Shane Costa Martins Industrial Design
This body of work represents my industrial design development. I believe in crafting products and experiences that have a presence which affects their users in a positive manner, ultimately leading to a meaningful and coveted solution. +1-925-567-4099 email@example.com
AEON This redesigned air purifier reduces environmental impact by 70% compared to the current model. Sustainability | 5 months
Strategies Utilizing the Okala method, the original unit is torn down and itemized, in order to create a life cycle analysis to which concepts can be compared with. A strategy is developed, where areas that will drastically reduce environmental impact are developed into concepts.
Material Impacts: Secondary recycled aluminum and cork are the primary materials. Manufacturing: The extruded body houses the necessary ducting and mounting points, reducing part count Distribution: The cork ribbing acts as product packaging when in transit, requiring thinner cardboard boxing. When in use the ribs act as finning for air. Longevity: Easy to remove washable filter cartridge, existing overbuilt internals and durable materials allow for a long life. Ageless design language. End of life: Easy to dismantle ribbing and internals due to extrusion housing, where everything can be pulled out horizontally and recycled.
overbuilt internals and wasted space
Single use, disposable HEPA filter
filter tray broke during transit.
strength in numbers Concepts are developed around the intended strategy and a simple LCA judges how successfully these concepts address sustainability.
Flat pack assembly
A breath of fresh air Choosing the final direction is dependent on the successful reduction of impact, determined in a Bill of materials. But, at the same time the final direction must be distinct and form a close bond with the user, through design language and interaction.
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+ wall mount: new aesthetic
+ visual theatre with rising vents
+ distinct form
+ aesthetic opportunity
+ unassuming aesthetic
+ multiple orientations
+ ease of assembly
+ packaging is the product
- larger material needs
+ ease of manufacture
- blend in with existing home decor
- complex parts and mechanisms
- fragility in transit
- gimmicky vent action
Multiple orientations allow device to adapt to space constraints. Cork ribs protect the device during transit and act as fins for guiding air.
Ejectable Filter tray for easy maintenance
Moldable to shape & flexible Antimicrobial Hydrophobic & fire retardant Harvest is sustainable
monumental air The design language creates a sense of radiance and monumentality. The contrast between high tech aluminum and a tree bark are conversation starters that engage the user and create a long term bond.
Elegant touch based control simplify interaction with LEDâ€™s that indicate state. Washable filter greatly increases lifespan of device and is easily accessible via a tray.
A shifting breeze By nature of an extrusion, the components are now easily slid into place during manufacture and the cork fins slide around he main body, directing air and acting as packaging.
aluminum extrusion (all mounting points & baffles are extruded)
molded cork (interference fit locates them onto body)
A series of flying buttresses give a sense of walking through a monument and form the branding as well.
PAANEE This water bottle aims to bring comfort and uplift the homeless population of San Jose, by having water perform multiple functions. Social Issue Solution | 5 months
Humanizing data Using City census data, the target user is discovered and further interviews shed light on their needs and perspective on the problem. Qualitative research on how userâ€™s utilize items, further provide an understanding of street life.
5000+ total homeless
3950 2+ years on the street
80% mentally ailed
92% of street homeless are men
40% have addiction
“Even though I’m homeless, style [and being cool] is still important” “I wish I had something that makes me relatable and grounded [in society]” “Keeping hydrated is my biggest [everyday] struggle on the street ” -interview with Grant, homeless for 6+ years & recovering addict
A deep dive Having established that hydration is the main issue facing a large segment of the street homeless, a deeper investigation is launched to validate that hypothesis. Mind mapping and more quantitative research help find pain points. All research led to a set of requirements for concepts development.
Public drinking fountains are within the daily 2 mile trek that the homeless endure. The issue is filling 4-6 bottles in a manner which was never intended.
Plastic PET bottles are everywhere and are not fit for long term use and exposure to UV degrades the chemistry, leading to contaminated water. Furthermore there is no sense of stability in a PET bottle.
Shopping carts & backpacks dominate this space and space is at a premium. Having individual bottles is a nuisance and after being exhausted of their contents, become an inefficient way of storing water.
Doctors recommend 2L of water per day for optimum health. Street life and addictions only impair temperature regulation and raise the daily dosage.
Easy carry | Integrate into other useful items | Multiple fill methods | Recommend /Track how much to consume | rugged | Break away from bottle form
THAT SHOULD... Keep water contaminant free | Ergonomic | Low price, High value | Permanent long term | Perform more than simply containing water | Aesthetics
BUT MAY ALSO...
Filter water | Replace entire bottle collection with one product | Connect with user on emotional level | Humanize | Provide temperature control
The product must uplift the user and act as an object of inspiration and pride; something that affirms their humanity. The chosen factors are vanity and adaptability. Vanity is seen through the lens of fashion and how this bottle will catch the attention of the public, instead of simply allowing this issue to be ignored. Adaptability is crucial, the bottle must do more than holding water, for it to be desired and cherished. Existing means 21
Making water do more Inspired by down jackets, the concept of having water in connected pockets & perform comfort functions, began here.
