Russell Akinola Portfolio
EV LUTI N
EV LUTI N EVOLUTION Evolution Through Design
GENERAL WORK / INTERESTS
DESIGN BRIEF Design and develop a personal urban bike solution for consumers to be used for everyday commuting, which focuses on utilizing storage. Inspired by an eagle and its strong wings, this product incorporates features to protect and store small items in a portable sized storage compartment.
Philosophy - Inspiration follows Incorporationâ€Ś Incorporation brings forth Innovation.
DESK LAMP An Individual project based on selection of a house hold item with at least one movable part. In this case I chose a desk lamp with the head as the movable part. Iâ€™m suppose to show use of different sketching techniques, which include ideation, sketch refinement & colour, Photoshop, CAD and foam modelling.
This project was with Whitecroft Lighting. Manchester Metropolitan University intended to redefine the area within the John Dalton hallway known as ‘The Street’. I had to produce a unique luminaire design whilst utilising the company’s standard components. The lighting was to be suspended from the ceiling and fit the current aesthetics of ‘The Street’. The main objective
was to consider how this could be used to enhance and promote the area. In this case I incorporated the university’s symbol into my design.
Satin Finished Plastic
Satin Finished Aluminum
/* DESIGN BRIEF // Based on a group project. // Design and develop a prototype using the open source power of the Arduino board to bring forth a virtual interaction method that brings exhibition objects closer to viewers by dedicating the use of augmented reality device to enhance the visiting
experience of indoor tourist facilities (i.e. museums, exhibition halls) which could then be developed into a fully functional product. }:
This project was with Handsome Ltd. The company’s aim is to make the brand ‘
’ and the website
www.backpainhelp.com the leader in back care. First, I researched on back pain, then I had to design and develop a potentially unique product to aid / prevent back pain in healthcare that will be user focused, functioning at its best and looking visually appealing.
CERVICAL Pain caused by muscle strain or sudden force. Spinal discs allow stretch movements, shock absorbers, wear down in time or injuries. Usually heal with time, normal treatments applied. THORACIC
Not designed for motion, rare injuries. Irritation of large back and shoulder muscles or joint dysfunction produce pain. LUMBAR
Most motion. Supports upper body weight. Spinal disc flexible cushion allows movement. Most injured area of the spine by muscle strain. Two lowest discs mostly strained and herniated. Lower back pain. Numbness radiates through the leg and feet called sciatica pain. Soft tissues circulate blood, brings nutrients, heals and effective relief. SACRUM & COCCYX
SACRUM & COCCYX
Pain in the sacrum is called sacroiliac joint dysfunction, Pain in the tailbone is called coccyx. Dysfunction similar to sciatica pain or lumbar disc herniation.
DESIGN BRIEF Through inspiration of art, sculpting and comprehension of form. Design and develop a product that communicates through form and influences the end user. The final design will evoke emotion with visual communication by considering aspects such as the overall form language, materials, colour, texture and will be enhanced by clever branding. In this case, I chose soft goods, trainers.
PERSONA Customer Profile: Young Adult Occupation:
Healthy in Shape / Gym & Basketball
Higher Level in Sport Science
Trainers / Nike, Adidas & Jordan's
Likes / Dislikes:
Living with Parents / South London: Lewisham Name: Jordan Miller Social Life: Uses Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat Further Additional Information: Outgoing & Ambitious Personality, Team Player, Right Handed, Excellent Eye Sight, Sneaker Head, Window Shopper, Shops Online
Watching & Playing Basketball, Designer Trainers, Hip-Hop Failure, Lazy People, Snitches
Combining Designsâ€Ś Unlocking Trends
GENERAL WORK / INTERESTS Sequence & Directional Steps Stage 1 Steps on how to hold the controller
Stage 3 Steps on how to use the features on the controller
Stage 2 Steps on how to use the controls