PORTFOLIO INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Ynhi Hoang, is a Senior Industrial Design student at San Francisco State University with a previous background in visual design from Diablo Valley College. She adores walking her dogs, sketching, and learning to use watercolors. She is flexible with her work environment and hopes to improve and brighten up daily life through design. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney
The Abstract Art Flat-pack
The Modern Home’s Racking System
A New Twist On A Old Favorite
For places without ‘Mush’rooms
The Ergonomic Peeler
the modern home racking system
Weh’da is a modular racking system made to grow with one’s own home. Coming with a variety of rail sizes and modular accessory pieces, Wehda makes customising and personalizing any new or existing space, easy and affordable.
Features: • • • •
Streamlined aluminum rails Modular accessory pieces for full customization Multiple mounting orientations Easy-installation
Initial ideation. A condensed extrusion with inset interiors to form a track for the accessories.
Second ideation with the inside track formed from the side and an interior channel to hide support bolts.
Third ideation combines the previous two ideas.
3D Printing of the extrusion.
Wehâ€™da is a modern modular racking system that combines utility and aesthetic. The system can be adjusted with respect to length, mounting orientation, and color themes. The system comes interchangeable components to fit an individualâ€™s lifestyle.
Brand Identity 14
Aiming for a logo that was had a simple but modern feel to it, the above sketches show the sketching process that went into the creation of the Wehâ€™da logo. The final one, as seen on the right, contains bold colors to attract viewers while the font is bold and modern without serifs.
The Abstract Art Flat-pack
Inspired by the spirograph and harmonograph, Doodle is a geometric drawing machine that relies on a system of cogs to mimics the circular motion of the harmonograph while giving it the tactile feeling of the spirograph. Itsâ€™ design is made with compactness in mind and every piece is pressure fit together. That alongside a small addition of glue, nuts, and bolts, makes the Doodle an easy to assemble flat-pack toy.
The sketches explore the different possible layouts of thet cogs alongside the different shapes the final flatpack can take. The sketches also include rough sketches of an expanded view to take in an estimate of potentially needed pieces. 19
Prototypes Multiple iterations of cog pieces and armbraces were created to ensure that the cogs all worked together correctly. The faceplate was also changed multiple times to ensure that the cogs would be easy to position and adjust to a different position to change the patterns drawn. Different cuts of the box sides were also tested to ensure a secure fit.
Nintendo Bold new twist on an old favorite
The Nintendo Bold is a product line continuation inspired by the class Nintendo Gameboy Color. Taking a familiar and well-loved product, the Nintendo Bold brings back the old! It captures the classic beveled edges, textured body, and bright coloration. A product for those that are looking for a nostalgic pop in their life!
These sketches explore the different potential products that could be a follow-up product of the Nintendo Gameboy Color. Ideas were not limited to just headphones, but also explored different small objects that could provide a function for everyday life. 29
Prototypes These prototype explore the shape option and assembly method of the final product.
For places without ‘mush’room
Using CNC milling and 3D printing, a lounge chairinspired by nature and parametric design- was Project Partner: created with limited space in mind. Built for areas like KELLY DOYLE airports, cafes, lounges, bars, and dining halls, Morel Support, features easy to replicate panels for seating extension and a wall mount option. The stool also captures the quirky shapes and bioluminescence of mushrooms, providing a little bit of light at night.
Sketches Multiple iterations of the chair were drawn to give a better sense of form and functionality for the stool. The balance was also a factor considered during the sketch phase along with size and weight. The chair/ stool is supposed to be stable even when shifting on top of it. The ideas ranged from literal to more abstract.
These prototype explore the shape option, stability, difficulty of construction and assembly method into consideration.
Digital renders done in FUSION360, help form the initial mock-up of the stool in its proper dimensions. The program is also utilized to export the settings to the CNC machine for cutting.
CNC + Assemb
The stool was milled out on the CNC. Post-processing steps include sanding down the surface, filling knicks, staining the wood, and assembly after casting the glow in the dark spots in resin. 39
Ez-Peelzy new twist on an old favorite
A user study was done to understand the needs of the target audience. The EZ-Peelzy vegetable peeler tackles the common problem with the standard shape of the current peelers on the market. Its redesigned ergonomic grip is great for comfort. The curvature keeps the Peelzy from slipping as it is being used and changeable blades make the product easy to maintain and clean.
The original prototypes featured around angles and completely circular forms with indents for grip. However, each design came with issues for intuitive use when it came to handling.
Easy to dissasemble and clean The curve fits nicely against the palm of oneâ€™s hand
Blades are easy to replace 45