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YUSHI NONG nongyi@mail.uc.edu 513-652-0602 EDUCATION

EXPERIENCES

2014-2016 University of Cincinnati Master of Design, School of Design, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), Cincinnati Ohio, USA

2016-

2009-2013 Tongji University Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Design, College of Design and Innovation (D&I), Shanghai, China

Philips Lighting Design Intern Task Light Design, Cambridge, MA

2015-2016 Graduate Assistant Design research of Systems Thinking and the Future of Design with Interim Director Brigid O'Kane, University of Cincinnati 2015

2015

Autodesk Student Expert Trained in Autodesk as the student expert to teach students Fusion 360, San Francisco Design Researcher Working with Livewell on the project UC Wellbeing Initiative sponsored by the research department of University of Cincinnati

2014-2015 Graduate Assistant Autodesk sponsored project on Fusion 360 exploring innovation methods, led by Professor Craig Vogel & Professor Juan Antonio Islas Munoz, University of Cincinnati 2012

Intern of Loedesign Project of 5.12 Beichuan Earthquake Memorial Museum, Shanghai, China

2010

Intern of Jiuge Set Design Set designer of stage shows, Chengdu, China

EVENTS

SKILLS

2012 Team of SITP Students Innovation Training Program, leading the redesign of the souvenir T-shirt for Tongji University

3D Model Making·Rhinoceros·Fusion 360·Solidworks·Keyshot·Vray·HDR Shop 2D Sketching·Adobe Photoshop·Adobe Illustrator·Adobe Premiere·Adobe After Effects·Adobe Indesign

2012 Volunteer Personnel of the Innovative Sweden exhibition held by the Swedish Institute and the Consulate General of Sweden, Tongji University, Shanghai 2012 Participator of SCES Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability held by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), Shanghai 2010 Volunteer Personnel at the UN Pavilion, 2010 Shanghai World EXPO

2011-2012 President of the Photogragh and Video Club of D&I Planning, organizing, filming and editing over ten videos, three of them officially used by the College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University

Sense of humor Sense of poetry Sense of innovation

HOBBIES Reading · Film Collecting · Photography · NBA & Basketball · Poppin Dance · Folk, Funk & Rock

LANGUAGES Chinese(Mandarin) English Reference is avaliable if demanded


WORKSTATION DESIGN FOR MULTI-SCREEN USERS FOCUSING ON THE HEALTH OF NECK


01 WORKSTATION

Target User Represented by stock brokers, multi-screen users suffer from neck problems because of the way they work.


01 WORKSTATION

Problem Statement For example, a stock broker often stares at the screens for hours with one posture. When the stock broker tries to lean back to relax his back, the comfortable angle to look at the screen is gone. This dilemma needs a solution to save the stock broker’s neck without losing the view angle for working.


01 WORKSTATION

Design Goal & Gantt Chart


01 WORKSTATION

Ideations


01 WORKSTATION

Concept Selection


01 WORKSTATION

Concept Development


01 WORKSTATION

Concept Development After playing with a six-movement robotic arm, I decided to develop a two-movement concept. Because for the purpose of adjusting angles, two movements can meet the requirements of the task.


01 WORKSTATION

Neck Saver


01 WORKSTATION

Neck Saver


01 WORKSTATION

How to Use The key point of the final concept is a robotic arm with two movements. When the user sits at a comfortable position, as the screen holder, the robotic arm can adjust height and angle of the screen to make the screen point user’s face in an appropriate position.

Angle

Height


01 WORKSTATION

Model Making First I used 3D print to get the draft components. Then I went through steps of sanding, Gesso, Primer and Painting.


01 WORKSTATION

Final Model


01 WORKSTATION

In the Office


FUTURE OF CLEANING DESIGN STUDIO SPONSORED BY PROCTER & GAMBLE


02 FUTURE OF CLEANING

Still Use Towels to Clean in a 2040’s Eatery?

