10 Creative Products (5)


RestOn made by Sleepace


The product calculate the quality of sleep by estimating sleep time, heartbeat, body reaction, and sleep cycles. The interesting fact is that user does not have to wear it while sleeping.




The product is open source personal vehicle, which allow user to build their own personal transportation. If a user attach wheels on the side, then they will aid force to the direction.


Zabada Kitchen Glove


This glove is made out of microfiber so that it helps to remove grease spot on pan, oven, range hood and so on. The interesting fact is that it doesn’t need detergent to remove oil.




Headoc is made to treat stress, anxiety and headaches. Because of this product, user will experience improved wellbeing life without medication and without doctors.




This is a device that sterilize for other electrical devices. The UV light will eliminate 99% of bacteria from any devices without using liquid.


Egg separator


This little piggy sucking up the yolks and separating them from the whites.




Illumiseen LED reflective belt is designed for people who are doing outdoor activities during night time. With this belt, user can do running, walking, hiking, riding safely.


The Backboard


The product is easy to adjust and can be tailored to user’s back, helping to improve posture. It is extremely versatile and lightweight so user can take it anywhere.


Camping Doughnut


This doughnut shape of flexible tents make a new experience for users. Users could enjoy space by building many different forms. The advantage of the product is not only foster community living, but also promoting individual space.




The twister has round shape of body which allows easy twisting and wavy tines keep the pasta in place.


10 Creative Products (4)

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1.Clever Crates Folding Shopping Bag


This all-purpose and reusable baskets increase efficiency of daily task and storage.

It is useful for stowing without hogging space and is made of recyclable materials, but offer a sustainable alternative to other bags.

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2.PICOPRO made by picopros

This ultra portable size of projector is called picopro. It automatically adjust focus and allow to 1920x720p of 19:6 wide screen. User can connect with wifi. This is small size of projector so people can carry with anywhere.


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3.Tuna Knobs


User can easily attach or detach from screen and it connects with DJ mixing application. User could feel same feeling of using audio mixing machine.




Orrb is a gymnasium for the mind, helping you relax, regain focus, increase performance and train for self-development. Using this device, people recover conditions within 15 minutes.




It is extremely compact furniture because it can be used stool, foot rest, nightstand, and standing work desk. The book is very portable and user can set up any of furniture in anywhere.




This is natural grill, which doesn’t contain chemicals and it burns itself out. Because it burns itself, there is no waste and doesn’t need to cleanup. It is very eco-friendly product.


7.Air A01 made by Olympus


The product can be connected with normal smart phone, but it can make it as DSLR resolution.

The way of connecting is using WIFI and lens of camera can be changeable.

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8.Kholer DTV+ made by KOHLER

This shower system allows user to experience digital shower. A digital screen is mounted on the shower booth, and a system controller allows user to set various options such as shower mode, steam mode, sound system and so on. The interesting fact is that the light show and sound system maximize healing effect.





The Leatherman multi-tool designed for users age nine and up. It contains 13 tools in one. There are safety locks, which are positioned to keep fingers out of harm’s way. The size is to fit small hands. The concept that kids can use multi-tool in easy way is making interesting design.


10.Gimball made by Flyability


This drone is specialized in finding something. It is not disturbed by collisions and can safely fly indoors in complex environments. It is considered as creative product because it can be used in industrial facilities, rail, roadways, firefighting and search and so on.

15 Creative Quotes

  1. “The world is but a canvas to the imagination.”  — Henry David Thoreauv
  1. “All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.” — Albert Camus
  1. “God is really another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.” — Pablo Picasso
  1. “To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.” — Pablo Picasso
  1. “The wastebasket is a writer’s best friend.” — Isaac Bashevis Singer
  1. “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” — Jonh Steinbeck
  1. “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.” — Edward de Bono
  1. “Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” — Goethe
  1. “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” John Cage
  1. “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” — Joseph Chilton Pierce Quotes
  1. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou
  1. “One of my early mentors, poet David Wagoner, who divides the creative process into three phases – madman, poet and critic – once told me that you need to find your own magic to stay in the world of creative play.” — Sonia Gernes
  1. “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” — John F. Kennedy
  1. “Life is trying things to see if they work.” – Ray Bradbury

15. “Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.”– Chuck Jones

Class Reading #2

Biomimicry – A useful tool for the industrial designer

After Reading

Q1. How engineers and Industrial designers work differently in biomimicry area? Can Industrial designers also involved in testing the outcome?

Q2. If a product that result from biomimicry research is failed or generates some problems, then who take the responsibility for that? Is it Industrial designer? or Engineers?

Q3. What are examples that nature is not the solution for design?

10 Creative Products (3)


Meccanoid G15 KS made by Meccano


This robot is consist of 550 pieces of parts. A user could try three different design of robots which are humanoid, robot dinosaur, and industrial robot. There are three different ways of controlling a robot. LIM: Learned Intelligent Movement, audio response, and avatar control with smart phone.

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Mad Catz LYNX


This mobile hybrid controller is designed for the gamer who refuses to compromise. The LYNX adapts to fit whatever device users are using. It is so compact and also it can expands to full size controller so that user could experience same grip of Xbox’s or Playstation’s controller.

