Below are products I have developed for my intro to product design course.
Intro to product design
During this course we learned the basic understanding of product design language and processes, ranging from theories of design to a multitude of prototyping skills from hand carving, wood working, mold and cast making as well as digital rendering on Rhinoceros and the processes of Digital Fabrication to both prototype and produce finished products.
For our first project we were prompted to design a very common house hold product, the potato peeler, with the intension on applying cultural context and ergonomic design for our target market. We iterated across different prototyping processes starting a sketches, then wood carving, and mold making to produce multiple to alter and ended the project in its final form as 3D printed.
river Floating cover
For this assignment we followed the state wide Water related design competition, M Design. We could choose from different subcategories of Water. I chose recreational, however included sustainable features. I decided to focus on a common past time for most Michiganders, floating down the river. It is a very popular activity in the summer that involves groups of people floating down the rivers in Michigan which often involves music, snacks and beer. A big issue with this family favorite activity is that there are pounds of trash left behind each summer. I designed the cover to fit the average rental tube to have two cooler pouches, one for fresh food and another for trash (or extra cooler space), a cup holder so you don't lose your can in the water, and a water proof pouch for electronics and speakers.