BooKend Book organizer by Tong Jin (TJ) Kim

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
BooKend

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Book organizer

INSPIRATION:
The world is expecting the future of manufacturing to be changed with the introduction of new technology tools, such as 3D printers. "Bookend" is about finding new ways to design and develop artistic yet functional furniture using the latest technology tool.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
In typical room environments users have too many types organizers on their desk, clean but visually messy. Pens and pencils are necessary tool to use with books and notes, it makes a sense to keep them near by each other.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The "Bookend" has a pocket for holding pen and pencils, making it easy to access them and organize them. This built in feature will allow users to keep their desk clean from visual mess.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in May 2015 and finished in August 2015 in in West Lafayette, IN , and was exhibited in Purdue gallery in November 2015.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The "Bookend" 3D data can be downloaded by anyone in the 3D printer community, paying one time fee and the user can build as many of their own customizable bookend with different size, color, and material options.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width 158 mm x Depth 140 mm x Height 114 mm

TAGS:
3D, Printing, bookend, pen, organizers

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Ethnographic research was conducted to find out on student user behaviors, how they organize their desk, what are the items they keep on their desk, and problems of keeping them clean.

CHALLENGE:
There are many desk organizers that are developed for solving this issue, so it is somewhat challenge to come up with anything new for the user. Also, there are many challenges building an object using a 3D printer with its limitations.

ADDED DATE:
2016-04-04 19:01:44

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Tong Jin Kim

IMAGE CREDITS:
Tong Jin Kim

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Purdue University / Industrial Design

PROFILE:
The Industrial Design area at Purdue has about 100 students in the program. They offer both an undergraduate and a graduate program in ID. The undergraduate degree is a professional program with intensive course work to prepare students for professional design positions. Purdue is unique in that it combines the professional degree with strong liberal arts education. This combination of liberal arts and professional design studies prepares students for strong leadership roles as industrial designers.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Bookend Book Organizer by Tong Jin (tj) Kim is a Nominee in 3D Printed Forms and Products Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Bookend Book Organizer by Tong Jin (tj) Kim is Winner in 3D Printed Forms and Products Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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