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Nathan Wong Industrial Designer


Nathan Wong 958 Meadowood Dr. San Jose, CA 95120 naywong@gmail.com issuu.com/naywong

RECTILINEAR

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CURVILINEAR

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ROCKET CAR

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BLADE

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FLUID

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ECHELON

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CLIIP

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DETAILER

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DRIVER

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SPEAKER

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SKÖVDE

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CHECKOUT

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SOLACE

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TOY CAR

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PROSTHETIC LEG

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HIGH C

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PERCIVAL

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ASPIRE

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REFRESH

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RECTILINEAR

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The rectilinear was a visualization exercise on balance and three dimensional space. I explored the interactions between three intersecting forms that created a singular object.

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CURVILINEAR

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The curvilinear is inspired by the various forms a tree can be transformed into due to natural forces. It also explores the balance in energy and how a change in one orthographic view affects another orthographic projection.

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ROCKET CAR

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Inspiration

The Bonneville Salt Flat races in Utah attract millions each year with cars that go up to 500+ MPH. Along with the rich history, culture, and following, futuristic looking cars have also emerged over the years.

CONCEPTION

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The inspiration for my rocket car comes from the aesthetic and functional design of the high speed Salt Flat race cars. These cars are custom fabricated or modified into ĂŚrodynamic shapes beyond recognition. Just like my rocket car, tweaks were done over time to achieve the best outcome.

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PRODUCTION


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BLADE

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250,000 serious hand, finger and wrist injuries from cutters in the private industry annually 40% of these injuries are related specifically to retractable knives 30% of damaged merchandise in retail stores were due to incorrect use of box cutters.

My goal is to lower the number of injuries in the workplace with a straightforward and honest design. The handle conforms to the natural curvature of the hand. When placed down, the handle is easily accessible with the sharp blade facing down. Minimal effort is needed in the wrist to angle it into the optimal cutting position.

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FLUID

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What makes soap bars inferior?

Soap bars are difficult to grip when wet and eventually turn into unusable clumps that pile at the bottom of a dish.

Therefore, my inspiration comes from water itself. The form of fluids flowing over a surface can be very graceful and powerful at the same time.

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Process

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In this project, I learned to create forms that flow with the natural curvature of the hand. I also realized that this is especially important for objects that are roughly the size of the hand.

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My soap bar also has an arch on the bottom so that it can be picked up easily. The base is small so that it can still fit soap holders of all sizes.


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ECHELON

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How can it be made better?

According to Dieter Rams, Good Design is: Innovative Useful Aesthetic Understandable Unobtrusive Honest Long lasting Detailed Environmentally friendly Little design as possible

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The problem

There are many steps required in making a cup of coffee. These steps are not geared towards the ease of use and makes the whole process more difficult than it should be. Since most of the ingredients are loaded in from the top, it can be difficult to see and operate.

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Simplify!

A typical coffee maker has so many different parts that it makes it hard to clean. Reducing the number of parts can make it cheaper for the company to manufacture. Keeping it simple will also create a pleasant experience for the user. My design utilizes a unibody construction with minimal electronic components.

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4 easy steps

The elimination of most electronic components and pumps make this an easy product to use. Gravity-fed water without the loss in water heat creates an exquisite taste only high end coffee makers can replicate. 1) Fill 2) Grind 3) Start 4) Enjoy!

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Process

CONCEPTION

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PROTOTYPES

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2”

7.5”

5.75”

2.5”

1.5” 6”

6”

7”

4.75”

4.5”

17”

17” 1.25”

4.6”

1.25”

1.75”

7.5”

7.5”

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CLIIP

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How can it be useful and innovative?

Traveling and sketching without a desk is always hard. Carrying pens and markers when you want to travel light can be troublesome. There are many opportunities in this market. It is currently saturated with the large pencil pouches and bags. I wanted a product that would fit seamlessly with any notebook I had.

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Inspiration

I liked the properties that came with using mixed materials. The holder could be durable while being flexible at the same time. I looked into products showed durability and strength.

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Ideation

Because the function of the product was extremely important, the majority of the time was spent making physical prototypes. After finding the right materials, only fine adjustments were needed to create a properly working product.


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Entrepreneurship

Starting a company is not only about design and research, it is important to understand the numbers and business too.

