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P O R TFO L I O Leon

Van

der

Veken


DESIGN IS CARING I n du st ri al d e sig n is ab o ut car ing . I t i s abou t making eve r yd ay life mo r e j oy f u l , i m prov ing the way p eo p le inter act an d bri n gi n g g r o und b r eaking so lutio ns f or ur g e nt p r o b lems. My ai m i s to cr eate s imp le, yet i n n ov at i v e p r o d ucts and se r vices , w h i ch satis fy use r ne e d s and su st ai nab ility challe ng es w i t h ou t i gno r ing attr active d e sig n.


P R OF I L E DATE OF BIRTH 24/06/1993 RESIDENCE Zottegem, Belgium EDUCATION 2012-2015 Bachelor Industrial Product Design 2015-2016 Postgraduate Industrial Design & Engineering WORK EXPERIENCE 2013-... CEO Urbain Vélos 2015 Internship Guggenbichler design (AT) 2015-2016 Masterclass Beaulieu Int. (BE) INTERESTS Interior & graphic design Bikes & cars Swimming Coffee: espresso


D ES I G N VALUES Meaningfulness Open perspective

Critical attitude Respect

STRENGHTS Creativity Future-orientation Empathy Responsibility

Perseverance Multidisciplinary collaborations Working autonomously

SKILLS Brainst orm Conceptual Research Sketching

Prototyping Communication 3D modeling


DESK LAMP


Project description

Design a desk lamp, out of wood and white painted aluminium. Focus on functional & aestethic connections

Key factors

Material constraints

Design to connect

Adjustability

week 1

week 2

week 3

week 4

week 5

Inspiration

Sketching

Quick & Dirty

3D modeling

Prototyping

Timeline


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Inspiration & sketches


Quick & dirty prototypes


Decision matrix

Material constraint

Design to connect

Adjustability

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10

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13

12

9


3D Modeling

From Quick & Dirty prototype to final shape in 3D CAD (Rhinoceros). 2D drawings and unfolds will be used to prototype desk lamp.


Prototyping


Final prototype


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DEEPGRIP BOTTLE


Project description

Explore market opportunities for blow molded bottles with Deepgrip technology.

Background info

Deepgrip allows the manufacture of PET bottles with a deep-set handle, making the largest containers easier to handle. The lightweight bottles offer significant sustainability benefits. Properties: • offers extra grip • allows controlled dosing • improves comfort • prevents slipping in wet conditions

week 4

week 5 Prototype

Market research

week 3

Final design

week 2

List of demands + ergonomic models

week 1 Brainstorm: mindmapping

Timeline


Mindmapping agriculture construction

transportation

professionals

motor oil paint

chain lubricating oil olive oil

motor oil

petrol containers

sport

Easier lifting

liquid butter

massage oil

De e pg rip

vinegar

Prevents slipping

relaxation

detergent

water containers dishwasher

Maintenance

car shampoo

washing machine

Wet conditions

household cleaning

window cleaner

fabric softener

bike

motor

bathroom cleaner toilet cleaner

milk jug frying oil

liquor

Greasy conditions

gardeining bleach

Precise dosing

2-components

lawn mowers

leaf blower

floor cleaner window cleaner

sun milk

gel

make-up remover

Personal care

self tanning gel

shower gel aftershave

nail polish remover hand soap

contact lens fluid

WHY? Deepgrip

Car shampoo

As people spend more time in their cars, maintance products are increasingly popular. Water + soap -> extra grip needed Steady handling is needed for correct dosing


Market Research

Conclusions • • • •

Improved grip by surface texture Most handles are on top of bottle Fluid level visible Clean look premium brands vs cheaper alternatives.


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List of demands Deepgrip bottle Blow molding process No material above the cap Mold release Max dimensions: 20x12,5x30 cm Volume: 5l Visible fluid level Shockproof Water - and soapresistant Right and left handed Fluid level 5cm below top (compensate foaming during filling) Ergonomic pouring

Ergonomic models To better understand the ergonomics involved in the design of this packaging, I made 4 foam models.

Feedback • • •

Handle too wide Deepgrip not deep enoug + to narrow Small base surface -> not stable

Feedback • • •

Different hand position possible Support in left lower corner too sharp Deepgrip too far away from side

Feedback • •

Volume loss Abrupt transition from narrow to wide.


With previous feedback in mind: Feedback • • •

Best pouring ergonomics Deepgrip a little bit deeper Second hand position more chamfered

Final design RIGHT / LEFT HANDED


Prototype


WA L L C L O C K


Project description

Take a production technique as inspiration for the design of a wall clock.

Key aspects

Production technique

Aesthetics

Sand casting Intrigued by how metal is casted into 3D shapes, I visited a local foundry.

Clear communication


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Casting principles

Important mold parts Runner: The molten metal funnels out of the bottom of this basin and down the main channel, which carries the molten metal into the cavity. The basin typically is conical. Riser: chambers that fill with molten metal, providing an additional source of metal during solidification. When the casting cools, the molten metal will shrink and additional material is needed. The riser also has a conical shape.

Decrease the maximum wall thickness of a part to shorten the cycle time and reduce the part volume.

