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INSIDE THE BOX INSTALLATION Professor Young Yoo, 2013, 10 in x 6 in x 9 in, Mixed media

In a darkened room, visitors can reach into a small wooden box, placed near a wall. A camera inside projects a large photograph of each individual’s fingers onto the opposite wall. Connected to the camera, a computer processes the incoming data of the images.

STREET LIGHT PAINTING INSTALLATION Professor Young Yoo, 2013, 10 in x 6 in x 9 in, Mixed media

Light is dependent on the existence of others in order to be understandable. Through these experiments, I wanted to take technology to the streets and combine digital arts with movement.

DRAWING WITH THE MOON EXPERIMENT Professor Young Yoo, 2013, 10 in x 6 in x 9 in, Mixed media

The camera was placed on a pivot point and put on long exposure to create line drawings with the light emitting from the moon.

STREET LIGHT SCRIBBLES EXPERIMENT Professor Young Yoo, 2013, 10 in x 6 in x 9 in, Mixed media

The camera was shaken in random movements and put on long exposure to create drawings with the light emitting from the streetlights.

LIGHT GRAFFITI INSTALLATION Professor Young Yoo, 2013, 10 in x 6 in x 9 in, Mixed media As part of my experimentation with light waves and physical movement, I made a number of tests, swinging a single LED light in random movements, which were recorded using long-exposure photography. Through these experiments, I wanted to show the viewer the things I cannot foresee. We tend to know that there is something that we do not know, and our expectations are a result of what we already know, so we cannot expect things that we cannot expect. The experiments seem rather predictable, but the outcome might not exactly be what we expected, and take new direction.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIMENT Professor Stephan Saagmeister, 2012, 10 in x 6 in, Digital print

Animals were photoshopped into a photo of an empty box to recreate the feeling of space. I was inspired by habitat fragmentation and their relationship to space.

SWYP CONTENT SHARING APP Professor Young Yoo, 2013, 10 in x 6 in x 9 in, Mixed media

Collaborating with start-up companies from MIT Media Lab, I created interface designs for Swyp App. Swyp is used for sharing contents such as music, photos, and documents by simply swyping across one gadget to another gadget.


Professor Michael Lye, 2012 4 ft x 4 ft x 4 ft, PVC, Carbon fiber

Every year, NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race takes place in Huntsville, Alabama at Marshall Space Flight Center. The course is about 3/4 mile long and is made up of simulated lunar terrain. The vehicle must be human powered, carry one male and one female rider, and collapse into a 4' x 4' x 4' cube. During a six-week moonbuggy concept development class, my group of five Industrial Design students developed a prototype for a lightweight vehicle that requires very few moving parts and could be fabricated from alternative materials to the usual steel buggies that compete at the race each year. Our group won first place among our class.




1/4 Scale Systems

Carbon Fiber




Jig for carbon fiber

Gears and Pedals




BICYCLE RACK FOR URBAN DWELLERS Professor Matt Kressy, 2013 26 in x 36 in x 11 in, Aluminum


Multidisciplinary team of industrial designers (RISD), engineers (MIT), and business students


Stable and Easy to Use


- Costly - Car specific - Professional install - Low bike limit


REAR + Low noise + Low cost + Adjustable

ROOF + Secure + Lockable + Multi-bike

- Trunk acess - Insecure - Long install - Not lockable

- Bike damage - Hard to Mount - Low MPG

TRUCK BED + Secure + Lockable + Low Noise + High bike limit

- Trunk access - Costly install - High profile

Difficult to Use

• •

Cyclists who ride a bike for recreation and commuting which are the majority of the market. SPARE TIRE + Secure + Lockable + Low noise

HITCH + Secure + Lockable + Low noise

• •

lation time Looks/feels unstable Bulky and gets in the way when not in use No trunk access Abrasive bike anchors scratch the car


Easy to Use


• Long and confusing instal-



- Costly - Truck specific

Design a convenient and secure car mounted bike rack for frequent cyclists.

Clean, seamless design

Feeling of stability and security

Quick and easy installation of rack and bike


Prototypes exploring different concepts Suc$on-­‐Clamp Vacuum   Detector  

Stowable Roof  Rack  






2 1  



4 3  


1 2

Wood Foamcore

Stowable Roof Rack

Prototypes exploring folding mechanism & dimensions


Prototypes exploring folding mechanism & dimensions

Vacumm Detector

PVC pipes


Hinging mechanism

Stowed away view

Sliding mechanism

Aluminum prototype

IGNIS LIGHTER Professor Matt Grigsby, 2013 4 in x 6 in x 2 in, Aluminum



Too many displosable plas- • Women in the ages of 18-30 tic lighters • Living fashionably Refillable plastic lighters are • Seeking stylish products “dangerous” This exploration began when I identified the open market for an affordable high-end lighter that stainless steel’s properties could satisfy.


