Sarah Haymans

Senior

As a senior, I have walked through three and a half years of excitement and learning in Industrial Design. I am passionate about understanding the people I am designing for. I am passionate about getting stuck in the details to create something beautiful. And I am passionate about purposeful design. Before I decided to study industrial design, I was told that the perfect place for any person is wherever the intersection of their passions, skills, and the impact they could make in the world was found. Looking back, I know I found that intersection.

My design philosophy has evolved gradually after each semester, but empathy has always been at the center. My beliefs, passions, and environments shape who I am, but a deep desire to understand and help others is what motivates me in all areas of design.

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The Eddy Air Multiplier

The Eddy Air Multiplier

Class: Make 10  |  Instructor: Steve Chininis

The Eddy Air Multiplier is the next best home office addition. As a bladeless fan, it cools your space while looking awfully cute beside your computer. Air multipliers, or bladeless fans, operate by forcing air through a narrow slit in the main ring causing a vortex, or "Eddy" of air to flow through the center in one continuous stream. Eddy is quiet, unique, compact, and creates a smoother, more pleasant cooling experience than a typical, choppy, bladed fan.

Eddy is 5 x 6 inches and is available with either blue or yellow secondary colors. Each Eddy is 3D printed and unique with maple accents.

If you are working from home, sharing a space with a cold-natured roommate, or live in any southern state where seasons don't exist and it's always summer, you need Eddy to keep you cool.

 

Porsche Cycling Center

Porsche Cycling Center

Porsche Cycling Center

Group Members: Joel Fleming, Rachel Hu, Vaishu Merugu, Daniel Nixon, Joseph Nixon, Caleb Platt

Class: ID 3042 | Instructor: Kevin Shankwiler

The Porsche Cycling Center and Lounge was designed alongside the Porsche Century Electric Bike as an emersion into the Porsche Lifestyle. The goal of the Cycling Center is that as a guest discovers the space, they will come as one persona and leave as another. Each time they return, they discover more. The movement from one floor to the next signifies their emersion into the Porsche lifestyle and its benefits creating a seamless user journey.

The first floor is a space of discovery for non-Century bike owners and relaxation for those who have already purchased the bike. The Porsche non-affiliate has the opportunity to grab a coffee at the coffee bar and chat with a Porsche representative in a low-stakes environment, while the Porsche Century owner is able to stop by on their morning commute for any service and maintenance needs.

The second level of the Cycling Center is a space where the Century Bike can be showcased and reimagined. Visitors can be immersed, interact, and customize the bike to their liking with a projection of themselves on a white model bike. After hours, the space is transformed into a multipurpose extension of the Lounge.

The third floor is the final destination for the Porsche Affiliate. After purchasing a bike and becoming fully immersed in the lifestyle, owners of the Porsche Century bike can relax on the rooftop bar and social space. The rooftop space creates an atmosphere of community and premium experience.

 

Angler's Aid

Angler's Aid

Angler's Aid

Class: ID 4061 | Instructor: Roger Ball

Angler's Aid is a research tool used by state and federal natural resource agencies to collect data concerning fish populations and health from recreational anglers. Current federal recreational fishing survey methods and research tools are outdated and widely distrusted. Angler's Aid is a solution putting power back into the hands of state researchers and aims to create a culture of responsible enjoyment of our natural resources amongst recreational users. The Angler's Aid app allows anglers of all backgrounds and ages to identify their catch species using AI. By simply taking a quick photo of a catch, young anglers can learn more about their fish and log their lifetime accomplishments from the start, while experienced anglers can keep up to date on the most recent regulation and season changes. In doing this, the app logs the specific location, species, size, and water depth, and sends this information back to the agency utilizing the service. These data points help to track population migration and breeding grounds, as well as other areas, over time.
The most important aspect of the Angler's Aid app is that as a user logs their catch, they can go scroll through a local map showcasing the data collected overtime in a digestible way. They can see their own direct impact, encouraging them to continue contributing to the data pool. Through Angler's aid, a culture of awareness and education can be achieved to help conserve and enjoy our world's natural resources.

 

Bendoz

Bendoz

Bendoz

Class: ID 3042  |  Instructor: Kevin Shankwiler

Bendoz strives to solve the organizational and storage problems of shared spaces, focusing on pot and pan drawers.Current storage solutions for drawer spaces are modular rectangles, but with almost all cookware being circular, it makes sense for their organizational structure to follow the same curves and save space in the process. Bendoz allows each user to customize their shapes by connecting segments together and flexing them around the curves of their pots. Different colored bands help users in shared spaces remember ownership of items in that section, and clips allow users to remember the angle of handles.

 

Steap

Steap

Steap

Class: ID 2024  |  Instructor: Lisa Marks

Tea is not the drink for those looking for a caffeine boost and a wake up call. It is the drink of choice for those who prefer simpler things and balanced lifestyles. Steap was designed with the successful, on-the-go tea connoisseur in mind. It makes steeping the perfect cup of tea easy even when your life is not as simple as you had planned. It brings an element of balance back into the life of the user by regulating water temperature and the steeping time of the tea.

 

Perfectly Precise Even Better Highlighter

Perfectly Precise Even Better Highlighter

Perfectly Precise Even Better Highlighter

Team Members:  Vaishu Merugu, Sarah Haymans
Class: ID 3042  |  Instructor: Kevin Shankwiler

Part of a study on visual brand language, pairs were assigned various brand and tasked with designing writing utensils specific to them. My partner, Vaishu Merugu, and I created The Perfectly Precise Even Better Highlighter. We chose to utilize the fun, youthful, yet useful, and trusted character of the brand and found that a highlighter best embodies these characteristics. The clear body of the capsule represents the transparent ingredients of their products and the varied color options, while the chiseled, thick nib show the customization and personalized fit of the product. Renderings by Vaishu Merugu.