I had the opportunity to be an intern at DeVorm and also work as an intern and bachelor thesis writer at LEGO. Here are some works that I can showcase from the projects I have worked on.
Intern and Project writer
Creating the play experiences of tomorrow, working in a team of designers, developers, engineers and artists. Developing new LEGO concepts that thrill, excite and surprise.
In overview, tasks included are:
Developing new concepts, developing physical prototypes, 3D models and prints, testing ideas/concepts on customers – boys aged 5-11, presenting ideas/concepts to experienced colleagues in the design team.
The internship consisted of multiple complex briefs, lasting between 1 to 6 weeks. During each brief, results and findings were presented to the various design teams. Using the feedback and consumer tests to adapt and refine the concepts.
The facilities at Lego support a wide range of rapid prototyping methods, with multiple workshops, machines and excellent support staff. During the internship, I was fortunate to gain experience in various prototyping techniques such as 3D printing and laser cutting. I became proficient in Siemens NX9 and had seminars teaching the basics of Rhinoceros 3D.
I was lucky to work for a lot of different internal projects, working on creating new ideas and fully developed concepts. One of the concepts I worked on that has made it to market is a see-saw element designed for Duplo to aid the cognitive development of young children through play.
One of the awesome projects I was able to work on was the new partnership with Nintendo! Working on product implementation and play experience, combining the building elements with new technology.
During my internship, I designed multiple new exciting elements currently featured in the LEGO product range including a range of minifigure add-ons to enhance the play experience and add to the role-playing aspect.
Doing less’ is one of the key design principles when designing a new product at Lego. The models constructed at Lego need to use as few bricks as possible, keeping the pieces simple and efficient in function. Most time was spent on iterating and adapting the design to reach the standards set by Lego. De-constructing the function and engineering simplified solutions, designing to be low cost and optimized for manufacture.
Devorm creates interior products by today’s standards. This means producing efficiently, using the full life-cycle of products and eventually give them a new life. I was an intern at Devorm for 6 months during my second year, it was a great learning experience thanks to the amazing team at Devorm.
I researched production methods to create 3D products using alternative techniques, preventing the need for expensive moulds. Based on my research I designed new concepts showing the potential of these techniques, utilizing their versatility to create flexible designs.
For the 2014 Orgatec design fair I worked on the stand for DeVorm, creating the design for the felt panelled ex- and interior. The design of the stand shows the versatility of the material application possibilities.
One of the concepts has been featured in the DeVorm product catalogue ever since. The design of the lamp is based on the acoustic property of the felt, using the shape to optimize the absorption of sound.
Based on my work for the project DeVorm has created a sub-brand called RE:FELT. This brand focuses on the versatility of the concepts, with all products designed to be customisable and optimal for low quantity production.
for taking the time to browse through my work.