L I A M D A V I D H O P L E Y I N D U S T R I A L D E S I G N P O R T F O L I O
Hiya, I’m Liam.
I am a second year student at Loughborough University, studying Industrial Design (BA). I’m currently searching for a 6-12 month work placement to help me to gain further experience. Here is a selection of projects that I’ve been working on over the past year.
Smart Freshness Monitor
Meal Preparation System
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HOPEâ„¢ TYRE LEVER
Aerodynamic Sound System
Injection Moulded Widget
GUSTO Smart Freshness Monitor Handheld device which enables café staff to record the temperature and freshness of dishes. ‘Internet of Things’ connectivity is used to share this information with stakeholders and potential customers.
Designed over 5 weeks. Modelled within 9 weeks. Individual Project.
S I T UAT I O N : Many cafes use a Bain Marie to keep food warm. P R O B L E M : Food which is stored for too long may lose its freshness.
“I’m constantly checking
temperatures but I have no
idea what the figures mean” Claire Richardson, 24 Front of House Team Member
Whilst 3D modelling allowed me to refine scale, sketchwork enabled detail development.
Producing a full-scale appearance model enabled further detailing and understanding of interaction.
For kitchen staff.
For service assistants.
Meal Preparation System A system which allows students who live together to enjoy meals together, by each chipping in a small amount of time to the food preparation process.
Researched & designed in 7 days. Individual Project.
O P P O RT U N I T Y: A majority of students hardly ever eat with their co-habitants. However, 73% of survey respondents had a desire to do so more frequently.
â€œI wouldnâ€™t want to spend more than 20 minutes preparing a meal.â€?
“We don’t share meals as
we don’t like the same types of food.”
S U STA I N A B I L I T Y: On an average weekday evening, the residents of 60 Kingfisher Way…
++ Poured more than 90 pints of water (50L) down the drain.
++ Used enough energy (7.7kWh) to toast 330 slices of bread.
++ Spent four hours in the kitchen: enough time to watch eight 10,000m races.
Select two meals using the app and gather the required ingredients.
Prepare your ingredients and add them to the appropriate pot.
Close the lids and seal the pots inside by using the handles.
K E Y F E AT U R E S : ++ The Simpul app distributes tasks and controls the cooker. ++ Cooking under pressure locks in flavours and saves time. ++ Using a single appliance means reduced electricity and water consumption.
Use the app to switch on the device and monitor its progress.
Once meals are ready and Simpul has depressurised, meals can be served.
When everybodyâ€™s finished, extract the vessels and remove the lids to clean them.
Aerodynamic Sound System This portable speaker is inspired by ‘streamlined’ styling from the 1930s. This project offered a multitude of opportunities to hone my Solidworks skills.
Designed within a fortnight. CAD model created over 5 weeks. Individual Project.
Streamlined designs are characterised by teardrop shapes, directional forms and speed lines.
K E Y F E AT U R E S : ++ Connects with other devices via Bluetooth. ++ Can be charged using a Micro-USB cable. ++ Touchscreen functionality enables volume control.
The internal components were positioned to fit within a surface-modelled exterior.
A lip and groove in the casing allows this button to rock up and down atop a tactile switch.
The use of snap fittings means that screws are not required. Bosses help to secure the speaker units.
Cutouts in the ribbing allow the batteries and circuit boards to be mounted in position.
Removing large bosses and some ribs would further improve optimisation for manufacture.
HOPEâ„˘ TYRE LEVER
Injection Moulded Widget Designed to be given away to promote a premium mountain bike equipment brand. The tool is adapted to be manufactured using a prototype injection mould tool.
Designed within 5 weeks. Mould manufactured over 6 weeks. Mould tool designed individually. Manufactured as part of a group of 6.
Simplifying the form.
Reinforcing using a donor part.
How might a second shot be added?
Creating a ‘hook’ using inserts.
Using inserts to produce a ‘lip’.
Alignment Pin Material: Silver Steel Process: Turned and tapered.
Top Half Material: Aluminium Process: CNC milled to create cavities. Inserts can â€˜break outâ€™ of the edges thanks to manual milling.
Lower Front Insert Material: Mild Steel Process: Manually milled with a 20mm cutter then filed and sanded to size.
First Shot Pins Material: Mild Steel Process: Turned from M8 threaded bar. Notched with a hacksaw to enable removal.
Lower Back Insert Material: Mild Steel Process: CNC milled, creating complex interlocking geometry. Manually milled and sanded to remove steps.
CONTACT DETAILS: firstname.lastname@example.org 07511 925 992 Skipton, North Yorkshire liamdavidhopley
Second year industrial design student, in search of a 12-month industrial placement.