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MATT ZANGE

Industrial Design Portfolio

CONTENTS

CONTACT

Shock Doctor Ankle Brace

Design/Build 2015

Aerid

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Muzikube

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Additional Work

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Resume

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(319) 481-8224
mzange@live.com
www.mattzange.com

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ANKLE BRACE
Studio project sponsored by

Individual Project
Time-line: Designed Fall 2015
Overview: Refreshed an existing ankle brace
design with added functionality and altered
aesthetics.

SHOCK DOCTOR BACKGROUND


Original Product: The Shock Doctor 849

Problem

Positives of Original Product


Great support
Well trusted to protect
Dependable
It just works.

Professional Interviews
Professional opinions from physical
therapist in Kansas City.
Nightmare to put on
If ankle was already sore, this would be
really painful
Would recommend for some patients

A great product with poor


usability
The original 849 brace took between 3 and 5
minutes to put on. Every time the user would
have to completely unlace the product.

SHOCK DOCTOR INITIAL DEVELOPMENT

SHOCK DOCTOR BRAND AND AESTHETICS

SHOCK DOCTOR FINAL DESIGN

SHOCK DOCTOR FINAL DESIGN

DESIGN/BUILD 2015
Field entrance sponsored by
Recreation Services
Group Project: Entire studio involved
Time-line: Designed and Built Spring Semester
2015
Majors Represented: Architecture, Landscape
Architecture, Interior Design, and Industrial
Design
Leadership Role: Project Lead for Lighting and
Electrical

DESIGN/BUILD 2015 ORIGINAL CONCEPT


Site

Modularity + Movement

Above: Lied Rec Center, neighboring facility


Below: the old site and entrance
Initial concepts were developed with
sketching and quick CAD (SketchUp)
Top: The result, a grid-based concept that
took inspiration from the modular structure
of the existing Lied Rec Center
Left: Consideration of the flow of users
through the space

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DESIGN/BUILD 2015 LIGHTING DEVELOPMENT

Top 3 Images: Front perspectives


To Left: Rear perspectives

Considerations
Typical use is between 7pm-1am
Lighting for safety
Accent lights to accentuate the grid and
pillars
Turning the site into more of a
destination

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DESIGN/BUILD 2015 CHOSEN LIGHTING SCHEME


Left: Renderings of the chosen lighting
scheme, done in cooperation with a team
member in interior design
Below: Diagrams of lighting positions

Legend
Line Voltage Wire
Low Voltage DC
Light Fixture
Junction/Electrical Components

Rear View
Side View

Legend
Line Voltage Wire
Low Voltage DC
Light Fixture
Junction/Electrical Components

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Before

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DESIGN/BUILD 2015 FINAL DESIGN


Make the structure a destination with sign lighting

Accent the concrete piers

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DESIGN/BUILD 2015 FINAL DESIGN

Give the space area lighting by reflecting LED


fixtures against the canopies

Accent the grid and define the edge of


the paved area for added safety

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AERID
Studio project sponsored by

Group Project: Worked with three other industrial


designers
Time-line: Designed during Fall 2014
Overview: What can Tupperware do to address
needs of an ever changing population?
We designed a dehydrator for Tupperware to
provide a solution for the next generation of adults,
the millennial population.

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AERID BACKGROUND
Tupperware:

products are known as food preparation and leftover storage devices

Key Question:

What do millennials do when their produce is about to go bad?

Our Goal:

Facilitate an emotional connection with a food preservation system that encourages healthy
and personalized snacking in a format that is consistent with the needs, wants, and habits of
millennial consumers.

Food Waste
1
3

of Food is
Wasted Globally

No. 1

Food is the
Landfill Producer

1.3 Billion Tons of Food


is Thrown Away Each Year

Millennial Trends
1. Community and Sharing
2. Smaller Portions, less family size meals
3. Eco-Minded
4. Buy on Emotion and Values

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AERID RESEARCH
DEHYDRATOR GAP ANALYSIS

GRAPH OF PUGH ANALYSIS


WHICH PRESERVATION METHOD
SHOULD WE DESIGN FOR?