Steripen Adventure Opti

Steripen Adventure Opti Made by Steripen


The product filter water by using ultraviolet rays. It eradicates 99.9% of virus in water and the product can purify up to 8,000L of water. It is small and light so that it suited to travelers.

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This portable, non-conductive and waterproof stick has similar shape with a cotton swab. The black color of the product is actually a sandpaper that can be used for sanding wooden products and other house products.

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Main Drain


This is a urinal that can be attached to house toilet. This product allow male users to take a pee more easily and fast without pulling up a urinal cover. User can adjust the height and angle according to their preferences.


Soundglasses SG05 made by Buhel


The glasses can be connected with smart phone and user could listen music or audio sources without plugging earphone. The glasses use high technology that enable hands free communications because it uses bone conduction technology for sound reception.

친환경 조명 salt

Salt Lamp made by Salt.


This sustainable and cost effective ecologically designed lamp is powered by saltwater. It only needs water and salt to turn on the lamp. The product is good for place where can’t access to electricity.




This makes advanced virtual reality experience. The product uses the latest technologies in 3D mapping, sound treatment, and LED projector. User can set up Immersis in any of room that user want.


Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive made by Toshiba


The USB secure any of confidential files for users. The maximum capacity is 32 GB and the USB using military level of security system. A user must type pin number before he or she uses the product.

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New Food cutting board made by Cibocal


There is a bar one side of cutting board, user will use a knife as a lever, the biased bar as the pivot. It helps user who suffer from arthritis and it is safe and easy to use.

Project #1 American Goldfinch Birdhouse Statement

Gwanwoo Hong (IND D)

Name of the Project: TryAngle


1.’TryAngle’ offers divergent looking according to different angles. ‘TryAngle’ has shape of triangle beside based on observer’s position, it has different shape and different atmosphere. The reason of applying various atmosphere to house design is because the American goldfinch is the bird, which molting to diverse colors in different seasons and it is possessed distinguishable colors on its’ body. So the bird also can be seen in different angle for different feelings like the birdhouse.


2.The ‘TryAngle’ is adjacent to human dwelling. The design hopes that a human have an intimate relationship with birds especially with American goldfinch. The birdhouse match with a house by showing a luxurious color with a noticeable gold point. Usually American goldfinch has sociable and active characteristics because the bird tends to get along with other birds and the bird easily can be found in backyard or around of feed bucket. Therefore, the design of birdhouse wanted to get closer with bird by giving not only a cozy shelter, but also a place of residence.

3.The birdhouse has enhanced individuality in terms of both its easy of construction and use. Manufacturing and constructing are easy for normal users and user will subconsciously notice how the distinctive shape works. The birdhouse will be produced in form of modules and each module has distinguishable shapes for ease of assembling.


4.It is eco-friendly design that try to integrate house and nature in one. The birdhouse is manufactured with walnut wood and the material is strong, hard, and durable, without being heavy. Moreover, the wood has its’ natural chocolate brown in color, which is contrasted to the color of the American Goldfinch, with a straight grain. The combination of color have luxurious and elegant mood.

The empty space that attached to above the entrance can be utilized as a flowerpot or a feed bucket based on user preferences. Also, the color contrast is made by feed bucket and house aroused a striking view.


5.The birdhouse has multiple benefits: portability, convenience, and compactness.

TryAngle is not big and not heavy. It can be carried around and user can locate it at the right spot.

TryAngle has shapes that does a certain task. User will know how to grip an integrated handle, user and birds will know where is the entrance, user and bird will know where is the perch.

TryAngle has multiple features in one house. It has flowerpot, perch, and small holes that under the house can be used for hanging bird feeds.



Project #1 Birdhouse American Goldfinch Research & Pre-existing Birdhouse

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Background Research: There was the bar of gold across the bird’s wings, a colour which, since the ancient Greeks, had been associated with the ability to cure sickness.

There was the splash of red on the cheeks: as with the robin’s red breast this was a sign to medieval Christians that the bird had acquired blood-coloured feathers while attempting to remove the crown of thorns from while Christ was being crucified.

Goldfinch represents enthusiasm, liveliness, and exburence.

Birdhouse research 2

The American Goldfinches (Carduelis tristis) – or simply Goldfinches – are migratory North American finches found across most of North America – from southern Canada through United States into Mexico.

Northern populations migrate south for the winter – throughout Florida, along the Gulf Coast east to California and south to Mexico. They migrate in compact flocks.

They are associated with open habitats, such as weedy fields, meadows, flood plains and orchards, but are also quite common in urban gardens, where they are attracted to bird feeders.

Physical characteristics: size / Ranges

  • Weight: 0.39 – 0.71 oz (11 to 20 g)
  • Length: 4.33 – 5.12 inches (11 – 13 cm)
  • Wingspan: 7.5 – 8.7 inches (19 – 22 cm)



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Life of Goldfinch (Cartoon)

Preexisting birdhouse

Pre-existing Birdhouse Design