Multilingual Sustainable Designer & Researcher I am a passionate young Researcher/Product Developer with a lot of experience living abroad. I am especially interested in research in the field of sustainable product design and urban planning in the Emerging Markets. My main qualities are a broad knowledge of languages and an holistic, interdisciplinary and methodological approach for problem solving. I have study and/or work experiences in Belgium, Panama, Brazil and France.Design Skills About Me I have obtained a MSc. degree in Product Development at the “Artesis” Institute in Antwerp in 2010 and currently I am enrolled in a six months internship at the UN headquarters in Paris. In this booklet, I will guide you through a selection of my work as a student and trainee in the field of design research and product design. More information about me can be obtained in my resume. If there would be any remaining questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me personally. Contact Information: E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +32 (0) 486 66 68 41 Address: Seutinstraat 9 1030 Brussels Publications: http://users.skynet.be/jenteminne/
Internship at the United Nations The United Nations Environment Programme From November 2010 to March 2011, I wasResearch and Management enrolled in an internship at the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in Paris. The internship consisted of 3 different projects from the Sustainable United Nations Unit (SUN) related to sustainable Building and Urban planning: The Urban Programme the The United Nations Environment Programme Sustainable Social Housing Initiative (SUSHI) and the Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI). The UNEP Urban Programme The Urban Programme has the mission to integrate the urban dimension of global environmental issues and to encourage a more consistent approach within UNEP. The programme aims at promoting the link between local and global agendas and action. The programme supports networks of cities in addressing climate change and interventions that have both local and global benefits.This programme is mainly focussed on emerging cities. Main tasks were to assist the Urban Programme team in daily management and communications, and in the cooperation programme with Cities Alliance, including: Communications, publications, Desk review: “The Sustainable Cities Practices” and outreach.
Internship at the United Nations Sustainable Social Housing Initiative (SUSHI) The Sustainable Social Housing Initiative (SUSHI) was launched in 2008 by UNEP. It aims atResearch and Management promoting the use of sustainable solutions in social housing projects. It was implemented in two locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bangkok, Thailand. This programme is also mainly focussed on emerging cities. My contribution to this programme was to support in: Reviewing and editing deliverables from local project teams as well as the final Website concept: The SUSHI I outcomes methodology and tools, Drafting and editing the final report and financial report and other day-to- day management issues. The Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative The Sustainable Buildings and Climate Change Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) is a partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme and the buildings sector. The objective of UNEP-SBCI is to promote sustainable building policies and practices worldwide. The main tasks included: Membership coordination and day-to-day management of the initiative; Meeting preparations; contribution to drafting background papers, presentations, agendas and minutes; Communications including brochures, preparation of website updates, publications; Publication: UNEP Work on Urban Environment outreach and other day-to-day management.
Sustainable Design for the Emerging Markets “Sustainable Design for the Emerging Markets” is my graduation project in the field of Design Research and Management Research, realized in the academic year 2009- 2010. Dr. Chris Baelus and David Peck from Tu Delft acted as mentors.Target group: Multinationals Focus on New “Emerging” Markets. The western markets are saturated and moreBetween 2 and 8 more multinationals focus on big emerging and dollars PPPDisposable income markets as India, China and Brazil to realizeMore productshigher growth. It concerns a market of 2.7 Obtaining the development goals while making profits billion persons whose income lays between 2Big Eco impact and 8 dollars PPP.Multinationals’ interestsThe peculiarities still apply The Road to Radical and Sustainable Innovation? The market income curve Because of Ecological issues, a new approach is needed to fulfill the needs of these markets in an Ecological sustainable way. Following the path of the emerged markets isn’t opportune and designing for the emerging markets forces companies to question the existing paradigms. The goal of this project was to map how the specific characteristics of designing for the 10 biggest emerging markets emerging markets offers opportunities and The 10 biggest emerging markets threats to design more Eco-friendly products.
