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BI-SUIT LONDONER BAGâ€™IT UX CLUB WEBSITE WEI.FENG TRI-CLEANER
BI-SUIT A Biomimicry Inspired Wet Suit Set Gear for Female Scuba Divers and Free Divers
Final Problem Areas:
Interview Feedback: After the interview, three new problems areas are developed
â€œThis research concluded that there is a lot of room for improvement in the design of wet-suits for the mass-market.â€?
Female Body Contour Cloth Template The Texture of Catâ€™s Upper Tongue inspired me of a new possible Non-slippery Material texture to use on the palm and fingers area
Final Design After brought the initial prototypes back to the users. I shortened the length of the zipper on the side of the gloves and increased the area of non-slippery material on both hands.
Magnetic Bottom Stop helps the user to zip up easily with one hand The hundreds of tiny hooks that are on Catâ€™s Tongue can be transform into a conjunction tape to tight wrist area of the gloves
Removable Pockets on the inside of lower arm and outside of thigh and calf
LONDONER A series of shoe designs that are inspired by London Underground culture
Mood Board The funky, colorful and unique London Underground culture become my inspiration for this series. Each station has its own story, and each art on the walls tells an unique story about their areas.
TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD
Prototype 30 minutes quick mock up with limited materials
Design Philosophy To follow the London Undergroundâ€™s funky, colorful and unique style, I designed a series of shoe outsoles as the main point. All the soles are a part of the London Undergroundâ€™s wall arts. Then, started from the outsoles, I developed a wider range of design with different materials for the whole collection.
Material Knit Fabrication
Outsoles are inspired by the Wall Arts at London Underground Stations
A Court Shoe that is made and designed by me
BAGâ€™IT A Eco-friendly and User Friendly Picnic Baguette Carry Bag
User Research Use questionnaire and interviews to obtain first-hand quantitative data of peopleâ€™s preference about picnic, in the research we listed place, frequency and package as the criteria for the research. We analyze the data to understand the userâ€™s needs and use it as a reference for our design criteria.
How might we design a package for two baguettes for traveling to picnic?
We used the Lotus Blossom Map to ideate around this opportunity statement. This creative critical thinking method helped us come up with ideas from different perspective, itâ€™s a circler thinking direction compare to traditional linear design thinking process.
Strap of The Baguette Bag
Baguette Bag Laser Cut Template
Cost $8.37 each
Material One 40’’ x 24’’ chipboard
Production Laser Cutting
UX CLUB WEBSITE A more flexible advertising way for the UX Design club
Project Goals The ISU UX Design Club currently has an online presence limited to social media, a student organization page, and information on personal pages. While for some organizations this may be satisfactory, a club involving UX Design will require more ďŹ‚exibility and customization than current outlets allow.
First version wireframe
Wireframes & Visual
Based on the user needs, goals and user case wireframe sketches, we designed the first website version that include 5 main functions.
Damascus Primary Colors Contact page
WEI.FENG A Intuitive Inhaler With Integrated Collapsible Spacer
1/12 Children have asthma
27.5 Million in the US have asthma
$3,200 in medical cost / year
80% children failed to use inhaler with prescribed spacer
‘ HOW MIGHT WE IMPROVE THE INHALER TO MAKE IT
MORE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN TO USE INDEPENDENTLY? ’
HOW DO YOU FEEL USING INHALER IN FRONT OF OTHERS ?
Secondary Research After doing secondary research, we found some potential problem areas. One of the potential problems is that there is a chance of failing to remove the cap when an asthma attack happen. This could cause an unnecessary tragedy that could be avoided. Another problem we noticed was that to ensure the best medication performance, users have to seal their mouths around mouthpieces. However the mouthpiece size is not always the correct size for people with small mouth. Moreover, users are required to take a deep breath first. Then, push the air out as much as possible before they take a dose. This is relatively hard for small kids to use correctly and even for adults that is challenge to do perfectly every time. Thus, a spacer is a good solution. However, carrying an extra object is not always convenient.
