Alexia Chimenti
       Portfolio
Shadow Boxes: A PLAYFUL LIGHTING EXPERIENCE
INSPIRATION




              Image Map
MARKET RESEARCH




The Link Lamp has fifteen high-powered LEDs, . The LED’s
output has a lifespan of 50,000 hours, or 15 ...
IDEATION
1/4 SCALE SKETCH MODELS AND PROTOTYPES
CAD DRAWINGS


Materials List

- 1/4” Appleply Maple
- 1/4” Lighting White Acrylic
- 1/8” Steel Rods
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SOLIDWORKS




      Transparent Acrylic Box




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CNC ROUTER
CNC LASER
Shadow Boxes: A PLAYFUL LIGHTING EXPERIENCE
“healthy soil = healthy plants = healthy people”
A Compost Story

Alemany Farm is a San Francisco-based urban farming co-op that empowers San
Francisco residents to grow t...
1. Alemany Farm welcomes Project H.        2. Project H members experience building        3. Co-managers at Alemany Farm ...
Directive:

Improve & revised process of composting on farm
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                     TUMBLEweed is currently being tested at
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twoinone is a salt and pepper dish for the passionate cook.

The efficient, deep and ...
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The Late Bloomers Guide:
             Growing Food in the City




SCHOOL BUS
A Quick Guide to growing food in the city. The Late Bloomers
Guide is a simple, low-cost booklet. It describes how to
acce...
The Late Bloomers Guide: RESEARCH



            Office of the Mayor                                             Gavin New...
The Late Bloomers Guide: IDEATION




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The Late Bloomers Guide: Growing Food in the City




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2009 - 2010
                                                                            Student Director




