Many have dreamed of a painless, noninvasive glucose meter that wouldn't require a person with diabetes to have to prick their finger to get a reading. Grove instruments is close to having a technology ready that would solve this problem. This project was an exercise to imagine what the new meter would look like and how it would operate should the technology become available.
This technology falls in the near-infrared region and only requires an individual to insert their finger into the device where a pad gently presses against the fingertip optically assessing the tissue in both the blood-filled and bloodless states. The device uses this information to calculate the blood glucose level. User’s are spared the trauma of pain, the neddlestick and bleeding.
The Martha Stewart Crafts retractable knife is part of a series of products designed for the crafter who travels. The retractable knife ensures the blade is never exposed in transit. The MSC Retractable knife was modeled in Solidworks.
prototyping - In house functional prototypes helped determine the best way to hold the blade. This mechanism later affected the width of the knife.
The Martha Stewart Crafts spring scissor is another product designed with the traveling crafter in mind. Small, light, and versatile
In addition to being easy to travel with, the self opening feature of the spring scissor helps crafters with fine motor or grasping disabilities and arthritis to cut more easily.
The original objective for the Spin Table was to design a solution to make outdoor public environments more accessible and inclusive for everyone, especially for people who use wheelchairs. Through a process of observation, ideation, and trial and error, the Spin Table was born.
The Garmin e-Trex redesign was an exercise in taking an existing product and redesigning it so that it remains competitive with the newer, more sophisticated models of its competitors. The aim of this design was to improve the product for the hunter specific user group, benefitting them with unique GPS features for hunting in remote areas. The final design was modeled in Alias.
Crafters were in need of an all-in-one solution to allow them to perform a variety of tasks with just one tool. Requirements to include were a paper trimmer, free form cutting area, and alignment jig. From there, we added an LED light box with tempered glass cutting surface to make the Craft Station one of the most versatile tools in the crafting industry. The Craft Station was modeled in Solidworks.
The Martha team likes to let the craft standout rather than the tool used to make the craft. As a designer, I had to work within the brand standards to keep this new line of products on brand.
Rolling Ruler arm mechanism - Many rounds of prototypes were made to execute the rolling ruler arm on the craft station. The images here are working prototypes of the roller mechanism.
The Perler iPegboard is an accessory for the iPad that allows users to interact with the Perler app and create designs by following the patterns on the screen. The iPegboard tray fits over the iPad. After the beads are placed, the user can lift the pegboard from the tray to iron the design.
The Tweezer/Stylus allows the users to pick up beads and utilize the app with better accuracy than a finger, all with the same tool.
The iPegboard was designed and brought to market in under 10 months. The iPegboard was modeled in Solidworks.
The objective of this design exercise was to create a new system of transportation to move students independently and efficiently between Syracuse University’s main campus and the extended campus. The design focused on user safety, maintaining a small infrastructure, weather elements, and the environment.
Proof of concept - students seeking transit independence Students rely on the bus as the sole existing mode of transit from main campus to the extended South Campus at Syracuse University. If a student misses the bus or the bus is off schedule, that student may miss their class. An independent form of transportation is needed to connect the two campuses to give those students independence across campuses.