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Industrial Design Student Portfolio 2019


SWAGATA PATHAK ‘Create the things you wish existed!’ - words that I live by. My aim as an industrial designer is to help to strengthen the society with well designed products. I believe that design is a journey made by observations and explorations. The combination of mechanical engineering with creative thinking aptitude helps me to solve the problems in a unique way. I believe it is necessary to understand the technicality, function, form and service equally to come to beautiful solution! My approach is simple - detailing for the perfection.




2018-21: Master of Industrial & Product Design at North Carolina State University (GPA- 4.0)

2017-18: Industrial Designer Internship at DOMINIX Strategic Design Pvt. Ltd, India.

Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe Indesign

2013-17: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at MAEER’s MIT College of Engineering, India (Distinction) 2011-13: Abasaheb Garware Junior College of science, India (Distinction) 2005-11: Jnana Prabodhini Prashala School, India (GPA 9.5)

Luxion Keyshot Solidworks CREO Ideation Sketching Rendering Model Making CATIA AutoCAD Teamwork Decision Making Time Management Adaptability







Flash Point Tester Client : Bio-Analytical Technologies (India) Project Type: Work Experience with Dominix 2017


Understanding Chemical Test :

Existing Product Study :

The flash point of a volatile material is the lowest temperature at which vapours of the material will ignite, when given an ignition source. The Cleveland open-cup method is one of the main methods in chemistry for determining the flash point of a petroleum product using a Cleveland open-cup tester.

Hazardous smoke without exhaust system

Difficulty in access to thermocouple and ignitor

Awkward handle position


Fill the cleveland open cup with fluid upto filling mark after making it clean and dry

Chances of spilling

Set up thermometer vertically

Place the cup on heating plate and apply heat

Apply test flame and pass over the surface of fluid.

Note the flash point and record the results

The product had to be ergonomic, simple, durable and innovative....

Time consuming cooling of heating element

Difficulty in placing the cup at proper position

From observing the chemical apparatus and process.... and from understanding the exsisting product used by client the following were in dire need of being worked on Bulkiness, Aesthetics, Easy Maintenance, Efficient material, Intuitivity, Safety, Cost 2

Ideation, Sketches, Development :

Avoiding stress points

Ergonomic handle

Thumb rest to ensure firm grip

Secured grip due to the form and texture


User Scenario :

Interior parts of the product :

# Closed Flash Point Tester # Inbuilt Exhaust # Peltior Cooling Exhaust Screen

Thermocouple Electronic unit Ignitor

Track to guide the cup

Cooling System

Heating System

Convenient positioning of the cup with liquid


Product Proportion :


Product Design :

Easily detatchable dome with exhaust system

Form Exploration :


Smoke Behaviour :

Cup Handling :

Petrolium or liquid to be tested

Top view after final placement

Flushed according to handle design

Low Strength magnetic strip below the path for secure handle movement

Stopper for the cup positioning

Igniter system with angular arc movement

Heating of the cup with three rod elements

Sectional view of inner components and marking avergae path of smoke after studying smoke behaviour


Attention to Detail : Standard guide for the slider

Ignitor mounting with height adjustment provision

1 mm groove in heating block for cup placement

Guideways for cup bolted to the base plate

Quarter turn wing fastner for easy access during maintenance Vent for peltier exhaust

Standard slider attached to the door

provision for ventilation

Magnetic tape for handle guiding PCB board mounting

Flipping add-on extension encorporated within the machine

Ignitor motor

Limit switch moutings

Ignitor motor

Mannualy operated quarter turn fastner for maintenance

Retainer riveted to the inner pannel

Detailed heating block mounting

Standard pivot bolted to the display casing provides tilting movement

Peltier Cooling System


Final Product :


Bipedal “Gorilla” utility light Project Type: NCSU basic studio team project 2018 10

Problem Statement : How can a simple utility light help the user to make it easier to repaira car in dark or to work in emergancy power cut down! Market Research :

Common Names: Task Light, Utility Light, Drop Light, Work Light, Trouble Light Primary Users: Residential DIYer, Mechanic, Construction Materials:

Commonly Marketed Features:

Plastic Case Silicone Covering Switches Plastic Lens Metal Cage O-ring Sealing End Cap Rubberized Corners

Magnetic Ability to Point/Articulate Beam Wearable Stand/Tripod Beam Focusing Flood/Spot Functions Battery Runtimes Shock Proof Weather/Water/Dust Proof Chemical Resistance Quantity and Colour of Light Produced

