Final Mechanism Concept, with One & Co
2010, 2 months
Credits: Jonah Becker, Claude Zellweger, Scott Croyle, Cory Worth, One & Co Team, Microsoft Industrial Design Team, Young Kim, Monique Chatterjee, Dave Zucker
Project contribution: Final Mechanism Concept and Some Aesthetics Exploration together with One & Co. & Microsoft Team
This was a project done for Microsoft while I was working at One & Co, San Francisco. Microsoft was looking for a way to get a mouse to flatten for travel and storage, while being ergonomically shaped during use.
The project involved problem-solving, mechanism ideation and envisioning the resultant aesthetics of each possible mechanical solution. The key approach was to exhaust all possibilities to achieve the flat-to-arced transformation.
My contribution of the bend-and-snap mechanism principle provided the solution Microsoft was looking for. Based on this proposed principle, Microsoft engineered the final version and took it through to production.
The Arc Touch Mouse gathered the 2011 Red Dot Best of the Best Award and the 2011 IDSA IDEA Gold Award.Industrial Design, Engineering, Product Design2011
Teamwork with Tracy Subisak & Herlinda
2009, 2 months
Renew is a solar battery charger that eradicates the confusion between fully charged and depleted batteries by a smart and simple reconfiguration of the way batteries are loaded and stored within chargers. This usage clarity and intuitiveness, together with its approachable aesthetics and high visibility afforded by its freedom from wall socket connections, seeks to encourage users to switch from disposables to rechargeables.
Renew was honored with the 2009 Lite-On Gold Award and the 2010 iF Product Design Award.Industrial Design, Product Design2011
Lead Designer, with One & Co and HTC
2009, 12 months
HTC / Sprint
Credits: Jonah Becker, Claude Zellweger, Scott Croyle, Derek Loh, One & Co Team, Johnson Chiang, Bill Wu, Thomas Chien, HTC Design Team, HTC Engineering Team, Sprint
The World's First 4G Smartphone - I was the lead designer of this project while working at One & Co, San Francisco. It was designed in 2009 and took a total of about 12 months including follow-through to production.
It has gathered the 2011 Red Dot Best of the Best Award, 2011 IDSA IDEA Silver Award, and the 2010 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum.
Evo 4G also broke sales records, selling more than 5 million units by June 2011, becoming Sprint's best selling device ever and HTC's most sold phone.Industrial Design, Product Design2011
Individual Honor's Thesis Project
2006, 8 months
Rehabilitative needs of Cerebral Palsied kids are poorly met by existing walkers.
Leapfrog walker invents an elegant mechanical solution for automatic transformation between sit & stand modes, thereby eliminating the need for frequent transfers in and out of the walker for short breaks.
This makes it is less tiring for caregivers - they can let the child practice more frequently! It also allows a more positive form of rehabilitation where the child can actively try to stand instead of being locked into corrective positions, imparting a sense of 'I can do it', achievement and self-esteem.
Lastly, it looks fun & approachable, helping the child with social inclusion rather than frightening other children away.
Leapfrog was honored with the 2007 Braunprize Grand Winner Award, 2008 IF Concept Award, 2007 Red Dot Concept Award. It is currently under development for engineering production by the National University of Singapore.Industrial Design, Product Design, Engineering2011
Individual Concept for One & Co Venture
2009, 2 weeks
Design investigation into the emerging market of urban cyclists.Industrial Design, Product Design2011
Lead Designer & Concept
2005, 2 weeks
Single material sharpener, made from stamping, blanking and grinding processes.Industrial Design, Product Design2011
Teamwork with Ong Zhenqi
2007, 2 weeks
Concept Medical Project
Healfast is a bandage that provides electrically-accelerated wound healing - particularly suited to help diabetic patients speed up the closure of their chronically unhealing sores.
HealFast delivers this technology in a compact form, with comforting and assuring aesthetics. Its clear, intuitive, single-handed usage is easy to use even for people with less dexterous or arthritic fingers. The convenience encourages daily replacement and wound cleaning.
Healfast was honored with the 2007 Lite-On Bronze Award.Industrial Design, Product Design2011
Lead Designer, with One & Co
2010, 6 months
Credits: Jonah Becker, Claude Zellweger, Scott Croyle, Derek Loh, Lucas Hernandez, One & Co Team, Johnson Chiang, Bill Wu, Thomas Chien, HTC Design Team, HTC Engineering Team, T-Mobile
T-Mobile wanted MyTouch 4G to be the next generation of its hugely successful HTC Magic. The intention is to reposition the mid-level MyTouch 3G (Magic) as a new high-end offering - a premium flagship device with bigger screen, 4G speeds, and the fastest processor available.
This was a project about evolving the identity of an existing family of products towards an updated, more up-market, premium positioning, while maintaining the balance of having strong recognizable correlation with the lineage.Industrial Design, Product Design2011
Sketch samples showing various modes and styles of sketching to suit different phases of projects and to suit different client expectations.Industrial Design, Product Design2011