The handheld acne clearing product with the perfect balance of performance, esthetics, and portability
François de Martrin Donos / Senior Industrial Designer
Andy Ma / Industrial Designer
I was responsible for concepts exploration and early mockup making and testing, as well as assisting the lead designer on Ergo-workshop and Design execution.
The team behind the Ydunvie brand, already having more than 20 years of experience in providing effective and modern aesthetics systems, wanted the product to maintain an universal style, preparing for the demanding Chinese market, all the while keeping it appealing for its target group consisting mainly of females aged 15-35 who suffer from acne problems.
USAGE/ Ergonomics Workshop
To better understand the hand-held products, we started with the screening of similar objects and compared different features, functions, and shapes of already available home-use cosmetic treatment devices. We also created a mood board where we shared references of materials, textures, and illustrations of feelings we want the product to cause such as cleanliness and simplicity
Product Architecture Exploration
After the internal ergonomic workshop, We tried different shapes and sizes to conclude that the ergonomics of Nova™ above all should follow its function and guide the user to focus on each spot individually. Finally, we defined five possible basic product architectures of our device. Then we wrap up the Electronic components in these 5 product architectures in Solidworks to figure out the size and scale and tried these real-size mockups made with blue foam.
Concept Testing and Refinement
The next step after deciding on the shape was to make it look appealing on every user’s bathroom shelf. Designing the appearance was very exciting but also challenging. YDUNVIE emphasized that the design of the device should maintain a universal style as it is planned to be introduced in Europe and the United States later, but we both agreed that a reference to Scandinavian stylistics would nicely highlight the Danish origins of the brand, associated with Scandinavian design, like simplicity, functionality and human orientation.
Charging Solutions for indoor and outdoor
CMF: Design for young user target
Simple press button
The LEDs turn on one after the other (from bottom to top) until current battery level. LED color stands for battery.
LED animation is showing that it is currently charging. The animation is repeating until the battery is fully charged.
The LEDs shows the current strength level.
The LEDs are all on.
The ring light is breathing.
Automatic when in contact with the skin
LOCK KID SAFETY
Press button exactly 4 seconds
The LED turn on and off one after the other (from top to bottom). The animation happens once to show the product is locked.
Product & Package Renders
Thanks to the constant communication with the client and vendors, We are able to obtain the desired design of YDUNVIE in a very short period of time. Our efforts paid off in the form of the 2015 iF product Design Award that YDUNVIE received in Munich.