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Édouard Urcadez

Édouard Urcadez

Tucson, AZ, US

 

About 

Please view a select collection of my work to date at http://edouardu.com

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Currently, I'm a fourth year industrial design student at The Design School at Arizona State University, graduating in the Spring of 2013.

 

When I'm not working on something design-related, you can catch me learning programming languages, devouring design and technology news, and trying to refine my many hobbies.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Henkel, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Industrial Designer

Worked with Henkel to establish physical design guidelines for one of their product lines with the goal being to foster the development of a well-defined brand that can be efficiently iterated upon by outside design consultancies.

Jan 2013 - current
 

Vantage Mobility International, Phoenix, AZ, US, Industrial Designer

With a team of three others, conducted research towards a holistic redesign of the "catheter management experience", focusing on ease of use, cleanliness and reduction of UTI, accessibility, discreetness, and a user’s dignity.

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From the project website –

"InnovationSpace is an entrepreneurial joint venture among the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering and W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The goal of our transdisciplinary education and research lab is to teach students how to develop products that create market value while serving real societal needs and minimizing impacts on the environment."

My team has focused on addressing the core problems wheelchair users face on a day-to-day basis when they are at their most vulnerable. In utilizing user-centric design research processes which include first hand observation, living in users' shoes, and rapid iteration, we aim to develop a product that greatly enhances the user's quality of life and empowers them to live more independently

Oct 2012 - current
 

Smart Design, New York, NY, US, Industrial Design Intern

Worked as an industrial designer building prototypes, conducting research, producing visuals for various projects, and assisted in the development of several products. Co-led the development of two OXO products.

May 2012 - Oct 2012
 

Education 

Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, AZ, US, Bachelors, Industrial Designer, BSD

Engaged in the study of Industrial Design focusing on design for manufacturing, materials science, various CAD packages, and the development of visual acuity in presentation graphics.

Participated in a transdisciplinary entrepreneurial capstone class/project in which I worked with three other students and a sponsoring company to design a product based upon an initial brief and our own design-oriented research.

Aug 2009 - current
 

Awards 

Design Excellence Award 2013, Award

One of four industrial designers (chosen out of 30) to represent the class in gallery exhibition for the spring semester. Project published in school's annual book.

2013
 

Design Excellence Award 2011, Award

One of four industrial designers (chosen out of 30) to represent the class in gallery exhibition for the spring semester. Project published in school's annual book.

2011
 

ID Magazine Served, Honorable Mention

Product Design featured in ID Magazine Served.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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