Costs:

Customer:

Marketing:

Kickstarter:

Materials: $1200 Manufacturing: $1500 Shipping: $1000 Packaging: $400 Marketing: $600 Miscellaneous: $1000

Artists Authors Businessmen Explorers Travelers

Facebook Instagram Twitter Magazines Art Conventions Business Conventions

If my product can get successfully funded on Kickstarter, I plan to expand the company and start developing a matching line of products. I hope to also sell these on an online store where I can reach a greater audience. Art and craft stores would be my next step once the company has established its name.

Total: $5700

Competition: Moleskine is the main competitor, but like many other companies, their clip only holds one pen at a time.

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DETAILER

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What is wrong?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, and Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome occur with compression on the Median Nerves and excessive vibration.

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Current detailers are poorly designed and are not able to cater to the user’s needs. This makes the experience unpleasant and only a few are happy to reuse the tool.


Fulfilling the needs

Personal research: -Handles are effective only on one or two surfaces -Professional buffers have more complex shapes and combine metal and plastic, require more processes to manufacture. -Random orbital buffers require only one mold.

Professionals desire:

-Speed -Precision -Adjustability -Close appearance and feel of their old trusted tools

Researching complaints from other users:

-Not enough padding -Random orbital buffers limited on use before it becomes painful to use -Power cord can get in the way -Skinny and hard handles

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Development

Do you prefer a compact power tool over a larger one of the same size?

Yes: 78%

No: 22%

CONCEPTION

From your experience, is a swiveling handle more comfortable than a stationary one?

Yes: 75%

Would you like the idea of having the power buttons away from the trigger location?

No: 25%

REFINEMENT

Yes: 19%

No: 81%


Which one would give you more control? A large grip or a handle?

Handle: 62%

Grip: 38%

Would you buy a low cost, professional grade, compact detailer if it was available?

Yes: 83%

FINALIZATION

No: 17%


How to use

The detailer can be held on it’s body or on the provided grips. The user can use their favorite holding positions without being limited by the product. The black rubber grip provides a non-slip surface for precise spots and comfortable use for an extended time.

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SPEAKER

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What is it about?

The purpose for this project was to understand how to make a profitable product and to fully utilize the intent of the design. To make research and development money go a long way, a product has to appeal to all sides of the market. In this case, the premium cost of the low volume speaker allows for more expression and technology. Contrarily, the high volume speaker is made for manufacturing and provides the whole experience without the cost.

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Low Volume Speaker

High Volume Speaker


The high profile client:

The every day client:

The main design is for the high profile client. They demand high audio quality with the looks and materials to match. Luxurious materials and state of the art technology are things they desire in all their purchases. He or she would not mind paying the premium for a pricey and high quality audio product.

The secondary design is for the average user. They have a high demand for audio quality but are not able to afford the premium quality. They would be more than willing to sacrifice extra features and construction material costs for the same audio quality as the one made for the high profile client.

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Ideation

Low Volume CONCEPTION

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PRODUCTION


Manufacturing

LOW VOLUME BILL OF MATERIALS Name Mesh Panel Speakers Housing Feet Trim Allen Bolts Phillips Screw

Material

Process Photochemical Machining Laminated Veneers O.E.M. Manufactured Composite Laminating EDM Extrusion Roll Threading Roll Threading

LOW VOLUME COST BOM

Weight (lbs)

