pattern in half. Sew along the side. Sew the strap on the bottom.
Fill the bag 1/2 full of 1/2”-1” styrofoam blocks. Squish them down.
Sew across the middle to seal the bottom section.
Cheepest on the market
.33 hours x $7.40 (Michigan minimum wage) = $2.44
(to produce one jacket) $8.20
ho will make them?
rn, design, and instructions are open-source and available to everyone
Start a local business for profit anywhere in the world!
Craft them at home
Fill the top section full. Finish sewing across the top and up the strap.
A picnic kit for kids
What is Levis?
Active families with kids
Things that are brought on a picnic
Simple foods Heritage
Disposable item Intelligent kids, caring parents
ms Empowering kids!
Attachable Quick release clips
Snaps hold cooler in place
Hooks to large pack when child get tired
Clean in the Dishwasher! Large supplies Clips to a bike
Problem: The first pour from a juice bottle is the hardest for kids and the elderly. Solution = Roll it!
Current â€œ easy pourâ€? bottles
Easy to aim
Two part bottle
Hard to pick up with arthritus or weak muscles
3 Juice slide Stops prevent spilling
Center of gravity is behind the roll axis
Internship 2012 Nesting tables Logo blocks
Current hat display - Must hold 100 hats - Must be affordable - Should become the main â€œhat sectionâ€? of the store
Replaceable graphics Mirror
Pedistal to showcase 4 hats
Bar to hang 10 hats (120 total)
Thank you for your time! - Josh