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Industrial Design

Portfolio Man Yan Yik

DSID 123A Portfolio These portfolio includes my projects from the last two years. I’ve learned a lot during these two years; in DSID 123, I learned to design a real product, from market research to developing a persona and design matrix. DSID 126 taught me how to combine design and ergonomics together in a product. I may still be new to industrial design, however I am looking forward to my new designs and adventures next year already!


01 FooDi Juicer 02 Falcon Cleaver

03 UNEX Face Shield & Air Filter

04 Self-check out Machine

05 Solidworks - Road Bike 06 River Soap

07 Origami Hanger 08 Rocket Car

Most juicers take up a lot of space on the kitchen counter and are heavy to move around.

Many people like juicing because of health benefits, however, juicers are expensive.

Traditional juicers are small and easy to use, however, they make juicing very tiring.

01 FooDi Juicer To design a juicer that can overcome the problems identified in market research on current juicers. Ergonomics, minimalism and market demand were used to make the final design. A juicer is typically an expensive kitchen appliance, and this product will allow more people to benefit from juicing.


The primary target market is young women, however, the elderly and people with hand weakness or disabilities can also benefit from this product. The target market does not want to invest too much in a juicer, however, they want a juicer they can use frequently as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Market Research

Research popular models and analyze design opportunities.

Opportunity Areas and Matricies Design Opportunity

These two diagrams show popular models and the location of this product on each diagram. HIGH COST $$$




Opportunity Areas and Matricies a. This diagram shows the lack of functional, low-cost juicers. DSID 123

Group Research





b. this diagram shows the lack of simple, durable juicers.

DSID 123

Group Research

Idea Development Exploring different shapes and approaching various possibilities for ergonomic considerations.

Physical Model Development Initial Mock-ups:

Final Mock-ups:

Handle Mock-ups:

Orthographics phics:










2.40 .70 .60


3.14 1.00 .06 6.10



.20 .50 .50


1.50 1.00 2.00 2.50


.38 .06 .25




2.00 3.86 2.90

Part Explanation Switch, designed to be in a natural position for users USB Charging port

Handle and battery

Signal Light: When the battery is low, the light will turn red. A green light indicates full battery.

Juicer body (inside: 250 watt motor), the body is designed to be slim,so that users can easily hold it while juicing.

Fruit grip, including teeth that can hold citrus fruit

Juicer tip, with holes so that juice can flow into the funnel easily

Silicon funnel, collapsible when not in use

Measuring cup for kitchen use, featuring a silicon bottom to prevent slipping during use

Rubber bottom. Preventing slipping during operation

The traditional handle design is uncomfortable during prolonged use, frequently causing wrist pain in users. The blade of Chinese cleaver is generally heavier and wider than western chef knives. The chef needs to hold the blade in order to best control the cleaver.

02 FalconCleaver The Chinese cleaver is a very common tool in kitchens. In recent years these ancient knives have experienced considerable popularity in the West as well, being adopted by many professional chefs from all cuisines. Unfortunately, the traditional handle is short and not ergonomically designed, leading to frequent discomfort. This project redesigns the traditional handle in a modern form, combining aethtics, functionality and ergonomics.


My target customers are professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts, both of whom are very particular about knives. This product is designed specifically for right-handed people, because professional chefs demand a perfectly designed right or left handed knife rather than a general designed knife.

Market Research

Research a variety of traditional and modern cleaver designs for reference use.

Traditional Design Less comfortable,lack design and ergonomics

Modern Design More comfortable, designed with ergonomic

Ergonomic Research

This research was conducted with professional chefs, housewives and cooking enthusiasts. The diagram shows the hand problems the current cleaver handle design causes. Slightly painful

Tired, sometimes painful Slightly painful Mostly tired after chopping

Mostly tired,sometimes painful and lasts for couple days

Ideation Process

The goal of the handle design is to develop and ideal shape for the handle.

Too Short

Too Big

Slightly Short

Too Thick

Places too much pressure on the fingers

Final Product

The design is asymmetrical, as it is focused on right handed users; an alternate, reversed design would be available for left-handed users. 6�

1� 2�

Grip designed for use with a professional pinch grip

Handle curvature follows natural finger placement to reduce pressure Large surface for thumb to rest on in a pinch grip

Shaped indentation for index finger in pinch grip

Hooked end helps prevent grip from sliding off

03 UNEX Face shield & Air Filter Wearable technology has been a huge trend in the current market. In this project, we explore the possibilities of wearable technology in the future, in order to enhance human life and provide better protection and working conditions for industrial workers in a variety of fields.

Name: Paul Bowen Age: 35 Job: Welding Worker Working Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Job information: - Welding molds / tubes / products - Usually 500 items/day “I spent two months learning how to weld. It needs a lot of concentration, and my eyes get very tired after work. The mask is very stuffy because of all the hot air I breathe in.” “Sometimes I will put an extra mask under the face shield, but sometimes i just don’t really care.” “If the face shield could provide guidelines for my work, it would be great.


My target customers will be workers who spend many hours welding in the factory. They need to have better equipment to reduce stress during work, protect their vision and improve their work quality.

Existing Problems

Most welding face shields do not include an air filter. Welding workers either do not use an air filter or use one that is separate from the face shield, which is not compatible with the face shield.


Most face shields can provide some eye and face protection for the worker, however, air filtration and instructional displays are not provided.












Air Filter






Instruction Display






Aesthetic Protection Vision

Design Matrix

This matrix shows where the design will fall. Functionality




Futuristic, Industrial, Indestructible, High-tech, Protection


Explore different possible design directions.


Exploring different shapes and approaching varies possibilities.


