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Industrial Design Portfolio 2013

Kim Risager

Kim Enig Risager Industrial Designer MFA Phone +45 3095 6525 E-mail Skype kimrisager Linkedin Pinterest EDUCATION 2011 – 2013 2009 – 2010 2008 2005 – 2008

MFA Advanced Product Design, Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden. Industrial Design Introduction, Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden. Classical Drawing Course, The Animation Workshop, Denmark. BA Industrial Design, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - The School of Design, Denmark.

EXPERIENCE 2013 Whirlpool, Umeå/Milan. 5 months sponsored MFA thesis collaboration. 2011 Pilofish, Munich. 6 months industrial design internship. Clients: Samsung, Bosch and others. 2010 – 2011 designaffairs, Munich. 6 months industrial design internship. Clients: BMW, Siemens and others. 2003 – 2009 AFS Intercultural Programs, Copenhagen. Volunteer, program coordinator, magazine editor & layouter. Awards 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012

Spark>Design finalist. Final results to be published in October 2013. reddot award: design concept awarded for “Urban Composter”. IDEA Bronze Student awarded for “Hyperion”. iF concept design award, finalist with “Urban Composter”. reddot award: design concept awarded for “Hyperion”.

Languages Danish Native proficiency German Bilingual proficiency English Full professional proficiency Swedish Elementary proficiency Spanish Elementary proficiency

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skills Pencil & marker sketching Wacom sketching & rendering Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Rhinoceros SolidWorks KeyShot Adobe Premiere Pro Audacity MS Word MS Powerpoint model making Clay modelling Foam modelling Cardboard modelling Rapid prototyping Methods Human centered design Strategic design Brand analysis Market analysis Ideation methods Concept generation Concept development

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Hyperion Product: Hard hat for mining Topic: People centered design / Design methodology Completed: 2012 In collaboration with:

Background. Hyperion was designed in collaboration with personnel from the Swedish mining company NewBoliden to cater specifically to the needs and tough environment in modern sub-surface mining. Design. Next generation of mining helmets with optimal work light and head-up-display features that would both increase safety and strengthen the bond between the workers and the machines they operate. Recognition. Winner of reddot design award 2012 and IDEA Bronze Student 2013. Finalist in Spark>Concept 2013 (ongoing). Project report. Available upon request.

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1300m underground, inside New Boliden’s Renström mine in Sweden.

Tough environment.

Shadowing miners.

You can’t go into the mine every day thinking of the possible danger. You wouldn’t be able to do your job. Testing equipment.

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little light.

Professional mining operator.

Interviewing miners.

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Development Research synthesis

Ideation Visibility, safety, connectivity

Sketch development Rugged, light-centered, hi-tech

Current equipment

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Refinement 1:2

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Features Watch where you Walk.

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Adjust the light angle to your Work.

Signal to your co-wokers.

Full HUD Informs of approaching colleages and displays the interface for the radio and information from the vehicle.

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Connection to vehicle Approaching miners are recognized by an ID tag in their helmet to prevent collisions. The vehicle functions as an extension of the radio antenna, ensuring connectivity even in the most remote corners of the mine. The helmet’s weight is minimised by turning the helmet into a reciever of information from the vehicle.

Communication In-ear microphone and headphone for music and communication. Incoming messages overrule music. Active noise cancellation cancels out up 70% of the surrounding noise.

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Protection Under the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) shell is a shock absorbing foam (such as ‘d3o’ and ‘Poron XRD’) which is soft in normal state but hardens and absorbs up to 90% of the energy at impact. A builtin fall detection system detects if the miner has been hit; it calls for help automatically.

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Hultafors Product: Electric screwdriver Topic: Brand analysis / Parametric modelling Completed: 2012

Background. The brief was to design a 3,6V electric screwdriver for a brand that did not yet have one in their product range. Design. This Hultafors electric screwdriver translates the simplicity and sturdyness of Hultafors’ current manual tools to that of a motorized device. The amount amount of screws in the shell is reduced from 12 in the reference model to three in the final design.

