SAMUEL K CHEN
PORTFOLIO industrial designer
TABL E OF CON TEN TS
1 CYCLONE FIRE EXTINGUISHER
2 GLACIA MOUSE
DANTE CIRCULAR SAW
THE HIVE HEADPHONES
8 CYC ONE
a first response fire extinguishing product designed to use simple home cooking products to target and prevent kitchen fires
373,900 A NNUA L H OU S E F IR ES
Firefighters respond to an average of 373,900 home fires each year.
KI TCH EN F I RES
Over 42% of reported home fires began in the kitchen. Question is how many go unreported?
R ATE OF FIR E D OUBL ES
Studies show that home fires double in size every 30 seconds. Each second becomes increasingly vital.
BASED ON A STUDY OF 750 WOMEN THE CONVENTIONAL FIRE EXTINGUISHERS PROVE TO HAVE ITS PROBLEMS IN BOTH USER EXPERIENCE AND THE EASE OF USE
79% DID NOT KNOW HOW TO USE
92% UNSURE IF ABLE TO USE IN CASE OF FIRE
59% DID NOT BELIEVE IT FIT HOUSEHOLD
68% HAD ISSUE WITH COST & MAINTENANCE
These locations highlight where most fires in the kitchen occur: stovetop, ovens and electrical outlets. The encompassed location are areas of opportunity that can be explored. Often times fire extinguishers are placed far away from the fire causing users to lose vital seconds.
In order for a fire to begin and sustain itself, there are three basic requirements: fuel, heat and oxygen. A fire is prevented or extinguished by removing any one of the three.
2 CO FOAM
Combining Baking Soda (BASE) and Vinegar (ACID) create a reaction. The result is a carbon dioxide foam. Firefighters use a similar foams made up of a carbon dioxide gas phase which disperse in a liquid water phase. These foams smothers the fire by covering the fire and preventing oxygen from fueling the fire.
GREASE FIRE SIMULATION
I D E ATI O N S K ETC H E S The Ideation behind the Cyclone was to focus on a product which would minimize the number of steps to use it. Designing the form around the target location of placement would increase user awareness.
D ESIGN PL ACEM EN T The Cyclone was designed for the kitchen. Its form allows it to be placed in utensil holders and racks. By placing the Cyclone out in the open, it allows for easy access and immediate response.
1 BAKING SODA COMPARTMENT
2 VINEGAR COMPARTMENT 3 ROTATING RELEASE VALVE
2 4 CO CAPSULE
2 4 3
HOW TO PREPARE THE CYCLONE Preparation for Cyclone use can be done in three easy steps. First fill compartment B with baking soda. Then fill compartment C with Vinegar and then screw parts A, B and C together.
POUR BAKING SODA INTO COMPARTMENT B
POUR VINEGAR INTO COMPARTMENT C
SCREW TOGETHER PARTS A, B & C
T H E CYCLON E The Cyclone Fire Extinguisher is not meant to replace the fire extinguisher but act as a first response to kitchen fires. The design functions to improve issues with maintenance, cost, user emotion, and the overal safety of households.
1 ROTATE RED VALVE TO UNLOCK
2 PULL BACK TO SPRAY FOAM
Maintenance is no longer an issue. No longer needs to replace fire extinguishers. Prepared and confident in using the Cyclone in the case of a fire. Designed to be set in plainview, the user remembers the location when needed. Able to re-use Cyclone by utilizing common household products; baking soda and vinegar. Protect the home and extinguish kitchen fires without wasting vital seconds.
G L A C I A COMPUTER MOUSE TEAM PROJECT WITH ANDY GAO
a self cleaning mouse designed for public spaces to reduce the spread of baceterial contamination in public environments
FINALIST 2012, HEALTH CATEGORY
C OMP U T ER MO U S ES are the second most highly bacteria-infested items in a list of commonly touched objects, yet people do not clean them as often as they should due to inconvenience.
BACTERIA CAN STAY ALIVE FOR UP TO
C FU ( C O LO NY FO RMI NG UN ITS) PER SQ
C L IF F & A SH LEY
Cliff is very sick.
Ashley is healthy!
C ON TA M INAT I O N RES EARC H controlled samples of the computer mouse at the home, office, and public spaces showed extremely high levels of contamination.
80% OF INFECTIONS ARE SPREAD THROUGH HAND CONTACT WITH HANDS AND OTHER OBJECTS
H I GH T RAFFI C C O MP U T ER MO U S E U S AG E OCCUR S AT
I D E ATI O N S K E TC H E S The ideation behind these sketches were to explore forms where the HINS light could be used most effectively. The form was also influenced by attempting to lower the amount of surface area touched by the user.