7 1/2”






ARC Sensors



12 1/2”

Multiple Lens

1 1/4”

Power Signal


5 1/2”

AutoDarkening Screen


Mask Pads

Ladder Strap

7 1/2”

Front View

Section View

Side View


Fasten Strap

Air Filter

Air Filter


Air Filter

6” Strap Buckle

Front View

Fasten Strap

Side View

Final Product

Inside the face shield -Air Filter can be attached or detached from the face shield. - All-in-one product - Air filter mask made of high temperature heat-resistant rubber

Face Shield w/ Augmented Reality Function - Provides guidelines for welds - Increases weld quality - Reduces training period - Reduces stress for workers - Display screens and camera

Air Filter w/ attachment rigging - Provides safe air flow during welding - Redirects air from the front to the side - Filters particles and harmful gases in the work environment

How it works

1. Turn on the system and scan the job number/bar code.

2. Use the ladder strap to tighten the air filter to the face.

3. Put down the face shield and make sure the hand band fits the head.

Job No. 128 Welding Guide

05-05-2015 1:00 p.m. Battery: 90%

4. Long press the switch and scan the job number with the front camera.

5. The system is connected to the cloud; diagrams are shown when job is scanned.

6. Screen displaying guidelines for the welder to follow

04 Barnes & Nobles Self-checkout Stand This is a group project to understand regulations, advantages and disadvantages to current self-checkout stands. Using the information collected we developed a new potential design for a self-checkout stand that is better suited to the requirements of the retail market.


The target customer will be Barnes & Nobles bookstore. Many bookstores are facing closure due to competition from Amazon and e-books. The goal of the stand is to promote the image of the bookstore and provide fast check-out service for customers.

Self-checkout Machine Study

The group observed different self-checkout machines, finding the six basic functions of the machine.

1. Lane light / store attendant call Shows available machines and alerts store staff when users need assistance 2.Touch-screen monitor Displays scanned items and guides users through the payment process. 3.Basket stand Area for putting shopping baskets during unloading. 4.Barcode scanner and scale Area to scan items for purchase 5.Payment module Area to dispense cash and receipt 6.ATM PIN pad Area for processing credit and debit payments

Regulations Compliance

ADA regulations are part of the challenge of this assignment. The self-checkout stand has to meet all ADA regulations in order to provide the best user experience

ADA Regulations: - Shelf height 28” to 34” from floor - Maximum screen height 48” above counter - Maximum counter depth 20” - If counter is less than 10”, - Screen can be no lower than 15” from counter

Ideal Dimensions: - Counter height 28”-34” - Counter width 24” - Counter depth 11”-20” - Screen height 54”-62” - Control height 42”-54” - Cylinder Grips 1.25”-1.5” diameter, 1.5” min. gap

Design Opportunities

Explore possible design solutions for self-checkout machines in Barnes & Nobles. - Station for finding digital versions of books, or finding print versions of e-books - B&N membership account sync - Personal interaction at check-in and check-out stands - Customizable experience: U.I. theme tied to account, including shopping suggestions & familiar “virtual employee”

Ideation Sketches

All the members in the group explored different directions for the design of the self-check out machine. Some tended toward the traditional self-check out machine, and some toward slim and modern designs. All designs are based on the identity of Barns & Nobles, in order to promote the store brand.

Final Model Counter height 28”-34” Elliptical counter width 24” Counter depth 20” Screen height 45”-60” Control height 42”-48” Control depth 18” Height adjustment grip 1.5” diameter

User Friendly Interface

Nook Check-in Stand

A stand for customers who have nook to browse categories and download digital books. Members can also access their accounts and receive discounts linked to their account.

05 Solidwork s Road Bike This project focused on utilizing the skills developed in Solidworks to design a road bike. Over the course of the semester we studied different functions and techniques within Solidworks, learning to apply them to industrial design. This road bike represents the culmination of my development, putting the skills to practical, real-world use.


The color comes from the emerald green lake water while the sponge sits within the soap as the river rocks do in flowing water.

The sponge represents the stone in the water. Sponge is a natural material,that reminds people of the environment.

This design was inspired by the national parks and those who love to explore them. It allows visitors and hikers to carry less gear with them while exploring the national parks, letting them enjoy their trip more and reducing waste.

06 River Soap This project focused on the application of molding skills and the ability to integrate persona into your design. In order to design a soap for the National Park service I needed to create an innovative and attractive piece utilizing molded pieces combined with other components, emphasizing the diversity of our national parks.


This product is designed to promote the National Park Service, and attract more people to visit national parks.

Nature, Relax, Enjoyable

The hook of the hanger is designed to fit to any size of closet rods.

The concept of this hanger is simple; to be easy and convenient to use and store. The structure holds clothing weighing several pounds, including jackets.

07 Origami Hanger In this project I had to design a hanger with sustainable material - cardboard. The obstacle in this project was that cardboard is not a strong material. I had to try many designs and techniques in order to create a hanger that was both durable and functional.


Cardboard is a very common material in our life. It can be anything; a mailing box, insulation material or even a chew toy for rabbits. Cardboard can be a very strong supporting material in different products with carefully designed structures.


Origami is one of the best techniques to construct a solid form from flat pieces. Additionally, the ethereal nature of origami lends itself well to storage when the piece is not in use.

Design Development

Starting from sketches, I created physical models to see different ways to approach the final design.

Folding Instruction Push in Pop out!


Fold out

Inspiration & Sketches


08 Rocket Car This project’s goal was to design a moving form with several constraints. The form was limited by size, wheel distance and the positioning of the CO2 cartridge. The inspiration comes from fish fins and waves. The general shape also represents the shape of fish. The curve lends the appearance of speed to the form, as would be expected in a rocket car.

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These are the Industrial Design projects I've done in 2 years in San Jose State University. I would like to have any design advices or sugge...

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