Aluminum India Ironwood Mixed Kevlar Iridium Stainless Steel O.E.M O.E.M

Mesh

Number Tooling Part Cost

2 35 30 20 1 4 .1 .2

Size

Finish

15x.3x40 18x1.5x40 8x8x5 20x24x32 1x1x.5 18x2x40 M10x1.25 #8/32x.5

Anodized Varnish None Painted None Clear Coat None None

Number 1 1 3 1 4 1 2 8

Cost $60 $180 $90 $500 $2000 $60 $0.1 $0.05

1 0 180 $180

10 0 180 $180

100 0 180 $180

300 0 180 $180

500 0 180 $180

700 0 180 $180

1,000 0 180 $180

5,000 0 180 $180

10,000 0 180 $180

1 7,000 50 $7,050

10 7,000 50 $750

100 7,000 50 $120

300 7,000 50 $73.33

500 7,000 50 $64

700 7,000 50 $60

1,000 7,000 50 $57

5,000 7,000 50 $51.40

10,000 7,000 50 $50.70

1 2,000 30 $2,030

10 2,000 30 $230

100 2,000 30 $50

300 2,000 30 $36.66

500 2,000 30 $34

700 2,000 30 $32.85

1,000 2,000 30 $32

5,000 2,000 30 $30.40

10,000 2,000 30 $30.20

1 0 150 $150

10 0 150 $150

100 0 150 $150

300 0 150 $150

500 0 150 $150

700 0 150 $150

1,000 0 150 $150

5,000 0 150 $150

10,000 0 150 $150

$9,410

$1,310

$500

$440

$428

$423

$419

$412

$411

Body Number Tooling Part Cost

Panel

Number Tooling Part Cost

Feet Number Tooling Part Cost

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Ideation

High Volume CONCEPTION

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PRODUCTION


Manufacturing

HIGH VOLUME BILL OF MATERIALS Name

Material

Process

Body 1 Body 2 Inside Frame Allen Bolts Speakers Power Cord

Injection Molding Injection Molding Turret Punching Roll Threading O.E.M O.E.M

Size

Finish

20x15x32 20x15x32 16x4x30 M10x1.25 10x10x4.5 36x.5x.5

Anodized Varnish None Painted None Clear Coat

Weight (lbs)

ABS ABS Aluminum O.E.M. Mixed Copper

12 14 2 .1 3.75 .5

Number 1 1 3 1 4 1

Cost $11.5 $11.5 $4.02 $0.1 $10 $1

HIGH VOLUME COST BOM Mesh

Number Tooling Part Cost

1 600,000 10 $600,010

10 600,000 10 $60,010

100 600,000 10 $6,010

1,000 600,000 10 $610

10,000 600,000 10 $70

100,000 600,000 10 $16

400,000 600,000 10 $11.50

800,000 600,000 10 $10.75

1,000,000 600,000 10 $10.60

1 600,000 10 $600,010

10 600,000 10 $60,010

100 600,000 10 $6,010

1,000 600,000 10 $610

10,000 600,000 10 $70

100,000 600,000 10 $16

400,000 600,000 10 $11.50

800,000 600,000 10 $10.75

1,000,000 600,000 10 $10.60

1 10,000 4 $10,004

10 10,000 4 $1,004

100 10,000 4 $104

1,000 10,000 4 $14

10,000 10,000 4 $5

100,000 10,000 4 $4.10

400,000 10,000 4 $4.01

800,000 10,000 4 $4.01

1,000,000 10,000 4 $4

$12,124

$1,234

$145

$36

$27

$26

$25

Body Number Tooling Part Cost

Panel

Number Tooling Part Cost

Total

$1,210,024 $121,024

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Low volume speaker

This speaker fits in with the other high end audio equipment the purchaser has at home. It is perfect for a theater or studio setting, The use of materials and techniques will wow the guests in both sound quality and design form.

A. Photochemically Machined Aluminum B. Laminated India Ironwood Veneer C. Extruded Stainless Steel D. Composite Laminated Kevlar

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High volume speaker

This speaker fits perfectly into an audiophile’s living room or TV room perfectly. These become the centerpiece for his or her audio experience. With the unique form and color selection, guests will immediately recognize the audiophile’s interest in high end equipment.

A. Injection Molded ABS Plastic B. Turret Punched Aluminum

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CHECKOUT

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Research

Our focus was on the user experience. In our observations, we interviewed the workers and found out many flaws they encountered. In addition, we saw that the space usage could be better utilized. Our purpose was to maximize the allowed floor space and create a pleasant experience for the shoppers as well.

“There could be more space for the item scanner” “There’s a lot of movement required throughout the entire process”

“The area for the basket is a little low”

“Standing the entire time is exhausting, It would be great if I could sit down.”

“The system is difficult to use, especially for disabled people”

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Working together in a team allowed us to collect data and form ideas in an efficient manner. Each of us had different perspectives and this was very valuable later on in the ideation. When combined, we found that our checkout station was effective in solving all of the problems cashiers encountered.