Sustainable Design for the Emerging Markets Research Method This project is based on a triangle structure, Research and Management where, started from abstract terms about designing for the emerging markets and Eco design, the relation was sought with more practical guidelines. A list with 53 business plan principles for the emerging markets was created and these guidelines were compared with the guidelines of the LiDS strategies. These are 8 strategies that measure the Ecological sustainability over the whole life cycle of a product or service. This theoretical model was tested on some cases. The research methods used in this project are in depth interviews, literature study and desk research. Methodology: The relation between ecological, social and economical sustainability Outcome? The study resulted in a list of 53 concrete business plan principles, a matrix which shows the correlation between these 53 principles and their Eco impact and the clustering of the most important business plan principles. Furthermore the theoretical model was tested on 3 cases. Case study: The influence of the LiDS strategiesprinciples Influence on business plan You can find the final report at: on the LiDS wheel strategies http://users.skynet.be/jenteminne/
The Innovation Management of NGOs “Innovation and NGOS, a Case Study of NGOs in Rio de Janeiro” is a Research project executed inResearch and Management the 2009. This project is fulfilled in cooperation with Viva Rio and Ibiss. Professionalisation of the NGOs The last decade, development work is undergoing a new evolution where NGOs and civil society are experiencing pressure to act more efficiently. The professionalisation of the NGOs is considered to be an important issue and innovation is becoming an important aspect of NGOs vital for the sustainability of NGOs. Research methodology Research Project Description This project is an exploratory research project that focuses on challenges related to innovation local NGOs have to deal with and the way they try to overcome these challenges. The project contains a literature study, desk research and 2 in depth interviews with innovative NGOs in Rio De Janeiro. Results This resulted in a list of challenges and criteria Viva Rio and IBISS : 2 innovative NGOs active i`n Rio de Janeiro that influence innovation and an overview on how these 2 NGOs are dealing with certain problems. You can find the final report at: This project also resulted in a lasting contact with http://users.skynet.be/jenteminne/ Viva Rio.
Social Business Concept: BoP-iD Product Development for the Slums BoP-iD is a business concept of a limited liability company (ltda.) in Rio de Janeiro, developed inResearch and Management combination with my master thesis project. BoP-iD is situated in the consultancy sector and, BoP-iD: Think globally ... Act locally inspired by C.K.Prahalad, it is addressing the forgotten markets of Brazil. The company addresses Small and Medium Enterprises to encourage them Gi to design for the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP). Rio BoP-iD helps to create free competitive markets in the favelas and to eradicate poverty while making profits. Tapping Local Knowledge and Networks BoP-iD is specialized in dealing with the difficulties BoP companies experience. These are related with the networking and understanding of the local situation. BoP-iD remains in very close contact with NGOs and the local population and in this way, it obtains high quality, high valued information for a relatively low cost, resulting in relatively high profits. A Unique Position within a New Market The biggest advantage of BoP-iD is that it is addressing companies who want to design for emerging market, this is an innovative idea in a niche market that is caracterized as having few competitors and hard to enter. This offers BoP- iD exclusive access to essential information and networks needed to exploit these markets. Girls in the favelas in Rio de Janeiro Jente Minne --- 2 Ma IPO --- Artesis hogeschool --- Tutors: Mia Cornelis & Guido Giebens
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Logo design: The Global Partneship (UNEP) The Global Partnership This was a voluntary assignment done for the Global Partnership for sustainable tourism, a Project under the convention of UNEP- DTIE with the Ministère de L’écologie, du dévelopment Durable des transports et du Logement (MEEDDM). The assignment was defined as the design of several official UN logo concepts, whichDesign Skills combines the traditional UN attributes and specifications with a modern look defined by their house style. Some concepts for The Global Partnership Logo Logo Design A file with more than 30 different concepts and variations was created where, in an itinary process, became clear what kind of logo was requested. In order to come to the 3 final concepts,an agreement between 2 consultants, a trainee, the 2 founders of the Partnership and the webdesigner needed to be achieved. The main challenges of this task were the generation of creative ideas while being restricted by many specifications and the reconciliation of everybody’s wishes involved The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism in the process.
Hospital + : The New Hospital Experience Project Presentation The hospital + project was a project together with 4 other master students. It was a cooperation with Philips, Boonen and the artesis superior school and the task was to implement “hospitality” in health care centers. The skills evaluated in this project were design research, conceptual and futuristic thinking, team work, usability studies, project and budgetDesign Skills planning and presentation skills. This project was supported by an interdisciplinary team of Economics, sociologists, engineers, people involved with health care and designers . Hospital +: Share Time, Save Life Because of demographic an Economical issues, Public hospitals in europe will need to cut costs if they want to remain economically viable. But At the same time, there can’t be compromised on quality.Thus hospitals try to shorten the stay of their patients as much as possible in order to cut costs. This is a paradox since an increased amount of people need time to rest. The “Hospital+” bed is a sustainable concept that deals with these issues, it offers a high technological solution which allows patients to 35 retreat in a personal cocoon to revitalize their mind and body and to overcome their illness Solid works render of the final result of the bed. with friends. The moto is “share time, save life”.
