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Jon Nguyen industrial design portfolio 2012


ORCA HOOKIE LEVELS SHARKIE EASI HANDLES CALTRAIN

SKWEEZ FYRE SQUARE ONE URBIE KNOK SURFACE


BLACKBIRD CUBEZ BARBACK STATION GOGO H2O KAMI &CUZI CURVILINEAR

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ORCA


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Vision Statement

power tools don’t need to be manly...

reciprocating saws were created for demolishion. they are also designed to look rugged for construction. what about the rest of the people who want to do things around the house? they need a saw which is elegant in styling while boasting an array of safety features to improve confidence


Inspirations images of inspiration were used to create the form and feel of the product. smooth transitions and crisp color transitions were to be used

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Feature Ideation features that would make a safer working environment for the user was very important so different ways to create confidence by safety features were designed and sketched


Form Ideation forms were then explored to create the transformation from a utilitarian product into a more friendly and approachable form

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Mock Ups foam mockups were done to explore form, ergonomics and handling.


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Color Study

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HOOKIE


Problem Statement to create a simple inexpensive product that will aid in a student’s organization in the classroom environment. the use of this product will allow students to utilize their desk space more efficiently. it will also allow students to individualize themselves through various color ways

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LEVELS


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Inspirations I looked to nature as a source of inspiration in my design of The Levels line of chairs. The natural beauty of a flock of seagulls in flight frozen in time intrigues me and had lead me through my design process

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Ideation sketching was used to explore possible opportunities for the metal chair


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Physical Model the physical model was costructed from mild steel and was finished in a forced patina to accentuate the steel’s physical properties

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SHARKIE


Problem Statement to create a fun and innovative business card holder within four hours using Solidworks and hand sketching. Sharkie is conversation desk piece that will attract people to your business card

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EASI HANDLES


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Problem Statement to redesign a standard 5 quart saucepan handle creating a comfortable, ergonomic and visually appealing product

strain on wrist

too skinny

HOT!

OW! Jon Nguyen

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Initial Testing initial testing was completes by both a male and female member of the team. each member peformed a series of tasks typically found during the use of a sauce pan. findings were then noted for redesign opportunities.

our initial findings included:

• female tester had to use two hands at one

• the handle was uncomfortable to hold as the

point while filling the saucepan with water

saucepan got heavier

• pouring of water from saucepan put strain on

• male tester could not get a good grip on the

the wrists

handle (too small and narrow)

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Brainstorming a series of brainstorming sessions led to 2 days of sketching. from this process, we extracted the best ideas that we wanted to move forward with to create mock ups for further testing

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design A

thumb groove

hook loop

design B bulbous

design C

triangular transition


Design Changes some issues were found during the random user testing and final revisions were then addressed giving the final design for easi

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Final Design thumb groove

slimmer top view

more mass


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CALTRAIN


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The Problem understanding and observing the issues related to the Caltrain system required empathic research


Ideation sketches were used to explore solutions and early concepts for space and convenience

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User Interface

to aid in convenience, touch screen monitors and large easily distinguishable icons were designed. the process has also been streamlined

redesigned button logos


Final Design

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4"

30"

24"

6 32"

72"

40"

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BLACKBIRD

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Objective to design and build blackbird sf in collaboration with craige walters, renowned interior designer. transformation from dated “hole in the wall” into an upscale cocktail bar utilizing reclaimed wood, original 1900’s back bar and keeping it’s historical san francisco feel


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CUBEZ

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Problem Statement to create a modular storage system for a bartender’s essentials which allows a bartender to customize his or her workstation to their drink specialties. supplies included are napkins, 2 different straws, toothpicks, and spoons

Ideation sketches were used to explore possible solutions which would match blackbird bar’s aesthetic while allowing easy and modular service

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Materials cubez is made from 18 gauge 314 grade stainless steel to provide ease of cleaning, sanitariness, and match the bar’s drink rail system

Manufacturing the pattern are laser cut then are bent on a press brake. final assembly is done with a series of 6 spot weld per piece

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BARBACK STATION

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Objective to create a glass and waste control system for blackbird which chan aid in streamlining the process of rinsing glasses before going into the dishwasher as well as waste disposal at the end of the night