iDo provides ...
iDo’s Design Academy injects creativity back into the public educational system
that links science, history, and literatur...
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  1. 1. Alexia Chimenti Portfolio
  2. 2. Shadow Boxes: A PLAYFUL LIGHTING EXPERIENCE
  3. 3. INSPIRATION Image Map
  4. 4. MARKET RESEARCH The Link Lamp has fifteen high-powered LEDs, . The LED’s output has a lifespan of 50,000 hours, or 15 to 20 years if used day to day, and there is no internal wiring as the electric- ity is charged through the aluminum. . The Tolomeo mega lamp is made of aluminum and steel, and swivels 360 degrees. Extruded die cast aluminum with high-polished finished, steel tension cables, parchment shade. It uses an incandescent 150W/E26/G40 bulb. Height 58” – 131.5” Base Diameter 13” Studioilse’s desk lamp uses a combination of beech wood, cast iron, a glass and chalk shade, and a rope chord. The lamp uses a low-heat halogen IRC bulb, and is dimmable.
  5. 5. IDEATION
  6. 6. 1/4 SCALE SKETCH MODELS AND PROTOTYPES
  7. 7. CAD DRAWINGS Materials List - 1/4” Appleply Maple - 1/4” Lighting White Acrylic - 1/8” Steel Rods - 4 x screws and hex bolts - 8 x 1/8” rare earth magnets doR lateM ”8/1 ITNEMIHC AIXELA WEIV EDIS SGNIWARD DAC 064 IAD XOB THGIL EHT TOP VIEW Front Panel in birch wood 1/4” 6 3/8” 3 1/2” 2 5/8 “ 70 “ SIDE VIEW Front Panel 1/4 “ TOP VIEW Back Panel in Photo Lense Acrylic 1/2” 3 5/8” 1/2 “ 1/2 “ SIDE VIEW Back Panel in Acrylic 1/4 “ SIDE VIEW Object with Acrylic Boxes and Acrylic Dowels 2 1/2 “ 4 1/2 “ 4 x Acrylic Dowels 3” 3/16 “ 4‘ THE LIGHT BOX DAI 460 CAD DRAWINGS ALEXIA CHIMENTI
  8. 8. SOLIDWORKS Transparent Acrylic Box 1/4” Lighting White Acrylic 1/4” Appleply Maple
  9. 9. CNC ROUTER
  10. 10. CNC LASER
  11. 11. Shadow Boxes: A PLAYFUL LIGHTING EXPERIENCE
  12. 12. “healthy soil = healthy plants = healthy people”
  13. 13. A Compost Story Alemany Farm is a San Francisco-based urban farming co-op that empowers San Francisco residents to grow their own food, and through that process, to become more engaged as citizens of their community. Alemany supports a variety of public programs that encourage ecological-economic development, a green job market, food security, environmental education, and a “share economy” community model. Project H partnered with Alemany farm to apply design thinking in an effort to expand their scope, increase public awareness, and improve the farm’s facilities through physical, structural, and object-based design interventions. In April 2009, the San Francisco team volunteered at the farm to better understand their processes, tools, and points of opportunity. Through this hands-on experience, they have begun to shape a framework for a multi-faceted project that will improve the organization and facilities through creative problem solving. The collaboration continued to include the development and prototyping of a composter to be used on site at Alemany Farm by employees and community members. (http://projecthdesign.org/projects/alemany.html)
  14. 14. 1. Alemany Farm welcomes Project H. 2. Project H members experience building 3. Co-managers at Alemany Farm teach compost first hand. members the importance of fertile soil. 4. Project H members prepare a bed for 5. Project H members water in the starts that 6. Project H member harvests vegetables by planting using hand tools provided by they just planted using a watering can. hand with hand tools provided by Alemany Alemany Farm. Farm.
  15. 15. Directive: Improve & revised process of composting on farm PROCESS Market Research Issues & Observations: A. $150 - Poor efficiency Composting is higher priority than irrigation - Difficult process Length of composting process management Compost 2x year, plant in 2 seasons - Laborous loading 1 pile takes 4 months and unloading Rotating bins every few weeks - very labor intensive Transferring/dumping can be more efficient B. $215 - Awkward Breaking down farm “waste” rotational interface No power tools are allowed on the farm at hard to use this time - Unaccesible by Increase yield if possible kids Opportunities: C. $438 - Poor cost to Obtain old cement mixer/barrel to modify/use output ratio Redesign the space of the process to be - Very small door more efficient for loading and Look at existing products that can be made/ unloading repurposed - Too short for unloading dirictly Action: into wheelbarrow Research composting systems – Tim D. $550 Measure existing compost volume – Alexia - Too expensive Asses location/use of space for composting - Adult shoulder process on farm (site/user flow analysis) on a level loading height Saturday visit – Kelly, Tim, Musette makes it impractical for flarge loads and unloading - Unaccesible by kids
  16. 16. IDEATION
  17. 17. BUILD DAY 1 BUILD DAY 2 BUILD DAY 3
  18. 18. FINAL INSTALLATION USER TESTING TUMBLEweed is currently being tested at Alemany Farm. Further results will follow. All photos taken by the Project H team
  19. 19. twoinone releases the chef in you twoinone is a salt and pepper dish for the passionate cook. The efficient, deep and spacious salt and pepper dish requires less refills, so gives the cook more time to focus on his or her favorite pastime. The lid doubles as a base, so saves precious real estate on the counter top. Intended to rest in easy access from the stove top, it is a convenient and attractive alternative that will add elegance to any kitchen. materials: stainless steel and domestic walnut manufacturing process: carved on CNC router