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Background Product analysis

Brand analysis

Form exploration & clay mock-ups


Designed around an ergonomic and well-balanced grip.

Tension 12 screws 2 shells 1 Battery 1 Engine 1 Switch board 1 DC jack 1 Washer

The tension lies in the transition from the grip to the head.

Red accent

The colour red is primarily, but not consistently used in the boarder area between grip and head.

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Parametric modelling Construction

Colour exploration

9 fewer screws

compared to reference model. Reduced from 12 to 3 screws.

Comparison to existing Hultafors tools.

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Model making 3D printing


Final design

Working prototype next to a Hultafors hammer.

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Eno Product: Smoke detector Topic: Industrial sound and light design Completed: 2012 Group members: Ayse Gรถkce Bor, Malene Kettner, Daniel Jansson and Martin Edlund Design. Eno has a gentle warning before the actual alarm. It warns the user that the smoke amount is increasing. By physically lowering its center piece when smoke is detected, Eno makes it easy to mute. The warning and alarm sounds have been designed to give an organic and calm sound while still being a clear alarm sound.

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Todays smoke detectors Conceptualization

can easily cause a false alarm when you e.g. cooking in your Problem definition. Todays smoke detectors often kitchen. Most people deal with this by taking cause false alarms while cooking. out the batteries to stop the alarm. Batteries that easily can be forgotten to be put back in. If the alarm goes off, they are generally difficult to turn off. Many people deal with this by taking out the Most smoke detectors also has an alarm batteries. sound that creates a feeling of panic for the user rather than making him/her alerted. In addition, most smoke detectors have an alarm sound that creates a feeling of panic rather than a feeling of being alert.

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Function definition

Our smoke detector concept Eeno has a system were a softer warning sound alerts the users that smoke amount is increasing and giving them a chance to easily mute it before it sets of an false alarm.

User sound testing

The smoke amount feedback is made visually by light and the change of shape of Eeno. The warning and alarm sound has been designed to give a more organinc and calm sound that still is sharp enough to preceive as an alarm.

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Warning sound User reaction: Short, delayed reaction User comments: “It´s an eerie sound” ”It’s the kind of sound you want to investigate” Alarm sound User reaction: Imidiate reaction User comments: “Time to go!” ”Someone needs to fix something”

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If smoke is detected... • an orange light turns on, • a soft warning sound starts, • the center piece moves down as the smoke level increases.

The mute function can be started early, if you know there will be smoke - eg. from cigarettes or cooking.

Eno keeps detecting and indicating smoke levels in muted state.

If the center piece reaches its lowest position... • the light turns red, • a more alarming sound takes over. Mute for 15 minutes by tapping the center piece, if the smoke is under control.

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Features Click here to watch a user scenario.

Normal state. Warning state. Muted state. Alarm state.

Click here to watch a function overview.

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Urban Composter Product: Domestic food waste composter Topic: Strategic Design / Brand analysis Completed: 2012 In collaboration with:

Background. This project was done as part of Whirlpool’s ‘Sensing the Future’ initiative. The goal was to uncover relevant trends and design opportunities that would allow the user to get closer to nature and to lead a more authentic life. Design. The appliance lets you compost your food scraps Nature’s way, avoiding any greenhouse gas emission. This concept updates the heritage of garden composting to modern life by giving it a shape and design that makes it desirable to display in your home. Recognition. Winner of reddot design award 2013. Finalist in Spark>Concept 2013 (ongoing) and iF Design Award 2013. Project report. Available upon request.

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Problem framing

Problem. 1/3 of the food that is produced is wasted or lost. That’s 70 kg per person in Europe every year. 97% of this rots in a landfill where it will produce methane.

1/3 of all food

Goal. To enable urban households to easily manage and monitor their food waste by composting at home with as little effort and as big an impact as possible.

is wasted or lost*.

