A smiling young man in front of a stone building and surrounded by nature.

SETH CRUVER

JUNIOR

Hello! As a person, I enjoy finding problems and solving them efficiently. As a designer, I enjoy finding problems and the reasons why they exist, and then strive to find creative solutions that successfully solve those problems. My favorite designs are those that focus on the experience a user has with them and strive to make that experience as simple and useful as possible. My experience with this can be seen clearly in my Evolve desk lamp where I examined how users interact with both light and the way that they can turn it on. Outside of design, my passions include running, sports, hiking and fishing, so pretty much anything that will get me outside. I am always interested to hear about potential employment or design opportunities, so feel free to reach out to me. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy this year's virtual LaunchPad!

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Three renders of a boomerang shaped lighting feature

Evolve

Evolve

Class: ID 3803 | Instructor: Steve Chininis

The class focused on developing skills to enhance our ability to design and produce innovative products that can lead to a start-up or a manufacturing business. My product, the Evolve desk lamp, awakes when it is placed in the correct orientations.The lamp uses a series of LED's attached to a title switch sensor that allows the lamp to stay off when laid down and not in use, and automatically turn on when the lamp is set up or on its side. This project gave me a first hand experience with understanding the manufacturing processes possible in projects, as well as an understanding of the costs and materials that can help make a product successful. The project helped me to gain a first-hand experience on developing a product while considering all of the steps involved in its creation.

Two digital renders, one is of a 3D floor plan and the other is of an interior room.

Children's Hospital of Atlanta Project

Children's Hospital of Atlanta Project

Group Members:  Anna Teachout, Jay Burnett, Ramsey Lehman
Class: ID 3032 | Instructor: Herb Velazquez

To work with Children's Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA) was both an intimidating task and extraordinary opportunity. Our goal was to design a healing experience of the future that can be transformed from bedroom, to hospital room, to ICU in order to allow physicians to test new equipment and technology to improve patient recovery outcomes. The project tested me and our class in new ways as we had a real-life client and ran our studio like a design firm for the very first time. My personal contributions were initial design research, room layout testing, initial model building, and the majority of the room concept renderings. Our class converged onto one final concept with all 12 studio members which tested and improved my communication and team based abilities. The real world implications of the project were evident throughout the process as we continuously checked in with our client to ensure we exceeded their criteria and expectations. In the end, we successfully presented our concepts to our client and have a post-COVID-19 presentation the the CHOA leadership so they can see our proposal for the future of medical research.

Three photos in different angles of a wooden tool.

Hand Tool

Hand Tool

Class: ID 2024 | Instructor: Lisa Marks

The simplest problem I have tackled my academic career, this project tested my abilities in new and interesting ways. Tasked with redesigning a hand tool, I took advantage of this open-ended prompt to explore woodworking tools to see what issues may arrive. I did some research at a local woodworking shop and discovered that current wood rasps and files do not properly accommodate the variety of grips of their users. From there, I redesigned a wood file that had a versatile main handle and added a smaller handle to the tip to allow its users to hold the file in a variety of positions. The simplicity of this project helped show me that simple problems can be solved using simple solutions.

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