kaitlyn a. hamiltonproduct design * textile design * color finish material design
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V.I.Every important environment
a healing fixture
Project partnered with Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. Dr. Madhu Prasad, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Taryn Simon helped my class gain full access to do our research throughout Henry Ford, allowing us to be fresh eyes coming in and experiencing and viewing problems that the hospital encounters through various situations, and coming up with ways they could be improved through design.
Studies have taken place that show how the environment a person is in while they are healing from an illness or recovering from a surgery have a direct correlation to the time and way in which they heal.
- do not provide a healing environment- visual focus on medical devices- uncomfortable- artificial- foreign- cold- cold- sickly- bland
STRESS OF A HOSPITAL MAY RESULT IN: - HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE - INCREASED HEART RATE - MUSCLE TENSION
HORMONES RELEASED IN RESPONSE CAN SUPPRESS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.
- HEALING TIME SLOWS DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY.- HOSPITAL EXPENDITURES INCREASE WITH A PROLONGED STAY OF PATIENTS.
How can existing hospitals implement a more positive environment without remodeling?
- color therapy - scent therapy - feng shui
Color therapy and healing (also known as chromotherapy) is a type of holistic healing that uses the visible spectrum of light and color to affect a persons mood and physical or mental health.
A pleasant smell is known to lower our blood pressure and heart rate. Our sense of smell reaches more directly into our memory and emotions than the other senses. In hospitals, medicinal smells often produce anxiety.
Feng Shui is an ancient art and science used to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.
According to Feng Shui corners harbor the evil spirits, the round edges keep them flowing through and out the room. Sharp angles are said to emit negative energy.
POSSIBLE CORNER SOLUTIONS:
CONCAVE SHAPE ELIMINATES CORNER
COLOR THERAPY LIGHTING PORTS
NATURAL WOOD FINISH
EXTEND LEGS TO FLOOR, TO CREATE THE ILLUSION OF A PERMANENT FIXTURE
V . I . EA fixture to enhance the patient room environment, through color and scent therapy to eliminate stress and increase the level of physical and psychological comfort.
Patient has complete control over the settings of every feature at their hand, with a remote.
Light can be dimmed to suit each patient to their liking, or turned off completely while the other functions are in use.
Scent therapy offers 3 options, as well as scent strength customization.
Wheels allow it to be moved from room to room where needed.
- Moveable Fixture
Scent cabinet is where the aromatherapy is housed, and also contains backup supplies.
- Reduces staff from running back and forth to storage.
mobility and maintenance
V . I . E.very important environment
Henry Ford Hospital chose the V.I.E. to be featured at the Innovation Institute Opening on October 10, 2011. The V.I.E. was made into a prototype and is currently being used in the Orthopedic unit at Henry Ford Hospital, in Detroit. The V.I.E. project is continuing to grow with new developments currently underway.
Photo of the V.I.E. prototype at the Henry Ford Innovation Institute opening.
A pack that would alleviate the burden of traveling with multiple bags, but also have the function to find something fast in an emergency. The pack will have compartments to house all the essentials for traveling, while keeping it organized and equally distributed across the back.
This is not a Patagonia product. The Patagonia brand was chosen as an inspiration based on their environmental integrity and simple yet completely functional design language.
- traditional backpacks have little organization.
- cannot grab something in pack quickly.
- pick pocketing/slashing is attainable when person cannot watch behind them constantly
- distribution across ba- distribution across back causes strain on muscles.
- need organization and simplicity when traveling for long periods of time.
specific storage for valuables
capped shoulder straps for even weight distribution
compartments allow for organization of belongings
product functionTravel Pack contains multiple compartments for organization of belongings as well as easy and quick access to specific items if an emergency occurs.
ClothingValuables, Money,Passport, Etc.
Maps, Tickets, Travel Guides, Etc.
Side pockets allow travelers to keep their valuables and items that may be used often close to their body for security and convenience.
Recycled Polyester Recycled Plastic Slash Proof Material- Lessens dependence on oil- Helps to promote a new recycling stream for polyester clothing that is no longer wearable.- Creates less air, water and soil contamination *Information from patagonia.com*
- Producing new products from recycled plastics uses 2/3 less energy than raw materials.- When using recycled materials, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.
- Flexible wire mesh buried between layers of fabric- Prevents slashing from pick pockets- Gives the consumer the assurance their belongings will be safe with this tamper proof feature. *Information from zenbackpacing.net
Dublin Santorini Delhi
physical model handmade by Kaitlyn Hamilton and JJ Hamilton.
A trendy tea set marketed towards urban teahouses, delivering a stylish sense of comfort and relaxation.
The tea set, composing of the main tray, teapot and cups, will convert a sense of style while confronting important ergonomic issues as well.
TThe most important aspect of the tea set will address the importance of environmental-friendliness. Our green set will showcase all the great possibilities of going green. With its biodegradable, starch-based materials, the tea set will enable its users to participate in the global efforts to save our environment.
With the aim to create a new generation of tea products, the target market for our tea set are tea houses or tea rooms where there is a large focus on the overall impact of the setting and environment. The setting of these tea houses are very modern and fresh, moving away from the traditional and into the hip and trendy.
TThey are places for large group gatherings or just a quiet place to study and relax.
Tea houses are spurring up around the world and are becoming more and more popular in American culture.
outer rim heat protectorreusable
Inset for a tea pot.
cup holders base fits the curve of the hand.
Santoprene:Lined base, similar to rubber to provide a better grip for servers, to prevent slipping.
Starch Based Plastic: Annually renewable compound derived from starch based plants, such as potatoes, corn , and soy beans.
Santoprene:Lined rim for better grip of cups. Santoprene is a thermoplastic, that is also completely recyclable.
Strainer for tea leaves.
Santoprene:Lined handle to assist the server with a better grip and also protect them from getting burnt.
Starch Based Plastic:CompletelyCompletely biodegradable material. The cup contains a message on the inside of the cup informing the user of how they are helping reduce waste with the use of starch based plastics.
Ceramic:AA reusable, heat resistant, sleeve for the cups. Reinforcing how people can help reduce waste, by reusing this piece. The tea house can offer a discount every time a customer brings this in to promote their involvement in reducing waste. waste.
Ceramic:To trap heat inside the teapot.
...100% natural 100% GREEN
Elegant Stylish ErgonomicEnvironmentally Friendly
The next trend in tea.
pattern and textile design
3 piece wall divider
Lily pad inspiration follow a fluid direction.
Technique used to dye fabric is called batik, which uses wax as the dye resist.
color theory pattern designProcess of the pattern design, starting from initial sketch into the pattern design and then applying the final colors.
Fabric was printed on a ink jet printer, and then made into a pair of pillows to display the Bezold Effect, how colors appear different on black and white backgrounds.