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Portfolio Work

  1. 1. industrial design
  2. 2. CONTENTS Interior Debris / Water Channels Channels provide drainageprojects of water & debris Material layering used to draw material away from knees 4moms Collaboration Umbra Contest NIOSH Internship Snack Tray Maraca S&P Shakers Knee Protection
  3. 3. 4moms Collaboration Snack TrayPROJECT OVERVIEW:This was a special project with 4moms, a Pittsburghfirm who designs baby products. The challengewas to help develop acessories for the Origami-the world’s first robotic folding stroller. We workeddirectly with their lead industrial designer, ElijahWeigmann to develop several concepts.SKILLS UTILIZED:Designer to Designer Communication1:1 Shop Drawings
  4. 4. Context: The Origami is the world’s first robotic folding stroller. 4moms is “the Apple of baby products.” Thefollowing slides will step through the process of working with Eli to develop a snack tray accessory for the stroller.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  5. 5. First I sent Eli this:
  6. 6. 1 2 3Features:single part constructioninjection molded polypropyleneliving hinges connect 2 sections and inner lidProduct Inspiration: I thought that these features would make the tray inexpensive and prevent from losing the lid.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  7. 7. 1 2 3Mock up: I mocked up my initial idea with 2 connected trays, each with their own lid.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  8. 8. 8.35 8.16 Tray in fully open position 1.50 5.18 Arm Assembly Assembly connects just below bracket for hood using same connectionTray in Context: These drawings help to define how I thought the tray would relate to the stroller.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  9. 9. 1 2 Tray snaps onto top of arm assembly Design re-uses existing part used to attach hoodAttachment: A friction-fit, snap on tray would be quick and easy. It would attach to an adjustable arm assembly.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  10. 10. 2.00 *See note on following page 0.50 R 0.25 R 0.50 4.00 R 0.50Arm Assembly Detail: I defined the new part which would interface with existing hardware to simplifymanufacturing.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  11. 11. Note: Dimensions for areas shown in red are driven by existing mounting part. The new part will connect to the existing part as well as to itself in assembly.Arm Assembly Detail: I defined the new part which would interface with existing hardware to simplifymanufacturing.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  12. 12. Sketch Exploration: I explored different symmetrical shapes which could allow for the living hinge design.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  13. 13. { Ben, This is exactly what I asked for. Thank you. Pass it around show others. Help them a bit with format and the level of definition your stuff has. Great! Now on to the design. I like the unhinging to be a larger tray. I think though that two pieces is more than enough size. Also I worry about supporting the third and fourth thinner lids. Simplicity. One tray, maybe a tray that opens, but we don’t need to make actual origami to make a giant tray. Cheerios are pretty small;) Great work on defining the part that snaps into the tray. Clean and simple. Great. I’d start investigating how you want to attach to the tray/Tupperware. Look at other products that might connect like that and steal what they do. Tents? Flagpoles? Desk fan clip on things. Just look around at theEli said actual snap in pieces. Not major, that’s what engineers are for but you got the rest so advanced you’ve got some room to explore. The last piece is the sketch page of the different shape ideas. Perfect exploration page, but nothing struck me. Look at high designed trays. Jasper Morrison. Lily pads. Ideo laptop desks. I really would like to do an inflated three or four side tray with no distict edges. Like a deformed circle Great stuff! I would say detail the tray full size with lid and include all this previous stuff and its great. How are you at rendering/modeling? The next step at 4moms would be a perspective rendering with materials colors and logo placement. Thanks very much. Elijah Wiegmann
  14. 14. { Ben, This is exactly what I asked for. Thank you. Pass it around show others. Help them a bit with format and the level of definition your stuff has. Great! Now on to the design. I like the unhinging to be a larger tray. I think though that two pieces is more than enough size. Also I worry about supporting the third and fourth thinner lids. Simplicity. One tray, maybe a tray that opens, but we don’t need to make actual origami to make a giant tray. Cheerios are pretty small;) Great work on defining the part that snaps into the tray. Clean and simple. Great. I’d start investigating how you want to attach to the tray/Tupperware. Look at other products that might connect like that and steal what they do. Tents? Flagpoles? Desk fan clip on things. Just look around at theand i heard actual snap in pieces. Not major, that’s what engineers are for but you got the rest so advanced you’ve got some room to explore. The last piece is the sketch page of the different shape ideas. Perfect exploration page, but nothing struck me. Look at high designed trays. Jasper Morrison. Lily pads. Ideo laptop desks. I really would like to do an inflated three or four side tray with no distict edges. Like a deformed circle Great stuff! I would say detail the tray full size with lid and include all this previous stuff and its great. How are you at rendering/modeling? The next step at 4moms would be a perspective rendering with materials colors and logo placement. Thanks very much. Elijah Wiegmann
  15. 15. So I looked at these:
  16. 16. Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  17. 17. I and did this:
  18. 18. Sketches: Top view form explorationsBenjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  19. 19. Mock Ups: Form explorations in foam and styreneBenjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  20. 20. Dimensioned Tray Lid 1:1 Tray and Dime nsion ed L id Section Vie wMech Drawings (lite): Defining form via 1:1 drawingsBenjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  21. 21. Eli’s finalresponse { “Great work on the project. I think you worked out a nice way to show the process.
