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Matthew O’Connor INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER oconnorm@wit.edu


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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PUBLIC SEATING

02

DOOR HANDLE

03

CHILDREN’S TOY

04

BIRD FEEDER

05

FOOTWEAR

06

EXTRAS

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OUTDOOR PUBLIC SEATING Can we change the way students use outdoor seating

Matthew O’Connor and Shea Draney © 2012


WHAT WE LEARNED

Students

Student

Faculty

Can we get more people to sit down, closer to each other and still remain comfortable weather they are in a group or by themselves? Functional Durable Materials Modularity Promote Use Easily Replaceable Broken Parts Cost Effective Secure Personal Space Work Surfaces Multiple Sitting Options Facing People Concrete Comfortable Seat Height Shade Vs. Sunlight Support Groups Comfortable Face to Face Wood Set Back From Traffic Protection From Elements Comfortable for Long Time Users Matthew O’Connor and Shea Draney © 2012


IDEATION A look into our sketch process

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DEVELOPMENT

Moveable Personal Space

Concept Iterations

Multi Surface

Narrowed down concepts that lead to three clearly defined directions and refine the final design

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FINAL DESIGN Final 1:4 scale model made from renshape and mahogany wood inserts.

Matthew O’Connor and Shea Draney © 2012


DOOR HANDLE What does a Custom Metal Fabricator’s door handle look like?

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RESEARCH Meet Ted, your typical metal fabricator.

Hands On

Hard Working

Custom

Ted

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IDEATION Various sketches leading towards a final direction.

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DEVELOPMENT Form studies to determine human factors. Hand sculpted wooden master used for the Sand Casting Process.

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FINAL DESIGN Polished sand cast aluminum door handle complete with a custom machined insert in order to create a functional door handle that actuates a release mechanism.

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Custom Machined aluminum insert to allow for a fully functional door handle


CHILDREN’S TOY Let’s figure out a way to get kids to play a little more!

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CONCEPTS Trying to refine the form

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DEVELOPMENT Form studies and user interaction 1. Begin by pressing the record button

2. Pull the trigger and start talking

3. Press the play button, then pull the trigger and move the slider to distort the recording

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FINAL DESIGN Final full scale model made out of renshape, vacuum formed styrene and cast elements

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BLUE JAY FEEDER What would a eco-friendly bird feeder look like?

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RESEARCH The bird, the feed and what’s already out there.

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IDEATION A look into my sketch process

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FINAL DESIGN Vacuum formed styrene and milled poplar ring with sliding tongue and groove insert. Designed to be assembled without adhesives using all eco-friendly materials.

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FOOTWEAR What can a basketball shoe do for you?

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INSPIRATION Locking in the feel and mood of the shoe

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IDEATION Getting some ideas down on paper

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CONCEPTS Trying to balance the form and features

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FINAL DESIGN Rendering of final design

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MARKETING CAMPAIGN Print advertisement for magazines and posters

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MODEL MAKING Physical model made using various techniques and digital 3D modeling done with Rhinoceros and rendered using Key Shot.

Cast silicone rubber tentacles

Exploded flashlight modeled to scale

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RENDERINGS Photoshop renderings

Photo Study

Concept Running Shoe

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SKETCHING Personal sketches

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WORK IN PROGRESS... Sustainable indoor herb garden concepts

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Thank You! Matthew O’Connor INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER oconnorm@wit.edu

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