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Mary Kathryn Suttle - Virginia Tech - Industrial Design - 2013


LiteBox portable light desk 8 week project; design and build a workstation that is mobile and dual function


User

Market Research

Anna runs her own small business as an interior designer. She does a

lot

of drafting for home additions, cabinet

arrangements, room layouts, and tile designs. Anna does not own a light

table, instead she uses natural light from a window. I want to design a small scale light table that is more practical for her.

Ideation


Final Concept Development

light source

handle

drawer for storage

magnetic fastener

compartment for power source


Sketching and SolidWorks Rendering


Squeeze pancake batter dispenser 4 week project; redesign and improve an existing kitchen tool


Product Dissection

Batter Dispenser

Handle Assembly

Reservoir

brown, plastic

Button

spring

Rod

nut & washer

brown, plastic

metal, rod

Pushes the stopper down to open up the hole.

Connects the button to the stopper.

rotational, metal

Holds the batter to be dispensed, holds the handle assembly steady.

Stopper metal, cone

Controls the flow of batter

Handle Assembly Button

Button

Rod

Rod

threads

Stopper

spring

Reservoir

Rod Stopper

washer nut

Market Trends

Dispensers that have a rod that is pushed down to release batter.

Dispensers that pours out of.

the

batter

Dispensers that are squeezed on the handle to dispense the batter


Hand Study and Ideation

Model Development

Story Board

Final Concept


KidSafe line of childproof bottles for cleaning products 10 week project; design a product to enter into an international competition


Research

37% 38%

670,000

there are 1.2 million accidental poisonings in children under 5 each year

63%

63%

only 37% of families make an effort to purchase products with child resistant lids

(56% from non-pharmaseutical products)

containers for children

avoid bright colors and blobby forms

vs. containers for adults less than 50% of cleaning products on the market have child resistant lids


Ideation

spray

poor

squeeze

the bottles all have the same basic form so that they will be easily recognizable


Final Concept

Ridges on a silicone band align with ridges on the bottle to unlock the lid. locked

unlocked


Portfolio  

A sample of my student work

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