2020 Fall Studio Project | Industrial Design

Work From Home

Design Challenge

Making Online Learning or Work from Home more Pleasant and Productive–

Create the design of a product for people working/learning from home to enhance not only their productivity but also their psychological and social experience.





divergent thinking


convergent thinking

go beyond

1. Research

User research and write a design brief. Look at the extreme , the strongest, the weakest, the middle take care of itself

2. Common Problematic Area about Design Portfolio

3. Design Ideation in Different Fidelities

Loose-tight-finals ideation drawings

STEP 1- thumbnail sketches on proportion | form language | mood board inspiration | theme | features and details

4. Form, Function and Experience

5. Arrange Internal Components | Prototyping to Evaluate Initial Concepts

list specifications

6. Evaluation with Three Lenses

7. Visual Perception

develop a sensitivity of balance and harmony

Engaging All Senses

The physical aspects of a space not only prompt how we move but also create a mood, or energy, that is perceived by our brains—both consciously and unconsciously. One way to do that is by designing spaces to activate the five basic senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste.

As individuals, we intake information through our senses, creating awareness (perception). Then, we process that information into our understanding (cognition), which in turn shapes our reality. We spend our early years trying to “make sense” of the world—seeing, touching, smelling, tasting and listening to what’s around us. The multi-sensory connections that form in our brain allow us to create meaning and memory.(Why Sensory Design? (2018))

e.g. the comfort of a textile

8. Evaluation & Refinement

get input from target users

9. Recalibrating + Finalize with 3D modeling