  20. 20. twoinone
  21. 21. twoinone IDEATION
  22. 22. twoinone releases the chef in you
  23. 23. twoinone SOLIDWORKS
  24. 24. MODELS twoinone releases the chef in you Foam Models Walnut lid on CNC Cast resin cellar and walnut lid
  25. 25. The Late Bloomers Guide: Growing Food in the City SCHOOL BUS
  26. 26. A Quick Guide to growing food in the city. The Late Bloomers Guide is a simple, low-cost booklet. It describes how to access vacant land and gives the basics on urban food production. It speaks to a growing public interest in reconnecting with our food source and the relationship between its production and sustainability. It inspires and empowers individuals and communities to grow food in the city.
  27. 27. The Late Bloomers Guide: RESEARCH Office of the Mayor Gavin Newsom City & County of San Francisco Executive Directive 09-03 Healthy and Sustainable Food for San Francisco July 9, 2009 By virtue of the power and authority vested in me by Section 3.100 of the San Francisco Charter to provide administration and oversight of all departments and governmental units in the executive branch of the City and County of San Francisco, I do hereby issue this Executive Directive to become effective immediately: 1. The City declares its commitment to increasing the amount of healthy and sustainable food. Access to safe, nutritious, and culturally acceptable food is a basic human right and is essential to both human health and ecological sustainability. The City and County of San Francisco recognizes that hunger, food insecurity, and poor nutrition are pressing health ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES: issues that require immediate action. Further we recognize that sustainable agricultural ecosystems serve long-term economic prosperity and ability of future generations to be food self-sufficient. In our vision, sustainable food systems ensure nutritious food for all people, -1,058 privately owned between food consumers and producers, protect workers health and shorten the distance lots amount to about 127 acres, or 5.5 million minimize environment impacts, and strengthen connections between urban and rural welfare, square feet, a fairly significant amount of communities. The long-term provision of sufficient nutritious, affordable, culturally unused land appropriate, and delicious food for all San Franciscans requires the City to consider the food production, distribution, consumption and recycling system holistically and to take actions to # of potential sites: preserve and promote the health of the food system. This includes setting a high standard for food quality and ensuring city funds are spent in a manner consistent with our social, environmental and economic values. Backyards 60,000 2. The following principles guide this Directive on Healthy and Sustainable Food: Street Parks 500 Private vacant lots quality of life, as well as environmental and economic health in San a. To ensure 952 Sidewalk landscapingthe food system must promote public health, environmental sustainability Francisco, 20,000 and social responsibility. School Gardens 150 Rec & Parkb. Eliminating hunger and ensuring access to healthy and nutritious food for all 3,466 (acres) residents, regardless of economic means, is a concern of all city departments. Investments should be allocated to ensure no San Franciscan goes hungry. c. San Francisco’s neighborhood food environments must allow residents the opportunity to make healthy food choices and reduce environmental causes of diet related illnesses. d. To reduce the environmental impacts associated with food production, distribution, consumption, and disposal, whenever possible, city resources will be used to purchase and promote regionally produced and sustainably certified food. A map showing the 1,058 vacant lots in San Francisco
  28. 28. The Late Bloomers Guide: IDEATION Site Options Recreation and Park Department Recreation and Park Department Pros & Cons Notes The Facts Space available Funding Space available Basic amenities may Can take time Basic amenities may be provided be provided Layout must conform Site may already be unpaved Site may already be to RPD Design Site may have a water meter unpaved Produce cannot be Water is often provided Site may have a water sold Property is easily accessible meter Must pay for construc- Must pay for construction costs Water is often tion costs through Sites Obtain funding through fund -raising and grants Alemany Farm, provided fund -raising and grant Can take time 992 Ellsworth St. 94110 Property is easily applications Layout must conform to RPD Design Howard Langton 10 Langton St. 94103 accessible Produce cannot be sold unless land is leased Treat Commons 23rd St. & Treat Ave. 94110 Notes Site Examples Alemany Farm, 992 Ellsworth St. 94110 Howard Langton Community Garden, 10 Langton St. 94103 Koshland Park Community Learning Garden, Page & Buchanan 94102 Treat Commons Community Garden, 23rd St. & Treat Ave. 94110 The Late Bloomers Guide to Growing Food in the City The Late Bloomers Guide to Growing Food in the City The Late Bloomers Guide: Growing Food in the City SCHOOL BUS