PORTABLE

CURRENT GAP

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HIGH CAPACITY

LOW CAPACITY

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Taste
Safety
Intuitive

STATIONARY

Cost

Easy to Clean

Good
Aesthetics

Easy to Use

Portable

High Capacity

Expandable

High Quality

Low Noise
Level

Good
Consumer
Review

Poor Aesthetics

Hard to Use

High Noise Level

Not Portable

Low Capacity

Static

Low Quality

Hard to Clean

Poor
Consumer
Review

High Price

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Designing for
dehydration has
potential to fill a large
gap in the market and
can create ready-toeat snacks

While current dehydrators range widely in


size and functionality, they are significantly
incompatible with millennials needs and wants.
Low Price

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AERID DESIGN PROCESS


Convenience

a focus on
Ergonomics

Technology

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AERID FINAL DESIGN

Individual trays nest to one another with


specifically aligned holes to allow for the air
to be pushed evenly through each tray
The individual trays can be removed and act
as individual snack containers

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AERID FINAL DESIGN

cut it

close it

stack it

pack it

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MUZIKUBE
Studio Project
Individual Project
Time-line: 4 weeks during Spring 2014
Overview: Muzikube is a percussion-inspired
instrument and uses just wood and rubber
bands to create a wide range of sounds and
rhythms.

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MUZIKUBE INTRODUCTION
A Project Limited to Just Two Materials

WOOD

RUBBER
BANDS

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MUZIKUBE EXPLORATION AND EXPERIMENTATION

Finding a way to have multiple devices on


one instrument
Initial experiments with sound generation
Attempts at modular instruments
Trying out different acoustic chambers

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MUZIKUBE CONSTRUCTION

Above: Experimenting with joint construction

Above: Setup of the angled cut and jig

Below: Final construction of the corner joint

Below: The three lower sides of the cube, cut


and ready for finishing

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MUZIKUBE FINAL DESIGN

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MUZIKUBE FINAL DESIGN

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ADDITIONAL WORK

Selected images from


miscellaneous projects

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SolidWorks Student Edition.


For Academic Use Only.

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Matt Zange
www.mattzange.com
mzange@live.com
319.481.8224

Objective
Education

Looking for an internship or full time position relating to Industrial Design, Architecture, UX or
Usability following graduation in May. Would prefer positions with multidisciplinary potential.
Bachelor of Industrial Design
Concentration: Human Systems Interface
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
GPA: 3.96

Projected May 2016

Within Highest 2% of Seniors in Design, Dean's List

Professional
Experience
Sponsored
Projects

Usability Engineering Intern


Minnetronix, Inc., St. Paul, MN

Summer 2015

Collaborated with engineers and designers on a variety of medical devices to improve user
experience. Wrote and collaborated on design documents, orchestrated usability testing,
created interactive application prototypes, and designed UI elements and layouts.
Senior Thesis Medical Device
Sponsored by Minnetronix at Iowa State University

Spring 2016

Working for Minnetronix to develop industrial design concepts for a new treatment technology.
Providing design research, ideation, human factors analysis, initial UI design, CAD, and product
renderings to inform further product development.
Shock Doctor Studio
Sponsored by Shock Doctor at Iowa State University

Fall 2015

Improved user experience and product differentiation for existing ankle braces, and specifically
cut down application time for a lace-up brace from 4 minutes to less than 30 seconds.
Acquired skills related to the prototyping and manufacture of soft goods.
Design/Build Studio Athletic Complex Entrance Facility
Sponsored by Recreation Services at Iowa State University

Spring 2015

Worked on a team alongside architects, interior designers, and landscape architects to design
and build a new entrance facility for an on-campus university athletic complex.
Led the
lighting group to implement accent, path, and area lighting to the space.
Tupperware Studio
Sponsored by Tupperware at Iowa State University

Fall 2014

Identified technological and social trends and designed solutions to address the topic of
Tupperware 2025. Collaborated with peers to design for millennials, and worked individually
to address the complex issue of food deserts in impoverished urban neighborhoods.

Organizations
and Leadership

Kappa Kappa Psi Band Service Fraternity


Spring 2013 - Current
Events Chair (2013-14), Leadership Award (2014), Big Brother/Mentor (2015)
Iowa State University Marching Band (ISUCFVMB)
Trombone Section Guide (Section Leadership Position) Fall 2015

Fall 2012 - Current

Salt Company - Campus Ministry


Connection Group Leader 2015-16 Academic Year

Fall 2012 Current

FLEx Trailer Forward Learning Experience


Volunteer Educator and Technology Demonstrator

Programs
and Skills

October 2014

Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

Design Research

Crank Software - Storyboard

Prototyping, Hard and Soft Goods

SketchUp

Sketching and Ideation

SolidWorks and KeyShot

UI Testing and Design

Communication and Teamwork

3D Printing

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