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Sam Fluharty Portfolio

Sam Fluharty Portfolio

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DESIGNS
FLUHARTY 
SAMUEL
 
Portfolio Contents
Product ModelingMoisture Analyzer20-218-13 Valet QuickStand4-7
DESIGNS
Graphics & Resume
RVNG
SKATEBOARDS
 
Pendant Design14-19Backpacking Stove22-2324-27
 
 Valet Research
Problem Areas
Keys hiding numbers
Numbers are placed on theboard to match with each valet ticket so the keys can be quicklylocated. With all the currentdesigns, the hanging keys coverup their corresponding numbers
Hooks
Basic hardware hooks areused but aren’t very functionalfor their use. Keys have to beplaced from the top, and areoften hard to remove
Portability 
 Valet stands are large in naturewhich results in a heavierproduct. Wheels are locatedon the bottom which createsa top heavy problem while transporting, especially up/down curbs
Montgomery InnPremier Valet Co.The Cincinnatian
Problem Identification
Material Weight
Current valet stands are madeout of wood or metal resultingin a heavy product that needs tobe moved on a daily basis
Cost
The average valet stand prebuilt costs around $350. Whilemaking your own costs around$250 plus 10+ hours of labor
Due-Amici
Interviewee Role
 Valet Manager
Interviewee Role
 Valet/Doorman
Interviewee Role
 Valet
Interviewee Role
 Valet Company Owner
Day to Day 
Greets CustomersManages other ValetsParks cars during busyhours
Day to Day 
Parks and Returns carsDifferent hours (linked tohotel so customers need valet 24hrs)
Day to Day 
Parks and Returns carsSweeps and picks upoutside area
Day to Day 
Manages over 50 valets Valets at higher classrestaurantsBuilds his own Valetstands
Problems
Managing other ValetsFinding Keys on large boardQuickly adding and removingkeys
Problems
 Valet stand is BulkyMatching tickets with keys
Problems
 Valet Stand is HeavyHard to transportWood weathers quickly
Problems
 Valet Stands are expensive and time consuming to makeAlso difficult to transport newstand to restaurant
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