Ideation

By forming ideas on paper and in Solidworks, we were able to get accurate dimensions and experiment with our own materials. Our goal was to keep the final design relevant to the interior design of Trader Joe’s stores.

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The user walks up to the counter and immediately faces the cash register. The cashier can minimize their movements and operate everything while sitting down if needed. The information screen swivels in every direction, accommodating people of all heights and disabilities.

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Platforms of varying heights on the side accommodate baskets and disabled persons, while also serving as a writing surface. Storage compartments underneath use the space efficiently.

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TOY CAR

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How is it different?

The idea of Green Toys is simple. Existing plastic All toys and materials are sourced and from milk jugs (high density polyethylene), is manufactured in the U.S. The plastic can be melted down and recycled into toys. This method molded into detailed shapes and is food safe. reduces the need for new materials for toy companies.

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Both the packaging and the toy can be recycled! The whole manufacturing process saves electricity and materials. Parents can be relieved that their children are not playing with dangerous plastics.


Mission

Adults never really outgrow their toys, the toys just get bigger and better. This toy gives both the adult and child the joy and pleasure of owning a toy car. For the adult, the car is highly detailed and inspired by the classic Datsun 240z.

Children are able to grasp the toy easily with the large hood and openings. Damage is not a concern since the plastic is not easily dented or scratched.

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CONCEPTION I wanted to create a more detailed toy with the future environment in mind. This toy car would resemble the style of Green Toys, but also slightly more realistic to appeal to older kids.

REFINEMENT

PHOTOSHOP My sketches started on paper. I then photoshopped my proportions to create the underlaying sketches.


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HIGH C

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Why flatpack?

Packing as much as possible into a container makes sense when profits are at stake. It also allows for compact storage and easier movement of furniture. Conventional high chairs are cumbersome and difficult to store.

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These are some of the existing high chairs for babies. Many of these look very similar and the only major visual difference is in the color or the fabric. 2

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Data gathering

As a parent, what do you look for in a high chair? 25

Safety Portability

16 25%

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Ease of cleaning

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The parents were free to choose four points that appealed to them, but not many had considered the environmental impact of the materials. For some, they also wanted high chairs that would look more elegant or unique.

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Move around Throw utensils

41%

34%

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Looks Environmental Impact

What was the lifespan of your chair? (In months)

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Sit quietly

These top three answers were recorded in the same survey. These activities were associated with discomfort or lack of restraint for the children in the chair.

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A typographical element is also introduced in the design of the chair. The name of the product is spelled from its pieces when disassembled. I decided to open up the seating area so parents can put their own padding and restraint for the younger children. These can be removed and turned into a normal chair when they are older.

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The layout is designed to conserve materials. More parts can be made from the excess space. Because the pieces are all flat, shipping cost is minimized.

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ASPIRE

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Why men’s health?

Men’s health is not as commonly discussed or funded as seen with popular women’s health topics like breast cancer. Therefore, my product will be marketed towards the male population. My goal is to help bring awareness without patients having to feel self-conscious.

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Designing for a celebrity

The persona is Hiro, a rising artist in the DJ scene. Some of his favorite activities include collecting clothing, toys, and listening to music. He lives in Kitazawa, Tokyo, Japan and currently suffers from breathing problems.

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Tra dit ion al J apa nes e By examining his preferences and hobbies, I started to form a design language that he would like.

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We first wrote a list of attributes that Hiro had. From there, we developed his style and interests. As the background developed, Hiroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story became more and more complex. We were able to formulate his daily routine for his performance days and regular days.

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By looking into his daily life, new opportunities for design can be found. We realized that Hiro is often in the public eye and that he does not want his disease (Asthma) to become a handicap to his image.

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App interface

The app is immersive and encourages the user to return to the app daily. A support network of friends and doctors keeps the user accountable. Real time data is linked from the spirometer to the phone. As the user inhales and exhales, the calendar is also able to track improvements or progress over time.

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REFRESH

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What is reverse graffiti?

Reverse graffiti is removing dirt, dust, or particles from a surface to produce an image. Unlike regular graffiti, reverse graffiti is designed to fade away over time or until it is washed off.

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Brainstorm

As a group, we first gathered ideas on things a city dweller might need. Our ideas revolved their daily life and routine. As the ideation progressed, we began to move away from the daily routine and towards what he or she would do in their free time.