Water as a support for sleep is explored
These concepts go beyond the simple need to contain water, by providing an added benefit or taking the place of another item. Creating a philosophy of water doing more than simply existing.
These concepts pro building points for a fin this product must provid for instance comfort a terms of storage, u mediu
er in encapsulated in sections in a sleeping bag. This ides the inspiration for the final direction.
Aspects form this last round help provide points to develop 2 final concepts. These concepts provide comfort, by means of sitting or sleeping surfaces and padding for long term comfort using the water.
ovide concrete nal direction, where de multiple benefits, and adaptability, in using water as a um.
water as a vest or backpack pad is explored
Shaping up Candidate 1: + padding + easy access
scarf concept: unfeasable
Water is stored in bladders atop the shoulders to act as padding for backpack straps and allow quick access for drinking. Relation to fashion accessory can create opportunity for homeless artists to create statement pieces to raise awareness.
Water is stored in encapsulated sections that can be rolled into a bottle or stored flat. The surface area can be used as a sitting surface. The objective here is for water to conform to a variety of storage spaces.
Candidate 2: +- cleaning
+- adaptability +- visually interesting +- whole day supply +- relative ergonomics
bottle concept: SUCCESS
Config. 4 Config. 2 Config. 1
Transforming water Cleaning and Fastening methods are key for the bottle to change forms, therefore a thorough flush of all details are developed.
water flow pattern
Five collapsible baffles prevent sloshing and allow the bottle to be rolled up
created by baffles
Opening the baffles: The five baffles can be undone, to open up the bottle for cleaning. The food safe Tri-Cor â€œvelcroâ€? is what makes this possible
Attaching the bottle to a backpack as a pad.
Filling the bottle: A zipable mouth allows filling from a wide array of sources and allows easy access for cleaning. 31
Inner micro-ban PP film
Middle balistic nylon protective layer
Outer polyurethane layer
MORPHEUS This iPhone case acts as an exosuit that allows the user to expand their deviceâ€™s capabilities and extending the iPhoneâ€™s useful life and purpose. Cellphone accessory | 5 months
18 months with only 11% of
The average life of a US cell phone is which are recycled.
By adding functionality and improving capability, through customization life can be increased.
Outdoor Enthusiast (Protection)
Specific Personas guided development into expanding a phoneâ€™s capability by focusing on specific modular add-ons.
Exosuits, sci-fi suits and ski racks inspired the functional mechanisms. Details from vintage automobiles; lightening holes, ribbed alloy wheels and color palate inspired the form.
finding character Ideation & detailing focused on creating a form that confirmed the inspiration and functionality of a protective case that allows external attachments.
Initial concepts dealt with determining how to focus on the modularity of the case: shape coding, drop in pieces or sliding pieces. A sliding rail was seen as the most secure
Weight will play a significant factor with modules, thus the actual case is lightened by means of a skeletal construction.
A T-channel allows secure module fitment. Power and data are provided through contacts that meet, akin to a camera hotshoe or electrified third rail.
Anodized 6061 Aluminum is the selected case material for rigidity for thin features and requisite precision for the rail. 41
Itâ€™s About the journey A series of mockups explored ergonomics and form, besides scale. Mockups validated sketch concepts and made them physical.
+ ergonomics - visual bulk
Modular sliding rail mechanism
+ form - fragility
+ form - ergonomics
+ rigidity - ergonomics
Rigid, ergonomic, visually engaging and functional
a modular life Modules receive power and data through a central T-channel rail and are interchangeable in any combination for a maximum of 3 at a time, whatever the purpose. The case taps into the Apple Lightning bus system to interact and provide power to modules.
Headphone Amp Memory Multipurpose Mount
Pins that connect the rail to the lighting port and secure the base to the case
LINEAR BLEND This Blender is a high end, limited production product that makes a statement with a refined, complex, mechanical aesthetic, but inversely, very simple user interaction. Appliance Re-design | 5 months
A conversation in the kitchen
The kitchen is a gathering center in the modern home. This blender serves to elevate the place of the humble blender to act as a conversation starter - an object to gather around.
The market for luxury goods faces a sustained and long-term growth phase, driven by the Americas and Asia -Bain and Company luxury goods index.
Creating desire Ideas ranged from mild to wild, exploring form and interaction. Promising concepts are then developed into foam mockups to visualize volume and detail. Once the final candidate is chosen, it is detailed to the Nth degree.
+ dynamic form - ergonomics
+ unique form - functionality
+ minimal form - no personality
+ ergonomics - no personality
+ desirable form - ergo (handle)
Mechanically driven To provide drive to a jar with the motor in-line, requires a belt to drive a radical electromagnetic coupling to allow for a jar that slides into the base rather than sit on.
A (electro)magnetic coupling or clutch is employed to eradicate a physical link between jar and base, allowing for a flat jar bottom and flat base surface for easy sliding action with no rocking or clicking. This innovative linkage defines the interaction.
