Posts Tagged ‘Industrial Design

02
Jun
10

Musical Makki

After analyzing interviews and observations gathered at the Bethany Center for Seniors in San Francisco, I decided to design a game to bring generations closer together. Many elders at the center spoke passionately about their love for music and children. However, it seemed they had little contact with either. The game, Musical Makki, is meant to take the success of music based games such as DDR and translate them into a less physically intensive and more intergenerational experience. A little girl can bring this game to her grandfather’s nursing home, and bond through silliness and laughter.


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10
Nov
09

housewares project – let’s hang

My latest project for the Annual Housewares Contest. Reps from Ideo and Martha Stewart liked it!

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A photo of the presentation with sketch model.

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27
Jul
09

Broom Project – Crazy Cleanup!

For our intro project in ID2, we were asked to redesign a broom. I decided to create a broom based game for kids called ‘Crazy Cleanup!’. Basically, it is a wacky broom that shoots confetti out the end in hopes of encouraging or teaching cleaning. I carved a full scale model out of foam.

 

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18
Jul
09

Future Project – Go Fly, Glow Flies!

I had a lot of fun with this ID1 project. The assignment was to design a product in your field of interest for the Future. I chose to design a toy of the future. Imagining a future where children are obese, don’t get to play with each other due to video/computer games and rarely spend time outdoors – I came up with ‘Go Fly, Glow Flies!’, a game for the future. 

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18
Jul
09

Camera Project – EASE Digilux 5

For the final ID2 project, we had to design a DSLR camera. I chose to do a fun and easy to use camera for senior citizens. With a growing number of retirees, I am sure they will want to capture their memories and take up a new hobby. The design took into account the fun aspect of the product, ease of use and unique user needs. The screen is extra large for easy viewing, the interface is highly simplified, all controls are done with the thumbs (better for those with arthritis), and the grips are soft and slip proof. Hypothetically, the camera would be a Oxo and Leica collaboration called ‘EASE Digilux 5’.

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The final model was carved out of foam, resined, painted, and fitted with screens/lens/buttons/grips.

18
Jul
09

More Photoshop

These are the first ones I ever tried, so they aren’t very good. I like the shoe, though! I have no idea why I picked such wacky colors for the phone. I was probably just going coocoo in class.

 

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18
Jul
09

Two random words project – Elefilm

This project sparked after choosing two random words from a hat. The words I chose were ‘soft’ and ‘camera’. After many different paths, I developed Elefilm; a buddy toy for children. It is a stuffed toy elephant with a simple video camera in his trunk. Children can record their favorite moments and people, and play them back on Elliot’s tummy. I even made a wacky working model (there is a webcam on the trunk that hooks up to a computer).

 

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