Student Designs

Stream Stove

With the Stream Stove, water washes away dirt generated during cooking by inserting channels in the stovetop for water to flow.

Designed by: Shih-Hsuan Huang of Rochester Institute of Technology

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VEA - Home Influenza Management System

VEA is a compact, convenient, connected product that can be used at home to accurately detect flu and share the results with your doctor.

Designed by: Sumistha Das of Academy of Art University

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Vivi - The CPR training system

Sudden cardiac arrest outside the hospital is a leading cause of death worldwide. Early CPR provided by a bystander can double or triple a victim’s chances of survival. Yet despite training efforts, 70% of people cannot perform it correctly three months after being trained. Vivi is a training system that helps companies maintain their workers’ CPR skills. It consists of a mannequin, interactive app and service to ensure more frequent and relevant training in the workplace.

Designed by: Marc Saboya Feliu of Umeå Institute of Design

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Regression is a set of fashionable travel bags that incorporate Chinese culture. Rattan made using Nanhai weaving techniques from the South China Sea comprises the main elements of the suitcase and backpack. The rattan is sprayed to enhance its toughness and durability. Lycra is also used; it flexes to conform to the shape of the contents, allowing users to stuff more in. Adjustable buckles secure the contents, and Italian leather straps comfortably hold the backpack on your shoulders. 

Designed by: Zidi Chen of Shantou University

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Pencil sharpener

When sharpening pencils, the shavings are usually ignored or discarded. This pencil sharpener celebrates them. It was designed with a hood at the end that cradles the shavings as they unfold like a blossoming flower. Once your pencil is sharp, the sharpener, with its long central shaft, can stand on your desk like a vase, proudly displaying your pencil flower.

Deisgned by: Di Lu & Junfeng Wang of Southwest University of Science and Technology

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Odyssey is an augmented reality (AR) product and platform designed to nurture kids’ spirit of adventure and imagination. Many children pass the day inside passively immersed in digital content. Odyssey entices them to play outside with their friends and family with exciting stories and activities that let them become the main hero in exciting AR adventures. They can explore their surroundings by searching for hidden objects using sound and interact with the objects when they finally locate them. Parents can set up the game to exclude unsafe areas from the play zone, such as the road, and receive notifications when a child steps outside the designated area.

Designed by: Kyungtae Kim, Heejae Choi & Angie Kim of Hongik University

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Milwaukee Tool: Future of Connected Tools

This conceptual project outlined a family of products designed for the construction site of the future in which robots and connected tools work together to support the efforts of their human counterparts. This ecosystem is composed of four unique tool systems that target four critical areas of major construction: security, safety, movement and communication. The security lighting system provides enhanced surveillance capabilities to site managers as well as egress lighting for workers in case of an emergency. The safety wearable allows workers on-site to inform managers when and where there is an emergency or accident. The movement system leverages drone technology to survey the site and ensure delivery of just-in-time construction materials and tools to workers. Lastly, the communication system acts as a central hub for workers and managers to access important data related to BIM and other tool systems on-site.

Designed by: Western Washington University Industrial Design Class of 2018 for Anvil Studios and Milwaukee Tool

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Loupe / American Museum of Natural History

This project involves the Loupe magnifying device, a digital experience, a visual identity, environmental graphics, a mobile app and a website for the expanded American Museum of Natural History. With Loupe the museum comes alive, generating a whole new layer of experience. Use it to get a thorough description of an exhibit and save it to your personal collection to enjoy later at home. Visitors can also use it to update their finds to their Instagram Story. With the audio and video guide you can watch and listen to experts explain the unknown to help you learn. 

Designed by: Han Jun Kim and Prof. Hoshi Ludwig of School of Visual Arts

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Heart Vest

The number of patients who suffer from sudden cardiac arrest increases year after year, but fewer than 1 out 10 of those patients undergoes CPR. If a person receives CPR within six minutes of a cardiac arrest, the chance of survival increases three-fold. But if done inaccurately, it puts the patient in jeopardy. Heart Vest is an auxiliary CPR device that ensures everyone can perform CPR easily and accurately, even without training. Sensors and lighting on the vest intuitively guide the user through administering CPR. 

Designed by: Kang Yejin and Kim Seyeon of Heart Vest Design for Gwangju Design Center KDM

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Flying can be a stressful experience for any traveler, but older adults in particular often face a variety of psychological and physiological challenges that complicate their ability to travel. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a potentially life-threatening condition, is one such challenge. Older adults are at a higher risk of developing DVT within an airplane cabin than the average passenger. The ELEVATE Economy Class Active Seating System aims to address this issue by tracking the user’s movements, informing them of long periods of inactivity and providing movement methods to increase blood flow, reducing the risk of DVT. These methods range from straightforward onscreen follow-along stretches to interactive games controlled by the movement of the person’s legs. This smart seating system aims to reduce barriers to flying while ensuring a more enjoyable and accessible experience for older adults.

Designed by: Robert Shudra of Carleton University

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