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PORTFOLIO PRODUCT DESIGN MITALI SHEVADE UG-SEMESTER 6


CONTENTS

EASY COOK STEAMER Simple Product Design

TORCH

Form studies

THE SPHERE Hello , I am Mitali Shevade, a product design learner from MIT Institute of Design. I like to keep things simple , minimalistic and follow the design process. I believe in constant hard work and perseverance. I am a keen learner and a good leader. I enjoy reading books, dancing and collecting currency of different nations.

Manufacturing Processes

CLEAN-CUT

Techno-Aesthetic Detailing

FUNGLASSES

Colour Material Finish

LIVE PROJECT

Human Machine Interface

SKILL SETS


EASY COOK STEAMER Simple product Design INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

“To design a food steamer convenient for a small family enabling them to cook in less time and thus encouraging the steaming process”

4 WEEKS


Easy Cook Steamer

Description

User Research

ÇÇ Compact and easy to clean. ÇÇ Steaming cooks the vegetables faster. ÇÇ Multi-utility vessel. ÇÇ Easy to wash and store.

Key Learnings

culture

geography

gender

ÇÇ Vast research and study that has to be done while developing a new product. ÇÇ Physical aesthetics, environment as well as the feelings and comforts of the consumers are very important.

Slow food

age

Molecular gastronomy

emotions

Analysis

Fast food

5 senses Body and soul

ecology

seasons

Study of users from different cultures , economy , ages , traditions and gender was carried out.

memories

Society/class

celebration

Problem Areas

aesthetics

ÇÇ Steaming one of healthiest methods of cooking is neglected these days . ÇÇ Steam generated while cooking various food items is wasted. ÇÇ Over or under cooking of vegetables affects nutrient contents.

Excessive use of oil in food.

Food subjected to excessive heat

Over cooking of food


Easy Cook Steamer Concepts

Prototypes and Validation

CONTENT : ÇÇ Lid with a gasket. ÇÇ Container for steaming vegetables. ÇÇ Cover plate with holes. ÇÇ Container for dal.


Easy Cook Steamer Final Concept : Transparent lid to see the steamed vegetables Vessel for steaming the vegetables. Perforated disc for steam to pass through . Vessel for cooking Dal or Rice.

STEP 1

STEP 2

Assembly kept same for the Dal to cook further. (Another vegetable can be steamed on the perforated disc) The initially steamed vegetable is cooked further in the same vessel on another burner.


• Dal takes approximately 15 mins to cook completely. • The steam generated from the lower c ontainer passes through the sieve and is used to steam the vegetables in the above vessel. • Time taken by vegetables to steam is 5 - 7 mins and can be cooked further in the same vessel on the other burner. • The dal continues to cook in the same v essel. • Half steamed vegetables require less time to be cooked further and thus less loss of nutrients and less exposure to the heat.


ERGO TORCH Form Studies INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

“To design a sporty and trendy torch using the basics of radii manipulation”

1 WEEKS


ERGO TORCH Description ÇÇ Ergonomic. ÇÇ Triangular shape gives a better grip. ÇÇ Orange colour gives the torch a trendy and energetic look. ÇÇ The shape also prevents it from rolling off any surface. ÇÇ LED lights last longer than other flash Mood Board lights ÇÇ Needs less battery changing.

Key Learnings ÇÇ Integration of forms through radii manipulation. ÇÇ Change in an object achieved through altering its radius.


ERGO TORCH Concepts

Final Concept (Prototype)

Long lasting LEDS Bright light

Triangular form ON / OFF Button.


THE SPHERE Manufacturing Process INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

“To design a container with a lid for injection moulding and 3D printing it in Rapid Prototyping Machine”

1 WEEKS


The Sphere Description

Concepts :

The Sphere has three parts : the lower hemisphere and two quarters of the sphere assembled together using fits. The quarters spilt and open very elegantly, gliding over the lower hemisphere.

Key Learnings ÇÇ Constraints in injection moulding ÇÇ Constraints of rapid prototyping machine ÇÇ Detailing and manufacturing

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R5 1

3.300 R27

R25

R27

R25

R25

5.700

3.300

2 0.750

5.700

Base

2 0.750

ÇÇ Intended material : polypropylene ÇÇ Wall thickness : 1.5 mm ÇÇ Tolerance between cover and base : 2 mm

Quarter 2 1

Quarter 1

Technical Specifications


The Sphere

Prototype (RPT)

• The upper hemisphere looks slightly bigger than the lower one. • The upper hemisphere splits open and slides over the lower hemisphere when the container is opened. • The base has two extrusions which guide the quarters that have an engraved path on it. • A small bump on the path keeps the upper hemisphere in place when closed.


CLEAN-CUT DISPENSER Techno-Aesthetic Detailing GROUP OF 2

“To design a tissue paper dispenser that will reduce the wastage of tissue papers”

5 WEEKS


Clean-Cut Dispenser Description

Analysis : Understanding the existing product

• Clean cut dispenser gives you a fixed size tissue paper cut properly on just one push of the button. • Push the button using back of forearm thus avoiding touching the dispenser using wet hand.

