2016 / NEW YORK

PRODUCT DESIGN

PORTFOLIO OF

ADEM ONALAN

WORKS

LIFE BOX

Collaborated with Designum Consultancy Company, Life Box is a for four person; air droppable, rapid response disaster shelter containing relief goods.

Life Box is designed to meet the inherent life needs of disaster survivors in a rapid and effective way. It is especially built around the idea of air-dropping disaster relief goods into hard to reach zones in 72 / Golden hours. It includes a box that turns into a four-person inflatable tent containing relief goods and a parachute that is used as the outer layer of the tent. The graphic instructions offer easy usage, with a set-up time of less than one minute.

IN DEPTH

The brief was to design for a "real world problem" that Turkey suffers. Me and company decided to work on earthquakes which happen and destruct a lot in Turkey.

As graduating project at Middle East Technical University, I colloborated with Designum Design Consultancy Firm.

 

I conducted a comprehensive research and many expert interviews in Turkish Red Crescent, Prime Ministry Disaster & Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) and Search and Rescue Association (AKUT).

Research at three most active stakeholders

RESEARCH

The brief was to design for a "real world problem" that Turkey suffers. Me and company decided to work on earthquakes which happen and destruct a lot in Turkey.

As graduating project at Middle East Technical University, I colloborated with Designum Design Consultancy Firm.

 

I conducted a comprehensive research and many expert interviews in Turkish Red Crescent, Prime Ministry Disaster & Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) and Search and Rescue Association (AKUT).

PROBLEM AREAS

Out of four main problem areas, the need in "Golden Hours" was very obvious and critical. It is the period that people have both physical and psychological traumas and need an immediate help.

Research showed that there are a lot of case that help can't reach to survivors because of distance, collapse of the main roads, railways and bad weather conditions.

 

In Van Earthquake (2011, Turkey), the goverment couldn't reach and transport tents to some far villages for one week.

IDEATION

My priority was to design an immediate and air-droppable disaster shelter for first urgent time of the disaster and also if it is possible, packing it with some nutrition relief and send it hard to reach places. Moreover; one of the most important thing that I was always keeping in mind is nothing should be wasted, even package of the design.

For air dropping the disaster relief, the parachute deployment was essential. I wondered that if it is possible to use the parachute later as a shelter? Moreover I had the idea of using box of disaster relief both shock absorber for air dropping and later comfortable mat for the floor of the shelter.

LIFE BOXes are airdropped from a cargo plane into an area which is close to disaster zone and isolated by safety officers who are deployed with an aircraft.

Safety officers make sure that airdropping do not give any damage to people and they are responsible of distribution of LIFE BOXes.

I tested possible materials and ended up with Polyethlene Foam due to cost reasons and more appropriate material features.

ADEM ÖNALAN

Product Designer

ademonalan@gmail.com

New York / USA

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AWARDS

Core77 Design Awards, 2016

Student Notable, Furniture & Lighting (Project: Ounce)

 

Core77 Design Awards, 2015

Student Notable, Interaction Design (Project: Ditto)

 

Core77 Design Awards, 2015

Student Notable, Social Impact (Project: Spinute)

 

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy, 2014

Full Scholarship Recepient for Graduate School

 

IMMIB Industrial Design Contest 2014, Turkey

Professional-First Prize

 

TUBITAK Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award, Turkey

First Prize

TUBITAK : The Scientific and Technological Research

Council of Turkey

 

Asia Awards: The Student of Asia 2013, Japan

Nominated

 

Red dot award: concept 2013, Singapore

Winner

 

International Design Excellence Awards  2013, USA

Student-Finalist

 

A' Design Award Winner 2013, Italy

Silver

 

IMMIB Industrial Design Contest 2013, Turkey

Student-First Prize

 

iF Concept Design Award 2012, Germany

Winner

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