Variety of colors Optional keychain ring Durable material Replaceable cartridges

PLEATS PAPER LAMP SHADE Professor Tracy Zaslow, 2012 15 in x 9 in x 11 in, Printing paper


Design a paper lamp shade only using printing paper and glue to create ambient lighting.

Pleats create ambient ligh asymmetrical shades.

hting with loose

It can be modified to create various volumes and forms.

DINOCHAIR CARDBOARD CHILDREN’S CHAIR Professor Matt Grigsby, 2012 12 in x 14 in x 16 in, Cardboard

BIRDHOUSE WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCH BIRDProfessor Matt Grigsby, 2012 8 in x 6 in x 7 in, Wood, canvas

This project was a birdhouse design • Ships flat • No screws or glue necessary • Biodegradable

Installing • Either mount on a pole or tree • Can be hung from a nail or screw • Mount it to a wall or post for a sturdier connection • 5-15 ft. above the ground: can be reached for maintenance yet still provide protection from predators

Aftermath • Clean at least once a year • Take down during summer months • Biodegradable

BABY BED HAND SANITIZER DETECTOR Professor Michael Lye, 2013 15 ft x 20 ft x 30 ft, Acetate

This concept was one of the initial concepts for the final project in Designing Healthier Hospitals Studio. This incubator bed would sense whether the patient, visitor, or nurse sanitized their hands prior to touching the baby to ensure proper hand sanitization

RIH Emergency Waiting Room


Date: September 30, 2012 Sunday Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM


= Purell Location Security

Wide prevalence of Purell dispensers throughout the hospital has made washing hands with the required frequency more quicker and convenient in hospitals. But it’s not enough. The problem remains that healthcare workers do not use Purell dispensers sufficiently for them to be fully effective. In addition, hospitals cannot monitor hand-washing practices with enough accuracy to give good assessment of how often healthcare workers really wash their hands.


Professor Tracy Zaslow, 2013 Digital image Nurse Triage Area

Waiting Area

Waiting Area

Au Bon Pain


Vending Machines

RIH Emergency Waiting Room

Date: September 30, 2012 Sunday Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Security

= Patient

= Purell Location

= Nurse on the left


= Nurse on the right

Opportunities Nurse Triage Area

Waiting Area

Waiting Area

Actions Au Bon Pain

= Nurse that handles vitals = Nurse that registers patients **THEY SEE THE SAME PATIENTS **


Vending Machines




Process The Patient: 1  Walks in 2  Registers with nurse on left (hands them license) 3  Gets band 4  Waits 5  Talks with nurse on right 6  Checks vitals & asks routine questions (blood pressure, heart rate, temperature on head) waits 7  Gets admitted to a room

DONATION DISPENSER A hand sanitization device that allows users to donate money to specific causes. The dispenser is enhanced with a system to record, catalogue, and display information about hand sanitization as well as a screen to display facts to users in the hallway. The Donation Dispenser system is composed of three components: - Hand sanitizer dispenser - Screen for displaying facts about hand sanitation - Recording and tracking application

INFECTION CONTROL REPORT FINDINGS With the automated compliance reporting system, random manual observations become unnecessary. Infection control report findings provide location-specific, color-coded reports to correlate hand sanitizer usage with infection outbreak areas.

The donation system is annonymous and places no burden on the individual user to provide money. Each time you dispense hand sanitizer, the dispenser changes from displaying infographics to displaying that the hospital has donated 5 cents to a particular cause in order to bring HAI’s to forefront of thought. After you walk away, the dispenser displays a new infographic screen which provides up-to-date information and compliance rates.

The screen displays up-to-date, relevant infographics on hand-acquired infections (HAI) to bring HAIs to the forefront of thought.

The screen displays up-to-date, relevant infographics on Methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureus(MRSA) to bring MRSA to the forefront of thought.

The screen displays up-to-date, relevant infographics on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans.

The screen displays up-to-date, relevant infographics on donations made by the hospital.

SCRUB SINK SCRUBBING STATION FOR NICU Professor Michael Lye, 2012 6 in x 3 in x 8 in, Chipboard

Why NICU scrub stations? • Not utilized to the fullest extent by patients • Lack ergonomics, aesthetics, and relay of information on proper scrubbing techniques Patients • Use sinks in the room as opposed to in the hallway • Tend to either rush through the scrubbing procedure or not scrub in at all because they get distracted by the baby while in the room • Not educated on the purpose of Avagard, which cuts scrubbing time by 3 minutes. • Did not scrub for the full alloted time

ELEVAT • Pre • Gu • Re pit • Mo

Wall • Crowded with posters and cupboards • Does not efficiently create a hierarchy of visual information Sinks • Designed for single-person use • Creates a line of people waiting to use it