Redesign: Taxis in Rio de Janeiro Group Design in a Multicultural Environment The design course the first semester of my master in Rio de Janeiro existed out of a redesign of a taxi in Rio de Janeiro, In a group of students, we had to redesign the dashboard, the seats and the exterior of the car. The goal of this project was to learn to work together in group on a project where several Design Skills parts needed to be attuned to each other. Working in a multicultural environment was the extra challenge I had to overcome, since the RendeRings methodology used in ESDI differs a lot from the methodology used in our institution. Real size mock up model of the dashboard Esdi - Uerj | Desenv. de Projeto de Produto III - 2008 | Profs.Freddy Van Camp, Luiz Antonio de SaboyaCamp, Luiz Antonio de Saboya | Equipe Alex Barcelos - Alexandre Pessoa - Mariana Peres - Pedro Marinho Early sketch of the taxi. CAD model of the dashboard in its environment
MIO SmartRunner A GPS Device for Runnners This assignment was given by the company “Mio”. A GPS device for runners had to be designed. Customer’s research revealed that the main demands for runners were wearability, easy access to specific information while running and incensitives to keep the runner motivated to continue running.Design SkillsDesign Skills CAD model of the SmartRunner Concept This concept is a GPS device that could be inserted in a sweatband or attached to running shorts. All the information the runner needs, can be obtained with only 2 clicks on the touch screen. If desired, some information can be given through headphones and the device can also warn runners using a vibration function. Wearability of the GPS device
cussed on a regional problem. In Belgium n the weather allows us to set up strand cabins Foldable Eco Beach Cabin from May until September. The traditional cabins are from wood and need to be set up and broke down manually. Our goal was to Eco Efficiency through Material Innovation design beach cabins for rent companies that This foldable Eco Beach cabin was an can be set up and broken down very fast, that assignment executed in the 2nd bachiler takes nearly no space when the are collapsed together with my colleague Jeroen and that aren’t so heavy as the traditional Vandemeulebroeke.The focus of this assignment ones. This saves rent companies a lot of mon- was collapsible products. In Belgium, the ey, and saves the environment. Our cabins are weather allows us to set up strand cabins from ready to use with only 1 action... May until September and the traditional cabinsDesign Skills are from wood and need to be set up and broke down manually. Our goal was to design beach cabins for rent companies that can be set up and broken down fast. The cabin takes nearly no space when they are folded and they are significantly lighter than the traditional cabins. This results in a more environmental friendly Render of the beach cabin in its environment product and cost savings for rent companies. A life cycle Eco- technique has been used to verify the ecological impact of this product. Explaination of the instalation and demolition of the cabins
Ergonomic Firemen Nozzle This project was a cooperation with 2 colleagues in the second year of my studies. It involved the redesign of products related to water . The main goal of this assignment was to make product ergonomical by adapting their form and to make a coherent product family, withoutDesign Skills forgetting the necessary technical aspects. Presentation poster of the 3 concepts My cooperation was the design of a firemen nozzle that is easier to handle because it eliminates the big moment force on the arm and wrist that the traditional nozzle causes. The water stream controller is really near to the hand for faster switching and the nozzle can be used by left and right handed people. This results in a safer and easier to use product which leads to a better balance for the firemen. Concept poster
Media Player Skin In order to enhance our Photoshop and illustrator skills, we had to create a mood board about a science fiction movie, in my case “Solaris”, starting from screenshots and using Photoshop. The goal of this exercise was getting acquainted with the basics ofDesign Skills adobe Photoshop, like layer masks, opacity control, selecting tools, filters.... Screensaver based on the movie Solaris The second part of the assignment involved the design of a media player skin with the movie as theme. Apart from learning the basics of the adobe programs, this assignment also motivated the students to think on how to design products and software in a logical and intuitive way. In particular the placing of the buttons and the displays in a logical order Media Player skin based on the movie Solaris
Form Exercises One of the first assigments were form exercises. On this page, two examples are shown where the forms had to result in a product based on the “form follows function” principle. The example on the right shows how a random organic form can result in product. In this case a machine that makes x-rays photos of a patient’s teeth .Design Skills The example shown below shows a combination of an animal with a product. In this case the mix between an hummingbird and an electric ear thermometer. The Integration of buttons, screams grips and edges gives these shapes the product-like look. Presentation picture: form exercise. Presentation pictures: hummingbird thermometer Foam model hummingbird thermometer
CAD Modelling & Rendering A part of our training consisted out of the use forms, making valid solids, designing details, of CAD programs as “Rhinoceros” and “Solid and to make realistic renders. The renders are Works”. As for my end assignment for the made with Flamingo. “Rhino” courses, I modelled and rendered a “Paul reed smith soapbar” guitar. The goal of this assignment was to train to model organicDesign Skills CAD modelling and rendering: PRS Soapbar I Guitar