Ideation once research and empathic research was done, a round of brainstorming and sketching was done by the team to explore the possible configurations, materials, and processes

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Mock Ups mock ups were created to test ergonomics, workflow and functionality. once all functions were perfected, the final product was constructed


Final Product once fully built, the final product was installed into the bar by retrofitting it into is designation. all plumbing and service were done as well

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GOGO H2O

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Problem Statement backpackers have so many essentials they need to carry into the field with them. It can all become cumbersome for the average or novice backpacker. My objective is to build a streamline water purification product to enhance a backpackers experience


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Ideation pen and paper sketching was used to explore form, innovation, materials, and technologies


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Product Use Storyboard

pull strap to release body

expand body

unscrew lid

fill with water

screw cap back onto body

turn c.c.w. to activate light and wait 90 sec for light to turn off

turn back c.w. to open water valve

enjoy purified water


Orthographics 2 3/4”

7 3/4”

1 3/4”

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KAMI & CUZI

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Problem Statement to create a series of table top products which utilize sustainable materials and technologies while keeping a optimized lifecycle analysis score

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Materials & Processes kami and cuzi are designed to be easily manufactured without the use of any adhesives. all materials are lasercut . the wooded parts are birch plywood and birch dowels while the other parts are laser cut recycled p.e.t. felt

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Problem Statement to create an interesting form and composition by cutting a block along the top, front and right side planes


CURVILINEAR

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SKWEEZ


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Problem Statement the common iconic shape of clothes irons has virtually unchanged throughout the years. same goes for how it functions. accompanied by this stagnant shape is the stigma that women should be the ones ironing the clothes. with the realization that times have changed, so must the iron. skweez will change ironing forever


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User Persona

Michael Woods -26 years old -single -video game developer -likes volkswagons, tom’s shoes & cukui clothing


Jonah Woods -28 years old -bachelor -video game developer -likes audi, john varvatos shoes & hugo boss suits

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rotating cord relief

squeeze to release steam

steam chamber

removable water reservoir

removable creasing attachment

adjustable thermostat

soft touch elastic body


Skweez Features

ceramic construction

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Product Benefits -eliminates ironing boards -iron clothes while on the hanger -easy steaming -simple creasing -works inside cuffs -extremely versetile


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FYRE


Objective to design a lighter which holds low impact on the environment while being able to withstand 100 years of abuse. fyre is constructed of a copper body and leather sleeve which is designed to become more beautiful as the copper patinas and the leather wears

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SQUARE ONE


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Problem Statement to create a learning device for university students in 2022. predicting and proving technologies of the near future will be essential in creation and design of this emerging product

Persona name: dob: location: future:

alexander meowingtons 02/18/04 san francisco, ca home schooled until the age 15 when he then attends a top tier high school. upon graduation, alexander is accepted into harvard university


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Empathic Research empathic research was done in order to uncover a problem worth solving for students at the university level.


Technology progressions of technology was studied in order to help predict the path of available technologies for the near future.

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Ideation pen and paper sketching was used to explore form, innovation, materials, and technologies within different concepts


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1.25"

3.50"

3.50"

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Product BOM

Part

Qty.

Material

Mfg. Process

1. control bezel

1

acrylic

injection mold

2. control board

1

silicon

n/a

3. circuit board

1

silicon

n/a

4. rear shell

1

PET

injection mold

5. body

2

PET

injection mold

6. HLP lens

1

glass

laser cut/polished

7. camera lens

1

glass

laser cut/polished


1

2

3

4

5

6

7

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Student-Teacher Interaction daily lessons are linked to a posted QR code student scans the QR as they enter the class student then sits and the day’s lesson is projected student then is able to interact with the teacher attendence and participation can be logged

Interactive Presentations work can be presented vitually anywhere can project on walls and table top allows user to interact seamlessly through presentation interactive video conferencing


Student-Student Interaction students can work together easier students can choose anyone in their network more comfortable for students to interact students can highlight and save notes with the interactive projection makes collaboration a cinch

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*physical model


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URBIE


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Objective to design and use solidworks to create a commuter bike utilizing design aesthetics and features drawn from the inspiration images

