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Skylink


A service design for Sky-futures

Skylink


A service design for Sky-futures


Service design | STRATEGY consulting 

Context

Sky-Futures provides Unmanned Aerial Vehicle inspection services to the Oil and Gas industry, which is a safer,faster and cheaper alternative to traditional inspection methods. 

Project

The services that Sky-Futures provide are also applicable in many other industries. We developed a new service that will allow Sky-Futures to expand its business into new markets. The new service, Skylink, plays to the strengths of the Sky-Future brand without the risk of compromising core values to the Oil and Gas sector such as safety and reliability. The service provides Sky-Future with a scalable concept that will allow it to enter new inspection markets.

Process

For this project we worked as a multidisciplinary team of five experienced master students from the industrial design faculty.  As a team, we used a wide spectrum of techniques, ranging from creative sessions and in depth interviews to service design techniques such as customer journeys. 

Skill | Role

The most important skill for this project was service design techniques. Furthermore for all of us this was our first Business to Business project in the conservative Oil & Gas sector. We need to learn quickly and in-depth about this sector. Furthermore we performed in-depth interviews on multiple occasions.

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Liver Phantom


The first training device for the TIPS procedure

Liver Phantom


The first training device for the TIPS procedure


EMBODIMENT Design | Prototyping

Context

Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) is a medical procedure in which an artificial channel is inserted in the patients liver. TIPS is considered one of the most difficult invasive procedures to master and the only way to train specialists is to perform the procedure on actual patients, which is very painful and can lead to life threatening complications. 

Project

Recognizing the challenges in the training of the specialists the Erasmus Medical Center requested a new training device, a simulated human liver or ‘ liver phantom’, specifically designed to train medical specialist and radiologists in the Erasmus Medical Centre to perform the TIPS procedure. The liver phantom will also be used for research purposes.

Process

Due to the highly technical nature of this design project a high level of cooperation between the design team and the specialists was required. In this project a very iterative process was used in a combination of prototyping with every step. Every prototype needed to be tested in with ultrasound machine and the resulted had to be tested by medical specialists in the medical center. 

Skill | Role

The highly technical and unconventional scope of this project meant that there was a need to come up with an innovative way of using 3D printing to mimic the organic structure of veins in the liver. Additionally, as project lead, this project required a lot of my leadership skills as every prototype had to be extensively tested, with help of ultrasounds, and evaluated by the medical specialists.

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Biomet osteoarthritis guide


Biomet osteoarthritis guide


Concept design | user research | System thinking 

Context

As life expectancy rises and elderly stay active longer, more and more people will need a prosthetic hip or knee. The timing of the procedure can make a huge difference in the effectiveness. Performing the procedure too early may lead to another replacement later on due to the limited lifespan of the prosthetic, and too late may lead to further complications. 

Project

Biomet is a leading producer of prosthetic hips and knees and wants to find a way to improve the timing of knee and hip replacements. The concept provides support for patients suffering from osteoarthritis. In order to provide adequate support 4 different patient types are identified. Personalized support to help the patient in dealing with osteoarthritis is generated with the help of a special app in combination with input from a general practitioner and a smart watch in order to monitor a patients movements and progress.

Process

In order to develop the application it was key to get a better understanding of the behavior of patients as well as the behavior of GP's as they are the professional that order a hip or knee replacement. An extensive literature study as well as numerous interviews led me to a concept that can be used directly by patients and ultimately led to the Biomet Osteoarthritis Guide.   

Skill | Role

Key to the success of this project was to get a better understanding of user behavior and developing a concept that is both comprehensive as well as workable for the people that have to use it

 

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Liv


Liv


Prototyping | Interactive concept Design 

Context

The Prinses Máxima Center is the new central hospital for child oncology and research in the Netherlands. Apart from the obvious reasons a long term stay in the center is harsh on the children who do not get to go to their normal school and see their friends. 

Project

The Prinses Máxima Center asked to develop a way that will make it easier for children in the center to open up to eachother. We developed Liv, an interactive object that mimics a playful creature that stimulates children to become active and interact with each other. In orden to keep Liv 'happy', which is expressed through the changing of color, it needs physical movement and interaction with other Livs. 

Process

Liv was created in a iterative prototyping process, where it was tested every step of the way. More than 12 different versions of Liv were build, most of them with at least basic electronics in them to test how children responded to the interaction mechanics.

Skill | Role

This project was the basis of most of my prototyping skills as almost every version of Liv required laser cutting, 3D printing, coding, soldering, and working with Arduino. 

 

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The lounge rock


The lounge rock


PRoduct design | Prototyping

Context

Allibert is a large manufacturer of garden furniture made out of plastic(PP)

Project

Allibert requested a design for a lounge chair that suited their existing production method of plastic molding using polypropyleen (PP). I developed a fold-able lounge chair that suits the needs of modern city dwellers who generally do not have a lot of storage room or their own garden.

Process

As this project was the final test for my bachelors degree I used a combination of design thinking, tools from the Delft Design Guide, and a brainstorm session. The final design was realized in a 1:1, laser cut prototype.   

Skill | Role

As this project was the first solo project for an existing customer  it took a lot of effort to actually identify the clients needs. A second challenge was to design a fold-able chair using injection moulding which challenged the limits of this production method and polypropylene.

 

 

 

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The vortex


The vortex


The Vortex is an old technical patent from 1939 brought back to life. This was done by updating the technique and style of the original patent. The Vortex is ment to be your new help in the kitchen.  Other than it electrical counterparts it relies human powered.


The patent has a system of two blade sets that turn in opposite directions. We evolved this principle in serval iterations to a design that looks and feels attractive in a modern kitchen. In this project I was responsible for the mechanics  that make the turning of the handle result in the opposing movement of the blades. This was a challenge because of the small space available in the design, the use of stock parts and the forces acting on the mechanisme when mixing heavier ingredients, such as dow.