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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 VÃ©los 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
Design a desk lamp, out of wood and white painted aluminium. Focus on functional & aestethic connections
Design to connect
Quick & Dirty
Inspiration & sketches
Quick & dirty prototypes
Design to connect
From Quick & Dirty prototype to final shape in 3D CAD (Rhinoceros). 2D drawings and unfolds will be used to prototype desk lamp.
Explore market opportunities for blow molded bottles with Deepgrip technology.
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 5 Prototype
List of demands + ergonomic models
week 1 Brainstorm: mindmapping
Mindmapping agriculture construction
motor oil paint
chain lubricating oil olive oil
De e pg rip
water containers dishwasher
bathroom cleaner toilet cleaner
milk jug frying oil
floor cleaner window cleaner
self tanning gel
shower gel aftershave
nail polish remover hand soap
contact lens fluid
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
Conclusions • • • •
Improved grip by surface texture Most handles are on top of bottle Fluid level visible Clean look premium brands vs cheaper alternatives.
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
WA L L C L O C K
Take a production technique as inspiration for the design of a wall clock.
Sand casting Intrigued by how metal is casted into 3D shapes, I visited a local foundry.
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 2Â° - 8Â° to all walls parallel to the parting direction to facilitate removing the part from the mold.
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.
In an Intensive Program in Amsterdam I worked together with a multidisciplinary team on the topic â€˜Internet of Thingsâ€™ (IoT). During this 2 weeks event we brainstormed and prototyped an IoT-application that makes city life healthier.
Internet of Things
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.
A I R
P O L LU T I O N L I G H T
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
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!
Design a system which makes setup and cleanup of high-pressure cleaners easier.
Design for assembly
week 5 Prototype
week 1 Market research
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
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
wind water +electricity
Final project aspects
Internship Guggenbichler design
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 studioâ€™s expertise in furniture design to explore the possibilities of a new and aspiring material
/ Engineered as EPS-alternative / 100 % natural process / compostable / Fire proof / High impact resistance Tests needed to explore possibilities
GROWING 4 days cycle: Mycelium expands, bonding the agricultural waste particles
DRYING Stops mycelium growth Prevents mold
Combine testing insights and market research output in the ideation of new stools
+50 > 4 > 1
Prefer matrix scores
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
B E AU L I EU
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
Quick installation method
Cover reflects PAR light -> optimal apple colouring -> 25% more premium apples
Installation tools Instruction manual
Offering apple growers a total solution
Cost of ownership
Interviews Problem analysis Ideation Small scale testing Large scale testing
Small series testing Instruction manual + video Production
Personal development Project management Planning Analytical approach
Presentation Communication Confidentiality Value innovation Netwerking
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