TROY ZINSMEISTER INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER
DESIGN PORTFOLIO 2014
My name is Troy Zinsmeister, I was born in the city but grew up in the country. My dad instilled core values in me from a very young age that hard work and responsibility will someday get me where I want to go; those beliefs are still rooted deep in my character to this day. Growing up on a ranch, I was naturally curious of the world around me, constructing barns and fences, I quickly became fascinated how things were made and put together. Taking a-part many remote control cars and radios as a kid I would try and combine different motors and cars together. I have a strong passion for sports and outdoor activities; snowboarding and personal fitness being two of my favorites. I am very experimental, passionate, and can be obsessive at times. With all my abilities I have the power to develop and create concepts that yield a lasting relationship between objects and users.
Research路 Ergonomics路 Team路
COSMIC Cosmic is an immersion blender designed for young adults who live alone for the first time by themselves or with a roommate and are not able to afford high end kitchen appliances.
Why use an immersion blender?
Who usesâ€™ an immersion blender? 60% percent of survey takers age 1830 have never used an immersion blender.
Fast Compact Multi-use
What is it used for? 55% Drinks
Soups Who uses an immersion blender more?
What is wrong?
Traditional blenders are designed in a very vertical orientation causing a strain on the usersâ€™ hand and wrist.
Young people who live alone for the first time or with a roommate in an apartment that donâ€™t typically own a food processor, or large blender. Hand blenders are small but powerful, and often come with different attachments making it a multi-use kitchen tool and great space saver in the kitchen.
With young professionals fresh out in the real world or still in college money can be a tight issue for many. So we wanted to make it affordable for anyone on a tight budget.
Stress relief Trigger Coil spring
Safety button Motherboard
Finger plug TPE plastic
Tritan plastic Bearing Grommet Blade
Tritan plastic pellets Blade Grommet Bearing Shaft TPE plastic pellets Metal prong Retractile cord Motor Motherboard Wire Coil Spring Screws (4mm, 13.5mm) Tooling cost (NRE) Total Cost Total Units (100,000)
$4,000 $5,000 $48,000 $60,000 $20,000 $24,000 $2,000 $440 $300,000 $100,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $40,000 $69,440 $609,440 $6.09 (per unit)
retail value $30.00
With a of the Cosmic blender makes it affordable for anyone!
Intuitive plug dock
Form路 Material路 Team路
Kurv is a stool designed for the apartment setting who have a limited amount of space. Kurv has multiple purposes; side table, chair and foot stool.
Background Kurv is based as more of a material and form finding project. As well as learning to design with other materials other than traditional plastic products.
Construction Mold making
Smooth and Paint
路Fiberglass 路Hand lay-up
Communication· Research· Group·
K.I.D. (kid’s interactive diagram) is a system designed for a not for profit clinic that tackles the core issue of communication breakdown between the doctor, patient and parent.
Hope Clinic is a private, not for profit, community-based health center located in Houston, Texas. Lead by the CEO, Dr. Andrea Caracostis, and the Medical Director, Dr. Richard Andrews, HOPE Clinic has a multicultural and multilingual professional staff.
Communication break down
Dr. Richard Andrews
NURSE - PATIENT: interaction analysis Taking a look at the nurseâ€™s task analysis there is a break down in communication between nurse and patient.
Disconnect in the system There is a major break down in any type of communication between doctor, child and parent.
A closer look at the disconnect in the system: What does it mean for different patients
Depending upon the age, how good they speak English and if they are enrolled in school all depends on how effective the communication between the doctor, child and parent will be.
Bringing the system together
Close the gap
The final design is a 3 step system which closes the gaps in the system through COMMUNICATION techniques, applied EDUCATION, and reinforcement of knowledge through a HOME IMPLEMENTATION tool.
EDUCATION,HOME IMPLEMENTATION: An educational tool that helps reinforce what the child learns at the doctorâ€™s office, at home.
Flat pack diagram able to be made into a doctors bag
COMMUNICATION, EDUCATION, HOME IMPLEMENTATION: An educational tool that promotes portion control through visual cues of the basic food groups.
Divides the plate into distinct food group sections.
Large Intestine Small Intestine
Each section is labeled with icons representing that food group
COMMUNICATION, EDUCATION: Interactive diagram is placed in the examination rooms as a visual aid for doctors.
Each organ comes out to explain patients problems.
The back of each organ has an icon of foods that are recommended for that body part.
Communication路 Research路 Team路
Metro takes a closer look at the current bus shelters in the city of Houston, Texas; and solves the core issues of air cirrculation, assembly, safety, way finding and the disconnect in aesthetic between the Metro bus and the Metro train system.
Metro System Stake Holders
Metro Service and Ridership
Current information delivery system
Ever Changing Landscape
Bus shelters must be able to increase or decrease in size and be easily assembled or disassembled depending upon the need of a certain areas ridership.
2013 Bus Shelter Distribution
System Disconnect: METRO & RAIL Assembly
Do not speak the same language
Elevated roof for air circulation
Clear glass for safety
By placing a pigment onto a glass panel, it drys to create a film on the glass surface which then absorbs and transforms the suns rays into clean energy.
