Seth Cruver

Senior

Hello! Thank you for checking out my portfolio page! I'm a senior Industrial Design student graduating in the spring of 2021. I like to think my life has been somewhat of an adventure, and I would love for my career to represent my passion for competition and the outdoors as well. I thrive under pressure, and my strength is in creating meaningful, human centered solutions that creatively solve problems. I am not afraid to take risks, and enjoy how every project can be approached differently using design thinking methodologies. I hope you enjoy this selection of my work, including a few projects from my last 3 years, and two from this Fall semester. If you enjoy my work, please reach out to me on LinkedIn with any comments or questions or visit my constantly changing website portfolio for more information. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Several photos of laniard card and a info sheet about the salamander festival.

Salamanderama Festival

Salamanderama Festival

Class:  ID 4823 | Instructor: Lisa Babb

Salamanders are some of the strangest, most unique creatures on the planet. Their biodiversity is highest in the Appalachian mountain range of the United States, but unfortunately 1/3 of amphibians around the world are considered to be threatened. Citizen science is one way people can help take the charge of discovering salamander populations, but a demographic study found that a minority of individuals who make less than the median income participate in such projects. In order to target this demographic of young adults, I've created the Salamanderama Festival featuring the event passes, trail guides and souvenir water bottles. Each piece works on its own to inform guests on why salamanders matter and how they can help to save them. Protect the Salamanders!

Several shots of a v shaped lamp at different angles.

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.

Several shot of a hotel room layout and interior.

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.

Several angled photos of a long handtool with two wooden handles.

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.