LEAP T • Mo • Vis • Le • Ma

TOR ep people for scrub using posters uide people to sink area eminder to scrub as they enter hostal ost effective place for posters

RECEPTION • All visitors pass by this area • Reminds visitors to scrub

TECHNOLOGY otion sensor reads hand movement sitor emulates the motions on the screen earning experience for prope hand washing akes scrubbing a interactive game

LEAP MOTION GAME • Scored based on accuracy of scrubbing • Good scrub rewarded with stars • Timer for 4 minutes/1.5 with Avaguard • One screen per user

SINK • 3 person use • Scrubbing becomes social • Less time wasted waiting in line • Curvilinear basin for easy

AVAGARD • In plain sight next to screen • 1.5 minute scrub with Avagard • Educate families the purpose of Avagard

FAUCET • Accomodates various heights • Hand sensor acrivation • Bars of LED lights fill up to show scrubbing time • Green light indicates that scrubbing is over

STICKER DISPENSER • Dispenses “I scrubbed stickers • Walking infomercials for scrubbing • Adds sense of pride to cleanliness • Element of fun competition between scrubbers

ASTHMA INHALER FOR CHILDREN Professor Tracy Zaslow, 2013 6 in x 3 in x 8 in, Wood, Silicon

Why Asthma Inhalers? Outdated design No change in design for 55 years No choice of personal preference in design A standard design that has a clinical feel


Unsustainability Thrown away after a canister becomes empty



Male or female between 8-12 years old with an active lifestyle. 1.4 millions of children are diagnosed with asthma among 10 million children in the United States Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2009. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

In the study of 296 patients, 91.2% performed all of the metered-dose inhaler steps incorrectly (aged 8 to 16 years old) Source: The study led by Betsy Sleath, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

I conducted several interviews with the asthma experts in Rhode Island.


“They like cool looking things, if it looks good, they would be more interested in using asthma inhaler.” - Doctor Z Asthma and Allergy Center - Rhode Island

“The inhalers on the market do not speak clearly as to how to handle the inhaler for kids.” - Betsy Sherry Moses Brown School - Rhode Island

The Standard Metered Dose Inhaler Design

Other Medical + Healthcare Design






Size of Medicine Canister (Small Size - FDA regulated)

Diameter: 0.8 inch Length: 1.7 inch

Dosage meter Hook for better portability

Emily Kaplin 12 years old Frim Kingstown, RI

Silicone cap Ergonomic grip

Independence Confidence Ownership

Stylish Compact


Can carry everyday items without pockets

Professor Matt Kressy, 2012 12 in x 4 in x 7 in, Fabric, Hard-

Multidisciplinary team of industrial designers (RISD), engineers (Olin College), and business students (Babson College)

Retain functionality of the crutches


We identified an open market for novelty and stylish crutches attachment to carry things. Function-conscious




Deal with food for personal consumption

Novelty Stylish

Design a product for people who are temporarily on crutches and must also maintain an active lifestyle.



“I have seen a lot of younger patients on crutches carrying food or water in their mouth.” “I hated using crutches so I just stayed in my room.”


“The most annoying thing when you are on crutches is carrying things.”



PROTOTYPES Sticking to my design intentions, I wanted to develop a soft good that carries everyday belongings, and was easy to attch to the crutches.

I produced prototypes so I could explore the size, details and function of the form.



Users can custom bag with differen for personalizatio

Velcro straps attach the bag to the crutch, making it easy to remove.

mize their nt colors on.

Designed to rest securely on the crutch, while remaining within reach of the user’s hand.

SELF-SANITIZING STETHOSCOPE Professor Michael Lye, 2013, 10 in x 6 in x 9 in, Mixed media

Design a stethoscope cover that • Stores and cleans the head of the stethoscope between patients to inhibit the growth of bacteria and potential to spread HAIs • Contains a self-sterilizing mechanism • Requires minimal effort by the healthcare professional to maintain a sanitary tool






Multidisciplinary team of architecture students, graphic design students, sculpture students, and industrial design students from Artphil Institute in Seoul, Korea.


Supervisor Young Yoo, 2013 15 ft x 20 ft x 30 ft, MDF, Steel

What defines origin? The human nature to route the origin is relatively simple compared to the complexity of the origin. The common denominator within constant change leads us to believe that is the origin, rendering the rest irrelevant and useless. However, these processes are what ultimately define origin. For instance, the trajectory of the water droplets from a sprinkler cannot be calculated but can be traced back by reversing the trajectory to its point of origin, which does not necessarily mean that that point is the origin of the droplets.



Like water droplets from a sprinkler coming together to form a new origin, we saw ourselves as people from different backgrounds forming something new. Inspired by the Voronoi diagram, we combined our personal information such as home address and horoscopes to create various points to create our pattern. The installation that we made is in essence the origin of recurring events such as de-installation.

Foamcore model