Touchscreen Times

Predicted by


02 FUTURE OF CLEANING

Cleaning in 2016 Work Flow of Cleaning in a Restaurant

Busboy Is a Surprise

Filthy Towels

Based on an interview with a busboy in a local restaurant, I got a chance to look at a real work flow of cleaning thoroughly. One obvious key person that makes this flow run well is the busboy.

Besides the cleaning work, Some busboys bring an extra entertaining effect to a restaurant. Bravo!

According to the interview with a busboy from a local casual restaurant, normally, they only dump the wiping towels once a day. Before they change the towel, it’s already too filthy to clean the tables.

Hard Set Oil When the oil left on the tables gets cold and set, it can not be easily wiped off just by a piece of wet towel.


02 FUTURE OF CLEANING

Analysis of the Cleaning Objects

Cleaning in 2016


02 FUTURE OF CLEANING

Busboy Timeline

Busboy is a Fun Factor


02 FUTURE OF CLEANING

Key Findings

1. Busboy Combined 2. More Effective Cleaning 3. Water Mark is Obvious on Touchscreen Table Goal

We Need a Cleaning Solution with an Entertaining Looking that Leaves a Dry and Oil Free Track


02 FUTURE OF CLEANING

Ideations


02 FUTURE OF CLEANING

Busing Machine


02 FUTURE OF CLEANING

Busing Machine

References of Technics Steam Boost

Silent Vacuum

Swiffer

Steam ready in 10 seconds 95% Power

Water tank

Vacuum motor

LED

Steam panel

Swiffer


02 FUTURE OF CLEANING

In Use


02 FUTURE OF CLEANING

Cleaning Process

Vacuum

Steam of Detergent

Hot and Dry


02 FUTURE OF CLEANING

Swiffer Concept Attached on Dishes Tray

Hot and dry section Steam section

Two-section Steam Panel

Dry-sweep section Steam section

Two-section Swiffer


02 FUTURE OF CLEANING

Cleaning Steps Busboy Go!

Retrieve Dishes into the Tray

1

2

Sweep and Done

3


02 FUTURE OF CLEANING

Standard Scenario


WITNESS OF RIVERS WATERTAP DESIGN


03 WATERTAP DESIGN

The Witnesses Embraced, shaped and left by water, stones are the witnesses of rivers. Their shapes tell you the water has been running for a long long time. The river has been living for a long long time. Inspired by stones, our watertaps are like the stones in our home. They are the witnesses of the stream in our house.


03 WATERTAP DESIGN

Concept Development Starting with the shapes of cobbles, a watertap concept was generated to express the idiosyncracy of stone.


03 WATERTAP DESIGN

Witness of Rivers


03 WATERTAP DESIGN

Features

Stainless Steel

LED

Copper Body with Black Smooth Painted Finish


03 WATERTAP DESIGN

In Use Two kinds of handles to provide more options.


03 WATERTAP DESIGN

Marble Paint Finish We can dive in deeper to find more possibilities of getting the CMF closer to stone surface


EARLIER WATERTAP DESIGN


03-1 EARLIER WATERTAP

"Lightap"

"Jet Plane"

"Flow Control"

"Animals"


PORCELAIN CLOCK

AWARDED BY FRANZ PORCELAIN DESIGN AWARD IN 2012


04 PORCELAIN CLOCK

Inspiration Time is a Dimension Clocks display time in two ways, digital and traditional. They are all in a plane. However, neither of them is the real way to understand time. Actually, the Theory of Relativity tells us that time is a process from past to future. Time is a demension, what we are seeing on a clock is just a section of time, like a cutting section of a cylinder. So I decided to design a perspective clock.

A Moment out of the Timeline


04 PORCELAIN CLOCK

Concept Development


04 PORCELAIN CLOCK

Concept Development


04 PORCELAIN CLOCK

Rotate Your Angle See Two Different Types of Time

00:00:01 Timeline

00:00:02 Time Section

00:00:03 Timeline


NAIL FLASHLIGHT OUTDOOR LED LIGHT DESIGN


05 NAIL FLASHLIGHT

An Instant and Steady Outdoor Light Source is Needed in...

