A 3rd printable docking station designed for the Microsoft band 1. Files are open sourced and downloadable on the Makerbot's website 'thingiverse'
Tasked to create a few variations of docking stations for the Microsoft Band. Each design allows a user to 3D print and use their own charging cable to elegantly present the band while it charges. All files were uploaded to the Thingiverse website.
3rd party devices
a concept exploration into how Microsoft Health could scale into supporting 3rd party devices. Allowing users to use their preferred device for data collection
An initial look into how other applications handle connecting to 3rd party devices. Some applications have multiple 1st party devices while others gather multiple services into one app.
An exploration into how users might access 3rd party devices and the flow in which they would go through to connect to that device. All available 3rd party devices would be accessible in a scrolling list located in the left navigation of the app.
Users would scroll through the list, find 3rd party device and click to go through connection flow. connection flow would vary between device as each device has specific connection criteria.
Disconnect wire frames
Connected devices would appear under a new header on the 3rd party page. Users can tap these connected devices to initiate the disconnect flow. Each 3rd party disconnect flow would be slightly different depending on the complexity of the flow.
Final designs relate closely to wire frames with Microsoft Health style guide.
Mate is a smart system of house hold lights. allowing you to smartly illuminate your home. Each lamp is connected together so that when you leave the room, the light will turn off.
The goal of this project was to create a media remote that would solve text input and basic television navigation on an Xbox One console
Final design includes a touch screen on one side that would allow users to invoke a keyboard and console navigation. the opposite side would have physical media buttons, allowing users to use tactile feel to locate TV buttons in a dark room.
Basic navigation: The main functionality of a TV remote is to allow users to navigate channels, adjust volume, pause/play, skip. This media remote would have such functionality as a tactile buttons located on the reverse side of the device. By providing physical buttons, users would be able to feel for the correct button in a dark environment. (illustration provided by Brent Dietrich)
Text input: an Xbox console has a very poor way of entering text. Users have to pan left and right with a controller to select individual characters until a word is complete. With modern smart phones, users are use to typing on an on screen keyboard. This remote would contain a on screen keyboard allowing users to type on the remote and it would be mirrored on the television screen. (illustration provided by Brent Dietrich)
Smart Glass 2.0: The Xbox UI is made up of individual tiles that launch applications. Smart Glass 2.0 would bring these tiles to the media remote allowing users who are uncomfortable with an Xbox controller to access their favorite applications. Users could pin their favorite applications directly to their remote for quick access. Smart Glass 2.0 could also provide 3rd party applications a way to help users navigate their UI. For example, Netflix could create a quick menu on the remote helping users get to their favorite shows. (illustration provided by Brent Dietrich)
Plank is a carrying plate allowing users to have two services to bring raw and cooked meat to and from the grill. I originally designed this product in college but decided to revisit it to simplify the design.
I modeled this product using Fusion 360 as a way for me to learn a new tool. This product is very simple in design which made it easy for me to figure out Fusion 360 and the capabilities it has.
Is a serving trays that allows users to bring raw chicken out to a grill and cooked chicken back without needing multiple trays. It has a surface that can be flipped in order to prevent the contamination of the raw chicken with the cooked.
The goal of this project was to create all of the necessary components to launch a Kickstarter campaign. Plank is a reversible serving board that provides you with two clean surfaces eliminating the need of carrying multiple plates out to the grill.
Although I have all of the components needed for the campaign, I never launched it. Maybe one day I will.