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Design Portfolio 2018


“ Functionality encompassed within simplicity is what drives my design philosophy and I believe that the value of design lies in instilling meaningful interaction between products/ services and the user.

I enjoy new challenges and exploring innovative ways to tackle problems from a fresh perspective. In my free time I can be found outdoors with my Ricoh camera, capturing the simple yet intricate beauty of everyday life.

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EDUCATION National University of Singapore Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Industrial Design (Merit) August 2014 - August 2017 Ecole Nationale Supérieure De Création Industrielle (Paris, France) Master’s degree in Industrial Design December 2015 - June 2016 Student Exchange Programme Kyushu University (Fukouka, Japan) May 2014 - June 2014 Student Exchange Programme Anglo-Chinese Junior College

ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS 2017 Lexus Design Award, Shortlisted DSTAR Furniture Design Award, Top 6 Finalist (Open Category ) 2016 Teres Kickstarter Founder Student Achievment Bronze Award - Competitions (2016) 2015 P&G - The Hub Singapore Connected Consumer Challenge Grand Prize Winner SG50 Local Champions Global Leaders 1st Prize( University Category ) JSS Mascot Design Competition 1st Prize 2009 - 2014 NUS Dean’s List Award for Academic Year 2013/2014 (Semester 2) Outstanding RSAF Serviceman of the Month Outstanding Performance in 45th NSF Rotary Wing Course The 4th CDL Singapore Sculpture Award Exhibition ( Finalist )


WORK EXPERIENCE Philips (APAC) Contract Designer January 2018 - Present Studio Teres Founder & Lead Designer November 2016 - Present Heart of God Church Freelance Graphic, Apparel & 3D Designer April 2017 - Present Dassault Aviation ( France ) Designer January 2016 - July 2016 Elusfy Global Freelance 3D Designer December 2015 - Feburuary 2016 Studio JuJu Design Intern June 2015 - August 2015 Design Rete Education Consultants Contract Design Trainer April 2015 - Present National University Hospital, NUH Designer January 2015 - May 2017 25th DE Club School of Design and Environment NUS Freelance Graphic Designer August 2014 - August 2015


Undergraduate Thesis Project

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Individual Project


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PNEUMATIC SPLINTING An Alternative Splinting Solution Exploratory Design Product Design Design Research Material Study Medical

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Undergraduate Thesis Project

On Distal Radial Fracture Research have shown that hand/wrist musculoskeletal fractures are among the most commonly occurring injuries among adults, among which Distal Radial Fracture is most prevalent. Distal Radial Fracture occurs at the distal end of the wrist radius bone as a result of breaking a fall with the hand. This type of injury are more likely to happen to adults with poor bone quality such as patients suffering from osteoporosis or the elderly. Depending on severity, surgery may be carried out to realign the broken wrist.

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Individual Project


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Undergraduate Thesis Project

Individual Project

Wrist Surgery

Post Operation Dressing

Compression Glove + Thermoplast

Icing Of Fractured Area Checks For Complications Wrist Exercise Therapy

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tic Splint

Recovery

Post Operation Splinting The wrist splint together with a compression glove, will be worn for up to 6 weeks under the doctor’s orders. The setup is to be removed for icing, checks and wrist exercise therapy this would mean removal and re-applying it numerous times over the course of a day, which can be tedious and challenging for the patient. What if the Splint could wrap itself around the patient’s arm, without any help from a third party?

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Undergraduate Thesis Project

Looking to Nature Objects that respond to environmental humidity by changing their shape are thus coined as Hygromorphs.One such example is the seed dispersal mechanism found in Pine cones. The bilyaered structure of each individual scale amplifies the motion of inner tissue during cellular osmosis resulting in a opening/closing motion. A series of experiments were carried out with different materials, to mimick design principles behind hygromorphs. Indepth studies on literature texts provided insight on material composition and behaviour which eventually allowed for precise control over material movement without need for complex mechanisms.

Individual Project


Stiff Cellulose Microfibrils

Inner Highly Absorbent Tissue


Paper is made up of layers of randomly oriented network of cellulose fiber pulp As moisture penetrates top layer of the paper, the top layer expands while the dry bottom layer is compressed resulting in bending

Swelling difference in layered structure causes bending. Can this be capitalised in other systems?


Swelling of hydrogels result in dual axis expansion and deformation Expanding hygrogel exerts pressure on stiff polystyrene sheet causing the composite to bend in a single direction gave rise to a new found rigidity

Swelling induced bending provides structural strengthening to thin sheets. Could this be applied to other materials?


Shape shifting properties when the veneer is exposed to moisture can be pre-programmed through grain direction configuration Moisture induced movement of the individual component veneers are amplified through simultaneous change in the overall structural form

Swelling difference in layered structure causes bending. Can this be capitalised in other systems?


