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MINI-DOB the one-stop beginner’s scope

exterior development


MINI-DOB the one-stop beginner’s scope

challenge to design the outershell of a newly invented mount-and-scope package for beginners in star-gazing.

solution a shell design that is sleek in style, ergonomic in usage, and cost-effective in manufacturing.

Design Brief My task is to design the outer shell of the MINI-DOB, which is the first product of its kind.

Project Scope

product planning

mechanical design

exterior development

distributors’ branding

Product Origin

Affordable Price

? Untapped Category: The One-Stop Beginner’s Scope


Hand-Held Control

Scope Included

Product’s Core Strength

Non-Motorized Mount

Auto-Tracking Mount Designed with the beginners in mind, the mount’s AutoTracking technology keeps the targeted celestial objects in the field of view constantly.


Scenario PWR

north alignment

latitude alignment

aim using directional buttons

or manually after loosening the knobs

power on

Design Criteria

> Sleek, minimal aesthetic > Low cost to manufacture > Ergonomic user control > Adaptable to different brands


starting point

Orthographic Drawings

Kevin H.Y. Shen Product Design Portfolio  

Exterior Development of a Mount-Scope Package to be Branded under Kenko, Celestron, and Sky-Watcher

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