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JOHN PHAM YEAR 2 INDU STR IA L DES IGN P O RT FO L I O 2018 - 19


01 Logitech Mouse Redesign 04 02 Muji Desk lamp 18 03

Table Tennis Paddle 34

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Bianchi Bicycle 48

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Upside Down Milk Carton

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Form Study: Speed Form

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Form Study: Curvilinear 66

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Form Study: Rectilinear 68


01 Logitech Mouse Redesign The Product Redesign project was our first official introduction to redesigning an existing product. To fully understand what I was working with, I had to understand the inner workings of the product in addition to what’s on the surface. This project was a combination of form, function, and ergonomics.

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LOGITECH MOUSE REDESIGN

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Problem

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Natural Position The natural resting position is where the arm and wrist are not twisted, which relieves pressure off the median nerve and promotes external shoulder rotation rather than internal.

Unnatural Position The unnatural resting position promotes improper hand, arm, and even body posture, that results in wrist pain and shoulder tightness.

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The Breakdown Logitech G300S A vital part of our redesign project is understanding what’s on the inside and how they function. For this project we were given the Logitech G300S to tear down.

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Persona Jason, 26 Graphic Designer San Francisco, CA Jason is a recent graduate from SJSU and has just landed a gig as a full-time graphic designer at a design consultancy. He spends a majority of his time behind a computer and is looking for an ergonomic alternative for his computer setup Finally living on his own, Jason enjoys his down time at home at home. He also has a strong affinity for fashion; his aesthetic is bold but also balanced.

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Ideation With the user in mind, the ideation process flowed naturally torwards something natural like a joint (e.g. ball and socket, human skeletal structure, or Dyson’s vacuum cleans).

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LOGITECH MOUSE REDESIGN

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Mockups The next phase was to translate the sketches into 3D form. Through this process, I discovered what worked and didn’t work by asking potential users to feel what form felt more comfortable and natural to their hands. I made the necessary changes based on my feedback and proceeded to finalize my build.

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LOGITECH MOUSE REDESIGN

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Refinement To further improve the design, I concluded that it would be best to round off and widen the upper body of the mouse to better support the user’s hand. Because the form resembles a sphere, the articulation has also changed to best reflect the multiaxial movement instead from just side to side. I used 3D printing to build my final model.

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LOGITECH MOUSE REDESIGN

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Final Built for both left-handed and right-handed users, my final design mimics the human joint, utilizing the multiaxial concept of a ball and joint to allow for maximum comfort making it more fluid and complementary to the user’s movements.

Mouse Base

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Mouse Wheel

Adjustable mouse upper

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02 Muji Desk Lamp For this project I was tasked with designing lighting product that coheres with a company’s brand language. In order for this project to succeed, the constraints I had to follow are brand research and market potential. Both components are critical to understand how the intended product will shape and blend with the brand.

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MUJI DESK LAMP

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Problem

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Repurpose I saw potential in flashlights around the house and how it could be repurposed into a desklamp and can transition between the two modes to better serve the user in need at a moments notice. This is a simple solution to reducing clutter in a thoughtful manner.

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Market Research Based on my research, there wasn’t another desk lamp like what I had in mind that was affordable and versatile. There’s opportunity for Muji to capitalize in a 2-in-1 desk lamp & flashlight. Gen 3 Z-Bar Mini Warm LED Silver Desk Lamp. 238.50

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Possini Euro Strauss Aluminum LED Desk Lamp. 129.99

Gen 3 Equo Daylight LED Desk Lamp with Touch Dimmer. 198.00

George Kovacs Caswell Chiseled Nickel LED Desk Lamp. 207.90

Jett LED Desk Lamp with USB Port and Night Light. 49.99

Garrett Black LED Architect Task Lamp. 29.99

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Pixo Optical Task Lamp By Fernando Pardo, Pablo Pardo for Pablo Designs. 240.00

Heavy Desk Lamp By Benjamin Hubert for Decode. 545.00

Versatility


Persona Kim, 28 Product Manager Manhattan, NYC Kim recently moved to Manhattan from San Francisco for a full-time position as a Poduct Manager for a large tech company. Extremely productive, efficient, and organized, Kim thrives in a minimalistic lifestyle; she believes that having enough helps her lead a more satisfying life. Whilist living on her own, she loves entertaining friends, game nights, and traveling.

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Ideation During the ideation phase, I experimented with how lamps articulated and how I can implement the flashlight feature that is thoughtful and blends with the Muji brand.

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MUJI DESK LAMP

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Mockups & Refinement After close observation and feedback from users on the ideal range of comfort I made 1:2 scale prototypes utilizing foam and 3D printing before making a 1:1 scale final.

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CMF To best incorporate the desk lamp into Muji’s product line up, my finish of choice is similar to some of their kitchen appliances; off-white, warm grey, and soft edges.

MUJI DESK LAMP

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Dismount The head lamp/flashlight is attatched by magnets. To access the lamp, simply dismount by pulling out the light from its mount. In addition, the magnets serves as a way to charge the light when mounted.

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Handheld In handheld mode the flashlight can potentially last up to ~3 hours with its built in 1500mAH battery depend on the light intensity.

MUJI DESK LAMP

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MUJI DESK LAMP

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Final The 2-in-1 desk lamp and flashlight designed for home use operates as a normal everyday desk lamp, but could also dismount via magnets for temporary use when needed. When finish, simply insert the lamp head back in.

