MATT GILLESPIE

portfolio summer 2010 gillesmh@mail.uc.edu gillesmh@mail.uc.edu

portfolio winter 2010

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MATT GILLESPIE
work
Livewell Collaborative 3.10- 6.10
Design Intern, counducted +50 market research, prototyped student projects, and helped to document and facilitate a multidiciplienary studio designng the future of Cincinnati’s urban transportation. livewellcollaborative.org

activities
University of Cincinnati Slow Food UC- Founding Member

MOBO Bicycle Co-Op - Shop Manager/ Volunteer Student Sustainibility Coalition- Volunteer IDSA

Dräger &Lienert Information Management 10.09
Remotely revised and proofread English abstracts for a German company developing technology for the blind. dlinfo.de

Beavercreek High School Student Council

skills
Software
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Alias 2009, Sketchbook Pro, Solidworks, Microsoft Office, both PC and Mac

Lofino’s Market Place - Dayton, OH 12.07 - 9.08
Bagger and Floor Worker

sponsored studios
Future of Mobility- Designovation Studio 7.09
sponsored by Samsung

Documentation
Fast Paced Video and Photo Documentaton Skills

education
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
College of Design Art Architecture and Planning Industrial Design B.S. - Class of 2013

interests
Food Policy and Urban Agriculture, 3D Interaction Design, Wearable Technologies, Sleep, Cognition, Cooking, Rock Climbing, Cycling gillesmh@mail.uc.edu 937.475.6587 2902 Armen Ave. Dayton, OH 45432

Beavercreek High School Beavercreek, OH
Class of 2008

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strictly paper
Sophmore Studio Project

animal mask

no tape no glue

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paper protection

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future mobility
living life without technology
Freshman Summer Studio

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Cell Phones Microwaves Computers Video Games TVs MP3 Players

Research Challenge:

Go one week without using digital technology

“After a week of living without technology I found that I was more aware of myself and closer to being the person I wanted to be.”

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Living in an analog world helped us find a new understaning of our everyday lives.
“I finally had time to sit down take a breath and concentrate... on self-refection.”
{Molly, our group member}

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We found that technology has some real drawbacks and often failed to address our higher needs as individuals.
EMOTIONAL CAPACITY

NUMBER OF CLOSE CONNECTIONS THE ADVERGE INDIVIDUAL IS EMOTIONALLY CAPABLE OF MAINTAINING ACCORDING TO GEORGE SIMMEL

SIZE OF STABLE NETWORKS ALLOWED BY THE HUMAN BRAIN ACCORDING TO ROBIN DUNBAR

ADVERAGE NUMBER OF FACEBOOK FRIENDS WITHIN MY GROUP

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Why can’t technology help us grow?

We conducted eleven interviews with people accross America to see if other people shared our conclusions.

We took our research findings and analized the over laps. There seemed to be a trend. Technology is pulling us apart.

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We then revised our innovation opportunities

and began ideation and refinement of concepts.

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Technology for growth, encouraging self reflection & community

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Concept: Notbook
The Notbook was designed to bring humanity back to our text based communication. Notes and drawings express more than text messages.

Concept: Scribe
Scribe brings transparency and improved work flow to the office. The digital work tables act as a communal meeting place and teleconferencing area, providing more face to face interaction. Team members can post updates, reminders or questions on the board from their computer.

Workers carry a stylus containing a portal to their computer, always a tap away.

Concept: Centric
Centric brings community together and exposes individuals to new and different information. It displays location-specific information that is related to the space both directly and indirectly.

Tap screen to store information. note: all the above renderings are not my work

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Belt Buckle

Sophmore Studio Project

For a Rascal

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Loud & Pompous Urban Grime

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“I’m gonna search for

big money stacks, top tens, and platinum wax”

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Making It
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Alias Modeling CNC Milling Aluminum Sand Casting Hand Finishing

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Fix Up Look Sharp
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I enjoy ideating

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and visually communicating concepts

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I value research
In the library, on the streets, or in the home, I use research to guide and validate my design process.

50+ research project at
I delivered multiple presentations covering topics ranging from babyboomer’s changing idenities to innovation opportunities in the 50+ market, concluding with a presentation to the exectuive board of an multinational corperation.

Perceptual device for visual impairment
Meeting with industry experts, conducting countless interviews, and loging six hours blindfolded using a mobility cane has helped to shape and redirect my project to address the real needs of blind and visually impaired people.

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and I really love to make things!
for Hati at

Theres nothing quite like making the real deal. I use model making to rapidly flush out concepts.

Bamboo Walker Prototyping Breadboard Mechanisms

Paring Knife Models

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take a look at my blog to see my progress designing a perceptual tool with the blind

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thanks!

Matt Gillespie gillesmh@mail.uc.edu 937.475.6587 mgillespiedesign.blogspot.com

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