  22. 22. Umbra Contest Maraca S&P ShakersPROJECT OVERVIEW:Design competition for housewares companyUmbra. The challenge was to design for Umbra’skitchen line. Entries were judged on:• Market Analysis: consideration of end user• Design: concept, practicality, and brand identity• Manufacturing: feasibility, efficient use of process• Deliverables: prototype, presentation board,written descriptionSKILLS UTILIZED:Brand Aesthetic SensitivityGraphic PresentationModel Building
  23. 23. Finding Opportunity: Umbra’s product line is fun, quirky, and clever. I was particularly inspired by the BananaSplit, Wish Bone, and Grassy because of their tongue-in-cheek references and clean aesthetic. ? ????????????? $??.??Market Analysis: I found a hole for salt and pepper shakers in Umbra’s current line-up.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  24. 24. MARACA SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS FOLDABLE STAND TWIST OFF CAP TO REFILL POUR SPOUTInitial Idea: I chose to reference the form of traditional maracas and apply Umbra’s style.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  25. 25. Volume/proportion study. Idea for creating rattling sound even when the Weighted models to test angled display. shaker is empty.Validation Models: Through mocking up the maracas I found an opportunity for displaying the maracas so thatthey wobble on their end and sit at an angle.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  26. 26. Solidworks 3d Modeling ABS Plastic 3D Print Used threads from a pop bottle to screw on handle.PrototypingBenjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  27. 27. Graphic Layout: Used unfinished prototypes for a test layout.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  28. 28. MARACA SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERSFinished Model PhotoBenjamin Hannigan benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  29. 29. fill 1 2 3 S A LTFilling InteractionBenjamin Hannigan benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  30. 30. dispenseDispensing Interaction: I had a photoshoot to capture the product in-use.Benjamin Hannigan benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  31. 31. display side view 30 weightDisplay: The Maracas are weighted to sit at a dynamic angle, adding excitement to the way they visually interactwith each other.Benjamin Hannigan benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  32. 32. Umbra’s Results: “Love the form, good clean design. Well executed model and board. Everyone’s favorite product but there are a few Maraca shakers on the market already. Would probably flatten the base so they are not rocking around all of the time. May roll off table etc. Really important to do market research before spending time and effort in design. This kind of thing has happened in our studio before and we have had to pull designs right before they were going into production.”A Bittersweet EndingBenjamin Hannigan benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  33. 33. A Bittersweet Ending: benchmarkingBenjamin Hannigan benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  34. 34. Umbra Contest Maraca S&P ShakersOVERVIEW:My internship with the National Institute forOccupational Safety and Health was a designproject with one other student during which webegan development of knee protection equipmentfor low seam coal miners. We researched theusers, created many idea concepts, and presentedto a group of engineers. This project was my firsttaste of working directly for a client who is notfamiliar with design process. Therefore, we had toteach the client our process as we went. The twomost important things I learned were the value ofworking on a team, and that the ideal of productdevelopment can be stifled by industry.SKILLS:Idea GenerationValidation StudiesDesign Research
  35. 35. User Research: The first phase of the project was to imbed ourselves in the world of the user: low seam coalminers. Sources for our research included: focus group videos and documentation videos, email communicationswith our NIOSH contact, and a visit to a test mine.