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KNOX


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Objective to create a bluetooth sound system which can be integrated into an office environment seemlessly by disguising as a piece of furniture

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Low Production BOM part no.

part name

qty

size

material

mfg process

finish

color

tooling

part

1

left upper body

1

36”x30”x1.5”

walnut

CNC Milled

hand rubbed

natural

$0

$400

2

left lower body

1

36”x30”x1.5”

walnut

CNC Milled

hand rubbed

natural

$0

$370

3

right upper body

1

36”x30”x1.5”

walnut

CNC Milled

hand rubbed

natural

$0

$400

4

right lower body

1

36”x30”x1.5”

walnut

CNC Milled

hand rubbed

natural

$0

$370

5

support bars

2

13.5”x1”

copper

cast

polished

natural

$250

$20

6

grille

2

2.5”x35.5”x.125”

copper

waterjet cut

polished

$0

$125

7

torx screws

14

T10 x 5/8”

stainless steel

8

Image Dynamics Horn

2

2”x34”

9

Earthquake SWS-8

1

8”

10

receiver

1

see specs

11

Laird bluetooth

1

see specs

units

1

10

100

1,000

10,000

tooling

$250

$25

$2.50

$.25

$.03

part cost

$1,830

$1,830

$1,830

$1,830

$1,830

electronics

$200

$200

$200

$200

$200

TOTAL(pp)

$2,280

$2,055

$2032.50

$2030.25

$2,030.03

black


High Production BOM part no.

part name

qty

size

material

mfg process

finish

color

tooling

part

1

left upper body

1

36”x30”x1.5”

PET

injection molding

gloss

PANTONE18-1763 TCX

$100,000

$10

2

left lower body

1

36”x30”x1.5”

PET

injection molding

gloss

PANTONE18-1763 TCX

$90,000

$9

3

right upper body

1

36”x30”x1.5”

PET

injection molding

gloss

PANTONE18-1763 TCX

$100,000

$10

4

right lower body

1

36”x30”x1.5”

PET

injection molding

gloss

PANTONE18-1763 TCX

$90,000

$9

5

support bars

2

13.5”x1”

acrylic

extrusion

powder coat

bright white

$10,000

$.80

6

grille

2

2.5”x35.5”x.125”

6061 al

stamped

polished

$8,000

$4

7

torx screws

14

T10 x 5/8”

stainless steel

8

left foot

1

4mm

poron

die cut

$1,000

$.75

9

right foot

1

4mm

poron

die cut

$1,000

$.75

10

Image Dynamics Horn

2

2”x34”

11

Earthquake SWS-8

1

8”

12

receiver

1

see specs

13

Laird bluetooth

1

see specs

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silver

units

1

10

100

1,000

10,000

50,000

100,000

tooling

$401,000

$40,100

$4,010

$401

$40.10

$8.02

$4.01

part cost

$49.10

$49.10

$49.10

$49.10

$49.10

$49.10

$49.10

electronics

$45

$45

$45

$45

$45

$45

$45

TOTAL(pp)

$401,094.10 $40,194.1

$4,104.10

$495.10

$134.20

$102.12

$98.11

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Knox Exploded View


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Materials Exploration

High Gloss I.M. Finish

Electroplated Copper


Low Gloss Soft Touch

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SURFACE


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Problem Statement it’s hard teaching an old dog new tricks. This is especially true for fisherman. big game fishermen are known for fishing rough waters days on end just for the thrill of the catch. the dangers of the ocean are often ignored as shown by the many fisherman that don’t wear life vest. the product i have designed will compliment a fisherman’s experience while allowing a way of rescue in the unfortunate event a fisherman falls overboard


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Ideation most fishermen do not fish with a life vest and since drowning among fishermen is a fairly large occurrence, i looked at different routes to get a p.f.d. to a drowning victim. i found, through shadowing and empathic research, that if a victim fell off, it is very difficult to turn back around. i ended up with a floatation device that could be thrown or casted out to a victim.


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green dot bioplastic cap

activation valve

16 gram co2 cartridge

nylon coated ripstop bladder

seaweed/algae pulp paper body


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SJSU 2012 Student Portfolio

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