The whole new explosion in the urban exploration movement inspired us. Users travel around the city to find undiscovered territory and then leave with photos for record. Some explorers mark up the location with graffiti.

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Ideation

IDEA GENERATION Most of the ideation was done through physical models. Minor refinements in the detail helped in the success of the product.

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REFINEMENT At this stage, I discovered that using a live hinge has its advantages. The body can be put back together multiple times without comprising its rigidity.

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Business

My plan is to first start with a pop-up shop to get the Upgrowth name out on the market. I will encourage the buyers to post and interact with our social media page so we can reach a larger audience.

MANUFACTURING COST BOM Name Body Stencils Pull Loop Bottle Sponge Total:

Process Laser Cut Laser Cut Cutting Injection Molded O.E.M

Material Underlayment Oak Veneer Leather HDPE Mixed

Weight (lbs) 12 14 2 .1 3.75

Size (in) 12x24 24x192 6x.25 1.25x3.5 24x4

Finish None None None None None

Number 2 1 1 1 1

Time Spent

Cost

30 min 5 min 2 min 2 min 1 min

$0.60 $1.00 $0.05 $1.25 $0.08

40 min

$2.98


This is truly a product you can quickly throw into your backpack and not worry about being crushed. The bottle and brushes last a long time without needing to be replaced.

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DRIVER

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Purpose

The DRIVER phone case aims to provide a dedicated and trusty tool for those who love working with their hands. It does not aim to solve every fastening method, but is intended to be customizable according to each userâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal needs.


Inspiration

My design inspiration came from outdoor equipment and tactical gear. These items have a perceived value of toughness and durability. For soft-goods, most of the products are designed to be configurable by the user in both functionality and organization.

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IDEATION: SKETCH Once I established a direction, I explored different methods of storage. I wanted a method to store screwdrivers/allen heads and other miscellaneous tools.

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SKĂ&#x2013;VDE

SKĂ&#x2013;VDE is hanging planter designed to make the initial growing and nurturing process easier and more efficient for first time gardeners. Its main purpose is to become an income generator for low income buyers and to promote a healthier lifestyle regardless of space available.

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY:

One of the most populous county in the San Francisco Bay Area region. Also One of the most affluent counties in the U.S., but high cost of living creates a struggle for many families.

Population 2014 (est.): 1,894,605 Percent below poverty line: 10.2% as of 2011

The Federal Poverty line is $24,250 compared to the Bay Areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $60,953.

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IDEATION:

I did not end up going in the direction of my earliest sketches, but I was able to learn and apply the value of space management, mobility, and different watering techniques to my final model.


Hanging planters have traditionally required lots of space and permanent installation work. They are often used to accent a room by themselves and chosen for their aesthetic qualities. Both of these are not conditions that apartments can satisfy. Gardeners often resort to DIY solutions to fit their needs.

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SKÖVDE Product Manual

Parts List -

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Design and Quality IKEA of Sweden

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(52”x2”x 3/4”)

(22”x2”x 1/2”)

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(22”x2”x 3/4”)

x8

(1/4"-20 x1 1/2”)

(1/8”x 1.5”)

(22.5”x2”x 3/8”)

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SOLACE

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Who is it for? Solace is for cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy, specifically during the infusion process. This is a time where they may undergo social isolation from family and friends. Solace helps to keep them connected and to be able to receive support when needed.

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Inspiration Our team looked into existing apps and visuals that focused on the calming of the emotions with meditation based visuals. Through the visuals, we hope it will help the user receive three things: relaxation, comfort, and support.

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Comfort

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Wireframing (User Side)

There are four main functions in the app. Solace (the main interaction part), notifications, appointment reminders, and inviting your favorite role model. The user sends invites to their friends and lets them know their schedule so they can be present during the infusion process.

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Wireframing (Support Side)

The Support group has a “light” version of the patient’s interface. They are able to send videos, images, text, music, and sound clips. They can also send it before the appointment if they are unable to make it. Each supporter sees the same exact visual as the patient in the main interaction screen, and can see when their messages are opened and read.