  29. 29. The Late Bloomers Guide: Growing Food in the City The Late Bloomers guide uses design as a communication tool to empower San Franciscan residents to grow food.
  30. 30. 2009 - 2010 Student Director iDo provides high school students with experiences that foster curiosity, promote creativity, and build self-confidence. We introduce students to product design, graphic design, information design, and technology. Our success relies upon a mentorship education model that unites university student mentors with high school students. manage meetings design creative experiences build self- confidence
  31. 31. iDo’s Design Academy injects creativity back into the public educational system that links science, history, and literature with design. It is a two-year program that focuses on teaching students to be designers through relevant, experiential learning methods. iDo’s Design Academy also provides a pathway to higher education. Key Learning Outcomes • Students will learn design principles and design language • Students will be introduced to design methodology, including research, brainstorming, and prototyping • Students will research, analyze, and reengineer competitive products on the market • Students will learn about structure, form, and function • Students will enhance their analytical and problem solving skills Manage a team of 40 Students to DESIGN CREATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES for students in high school. Take results from user testing to feedback into design
  32. 32. iDo’s Quarterly e-Journal This issue focuses on our role as designers to ask questions and build community through example... iDo's Design Academy by Martin Linder Martin Linder started iDo eight years ago in response to the lack of experiential learning methods being taught in high schools. Today, he is proud to announce a partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District to create a two-year Design Academy in San Francisco High Schools. This issue focuses on our role as designers to ask questions and build community through example... A Special Welcome to our Guest Author: Questions as Answers iDo's Design Academy by Leslie Becker, Ph.D by Martin Linder How do we learn to ask questions that are relevant at all scales and to all audiences of a design project? What Martin Linder started iDo eight years ago in response to the questions are valuable to the design process? lack of experiential learning methods being taught in high schools. Today, he is proud to announce a partnership with HowSan Francisco Unified School District to create a the the do we increase awareness about value of creativity andAcademy in education? Schools. two-year Design design San Francisco High Paying it Forward by Clarissa Charles If you had it to do all over again, what would you wish you’d learned in high school? iDo is making sure that future design students have the skills we only wish we’d learned before entering college. As Executive Editor and designer of the iDo Journal, I A Special Welcome to our Guest Author: collaborate with writers, and communicate with software Questions as Answers engineers. by Leslie Becker, Ph.D My First Semester with iDo by Kristi Gravano How do we learn to ask questions that are relevant at all Kristi discusses what drew her to join the Industrial Design scales and to all audiences of a design project? What iDo’s e-Journal is a platform for designers and educators Outreach Institute, and shares a brief description about her experience in developing curriculum for the design to share their insights and used to teach, and inspire questions are valuable to the design process? academy launching Fall 2010 at Thurgood Marshall High School. creativity in schools and industry. iDo’s e-Journal is a communication tool that educates and inspires others to use creative methods in their teachings and workplace. Encouraging Involvement Through Example by Ryan Pugh Paying it Forward Since graduating and becoming an iDo Alumni, Ryan Pugh by Clarissa Charles (’08) has continually returned to SF State to give talks in the DAI department about his experiences while involved in If you had it to do all over again, what would you wish you’d iDo. His talks emphasize the importance of being involved in community organizations. learned in high school? iDo is making sure that future design students have the skills we only wish we’d learned before entering college. Contributors to this Shortcuts to Articles issue iDo's Design Academy Martin Linder Questions As Answers Leslie Becker Clarissa Charles Paying it Forward Kristi Gravano My First Semester with IDO My First Semester with iDo Ryan Pugh Donate Online by Kristi Gravano Encouraging Involvement Executive Director Through Example Hot Off the Press Kristi discusses what drew her to join the Industrial Design Martin Linder iDo Gallery iDo Events Outreach Institute, and shares a brief description about her Assistant Director iDo Meeting every Thursday, experience in developing curriculum for the design 12:15pm at San Francisco State Phillip La University, Fine Arts, Rm. 151 academy launching Fall 2010 at Thurgood Marshall High School. Student Director & Managing Editor Alexia Chimenti

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