  36. 36. User Research: The first phase of the project was to imbed ourselves in the world of the user: low seam coalminers. Sources for our research included: focus group videos w/ transcripts, email interactions with our NIOSHcontact, and a trip to a test mine.
  37. 37. Interaction Processing: From our research we gathered a long list of interactions- the fuel for user-centric ideas.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  38. 38. Interaction Processing: Categorizing interactions told us which interactions were most prominent and guided ourfocus for generating ideas.
  39. 39. Brainstorm Session: We had an informal brainstorm session with our team to begin the process of generatingideas.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  40. 40. Dirt Skirts Inflatable Inner Padding Interior Debris / • Improved cleanliness and comfort • Variable hardness based on user’s preference Water Channels • Addresses “break in period” of inner padding Channels provide drainage of water & debris Light-weight, durable fabric Intake/Release Valve Squeeze Pump Attach to top of knee pad Inflatable Padding Material layering used to draw material away from knees Knee Cradle Key Landmarks Cut Out Metal Hook • Transfers some weight to the belt • Lifts knee off of ground Fasteners • Improved durability • Simple operation Straps adjust for comfort Force diverted Clip on to knee Supports patella around key pad landmarks Shin Pads Strap Loops Top-Mounted Straps •Recieve force before knees • Alleviates “strap bite” • Prevent straps from “migrating” Straps mounted • Easy to remove debris behind the knee • Modification to pants to pants Knees not covered No discomfortIdea Sketches: Next we presented our strongest ideas to the NIOSH group. Lifts knee above ground Reinforced stichingBenjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  41. 41. Dirt Skirts Inflatable Inner Padding Interior Debris / • Improved cleanliness and comfort • Variable hardness based on user’s preference Water Channels • Addresses “break in period” of inner padding Channels provide drainage of water & debris Light-weight, durable fabric Intake/Release Valve Squeeze Pump Attach to top of knee pad Key Landmarks Cut Out Inflatable Padding Material layering used to draw material away from knees Knee Cradle Force diverted Metal Hook • Transfers some weight to the belt Fasteners Supports patella • Lifts knee off of ground around key • Improved durability Straps adjust for landmarks • Simple operation comfort Clip on to knee pad Shin Pads Strap Loops Top-Mounted Straps •Recieve force before knees • Alleviates “strap bite” • Prevent straps from “migrating” Straps mounted • Easy to remove debris behind the knee • Modification to pants to pants Knees not covered No discomfortIdea Sketches: Each sketch focused on a single seed idea, pointing out its benefits. The goal was to clearly Lifts knee abovecommunicate to our NIOSH researches to find direction. ground Reinforced stichingBenjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  42. 42. Validation Studies: Based on NIOSH’s reaction, we validated our ideas, taking them from sketches to wearableprototypes. These rough mock-ups helped us prove or disprove our seed ideas.
  43. 43. Validation Studies: Based on NIOSH’s reaction, we validated our ideas, taking them from sketches to wearableprototypes. These rough mock-ups helped us prove or disprove our seed ideas.
  44. 44. Validation Studies: Based on NIOSH’s reaction, we validated our ideas, taking them from sketches to wearableprototypes. These rough mock-ups helped us prove or disprove our seed ideas.
  45. 45. Benchmarking Matrix: We also benchmarked our prototypes against existing products used based on criteriafrom our research.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  46. 46. Validation Round 2: We combined ideas into a concept in which straps could be attached onto the pants withoutwrapping around the knee. This version using hardware from the existing knee pads was unsucessful becauseadjustment was very difficult.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  47. 47. Iteration: For a second iteration we used suspender clips to attach the pads. We gridded a pair of pants to mapout where different users would attach the clips. We tested against a control so that we could directly compare.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com
  48. 48. Validation Results: From our study we determined regions where users felt most comfortable having the clipsmounted. An unexpected discovery was that the clips held best on areas where the material was reinforced or hadheavy stitching.Benjamin Hannigan 2012 benhannigandesign.wordpress.com

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