Yi Design

User Experience Design and Industrial Design

Knife Hanger Design

Knife Hanger Design

Knife Hanger Design was done during a Working Class Studio Internship. I tried to create a fresh and colorful product made with very simple materials and process.

1 Inspiration

This is a personal project based on Working Class Studio which is an independent design studio apart from SCAD. It is a real world project. As an untitled project, I can do anything I want under the catogories given by WCS. I chose kitchen accessory and found a lot of inspirations as shown below.

1inspiration

2 Idea

I inspired by some creative existing designs, I try to find out my own stratagy. "Smart" and "funny" are the key words in my design. So I try to find possible orientations in this project.

2idea

3 Design

The course professor advised me to try to sketch as much as I can to explore different products in the kitchen. I did a great job on this with 36 quick sketches for a lot of different types of kitchen products.

3design

4 Re-Idea

The project director reviewed my sketches; she asked me to focus on one or two products. I try to find some good and new ideas for the kitchen, but I failed. I lost my creativity.

4re-idea

5 Re-Design

The professor encouraged me, and ask me to re-design something interesting and funny. I did my best to stimulate my creativity.

5-re-design

6 Explore

I picked No.2 above to explore more posibilities from function and appearence aspexts. It is a knife holder which can hang on a bar very easily if you already have have one in your kitchen. However, installation of a new kitchen hanging bar is really easy.

6explore

7 Re-Explore

After exploration above, the professor and I noticed that thickness is unnecessary to be as much as I drew above. I decreased the thickness of my knife holder to as thin as it could be. In the same time, I redo the exploration about side-view appearence.

7re-explore

8 Prototype

I initially have the first edition, which I call Blader. It looks cool and sharp. But it is too "strong" to fit into WCS's style. So I have to change it into one that looks soft.

CCAknife hanger prototype

Knife Hanger Design was done during a Working Class Studio Internship. I tried to create a fresh and colorful product made with very simple materials and process.

1 Inspiration

This is a personal project based on Working Class Studio which is an independent design studio apart from SCAD. It is a real world project.
As an untitled project, I can do anything I want under the catogories given by WCS.
I chose kitchen accessory and found a lot of inspirations as shown below.

1inspiration

2 Idea

I inspired by some creative existing designs, I try to find out my own stratagy. “Smart” and “funny” are the key words in my design.
So I try to find possible orientations in this project.

2idea

3 Design

The course professor advised me to try to sketch as much as I can to explore different products in the kitchen.
I did a great job on this with 36 quick sketches for a lot of different types of kitchen products.

3design

4 Re-Idea

The project director reviewed my sketches; she asked me to focus on one or two products.
I try to find some good and new ideas for the kitchen, but I failed. I lost my creativity.

4re-idea

5 Re-Design

The professor encouraged me, and ask me to re-design something interesting and funny.
I did my best to stimulate my creativity.

5-re-design

6 Explore

I picked No.2 above to explore more posibilities from function and appearence aspexts.
It is a knife holder which can hang on a bar very easily if you already have have one in your kitchen. However, installation of a new kitchen hanging bar is really easy.

6explore

7 Re-Explore

After exploration above, the professor and I noticed that thickness is unnecessary to be as much as I drew above.
I decreased the thickness of my knife holder to as thin as it could be.
In the same time, I redo the exploration about side-view appearence.

7re-explore

8 Prototype

I initially have the first edition, which I call Blader. It looks cool and sharp. But it is too “strong” to fit into WCS’s style. So I have to change it into one that looks soft.

CCAknife hanger prototype

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