Wish. To create a desirable object that users want to show off to their friends in order to spread awareness of food waste. *According to a report on food waste published in 2011 by UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Common core / Design language The common core is a three-dimensional shape that describes the design language of a series of products within a brand. This common core to the right, represents my desired design language for future composter products. It was inspired by Whirlpool concepts and various ancient, current and conceptual products. The shape should provide relief from the fear of having garbage inside your home. It should look almost clinically clean. So the shape would be approachable and follow Whirlpool’s values, it had to convey the idea that it was carrying something precious, like the wine inside a greek amphora.

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Composters today are percieved as dirty, something you hide away. Or better yet: keep outside. Their design suggest the same.


Aerobic composters

Anaerobic bokashi bins

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Conceptualization Form exploration

1:1 testing

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Concept variations

Shape refinement

Stand exploration

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Birch Input


Input funnel The average Scandinavian wastes 7 kg food per month.

Grinder The compost process is sped up by increasing the surface of the food.

Plastic with high gloss ceramics finish


Plastic with light gloss ceramics finish

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Once the lid is open, scoop in your food scraps.

Composter Aerobic bacterias are added to the food scraps in an environment with controlled aeration, moisture and temperature.

Biogenic gas

Humus Bright, high polished metal with reflective properties to give the impression that it is floating.

To open, wave your hand above the motion sensor in the lid.

Liquid fertiliser

Output containers 1) Plant-nourishing compost, reduced by 50% in volume. 2) Concentrated liquid fertilizer.

Water flushes the scraps down into the grinder. Once the lid has closed again, water will clean the input area.

As more food is decomposed, the compost container is filled. This is indicated by a growing circular light on top of the lid.

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Waste no food. Compost.

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Fastronomy Product: Single serving cooker Topic: MFA Thesis Completed: 2013 In collaboration with:

Background. In 2012, 40% of Scandinavian households had only one occupant and this trend continues to grow. Daily, these households face the challenges of cooking for one, while trying to resist the temptation of convenient ready-meals: Since 1980, the amount of home cooked meals has dropped from 72% to approximately 50%. Design. The Fastronomy Cooker is a mini-kitchen and ordering service that offers the convenience of readymeals while providing the quality and control of traditional home cooking. It can replace cooking in the oven, frying in a pan and boiling in a pot with hot air and steam in a glass chamber. Recognition. Finalist in Spark>Concept 2013 (ongoing). Project report. Available upon request.

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Research User insights. Interviews & shadowing was conducted with 7 single person households in Umeå, Sweden. Expert interview with food historian Ken Albala from Pacific University, California was conducted via Skype.

Market analysis The visual expression map is a method used to synthesise and analyse general market and trend research in order to identify opportunity areas.



“ I don’t want just another appliance.


Design opportunity: Connect services and products



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Intangible Recipe website

Design opportunity: Entertaining cooking

“My problem is that I have to eat every day. I get bored.” “Food is often just something to get going with what I really want to do.” 24 Kim Risager


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project Framing Problems.

Lack of

Goals & wishes.





Lack of

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Whirlpool Brandboard. Keywords: 6th sense & experience.

Styleboard. Keywords: Simplicity & tactility.

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Development Ideation workshops.

Sketch development.


Concept evaluation with professional chef, BjĂśrn NorĂŠn.

Evaluation in kitchen environment.

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Form refinement in soft foam.

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final design Online Delivery Service Single serving portions. Fresh, raw ingredients. Variety of meals depends on how you choose to mix & match and cook it.

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Cooking on sticks Hanging food for air flow, energy efficiency and temperature precision. Glasses are double walled for heat insulation.

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User scenarios When you’re tired. 1. Season.

2. Insert.

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When you’re inspired. Additional steps to do between step 2 and 3. 3. Turn lid 90° to cook at default.

2.1 Activate bluetooth.

2.3 Cook with (own) ingredients with add-on cooking basket.

2.2 Change and create cooking sequences.

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Features Refill water like on a coffee machine.

Remove glasses for easy cleaning.

Hot air can replace oven heating, grilling and frying on the pan. Steam can replace boiling - even rice and pasta.

Cooking with circulating, halogen heated steam and hot air allows for a faster and more even result than traditional cooking.

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Thank You. I look forward to hearing from you.

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