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Lead was designed over the course of a semester for the 2016 Housewares Competition as a crate to aid in the transportation of stray dogs off the street to move them to animal shelters. This project focused on the full process of design methods and user-research, prototyping, testing, rendering and presenting my work. Lead makes the dog easier to control, gives the officer more time to get the dog into the van and establishes a distance between the officer and the dog make the situation more safe for both.
Hue-Go is a two-week project focused on fast concept generation, sketching, prototyping and user research. The idea behind Hue-Go is to use light to mix colors to teach children color theory. This laser-cut toy prototype uses an LED flashlight within the structure to shine through a series of transparent colored inserts to produce a different color through the antennas based on the combination of the slides. This project helped familiarize me with fast prototyping using the laser-cutter.
London Clock is a project that focused on fast prototyping and 3D rendering using Solidworks and Keyshot. The clock prototype was designed using the laser-cutter. London is inspired by the map of London and the main streets dividing it. A line lasercut through the center of the clock represents the Thames River.
Omnivera is the concept for a dual water filter and air conditioner inspired by research around the people Managua, Nicaragua. During this group project, my team and I partnered with a Notre Dame alumni native to Nicaragua to explore a solution around the challenging at-home water filtration process in Managua that he noticed and researched. To quickly convey our idea, we made quick works-like prototypes and a fast sketch-up of the idea. Omnivera uses a fan to melt frozen ice through a filtration system. Due to the pattern of air circulation, hot air will be sucked in and cool air will flow out.
This project focused on fast idea generation, prototyping, modeling, 3D rendering and the use of the lasercutter, CNC router and Adobe Create Suite to design a lie-flat plywood design for a stool. This stool doubles as a small bookshelf and board game set.
This is a showcase of my digital and hand-drawn sketches and concept generation.