An OLED (organic lightemitting diode) is a lightemitting diode (LED) which uses very minimal power.
To ease passengers troubles, a smart touch screen will be incorporated to provide an easy alternative to find what routes to take.
Incorporated on the roof is a hexagonal pattern that provides shade from the back of the shelter and graduates up towards the front of the shelter. The hexagonal pattern also serves as the thin film solar panels that powers the shelter.
The way finding screen well incorporate the OLED not only for very minimal power consumption bvut for security reasons as no one can hide behind it.
The way finding screen well provide bus stop name, current date and time , real time bus information, route numbers with color indicators, bus stops on each route and as well as a full metro map.
Solar Ink imbedded glass
Elevated roof for air circulation
Aesthetics路 Form路 Research路
1 seventy-THREE 1 seventy-THREE is a solid body electric guitar designed for the person that loves rock music and has a passion for a unique sound and style.
Head The purpose of the headstock is to support the tuners, which terminates the strings of the instrument. The tuners are attached to tuning pegs and this allows the guitarist to lower or raise the pitch of the string.
Anatomy of a guitar
Truss rod Nut
Neck The neck plays a very vital role in the way the guitar sounds. Without a secure neck and right tonal wood the sound of the guitar can be greatly altered. The frets and fret board are securely fastened to the neck.
Fret board Strings Strap button Toggle switch Pickup
Body The body is one of the most important factors in shaping the overall tone of a guitar. It provides the resonance that shapes the tonal qualities. It affects the sustain of electric guitars.
Pick guard Bridge Ferrules Control knobs
Jack Strap button
Solid body guitar is a guitar that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical impulses
Semi-hollow is a type of electric guitar that has both a sound box and one or more electric pickups.
Acoustic guitar is a guitar that uses only acoustic means to transmit the stringsâ€™ vibrational energy to the air in order to produce a sound.
Rock places a higher degree of emphasis on musicianship, live performance, and an ideology of authenticity than any other music genre; and leading the stage in almost any band is the electric guitar taking center stage.
Suspended resonating metal plate
Innovation: Attach the strings to a suspended metal plate that will then resonate creating a different sounding guitar.
Strings are attached to Metal plate
Aesthetics路 Research路 Ergonomics路
Streit are a pair of high strength safety glasses designed specifically for the African American worker in any industrial or construction work application. African Americans have different proportioned facial features as compared to the traditional eyewear designed off of the Caucasian facial features.
African Americans are not thought of when designing safety eye wear.
23,000,000 Million jobs in the U.S.A. that require safety eye
African Americans require wide frame and long nose bridges.
99.6 139.5 124.7 27 32.8
Polycarbonate frames/arms Polycarbonate lens
Neck cord attachment Rubber temples
Wide frame nose bridge Rubber nose piece
路Offers a lightweight, comfortable wraparound fit. 路Full wraparound, rugged design protects against debris.
Wide frame nose and long nose bridge.
路Tough, polycarbonate lens is impact resistant and offers 99.9% UV protection.
路3-D printed 路Custom lenses 路Hand Tinted 路Hand Painted
RENDERS Keyshot and Photoview 360
Ceramic Teapot & Cups
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OBJECTIVE To secure a position within the design field that utilizes my skill set in order to create products that yield lasting relationships between objects and users.
LANGUAGE English (native language) German (getting there)
FABRICATION SKILLS Welding Wood working Vacuum forming Bent lamination Laser cutting Plastic casting CNC (wood) Rapid prototyping (FDM) Fiberglassing Sewing
EDUCATION University of Houston, Industrial Design B.S.
路 B.S. Expected May 2014 路 GPA 3.0 Student Member
COMPUTER SKILLS Adobe Collection Microsoft Office SolidWorks KeyShot
DESIGN SKILLS Ergonomics Aesthetics Usability Function Technical Interaction Materials Manufacturing Detail
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WORK EXPERIENCE UH Campus Rec: 01/2014 - Current ·ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Work one-on-one with clients understanding what they want to accomplish and design the best possible workout to achieve the desired goals.
JT Enterprises: 05/2010 - 08/2013 ·Personal Assistant
Work one-on-one with my employer, doing anything from mowing the grass, personal driver, to handling finances.
Census Bureau: 04/2010 - 05/2010 ·Census Taker Learned to work by myself to hit certain goals and expectations that were set by management by the end of the day.
Sterling Electric: 05/2008 - 04/2009 ·Electrician Learned the ins and outs of how a building is wired from the very beginning to the final end result.
Subway 08/2007- 05/2008 ·Assistant Manager In charge of day-to-day operations, handling employee diligence, and day-to-day finances.
Awards and Recognitions 12/2013 Publication ·“Premier Guitar Magazine” -“1 seventy-THREE” 10/2013 University of Houston Undergraduate Research ·Selected work -“K.I.D.” 10/2012 Publication ·“Collective Works 3” -“K.I.D.” -“1 seventy-THREE” 05/2012 Lawndale Design Fair ·Featured designer - “BRINK” - “KURV”