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My name is Arthur Geel. I am a Bachelor Student Industrial Design

About me

Experience-Oriented Designer With A User-Centered Approach

Past

I grew up in Utrecht, where I got my VWO degree at the Christelijk Gymnasium Utrecht. I was part of the design team of the school magazine. In my spare time I created videos featuring motion- and graphic design on Youtube, where I was a salaried partner at Machinima.

I started studying Industrial Design at the TU/e in 2014. During my time in Eindhoven I found that my interest lied mainly in Interaction-, Service-, Digital- or Product Design.

Present

Having spent the past two years gaining training in design processes, skills and competencies at the Industrial Design faculty, I am now looking for an internship to gain more practical experience.

Ideally, this internship would be for a period of 3 to 4 months at the start of 2017, at a design firm with a background in Interaction-, Service-, Digital- or Product Design.

Future

When I have finished my Bachelor Industrial Design I aspire to get my Master's degree in Industrial Design. The follow-up masters at the TU/e that have caught my attention are Constructive Design Research and Research, Design and Development.

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The HueFO

Huefo is a tangible multi-user control interface for the Philips hue lighting system with a unique approach to lighting interaction. Moving the lighting pins across surface changes the lighting settings. The top surface has two dimensions: one gradient for colour temperature and one gradient for the amount of saturation.

The pins visualize the lighting needs in a fun, engaging way: if all pins are placed together in a close proximity, the Huefo will gently tilt to that side to emphasise this user need.

My contribution to this project was ideation, concept development, research, hardware design and documenting the progress made in a written report.

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The DynaDash

DynaDash is a future car dashboard concept that explores the possibilities of autonomous driving. If no user input is needed, the steering wheel can be minimized with a simple gesture. This creates space for features that facilitate both recreational and professional activities on-the-go.

The final product of this project was an electrically powered prototype that was able to simulate a transition from a driving environment to a mobile office environment by retracting the steering wheel and relocating the screen to above the dashboard. My contributions were concept development, photography, product design, UI Design and user-testing.

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The Huenite

Huenite is a tool specifically designed to study people's behaviour in multi-user lighting situations. This device enables people to control the various aspects of the Philips hue lighting system (hue, saturation, brightness, lamp selector) with a tangible device. This allowed us to provide situational awareness about the lighting needs to the users, moreso than when the traditional mobile application was used.

In this research project, the phenomenon known as 'Social Translucence' was investigated by conducting multiple user tests over the span of multiple weeks. The participants were asked to control the lighting in their shared room with our 'Huenite', which logged every interaction. The data logs were analyzed, and participants were invited for semi-structured interviews. The final result is a SIGCHI-standard research paper that shares the findings of this project.

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De Italianen

De Italianen are a group of Dutch theatre students that excel in providing entertainment in the form of live music and acting. They asked for a modern, responsive website that has been optimized for computers and mobile phones.

I redesigned their website to present its information in a clean and structured way, with an overall elegant ambience that is reminiscent of Italy. I also helped them optimize their SEO to boost their online presence.

This website was developed using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. I wrote a small a compact CMS to allow them to independently adjust content blocks on their website.

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MobiCard

I designed a motion graphics video for Utrecht-based Graphic Design firm Initium Design. In this video I explained a concept of theirs, MobiCard. This is a digital business card for big enterprises that does not only help preserve the environment by eliminating excessive paper prints, it allows instant customization and sharing of business cards.

My contribution for this project was to create an animation that explained the general concept and the process of editing the cards for the stakeholders. I created this video in Adobe After Effects using assets supplied by Initium, and created my own assets using Adobe Illustrator.

The project is now being developed under a new name: Bizzerd. A link to the new website can be found below.

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Skills & Competencies

My Design Tools & Methods

Visual - Design sketching, photography, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Sony Vegas Pro, InVision, KeyShot

Front-end Development - HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Bootstrap (3 & 4α), PHP, Wordpress, Sublime Text 3

User Research - Interviews, persona creation, mindmapping, cultural probes, scenarios, explorative- and validating user-tests

Prototyping - Woodworking, SolidWorks, soldering, laser cutting, 3D printing, Arduino, Processing, CNC routing, vacuum forming, resin casting

Professional Skills - Giving presentations, leading meetings, speaking and writing on a professional level, analytical problem-solving

Get in touch

I'm happy to answer any questions!

E-mail  →  a.j.geel@student.tue.nl

Design Project

The HueFO

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Design Project

The DynaDash

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Design Research

The Huenite

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Commissioned Work

De Italianen

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Commissioned Work

MobiCard

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