EXPLORATION

Which Way Back

RESCUE

Time Time Time!

CAMPING

Heavy Wind


05 NAIL FLASHLIGHT

Current Solutions Glow Stick

Camping Light

Flashlight

Issue of Duration?

Attachable?

NO

NO

Camping Fire

Zippo

Water Proof?

NO


05 NAIL FLASHLIGHT

Goals

Quickly

Steady Attached \ \ \ \ \ \ \

Water Proof

Longer Duration

Inspiration

Potentials


05 NAIL FLASHLIGHT

Ideations


05 NAIL FLASHLIGHT

Nail Flashlight

Stick into Earth

36mm Galvanized Iron Fluorescent Skin

LED 160mm

Plastic 45mm

Galvanized Iron


05 NAIL FLASHLIGHT

How to Use

Scenarios

Camping

Exploring in a cave


TUBE MUSIC: DESIGN RESEARCH + PROTOTYPE APPLYING DESIGN RESEARCH METHODS AROUND THE TOPIC OF MUSIC PLAYLIST WITH A PROTOTYPE FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT


06 TUBE MUSIC

Prior Study Data collecting was my first step of the research. Then I let people talk about their experiences of music listening as I led the topic with several prepared questions

How Do People Manage Their Music Playlist? Huge number of songs When to listen How to group songs ...

Interviews

Current Cases


06 TUBE MUSIC

Data Coding


06 TUBE MUSIC

Main Findings Four key features of music listening are: Playlist, Mode, Situation and Devices. They influence each other. Different situations lead to various choices of devices and playing mode.


06 TUBE MUSIC

Main Findings Proportions Proportions reflect users’ preferences of music listening. All the subjects use laptops, as for mobile devices, proportions vary. Cell phones result to be the dominant choice which surprises me that iPods are not.

Observations There are some observations from the interviews. They are also reflected by the coded datas.

Shuffle is the dominant mode. Skipping songs happens in this mode Picking songs always takes unnecessary time Users prefer to manage the playlist on large screens One main folder with a large number of songs of various genres is the dominant strucutre of the playlist


06 TUBE MUSIC

Main Findings Personas

+ Scenarios

1. Leaving for school

2. Selecting a song to start listening

1. Driving to work

1. Houseworking

3. Walking on the way 4. Skipping the current to school song

2. Starting today’s work

2. Taking a break

5. Putting back the 6. Arriving school cellphone to pocket without getting all the favorite songs

3. Getting back home

3. Shopping online

4. Leisure after work


06 TUBE MUSIC

Opportunities After analysizing all the data, I found three possible directions as the opportunties. Designers can conduct further design activities around those opportunities. In this case, I did an initial prototype.


06 TUBE MUSIC

100 songs

25 songs

5 songs

Prototype: A Playlist Like Test Tubes

1

I let several people join the game to see how they deal with the big mess of songs.

2

I told people to select a playlist out of a pile for a 15-mintue and a 2-hour play.

3

I covered different parts of the playlist and asked people what the songs were.

1

2

3


06 TUBE MUSIC

Final Proposal I tried to use three small structures to represent different tasks. Structure 1 is for normal editing and browsering. Structure 2 is for quick selecting. A user can select several songs at one time then start playing them all. When several songs are picked up,the estimated time to play all of them will shows on the top. A user can use tag and filter to select particular songs or she/he can use random button to get a page of songs with different tags.If you press the start button without any selecting, it is default to play all the songs displayed. Structure 3 is for quick tagging. Right side is a slowl self-rolling list,when you want to tag one of the songs,you can select the tag on the left first, then tap the song on the right to tag a song successfully.