Different wrapping and curling variations can be achieved through careful planning of preinflated geometries Geometrics result in more even distribution of pressure through pockets of air

Pre-planning of geometries allows for different curling motion, structural outcomes and more even pressure distribution. How can this be applied to my design?


Air As Enabler Among the experiments conducted, pneumatic control of Air show promising attributes for use in the medical field. In the scientific field of robotics, Air is used with high precision and control to actuate artifical pneumatic muscles. The movement generated from the action of inflating a membrane is further amplified through mechanical means and can be controlled through simple geometry and orientation. The high level of accuracy employed in the use of Air as an enabler in the scientific field is in stark contrast with the direct application of Air used in our everyday products. This presents an opportunity to bridge this gap between the scientific field and the market by allowing a high degree of control over the form and movement of the inflated outcome.

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Dual Functionality The Pneumatic Splint combines the functions of the compression garment and wrist splint (compressive pressure to reduce swelling and the rigidity required for immobilization) into a single product through simple inflation of a PVC membrane.

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The Self-Wrapping Spint Through careful shaping and orienting of geometries to control the airflow inside a sealed airtight membrane, a pronounced curvature was achieved when inflated. This assist the user to apply the splint even with the use of just a single arm.


Better Immobilization Capabilities Rigidity of the splint affects its ability to immobilize an injured limb.The uneven pockets of air distribution in conventional air splint makes it less rigid. Even pressure and rigidity in the self-wrapp splint allow for better immobilization capabilities. 23


Undergraduate Thesis Project

Individual Project

Reflection And Afterthoughts This thesis sought to bridge the abstract exploration of material swelling properties with real world application. The project does through the translation of researches on pneumatics backed by the scientific and engineering community into a product used in the medical field. While the design outcome would still require industrial standards testing and clinical trials, it is able to offer a potentially much cheaper alternative to wrist splinting products on the market. One of its success lies in highlighting the possibilities of cross disciplinary application of knowledge across disciplines while questioning on our sensitivity towards ubiquitous natural phenomena happening around us.

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PROJECT TYPE

Undergraduate Thesis Project

BACKGROUND

Self initiated research topic based on student’s area of interest. Subsequently, students are expected to design and deliver an innovative solution to address the needs/wants of their chosen persona(s).

DURATION

7 Months

DELIVERABLES

Proof of Concept Research and Documentation

TEAM

Nil.

YEAR

2016

AWARD

Shortlisted for Lexus Design Award 2018 (Awaiting Results)

ADDITIONAL CONTENT IN COLLABORATION WITH

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NUH, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Tan Tock Seng, Department of Occupational Therapy Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic

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Undergraduate Platform Project

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Team Project


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TERES COIN CACHE The New Style Coin Cache Product Design Business Strategy Entrepreneurship Marketing & Social Media Crowdfunding

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Time For A Change Let’s face it, using coins have never been the most glamourous experience There isn’t a lot of ways to carry coins and most coin pouches looked the same and lacked character. How can we recreate a coin experience to fit seamlessly into our modern lifestyle and change our interaction with coins?

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Slimmest And Most Beautiful Coin Solution Teres’s singular form is designed to blend in perfectly with the modern tablescape without a hitch.

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Single Slide Access Access your coins with just one slide- Using only one hand and a single intuitive gesture, Teres provides fast and easy access to your coins without all the fuss.

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Tailor Made For Coins, Tailor Made For You Teres carries just the right amount of coins without the additional bulk to ensure that it slides perfectly into your pocket.

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The Perfect Shape For Kickstarter Backers to support our product with confidence, we had undergone hundreds of iterations to craft the perfect singular form that rests perfectly onto the user’s hands and pocket.


Without the Jingle A silicone rubber backing was also integrated into the design, preventing any noise from the coins coming into contact with the metallic casing. An intricate detailing was incorporated into the backing to increase frictional surface grip while at the same time enhancing the classy look of the coin cache.

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Undergraduate Platform Project

Groundworks Multiple trips were made over the span of 6 months to the work closely with our production factories in Indonesia and Guangzhou. First, to understand the production and limitations such that our design can be refined to better suit production. Second, to ensure that quality is not compromised during mass production, we had to work closely with our manufacturers and conduct rounds of inspections on the finished products. Such provided value insights on manufacturing and how we as designers can make more informed decisions geared towards smoother production.

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Team Project


Undergraduate Platform Project

More Than 150% Funded On

As Featured on:

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Team Project


PROJECT TYPE

Undergraduate Platform Project

BACKGROUND

Students are to design, prototype and market a product on a crowd funding platform. Should the project be successfully funded, students are to follow through with product delivery.

DURATION

18 Months

DELIVERABLES

Kickstarter Campaign

TEAM

Jonathan Tsang Paul Capdenat Christy

ROLE

Founder Project Lead Marketing Lead Product Developer

YEAR

2016

AWARD

Nil.

ADDITIONAL CONTENT

View Online Kickstarter Page

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