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Final Screens

Home

Main screen

Friends +

My Friends Delete Delet

Bill Fariba David Nathan Jake John Adam

Notifications Solace Select All

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Notifications Bill@gmail.com

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David@gmail.com

Nadia

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Solace Interaction

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Voice Recording

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Color Study

Future iterations of this project include more refined ĂŚsthetics and visuals. We hope to translate the ethos of the login and home screen to the rest of the pages.

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Problem

Colombia is a nation that is scattered with land mines from previous wars. Children who are curious and play in the fields become victims of triggering a land mine. As a result, they have to live the rest of their life as an amputee. Having a usable prosthetic can be difficult given their constant growing and financial circumstances. The goal of the project was to design a low cost prosthetic that fits the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifestyle needs in aesthetics and functionality.

About 30% of all Colombians have difficulty in moving around. Causes: 5% Snake bites 10% Weapons and violence 32% Automotive 48% Diabetes and Genetics 4% Other

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Goals

PRIMARY GOALS

Resistant to weather and terrain Support more than the current user’s weight Perform daily physical tasks Natural motion and movement Comfort for the user Balance and Stability

SECONDARY GOALS

Addressing the social stigma Integration back into society without uncanny valley Modularity Intuitive to attach and re-attach Perform recreational activities

TERTIARY GOALS Customization according to the users’ style preferences Fashionable Sustainable Cater to user’s emotional needs Weight reduction in prosthetic

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Process SOCKET

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PYLON

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Our final model consists of only a few moving parts to minimize the chance of breakage. It utilizes the natural flex of materials in the foot to create a natural walking motion for the user.

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Bill of Materials

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Quantity

Material

Size (LxWxH)

Cost

Source

Socket (Inner)

1

Polypropylene

4.5x4.5x3.5in

$.40

Local

Socket (Outer)

1

Polypropylene

4.5x4.5x8in

$12

Local

Liner

1

Vinyl

4x4x6in

$2

Local

Lacing

1

Nylon

.125x24in

$.75

Local

Knee

1

ABS

2.5x2.5x6in

$2.50

Local

Pylon

1

Abarco Wood

1.5x2.25x11.95in

$3

Local

Bolts

6

Stainless Steel

.25x1.5in

$1.25

OEM

Nuts

6

Stainless Steel

.5x.5x.25in

$0.20

OEM

Shoulder Screw

2

Stainless Steel

.25x2.5in

$.50

OEM

Head Screw

2

Stainless Steel

.25x.5in

$.50

OEM

Foot (Upper)

1

HDPE

.25x3x7in

$0.82

Local

Foot (Lower)

1

HDPE

.25x3x5in

$0.56

Local

Foot (Neoprene)

1

Neoprene

.25x3x4in

$0.44

Local

Spacer

1

ABS

2x1.5x2.5in

$1.50

OEM

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The hardware used is universal throughout the prosthetic leg. Standard hole diameter, thread, and screws means hardware is easily replaceable and cheap. Interlocking connections ensure stability and strength. The length can be adjusted by adding spacers either between the socket and the joint, or between the pylon and the joint.

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Customization

Because the main pylon is wood, it allows for kids to use several methods to customize the look. They can carve their own designs into the surface, or even paint and add stickers on the outside to make their prosthesis their own.

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PERCIVAL

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Problem

The home is a very personal space, a place where a family can relax. It should be a place of comfort and safety. Burglaries, natural disasters, and accidents are all threats to this and most families do not have a preventative or emergency plan is something were to happen. We saw a window of opportunity in upgrading all these areas to provide a cohesive safety and security solution.

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Research

Our research included visiting multi-generational families in the Bay Area in CA. We took observations about their habits, cleaning methods, organization, lifestyle, and plans for the future. We talked about their

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Ideation

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Family of Products

Aid

The family of products work together to make the home a more friendly place. Most of the work is automated and self syncing. Once these objects are installed, they provide constant feedback towards each other.

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Security

Our future iterations will focus on communication. Visual cues to communicate alerts and their status will be in the final part of completing this project.

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Thank You! Nathan Wong 958 Meadowood Dr. San Jose, CA 95120 naywong@gmail.com issuu.com/naywong

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Industrial Design Portfolio  

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Industrial Design Portfolio  

By Nathan Wong naywong@gmail.com

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