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Kent Madden's Portfolio 2008 - A compilation of work done by Kent Madden while attending SAIT Polytechnic's Mechanical Design Technology Program.
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Statue Rendering - Purpose: To render a local sculpture using markers.
Components in Portfolio: Initial sketch, marker rendering, marker rendering photoshoped into environment.
Medium: Marker and pencil on paper.
Size (inches): 10 X 14.
Date: October 2007.
I learned how to accurately create a rendering using markers.
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Clock Created for Hospital Patients - Description: The dots change from green to blue and back to show the passing of time and create a relaxing atmosphere. When the clock is rotated 90 degrees, the dots become illuminated.
Components: Design brief, initial sketches and renderings, sketch model, blueprints, final working model.
Medium: Birch wood, acrylic, canvas, LEDs, paper.
Size (inches): 6.5 X 6.5 X 2.
Date: December 2007.
I learned how to create products for specific user groups from idea to final working model.
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Clock Created for Hospital Patients - Description: The dots change from green to blue and back to show the passing of time and create a relaxing atmosphere. When the clock is rotated 90 degrees, the dots become illuminated.
Components: Design brief, initial sketches and renderings, sketch model, blueprints, final working model.
Medium: Birch wood, acrylic, canvas, LEDs, paper.
Size (inches): 6.5 X 6.5 X 2.
Date: December 2007.
I learned how to create products for specific user groups from idea to final working model.
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Perspective LEGO Marker Rendering - Purpose: To render a LEGO structure in perspective with markers.
Components in Portfolio: Initial sketch of LEGO, marker rendering of LEGO, close up view of rendering.
Medium: Markers and pencil on paper.
Size: 9” X 12”
Date: September 2007
I learned how to render in perspective with markers.
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Narrow Pool Cue Case - Purpose: To design and build a pool cue case to fit in a predetermined space.
Description: Designed to fit in a narrow space and to hold cues, balls, other accessories, and have a white board to prevent chalk dust.
Components in Portfolio: Completed pool cue case photographs.
Medium: Oak (solid and plywood), whiteboard covered pressboard, brass.
Size (inches): 35 X 19 X 6
Date: April 2003
What I learned: how to design and manufacture a piece of custom furniture.
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Tri-Tul Bike Tool - Purpose: To design and render a bike tool.
Description: A bike tool made of PC plastic (tough) and a tool steel skeleton (for torsional strength). Center opens to reveal a bit holder which contains 2 Philips, 2 hex and 2 flat head bits. 2 corners contains different sized hex socket and the other corner has an LED flashlight.
Components in Portfolio: Rendering of the bike tool.
Medium: Photoworks.
Size(inches): 3 X 3 X 1.
Date: December 2007
I learned how to render using Photoworks.
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Tri-Tul Bike Tool - Purpose: Design & render a bike tool
Description: A bike tool made of PC plastic (tough) & a tool steel skeleton (for torsional strength). Center opens up to reveal a bit holder with 2 Philips, 2 hex, & 2 flat head bits. 2 corners contain different hex socket, the other has an LED
Components in Portfolio: Marker & Photoworks rendering
Medium: Photoworks, marker on paper
Size(inches): Rendering = 12X24
Date: Dec 2007
I learned how to render using Photoworks & marker render organic shapes
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1.5:1 Scale Working Wrench Prototype - Purpose: To scale up blueprint drawings (provided) and build a working prototype
Description: An MDF working prototype of an adjustable wrench. Primed then painted & lacquered. Burned with a flame to bubble the paint & give it a ‘sand cast’ look. Helical screw was provided
Components in Portfolio: Unpainted & painted prototype, blueprints
Medium: MDF, provided ABS helical screw, primer, spray-paint, lacquer
Size(inches): 19 X 6 X 1.5
Date: November 2007
I learned prototyping skills
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Calgary Tower Sculpture - Purpose: To build a Calgary tower sculpture & learn to use machining equipment.
Description: A sculpture of the Calgary tower created on a metal lathe. It can be filled with fuel & ignited, or double as a business card holder.
Components in Portfolio: photos of sculpture.
Medium: Steel, brass, aluminum, felt.
Size(inches): 3.5X8.5X3.5
Date: April 2007
I learned how to use machining equipment & how to properly read technical drawings, how to dimension products to prevent confusion.
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Digital Camera Redesign - Purpose: Redesign product for different user group based on form & color, eco design, universal design & manufacturing
Description: Camera for diver. Larger screen, all buttons gone except shutter which controls power (timer for turning off) & shutter. Sealed to prevent leaks. Charged by magnetic induction. Pics uploaded via Bluetooth. Injection molded as 2 pieces to reduce cost. Glow strip directs user to shutter button (universal design)
Medium:Marker on paper
Size(inch):9X13
Date:Nov 2007
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Purpose: To display my photography skills.
Description: A small collection of photos I have taken in the last few years.
Components in Portfolio: 8 photographs captured with either a Sony DSC-W200 or a Sony DSC-P93.
Medium: Digital Camera
Date: 2004-2008
What I learned: How to capture photographs properly using a variety of settings.
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Various Photography - Purpose: To display my photography skills.
Description: A small collection of photos I have taken in the last few years.
Components in Portfolio: 8 photographs captured with either a Sony DSC-W200 or a Sony DSC-P93.
Medium: Digital Camera
Date: 2004-2008
What I learned: How to capture photographs properly using a variety of settings.

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