Uniform wall thickness will ensure uniform cooling and reduce defects. A thick section, often referred to as a hot spot, causes uneven cooling and can result in shrinkage, porosity, or cracking.

Apply a draft angle of 2° - 8° to all walls parallel to the parting direction to facilitate removing the part from the mold.


First designs

plate turns

Selected design: Production technique: Conical shape refers to runner/riser used in casting. Aestethics: simple and clean look. Clear communication: even without numbers, reading is fairly accurate.


Variations


Final model


Final prototype


I oT


Project description

In an Intensive Program in Amsterdam I worked together with a multidisciplinary team on the topic ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). During this 2 weeks event we brainstormed and prototyped an IoT-application that makes city life healthier.

Key aspects

Internet of Things

Conceptual thinking

Multidisciplinary teamwork

Internet of What? The internet of things (IoT) is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items; embedded with sensors, software and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. The IoT allows objects to be sensed and/or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and/or quality of life.


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City problems

A I R

P O L LU T I O N L I G H T


Research

Still lack of realtime and detailed information on air- and light pollution.


Concept: Grid of Smart City Lights

Sensors measure ozone and fine particles

Movement sensors dim LED-lights


Data

Website Available for researcher, decision takers, politicians, entrepreneurs and organisations. Air pollution should be a critirium in the decision process of urban planning, public transportaion, legislation, economy etc.

App With all this data available, we can also improve day-to-day life! This app allows you to check the real-time air pollution on your route. It avoids riding through polluted hotspots, or advises you to go by public transportation. Every km in non-polluted area gives you points, which makes this app a healthy social game!

Application


WINDER


Project description

Design a system which makes setup and cleanup of high-pressure cleaners easier.

Key aspects

Problem analysis

Functionality

Design for assembly

week 4

week 5 Prototype

Problem analysis

week 3

Final design

week 2

Winding system

week 1 Market research

Timeline


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Market research

Rarely

Occasional

User profile Gender: mostly men Age: 25y - 70y / active (sports / hobby / DIY / ...) / medium to large size garden / tidy

Product profile Price range: â‚Ź75 - â‚Ź125 Pressure: medium (not adjustable) Cable storage: no Perfect for cleaning: / outdoor furniture / bike & car / pavement & wall

Often

Professional


Problem analysis

Preparation 1. Unwinding machine cables > target group does not have cable management systems 2. Unrolling electricity & water > seperately or together (depending on access points)

Usage 3. Moving system > limited range of spray nozzle 4. Cable mess > cables cluster because of moving back and forth

Clean-up 4. Rolling electricity 5. Rolling water > winding cables seperately

Conclusion Combining electric system + water system > clustered cables > no efficient clean up


Final design


wind water

wind electricity

wind water +electricity


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SHIRO


Final project aspects

Research

Innovation

Prototype

Internship Guggenbichler design

guggenbichlerdesign...

Mushroom Material

Furniture design studio Based in Vienna (AT) 4 month internship Focus on: / creativity / brand identity / technical feasibility / traditional techniques Designs for:

+ Agricultural waste

= Mycelium (mushroom roots)

Use the studio’s expertise in furniture design to explore the possibilities of a new and aspiring material

Mushroom Material


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Material info

/ Engineered as EPS-alternative / 100 % natural process / compostable / Fire proof / High impact resistance Tests needed to explore possibilities

Test samples

GROWING 4 days cycle: Mycelium expands, bonding the agricultural waste particles

DRYING Stops mycelium growth Prevents mold


Ideation

Material testing

Market research

Combine testing insights and market research output in the ideation of new stools


+50 > 4 > 1

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12

15

Prefer matrix scores

Variations

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Final concept

Mushroom material seat: / grown naturally / compostable / soft / ergonomically molded / waste-free Flat packaging: / low shipping volume / reduces ecologic and economic footprint Self-assembly: / bottom-up installation

Wooden base: / stable 3 point structure / interlocking legs / very stirdy


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B E AU L I EU


Masterclass background

Graduated Jul 2015 Bachelor in Industrial Product Design Basic designer toolset: / ideation techniques / Innowiz design process / prototyping / visualisation / manufacturing

Skills missing to become good designer: / project management / marketing / communication

Masterclass Industrial Design Engineering Postgraduate Oct 2015 - Jul 2016

4 days/week Internship at Beaulieu International Group (BIG) + 1 day/week management workshops at Howest University

Beaulieu / international group producing flooring solutions, granules and engineered products / member of R&D - team, primarily working on a solution for an agrotextile product (Lumilys) / contributed to several projects in different fields

Workshops / personal coaching / different topics: project man. HR-man. marketing process man. accountancy / experience of co-students


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Project background

Lumilys groundcover

Quick installation method

Cover reflects PAR light -> optimal apple colouring -> 25% more premium apples

Installation tools Instruction manual

Already developed

Masterclass project

Offering apple growers a total solution

Key aspects

Installation time

Performance

Cost of ownership


Project summary

Interviews Problem analysis Ideation Small scale testing Large scale testing

CO-CREATION

Final concept

with growers

Small series testing Instruction manual + video Production

Personal development Project management Planning Analytical approach

SKILLS added

Presentation Communication Confidentiality Value innovation Netwerking


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