Expenssive/ Speciality

Average Price

Budget Price

For Auto/construction: Bright orange, yellow, red and occasionally green

For residential/DIY/camping: blue, black, dark gray



Concepts, 3D Sketch Models and user reviews : Concept one

Concept two

Concept three

Battery should not be outside

awkward strap but good feel in hand

loved the framelike use on table Liked quick hanging facility


Cad Modelling and Prototyping :

Final Cad model

3d printed Prototype 14

# Use Type One: Rested on the tip of the legs


# Use Type Two: Rested on the legs directly


“Polpat” Indian wooden cooking tool Project Type: NCSU basic studio project 2018


What is Roti? One of the most common food item in Indian cuisine is “Roti�. It is a round flatbread made from stoneground wheat flour and water that is combined into a dough. It has many names like Poli, Chapati, Phulka etc in different Indian languages, but basic idea remains the same. It is normally eaten with cooked vegetables or curries and considered as healthy homemade food. What does make roti so popular? Is it easy to make at home? Does any Indian food lover ready to try to make them? Is there anything to make the process easier......


How To Make Rotis? 1. Mix wheat flour, salt, oil and water together to make a dough. 2. Add little ghee (clarified butter) and kneed the dough. 3. Keep it for 10 mins and then make small balls from it. 4. Take one of the dough balls on Chakla (base) and sprinkle flour on top of it. 5. Use Belan (Rolling pin) press and roll out the ball into thin circles. 6. Carefully pick it up and place on the pan. 7. Flip the side so that its cooked on both sides. 8. Your Roti is done

Key Words : Chakla = Base (mady usually by Teak Wood) Belan= Rolling Pin (made usually by Indian Rosewood)


User Survey :

Do you use wood chakla belan?

Objective :

Any problem with conventional tool?

To design wooden cooking tool that will make the process of making rotis easier and efficient....... To modify the conventional design of the said product....

Main Problems : 1. Control rolling pin for to make circular rotis is difficult 2. Rolling Pin keeps popping out from hands 3. Base keeps moving while making rotis 4. Uneven surface 5. Flour spreads all around and becomes messy 6. Dough sticks to rolling pin 7. Adding flour between each roti is irritating 8. No stability

Many people use this wooden tool daily.... Struggling daily with little but significant problems........ 19

Mood Board :

Texture Play


Simple Comfort

Authentic Traditional



Ideation :

Inner roller cover to close the holes

Counter sink holes for flour sprinkle

Hole to pour flour inside

inner chamber for the flour


Prototyping :

Model Making :

Holes for Flour Sprinkle

Open End

Stable Base by discs support Material : Foam

Material: Hardwood




A perfume series Client : Atara, Pune, India Project Type: Work Experience with Dominix 2017


Product Idea : Idea is to Built model of “mount K2�, Himalayas mountain inside the bottle to give the feel of Himalayas in perfume bottle.

Mountain Freshness in palm of your hand

Atara is a fragnance for people whose spirit is ready to face the obstacles, whose boundries are way beyond the ordinary. The new fragnance of Himalayas fresh air gives soothing experience to soul.


Modeling : About K2 K2 is the second highest mountain in the world at 8,611 meters above sea level. It lies in the northwestern Karakoram Range. Today, according to climbers, K2 is a more difficult to climb than Mt. Everest. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent.

Cad model of K2 Himalayan mountain


Contour Study, Sketches :

Top View of the contours of peak of the K2

Four distinct and main contours from side view


Product Details : Product : ‘Atara’ Perfume bottle Branding : ‘Atara’ in Sanskrit means Perfume. The name in itself describes the flavor of regional scent. Inspiration : K2 peak in Himalayas. Concept : Built in model of mount K2 inside the bottle to give the feel of mountain freshness. Also it is very attractive and lures any mind to experience its essence. Gender : Product form is designed for unisex users. The fragrance can differ for male and female users. Dimensions : The bootle will come in 60 mm x 60 mm x 80mm (height) size. Material : Glass Colour : Available in Crystal blue, Shiny purple and Clear green


Cocktail Dispenser Client : Aiila, India Project Type: Work Experience with Dominix 2017


Concept One :


Product details :


Views :






Details :


Shape given for easy cleaning


Colour Options :


Form Options :


Concept two :


Views :




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Product parts:


Colour Options :


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Contact : Email : Phone : 919-607-3504

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