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My Role.                      UX Researcher & Industrial Designer

Project Client.         Ohio State University Industrial Design Final Thesis

Skills.                            UX Research, Sketching, Prototyping, 3D CAD,

                                         3D Rendering, Video Editing & Animation

 

 

 

My Role.                      UX Researcher & Industrial Designer

Project Client.         Ohio State University Ind Design Final Thesis

Skills.                            UX Research, Sketching, Prototyping, 3D CAD,

                                         3D Rendering, Video Editing & Animation

 

 

My Role.                      UX Researcher & Industrial Designer

Project Client.         Ohio State University Ind Design Final Thesis

Skills.                            UX Research, Sketching, Prototyping, 3D CAD,

                                         3D Rendering, Video Editing & Animation

 

 

 

My Role.                      

UX Researcher & Industrial Designer

Project Client.         

Ohio State University Ind Design Final

Thesis

Skills.                           

UX Research, Sketching, Prototyping, 3D

CAD 3D Rendering, Video Editing &

Animation

 

 

Background

Background

The current digital age of work has given birth to new work cultures, laptops have replaced the work tools of old. Unfortunately the strength of the laptop, being compact, has also left a downside to its design that has remained to this day; its limited viewing screen height. This constraint forces users into uncomfortable positions, usually hunching forward just to get a good view of the screen.

 To add to the problem, people are spending more time at work on their laptops which leads to muscle aches and even posture problems. Just like a rubber band, the human muscle needs to be allowed time to “spring back” or recover. Constant strain will tire and weaken it. Orthopedists warn that the current increase of people with kyphosis, the medical term for a curved spine, may be linked to this current work trend.

The current digital age of work has given birth to new work cultures, laptops have replaced the work tools of old. Unfortunately the strength of the laptop, being compact, has also left a downside to its design that has remained to this day; its limited viewing screen height. This constraint forces users into uncomfortable positions, usually hunching forward just to get a good view of the screen.

 To add to the problem, people are spending more time at work on their laptops which leads to muscle aches and even posture problems. Just like a rubber band, the human muscle needs to be allowed time to “spring back” or recover. Constant strain will tire and weaken it. Orthopedists warn that the current increase of people with kyphosis, the medical term for a curved spine, may be linked to this current work trend.

User Experience Research 

spine study

Observations

I first conducted observations of people while they were working on their laptops in various environments and with their permission I was able to document some of the observations. The trend I found kept repeating itself, people had similar forward head posture.

Observations

I first conducted observations of people while they were working on their laptops in various environments and with their permission I was able to document some of the observations. The trend I found kept repeating itself, people had similar forward head posture.

Survey & Interview

 I conducted a survey on 50 individuals and interviews with 10 other individuals. The results supported what I had observed and majority had experienced similar issues when using their laptops.

Survey Results
Usage Stats
Interview Results
user study
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Development

Prototyping & Testing

Based on initial ideation, I carried out prototype testing with several users to gather information on the way they would interact with the laptop and various mechanisms for elevating the screen. 

Prototyping & Testing

Based on initial ideation, I carried out prototype testing with several users to gather information on the way they would interact with the laptop and various mechanisms for elevating the screen. 

user testing

Ideation

ideation
ideation2

Final Design  (CAD Modeling + Rendering + Animation)

                                                             Main Features

Main Features

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Render Text Big
Instructions
Y2 Text
R2
b2
g2
Versatile
Stable
Subtle
Compact

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City. Columbus OHIO

City. Columbus OHIO

City. Columbus OHIO

City. Columbus OHIO

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M. F. Y. C. | User Experience Design Researcher

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