A. motor B. mount + damper C. control board D. shaft E. vent F. motor housing
C B A
G. drive belt H. magnetic coupling I. cover J. positioning magnets K. jar L. base M. blade N. bearing O. magnetic connector P. handle Q. lid (optional) R. vent S. controls T. control housing
Mechanical Proof of Concept
U. gasket V. catchers W. spout X. power supply
A premium experience Human interaction occurs on a horizontal plane. A Sliding jar eliminates the stress of lifting, reduces physical height for versatile placement and simplifies operation. Touch based controls emphasize this interaction. The jar is magnetically engaged and stabilized to the base and covered by the overhang, not requiring a hand to â€œsteadyâ€?.
Ducted exhaust vent
VITA These bluetooth headphones accurately monitor health from data attained through the ear. Information is extrapolated and displayed through a mobile application which alerts the user of changes in health over time. Wearable | 5 months
Health in Bliss
The typical lapsed user for annual checkups is male, aged 25 to 44 and has an annual income more than $75, 000. Risk is increased by their perception of apparent good health status and lack of knowledge about the existence of chronic diseases. -NCIB/National Institute of Health
Ear-worn wearable growth to 2020
The current market is composed of entertainment and fitness based wearables. Thus, a wearable that monitors health, discreetly, through everyday activities, such as fitness and entertainment is proposed.
an earful of data Ideation focused of narrowing form factors and shaping forms to contour to human physiology and ultimately , the ear. The ear provides the most accurate vital sign data to the wearable.
Earbud and sensor ergonomics and overall interaction points are detailed.
D C A D
An examination of biodiversity lead to better leveraging of ear features to secure the device, comfortably while considering earrings and eye wear. 65
Four key vital signs determine health status. Changes in these values will indicate health issues. Heart Rate: Rate and Rate of change can indicate stress or infection.
Temperature: Variations may indicate infection.
Oxygenation: Hemoglobin levels are indication of absorption of oxygen.
Blood Pressure: Overall heart health and activity levels.
Status LED PCB (Bluetooth & Capacitive touch controller) 60mm
Li-Poly Battery (900 mAh) 9mm. driver & 2 mm. mic Sensors: Temp + Optical B.P. + Plethysmograph (Oxygenation & Heart rate) Induction charger coil pack
main sensor array
capacitive controls (power & sync)
USB Induction charger
mic and status LED in part line
Bluetooth v. 4.2 keeps the Left and Right headsets in sync with the phone for data and audio.
The phone acts as the processor, aggregating data from sensors in the headphones. In addition, the phone provides location services to provide depth to the datapoints.
The app will track data and provide information as needed to see, where and when health changed to ultimately determine why.
SPONSORED UI/UX PROJECT This digital UI/UX project involves creating an online training module for a Seattle based caregiver volunteer service to improve their new recruitâ€™s knowledge of what volunteering entails in a more efficient and fun manner. Interaction Design | 5 months Team of 3 students + 1 faculty advisor
Understanding the client
Island Volunteer Caregivers (IVC) serves as a link between the people in the community who need help and those who are able to help. Their Volunteers provide transportation, caregiver support and assistance to seniors and others. Essentially, they help fill in the gaps so that people can live as independently as possible. This online training module will guide them in what they can do as a volunteer.
Existing In-Person Training for New Volunteers
Proposed Online Training for New Volunteers
understanding the user Storyboards helped dictate how and where new volunteers would complete the training and what happens after the training. External factors such as time, attention and tech. capabilities are acknowledged.
To accommodate the userâ€™s multiple devices & time constraints, the product is responsive.
The concept model visually represented all the possible pathways users could use in the system. From initial contact to e-mail confirmations, the detail offered by the model provided a strategy as to how to organize and develop the content.
prototyping Wireframes are created to work out the logic and structure of interaction and navigation. Furthermore, any repetitive or unintuitive interacts are observed and sorted. Wireframes are created in Axure to view interactions in real-time.
A majority of content is in animated video form. As a result, consistent iconography is developed to convey information along with a narrated track, kindly recorded by a former MSNBC radio host. This engages the user and facilitates active learning and maintains enthusiasm.
Content is finalized in narrated video form for complex content and interactive icon matching for simple content. The content consists of the key points taken from the organizationâ€™s handbook on procedures and discussion with the clients.
delivery This sequence flow shows various elements of the training module. Visibility and Usability are the key driving forces in the visual design. Rollover states and hierarchy maintain a userâ€™s location awareness.
â€œAs a former teacher, I think this is fantastic, the online training is effectiveâ€?- A New Volunteer
Velocita This 50 foot wave piercing trimaran is an exercise in complex surfacing in Solidworks modeling and Keyshot rendering. The chosen form evokes speed and exclusivity with carbon and copper finishes. Solidworks | 4 weeks
Power in detail asdasdsadadsa
Carbon wave piercing hull
Engine bay tonneau
Copper clad stabilizers
Published on Feb 23, 2016