Key Learnings • Technical detailing and constraints. • Relation of senses with aesthetics.

Pulling out tissue paper with one hand

Application of excessive force leads to jamming of tissue roll

Survey On Tissue Paper Size Size of the tissue : 8inc* 8inc According to our survey : People used around one and a half tissue Paper to completely dry their hands. RECOMMENDED CHANGE IN TISSUE SIZE ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY :

Use of hand and knob at the same time

Placement on knob is not intuitive

14in * 7.5in

Tissue becoming wet due to wet hands .

Inappropriately cut tissues


Clean-Cut Dispenser Criteria For Selection Of Concept

Concepts ( For Mechanism ) Pull the rod.

Other 3% Difficulty using knob 13 %

Jammed roll 36 %

Ratchet and pinion mechanism. Cutter

Tissue paper.

Incomplete cut 14 % Ran out of towels 24 %

Spring cutter to be pushed by back of forearm

Concepts (For Form )


Clean-Cut Dispenser Final Concept Tissue Roll

Tissue Roll

PCB

Tissue Roll Holder

Support Roller

Push Button (Spring Loaded)

IC Circuit 555 Timer

Solenoid (Metal Sheet) Motor Cutter IR Sensor

Tissue Paper

See through glass for seeing the state of the tissue paper.

See through glass for seeing the cutting of tissue.

Push behind with forearm or back of palm for tissue paper.

Vent for ventilation.


• Electronic circuit. • Elimination of applying pressure to pull the tissue. • Intuitive push button to press. • No contact of clean hand to the dispenser. • Tissue unrolled by a motor. • Sensor 14 inch below the cutter • 14 inch paper is cut and falls in hand.


FUNGLASSES Colour Material Finish GROUP OF 4

“ To design colour, material and finish of party wear sunglasses for teenagers“

2 WEEKS


Funglasses Description • The sunglasses are very colourful and have a bold pattern on the arms. • Inspired from retro as we thought it would be the best inspiration for making party Mood Board sunglasses for teenagers.

Key Learnings Manipulating trends and styles according to the lifestyle of the target audience.


Funglasses Final Concept and Prototypes

• Inspired from retro patterns ,textures and colours. • The frame is of a single bright colour. • The arms of the sunglasses have retro inspired patterns and colours.


LIVE PROJECT Human Machine Interface GROUP OF 7

“To develope a HMI / UI , approapriate menu flow and the product design for the capacitive centre stack module for a automobile ( non disclosable ) of the SUV segment for one the leading automobile company “

Compilation and categorisation of user research

3 MONTHS


Live Project Analysis of the acquired Data

Concept Generation

This project was done for a leading german company and cannot be disclosed as per the non - disclosure agreement.


SKILLS SKETCHING AND RENDERING SKILLS

Medium : pencil

Medium : stabulo pencil and watercolour


MODEL MAKING

Concepts

Final Concept and Prototypes

Description

• Electric Kettle form transition from circular to triangular. • Circular base for easy cleaning and uniform heating. • Triangular top for the spout for easy pouring of the content inside. Material : MDF ( Medium Density Fibre )


MATERIAL SKILLS

Capturing space with metal strip . Explorations on wood.

Radii manipulation on Siporex

90degree hinge from HIPS

Carving staircase in POP


PAPER WORK

WACOM


CURRICULUM VITAE Education :

Institute

Year

Course

2009

SSC

St. Andrews Silver Oak School

Distinction

2011

HSC

R.Y.K Science College

Distinction

2014

Year 3

MIT Institute of Design

Work Experience : Name : Mitali Shevade DOB :

6th January, 1993

Email :

mitalisshevade@gmail.com

Address: Mayur Milan, Datey nagar, Gangapur road, Nashik - 422013 Contact: 9922942062

Software Known : Sketchbook pro , Photoshop , InDesign,SolidWorks , KeyShot .

Languages : English , Hindi , Marathi , French ( Basic )

• Redesigned a tin plating control panel at “AALAP ENTERPRISES” , Sinnar. • Worked with a leading automobile company. Interests: ÇÇ Painting »» Attended a workshop of Egyptian painting. »» Won consolation prize in state level poster making competition. ÇÇ Reading ÇÇ Dancing »» Trained in ‘Kathak’ for 8 years under the guidance of guru Mrs. Rekha Nadgavda. (Appeared for madhyama pratham : 1st part of diploma in dance) »» Also trained in western dance. ÇÇ Attended workshops of Salsa , Jive , Rock n Roll , Contemporary, Belly Dancing, Hip-hop, Bollywood. ÇÇ Have given many stage performances and active participation in college cultural events. ÇÇ Also worked as an instructor at a dance institute in Nashik for 2 years. ÇÇ Collecting currency of different nations.

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