According to the answers from the questionnaires that we sent out, we found out that users are experiencing social, emotional and physical pressures.
â€˜Also, from the results that we got from the survey proofed on the side that our potential problems areas are on the right track.â€™
Monitoring the usage of the medicine to avoid dangerous situation, avoid overtaking doses
Create a connection between children and inhaler to improve the joyfulness and make it interesting and unique to reduce the social awkwardness
Simplify the process of using, and keep everything simple and clear
Upgrade to a safer inhaling process
An appropriate design to help kid use the spacer to improve the medication performance Also engage kids with the inhaler and build more personal emotional connections to makes them feel natural when use inhalers in public
Re-design the inhaler and spacer to fit childrenâ€™s anatomy better and easier to carry around
After usability test, there were three problems showing on the feedback One, the ďŹ‚at rectangular mouth piece shape is uncomfortable Second, the extra raised edge of mouth piece is confusing Third, the half moon cut shape on the top of inhaler body makes the canister harder to press down
Pull out Spacer
TRI-CLEANER A compact hand-held device to make cleaning small space become an easier work
Project Brief How can we more effectively clean the small spaces?
Cleaning Environments Consumer
Tennant is looking to expand their reach by providing full cleaning solutions to customers (not just the floor) and tap into smaller space markets that have been relatively overlooked for traditionally big-box environments.
60 different small spaces, varying from quick serve to gyms and movie theaters.
User Research Use card sorting and tracing tools to help us indicate the insights from the massive quantitative data and qualitative data, that we got from observing and interviewing at 60 different small locations.
Use workflow to look for problems and difficulties within the cleaning process
How might we design a compact handheld device to make scrubbing kitchen easier? Problems and difficulties identified from the quantitative and qualitative research data
Current Process After the observing how workers do their required cleaning process. We draw out a current workďŹ‚ow (cleaning process) map. In the current workflow, employees are required to finish 6 steps, 3 wipes and an average 30 minutes long lasting cleaning process. This was set as the pain point for the project. From here, we looked further into competitors, market space and future trends as a reference for our ideation phase.
Grease accumulates during cooking process
Use sanitizer to dissolve the grease
Use scrubber to scrub the grease
Dip rag into clean water
Re-wipe with clean water and clean towel
Rinse dirty rag for reuse
Future Trends Use the visual and detailed comparison results from bi-axle map and Position Map to identify the possible market space and opportunity space for our product. These informations helped us decide the design criteria for picking the most suitable one.
VS Dupray ONE
Relatively efficient Depends on brush choice Safety instructions needed before use Gets very hot Good quality Powerful steam beam No use of chemicals Loosens grease with steam
Moderately efficient. Increased operating time Replaceable brush One button remote
Very good in cleaning stubborn areas Durable Splashes grime Aggressive motor
Machine is heavy Small wheels Easy to refill Very rigid stainless steel Strong vapor beam Physical effort to move Variable pressure No use of chemicals
Monthly Deep Clean
KleenJet Pro Plus 300CS Takes time to boil (15mins) Clean relatively quick
Daily Deep Clean
Tri - Cleaner
Instantly ready to use Short usage time
Easy to use
Straight forward and intuitive to use Flexible and extendable head
Sophisticated OS3 technology Durable design Oscillating scrubber and vacuum head reduces workload No use of Chemicals
Our Process Based on the user research, market research and future trend exploration we decide our first workflow (cleaning process) by following quick, effortless and long lasting quality criteria as the guide. After we discussed with the sponsor, we improved few parts of the design to create a better experience for both the user and the environment.
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Product Development Started with rough sketches and evaluated it with the design criteria that is set with the research result. Then, we presented them to the sponsor and discussed about the movable station, exchangeable heads, chemical use and oscillating brush functions to achieve a better design
Product Development We changed our design from base station to mobile station to improve the maneuverability, exchangeable heads to extendable arm for a better range of motion, OS3 technology instead of chemicals for sustainability also shows the companyâ€™s advantage when compared to others and the last is the oscillating brush instead of motorized brush for a cleaner working environment.
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