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Lever

Lamp Mount

Detachable Lamp Head

Rotatable Lamp Base

MUJI DESK LAMP

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03 Table Tennis Paddle This project is ergonomic and human-centered based that relies heavily on research and testing. It was an opportunity to test my findings and translate the results into my design to prove its effectiveness with hard data. I chose the table tennis paddle as the subject of this project.

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Problem

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Unnatural Posture “Unnatural postures have been identfied as risk factors for handwrist injury problems. These postures are usually adopted among table tennis players. In attempt to alleviate wrist discomfort, alternative table tennis rackets have been designed to reduce awkward postures.� - Sicong Chen

Area of Focus

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Hypothesis Contouring the paddle/handle to the user’s hand will promote better control and comfort when playing for long durations.

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Ideation My sketches reflect the area of focus and hypothesis that was formed during the research phase.

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Prototype To create a usable prototype for testing, I used materials that are found in a traditional paddle in combination with 3D printing and laser-cutting.

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Testing Protocol

Questionaire

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User will play a 15min warm up game as primer before testing.

To test for comfort and control, users will perform specific strokes with both the Shake-hand and Pen-hold grip per paddle (5min ea. stroke). - Service - Forehand - Backhand - Return

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Comfort subjectivity will be graded via questionaire that’s rated on a scale of 1 - 5 (1 being strongly disagree and 5 being strongly agree).

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Results will be used to test whether the hypothesis is true or not.

The new thicker grip is more comfortable to use than the old traditional one.

The added contours to the paddle blade allows for more control.

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The overall design of the newer paddle is versatile and was an easy transition from the traditional one.

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During the 5min test increment each stroke felt natural.

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You felt fatigue in your movements after awhile from using the new paddle.

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You prefer the new paddle over the old one.

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Demographic .

Daniel 29, San Francisco, novice player.

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Katie 24, San Francisco, avid player.

Justin 27, Oakland, avid player.


Penhold Grip: The added contours felt natural when Penhold and Grip:more Users comfortable using the penhold enjoyed the added felt more comfortable using thecontours penholdand grip. when using this specific grip.

Shake Hand: Paddle contoured edges ShakeHand Grip: Paddle off contoured were too narrow and rubbed on the edges rubs off on the back of the hand. back of the hand.

Paddle Grip Feedback Handle: The handle is a little slim and short, however the butt of the Handle: Handle was tooaslim andgrip. short. handle accomodated stronger

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Black line: refined prototype contour radius now widen to accomodate the user’s hand better.

Red line: first prototype contour radius was too narrow.

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Refinement Based on the feedback from my 1st test, I referenced some of the existing data on the human hand of and adjusted accordingly; wider handle, made the handle thicker from .80” - 1” to 1.25” 1.50”, and bigger radius for the blade contour.


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Final Based on the results and input from the users, their impressions of my paddle was mostly positive; while performing different strokes with both the shake-hand and pen-hold grip, they had full control of the paddle during play/ testing, and the paddle was comfortable. My paddle design supports my hypothesis.

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04 Bianchi Bicycle This semester’s project was my first introduction to SolidWorks. I worked with existing parameters to design a bicycle that best suit my measurement. I chose the bicycle brand Bianchi as the theme of this project.

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BIANCHI BICYCLE

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Final During this project I picked up on various skills, such as, surfacing and assemblies. In addition, I took the project a little further by learning and applying basic KeyShot rendering.

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BIANCHI BICYCLE

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05 Upside Down Milk Carton Inspired by my niece, The Upside down Milk Carton is a cardboard conveyance project emphasized on constraints and real-world application. We could only to use cardboard to communicate our concept. For this project I learned how to translate sketches, use Adobe Illustrator, and laser cutting.

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UPSIDE DOWN MILK CARTON

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Problem

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Pocket Dump After coming home from a long day, I empty my pockets and everything is just all over the place, sometime things even go missing. My goal was to organize and centralize all these things so I don’t second guess where they are when I need them.

UPSIDE DOWN MILK CARTON

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Ideation My ideation process revolved around quality of life household improvements around my house, specifically stationaries.

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Mockups & Refinement Before I laser cut my final out of corrugated cardboard, I utilized cardstock and foam boards to see how my design would hold up when fully built.

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How it Works Once I confirmed that everything works as it should, I moved on to creating my lasercut template of all the parts needed in Adobe Illustrator with exact dimensions.

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UPSIDE DOWN MILK CARTON

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Phone dock up top.

Miscellaneous tray in the back.

Cable organizer below.

UPSIDE DOWN MILK CARTON

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Final The final design is a two part assembly; a phone mount, rear tray for small goods, and cable management at the bottom.

Rear Tray

Table Mount

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Phone Dock

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06 Form Study: Speed Form The Speed Form project utilizes a variety of foundation skills in conjunction with two-dimensional and three-dimensional studies to generate a sophisticated form that conveys a sense of speed.

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Rhino Stealth Fast


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Loopy Cartoon

Form Study: Curvilinear The Curvilinear project challenged us to understand complex curves through two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums. In addition to understanding various curves, we were also tasked with how the curves are generated with cross sections.

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Jump


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Modern homes Contrapposto

Form Study: Rectilinear The Rectilinear project goal aimed to push for a more in-depth understanding of volumes through three-dimensional forms; dominant, sub-dominant, and subordinate. Another challenge was to also create visual interests between each shape that contrast, but also complement the form altogether without being too redundant.

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(An asymmetrical arrangement of the human figure)

Directional


FORM STUDY: RECTILINEAR

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JOHN PHAM P h amt ast i c. De si g n s @ g m ai l .c o m 408 921 7534

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Hello! My name is John and this is my Final 2nd year Industrial Design Portfolio at SJSU. @phmtastic

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