Structure 2: Tubes Quick Selecting

Playing Now

Structure 1

Structure 3 Quick Tagging


CRUTCHES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS AN ONGOING CRUTCH DESIGN PROJECT WITH EMPATHETIC DESIGN THINKING FOCUSING ON USERS IN COLLEGES


07 CRUTCHES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

One Day, A College Student Broke a Leg The story begins with the day I accidently broke my leg. Then I started to go through a process of recovery. Everythings went well until I was trying to make up for the Halloween party... I was trying to be a zombie on that day, but my crutches and cast sold me out. Then I came up with the idea to also smear “blood� on my crutches. It turned out that my crutches looked like part of my costume.

Awkward Moments

How to Place the Leg As a college student, taking class is in the daily routine. However, how to place crutches in the classroom, how to place injured leg while having a class are somehow special challenges.

I still look like a real zombie on the Halloween party!

Heavy Doors Door opening is another special challenge for college students. Although many people with warm hearts would help you open the door, Those heavy doors in public buildings somehow are still potential danger.

Fake Blood

Real Injury


07 CRUTCHES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

New Opportunity: Empathetic Thinking College students are a group of people that have a lot of interactions with surrounding students, faculty and facility. Once they get on crutches, not only their daily routine, bue also their thoughts and feelings will change a lot. So applying empathy design to study this issue is a new opportunity to develop crutches different from any other crutch before.

Voices from College Patients and Doctors Keep your leg elevated

Therapist

Relax, being on crutches is not a big deal

Optimistic Student

I open lab doors everyday

Lab Student

It’s embarrassed to be seen on crutches

Loner Student


07 CRUTCHES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Design Goal

RECEIVING CONFIDENCE FROM CRUTCHES

DELIEVERING “I’M STILL COOL” TO EVERYONE


07 CRUTCHES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Receiving Confidence

For Door Opening

For Placing the Leg

Pushing the door with the handle


07 CRUTCHES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Receiving Confidence

Study of the Handle Structure

Delievering “I’m still cool”

Inspired by Cast Signatures and Skating Borad


07 CRUTCHES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

More Confidence from Enhanced Functionality

New Image Expresses “I’m still cool”


Video Link: https://youtu.be/4g8H6H0Drv0

STORY TELLING: DESIGN FOR BLIND TRANSLATIONAL DESIGN BASED ON RESEARCH WITH CABVI- CINCINNATI ASSOCIATION FOR BLIND AND VISUAL IMPAIRED


LUGGAGE ASSITANT CART DESIGN FOR LUGGAGE CARRYING


09 LUGGAGE ASSISTANT

Chinese New Year Travel Season

2.9

Billion Passengers

40

Days

Over 200 Million Migrant Workers They Don’t Have User-friendly Luggage The most important tradition in the holidays of Chinese New Year is going home. In China, hundreds of millions of people work or study thousands miles away from their home town. Chinese New Year is normally the once-a-year time for them to go home. A lot of them are migrant workers, these low-income people suffer from their stupid heavy luggage every year.


09 LUGGAGE ASSISTANT

Let’s Meet Mr. Lee, a Migrant Worker

Mr. Lee’s Dorm

Mr. Lee’s Home

45 Years Old Annual Income: $7000 A Lot of Gifts for the Family Living in a Small Village in the Southwest of China Three Large Bags Backpack

Plastic-Woven Bag

Design Goals Camp Chair

Luggage Carrying Suitcase

Home Feeling

Sitting Spot

Low Cost


09 LUGGAGE ASSISTANT

Study of Potential Structures


09 LUGGAGE ASSISTANT

Ideations


09 LUGGAGE ASSISTANT

Migrant Cart


09 LUGGAGE ASSISTANT

Unfolding


09 LUGGAGE ASSISTANT

Three Scenarios

Carrying

Sleeping on a train seat

Waiting for checking in


09 LUGGAGE ASSISTANT

Final Model


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Thank you! Yushi Nong nongyi@mail.uc.edu 513-652-0602

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