H I GH I NT ENS I T Y NARROW S PECTR UM (HIN S) A narrow band of visible-light wavelengths centered on 405 nm which decontaminates the air and all visible surfaces, regardless of accessibility, through direct and reflected exposure to HINS-light within the treated environment. The HINS-light is being developed for use in hospital overhead lights and is not harmful to humans. HINS-light can make a significant impact towards bacterial decontamination in public environments.*
reduction in surface bacterial levels
more effective than cleaning and disinfection.
I NT ERVAL CL EAN IN G The mouse cycles through the HINS light every hour for 30 seconds to ensure thorough cleaning, convenient for hour-interval reservations at libraries and cyber cafes.
CLEA N I N G M ODE
RE D U C ED C ON TACT SU RFAC E The removed area in the center of the mouse reduces the amount of touch points that the user's hand has with the surface. The less surface area for the hand to touch, the less bacteria there is on the surface.
MA NUA L C L EA N I N G When lifted off of a surface, the HINS light turns on and can be used manually to clean other objects, extending the functionality of the mouse.
ID L E CL EAN IN G By pressing the button in the center, the mouse is raised revealing the HINS light. In this idle cleaning mode, users who leave for prolonged periods can have a peace of mind knowing their work station will be desanitized.
GL AC I A The Glacia is a self cleaning mouse designed for public spaces to reduce the spread of bacterial contamination in public environments.
D A N T E
CIRCULAR SAW SAFETY
A redesign of the hand held circular saw inspired by Nike, which explores and improves the safety issues caused by kick-back accidents.
NI KE ' S M ISS I ON S TAT E MENT
"To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world."
*IF YOU HAVE A BODY, YOU ARE AN ATHLETE
PUSH UP GRIPS
repeated geometric outer rubber, protrudes from vest
smooth black color with simple curves and indents
repeated ribs on grip with orange accents
indents of geometric shapes and curved layers
smooth curves with strong angular accents
organic curves along the side of the sunglasses
CIRCULAR SAW INJURIES SEND
PATIENTS TO E.R. YEARLY INJURY D I AGN OS I S
LACERATIONS, CUTS & AMPUTATION INJURE D B ODY PA R T
HAND, ARM, WRIST, FINGER
CONTUSION & INTERNAL INJURY
EYE, FACE, TRUNK, LEG
WHY DO THESE INJURIES & ACCIDENTS OCCUR?
1. Crosscutting a piece of wood 2. Saw kerf closes around the blade. 3. Fence is not parallel to blade 4. Cutting twisted, distorted wood 5. Freehand cutting 6. Losing control of the work 7. Not following through 8. Backing out of a cut 10. Improper setup
OF INJURIES ARE CAUSED BY KICKBACK K I C K B ACK IN J UR IES Kickback is the most common injury of saws and poses the greatest hazard. Kickback occurs when the rotating blade is stopped suddenly by contact with a more solid area throwing the saw and solid rapidly backward toward the operator.
A NTI - KI C K BAC K DE VI C E This anti kick-back device is formed in a leaf shape. When in use, the device is flipped down toward the wood. The shape creates friction between itself and the wood plank eliminating the possiblity of kickbacks and injuries.
KICK BACK DEVICE CREATES FRICTION
Nike's commitment to innovation towards athletes is to affect positive long-term changes that empower and support the communities which we live, work and play. Their belief that "if you have a body, you are an athlete" includes all living beings. This idea inspired the redesign of the Dante handheld circular saw. The ability to physically build and create continues Nike's pursuit toward great innovations.
2 H IVE THE
Easy and efficient headphone design focused on allowing the user full audio control.
P ROB LE M STATE ME N T
Users often have create playlists or shuffle through their music. These playlists usually include several types of genres. With each genre expressing a different mood, there is no easy way to control the audio without looking down at your music player.
Volume on music is too loud for the user
Shuffle plays different types of music
Often a wide variety of music genres in playlist Music can differ based on the user emotion
K E N D RI CK
VE RO N ICA
GENRE: HIP-HOP / RAP
GENRE: ROCK / ALTERNATIVE
Kendrick is a big fan old school hip-hop and rap. Often times he turns up the bass to feel the beat. Other times, he turns up the treble to listen closely to lyrics.
Veronica is an aspiring musician and loves to turn up the treble to listen closely and learn guitar solos. Other times she prefers to relax and zone out to mellow music.
NIKE INFRARED AIR MAX 90
OU T E R D I A L
TRE BL E CONTROL
F UL L VOLUME CONTROL
R E S ET EQ UALI ZER Swipe the honeycomb resets the equalizer settings.
I N N E R KN O B
R/L VOLUME CONTROL
TH E HIV E
The Hive allows users to have complete control over the audio of the music they hear from their headphones. They are able to control these settings based on personal preference and mood.
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