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BIKE HELMET Junior Design Studio August-December 2013

LINA M. VELANDIA

Contents Introduction

Design

Project Description

Inspiration

Research

Ideation | 2D Sketches

Project Direction

Ideation | 3D Sketches

Product Benchmarking

3D Rendering Final Model


“Design a bicycle helmet for the bicycle Enthusiast or Racing markets� Aaron Marks

20-something University Student Enjoys Mountain and Road biking

During an interview with a self proclaimed bike enthusiast we discussed certain features current helmets have and some that could have potential areas of improvement. He liked the lightweight feel of the helmet as well as the ventilation. He was especially interested in mountain biking. So I thought that would be an interesting area to explore.

Introduction | Project Description and Research Bike Helmet | Junior Design Studio 2013

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Potential Areas of Improvement Ventilation Cleanliness Protection Aesthetics

During this process of product benchmarking there is an understanding of what makes a product more expensive or cheaper to purchase. Undestanding the different features and who are the buyers also allows for a clear depiction on the user. A person who is interested in having top of the line prodcuts. If people are more interested in their sport they will invest more.

Ventilation is essential to cool the head and allow for the skin to breath. This way, the user can enjoy and concentrate on the ride more effectively.

Looking at the current helmet designs there is a repeating motif of stripes, sharp and rough edges. This design has become generic and thruthfuly unoriginal. Looking for new ways of designing helmets that resemble more the human anatomy than a car allows for a more ‘empathetic’ approach.

Bell Ukon Sport Helmet

Lazer Genesis Road Helmet

2013 Giro Aeon Road Helmet

Price

$34.99

$174.99

$249.99

Target Market

Casual/ Recreational Cyclist

Competitive/ Avid Cyclist

Competitive/ Avid Cyclists

Environment

Everyday Biking

Road Biking Triathlon

Road Biking Trails

Technology

Fusion In-Mold Microshell Pinch Guard Buckle

In-Mold Technology Antimicrobial X-Static Airpads One-handed, Rollys fit system

In-Mold Construction Thermoformed SL Roll Cage

Benefits

Blade Visor, Decent Ventilation

Lightweight, Easy Fit, Adjustable, Great Ventilation

Roc Loc 4 Light Weight, Fitting, Adjustable

Limitations

Decent Ventilation

Does not hold sunglasses

Costly

Product

Information taken from www.PerformanceBike.com

Introduction | Project Direction & Product Benchmarking Bike Helmet | Junior Design Studio 2013

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Observation of forms that overlap, such as armor.

During this ideation period I understood that there was an essential need for protection and efficiency. The user is looking for a product that not only serves its purpose but also addresses potential areas of disruptness.

Design | Ideation Bike Helmet | Junior Design Studio 2013

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Exploring shape and form, keeping in mind the ventilation feature and straps. I was attracted to the shape that followed the head in a more anatomical manner.

Design | 2D Sketches Bike Helmet | Junior Design Studio 2013

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Exploring the position of hands fitting into helmet holes. This feature allows for the user to pick up the helmet comfortably and place it on their heads effectively.

Material: Automotive Clay | Half Scale Size

3D Printed | 30% Scale

Design | 3D Sketches Bike Helmet | Junior Design Studio 2013

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This model is in current process.

Design | Final Appearance Model Bike Helmet | Junior Design Studio 2013

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SolidWorks 2013 KeyShot 5

The 3D rendering is the first step to understanding how the helmet will fully exist in a 1:1 scale.

Design | 3D Rendering Bike Helmet | Junior Design Studio 2013

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LINA M. VELANDIA lmv1374@rit.edu linamvelandia.weebly.com (585) 771- 7882

Bike Helmet | Junior Design Studio 2013

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