Lukas van Nunen
Who Am I? I am Lukas, 23 years old and newly graduated as an industrial designer at the University of Antwerp. Before I went to the university, I was a competitive cyclist. That’s where my interests for design, ergonomics, aerodynamics and materials started. I also got the attitude of working hard to achieve a certain goal and working together as a team. My passion lies in designing aesthetic products with a technological or scientific approach. Solution thinking and 3D modelling are my strenghts. Lukas van Nunen
+32 (0)470 05 73 11
2012 - 2016 ASO Science & Mathematics Sint-Maarten Campus, Beveren
2020 (10 weeks) R&D, 3D-modelling and rendering Kinetura Lighting
2016 - 2019 Bachelor of Product Development University of Antwerp
2019 - 2021 Master of Product Development University of Antwerp
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- Ergonomics - Teamwork - Prototyping
Probe is a set of four garden tools made for the botanic researcher, focusing on the special ergonomic demands and aesthetic characteristics for this target audience. The set, which comes in a hard case, consists of a pair of pruning knives, a saw, a set of pruning shears and a hand spray. The products were made together with three other students, with everybody focusing on a different tool. In my case, those were the pruning shears. Form Inspiration
Following a market analysis we were able to position Probe in a specific market segment. In addition a persona was made to create an image of the target audience. It was very important to create a product family instead of four different products, therefor we selected images to help us during the design process.
The design process consists of a combination of form exploration, ergonomic studies and solving technical problems.
Changing of the blades
3 different pairs of blades
Finally, we brought the products to life, developing fully functional tools with 3D printed parts and mechanical parts from existing garden tools. With these prototypes we verified the ergonomic comfort, technical systems and aesthetics of the products and we were able to give a lifelike representation of our designs.
- Specific material - Prototyping - Problem solving
The armature is made out of just 1 material: Polypropylene (PP). Inspired by the cubic structures of Kazimir Malevitsj, I wanted to shape the illusion of different cubes being attached to each other.
Architektons - Kazimir Malevitsj
I started off sketching different combinations of cubes and looked at the feasibility to make an armature out if them. After that I made paper prototypes to get an idea of the dimensions and effects with the light inside.
Something that I considered to be very important was the fact that the armature was only made out of polypropylene, so there would be no need for fasteners or whatsoever. Therefor I spent a lot of time to finding a decent fixation system, using cleverly placed cuts and the elasticity of the material.
The final result is an armature that fits on a standard Ikea lamp holder and represents 4 cubes placed together. The 4 pieces of polypropylene which are used, can be unfolded for storage or transport. Afterwards they can easily be folded and placed together again.
- User Experience - Budget - Research 8
Along the river Schelde, between XXXX Antwerp and Ghent, is a nature XXXX reserve located. This reserve is an ideal place for hiking, bicycle tours or tours with a handbike because of the asphalted paths. Thanks to this lodge, visitors can spend the night and enjoy the nature and peace a little longer. Oppervlaktebehandeling:
Universiteit Antwerpen Ontwerpwetenschappen Ambtmanstraat 1 2000 Antwerpen
2 3 SOLIDWORKS Educational Product. For Instructional4 Use Only.
Datum: Naam: Get.: 27/05/2019 XX.XX.XX Gecon. XX.XX.XX XX.XX.XX
Blad: 1 / 1
LOGIE 2.0 11
Algemene tolerantie DIN ISO .... Oppervlakteruwheid vlg. DIN ISO 1312
Besides cyclists and hikers also sportive wheelchair users can stay in the lodge. All the necessary adjustments are provided without them influencing the stay of other guests. It was very important that wheelchair users would feel comfortable in the lodge, so I built a 1:1-model of the interior and invited two people with a wheelchair and two without one to stay in the lodge. This test gave me a better insight on the ergonomics of the whole lodge.
The exterior of the lodge is a combination of a white, organic and contrasting part and a more geometrical, wooden part.
A more detailed render of an idea for the final design.
Possibilities for technical systems and stowable furniture.
The bathroom of the lodge is isolated, while the living- and bedroom consists out of canvas used for tents. During the winter months, the tent is demounted and stored inside the bathroom, which stays on the same spot.
* Living room & Bedroom
CAD While there are better software packages for modelling shapes like this, I used the surfacing tools from SolidWorks to make this dragon. It showed me the many possibilities of the software and the importance of a good surface quality.
- Solidworks - Siemens NX - Keyshot
To get a more realistic and detailed dragon, I used the Blender software to give the dragon scales and some more texture. Therefor I had to learn how to use the software by myself. The rendering is done in Blender and Keyshot and some finishing touches were made with Photoshop.
This helmet is modeled using the surfacing tools in Siemens NX and is rendered within Keyshot. The shape is based on the existing KASK Infinity Road Bike Helmet, which is the helmet I have been using for the past couple of years. This task was part of an optional subject on 3D modeling with Siemens NX.
- Medical research - User testing - Visualising
O2GO is my master’s thesis project in collaboration with Medtech company Oxypoint. At their request, the possibility of using the Oxypoint technology for oxygen therapy in home care was investigated. The technology makes it possible to switch between a continuous or discontinuous oxygen supply. Until now it has only been used in the hospital environment and there is much potential for smarter and more comfortable therapy in the home environment. With the help of the O2GO productservice system, it is possible to engage in telemedicine and remotely monitor data about the patient and his treatment. This makes it possible to provide a more efficient therapy for both the patient and the care provider. In addition to greater user comfort, the product-service system also provides economic benefits and timeefficiency gains for both target groups.
At the beginning of the design process, several expert interviews and user analyses are conducted to get a good idea of what oxygen therapy is. This makes it possible to investigate various improvements and to list certain opportunities.
15h / Day Therapy compliance
Different oxygen sources
Unawareness from patient & doctor
Measurement of vital parameters
Easy to carry
From the various opportunities arise Design Drivers that are used throughout the whole design process. The user carries the O2GO with him and therefore it is important to carry out several user tests with different 3D-printed mockups. It is essential to test the use of the O2GO for different activities and actions.
› Switching on and off › Connection of tubes
› Carrying system › Use with oxygen source
› Positioning on body › Daily activities
› Operation of button › Application interfaces
› Use while sleeping › Charging unit
The O2GO works according to the operating principle of the O2MATE, an electronic flow meter that delivers oxygen by means of a pulse flow mode. This device is only used in hospitals and so the necessary adjustments must be made to the O2GO to make it suitable for use in the home environment. This involves lower pressures, higher flow rates and the device must be much more compact.
The patient attaches the O2GO to the top of his trousers or to his belt and connects the device to an existing oxygen source. Charging of the O2GO takes place in a charging unit next to the bed by means of wireless charging. The O2GO is operated via an application on a smartphone or smartwatch, which makes the product more compact and easier to use. In addition, the patient will find visualisations of the measured vital parameters and there is the possibility of ‘nudging’. The medical platform of the O2GO system provides the caregiver with the necessary information about the oxygen patient and his therapy based on trend analyses.