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Yue Kan Lewis Hui

Hello, I’m Lewis! A little about me, I have always had a passion for solving challenges that come my way. From finishing simple tasks to completing an entire design project, I’ve always found the entire creative process to be exciting. This is due to the fact that there is always something new to learn, and problems waiting to be discovered which makes everything just so much more exciting! Most importantly through creative design, whenever possible, I can attempt to implement an innovative solution that can help enhance someone's experience in a positive & meaningful way.

The Four Essential Pillars for Design Excellence

The four essential pillars encompass human-centric design approach and the understanding of full-bodied, three dimensional physical interaction of user, product and environment. The projects generate innovative solutions using research-driven, evidence-based designs which focus on the user experience.

Enhancement of Human Lifestyle

Swave is a set of progressive swim equipment used to enhance the learning experience of the young swimmer & alleviate problems both swim instructors & swimmers face during lessons.

Swave features smart goggles, a smart vest, adjustable flippers & an app that will be used to aid young swimmers on the journey of learning how to swim.

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Human-Interaction & User-Centric Design

Swave completes all the requirements for the human interaction touchpoints.

The goggles hold tight against the swimmer's head providing both visual feedback & reminders to help guide the swimmer in the correct direction. Complementing the goggles comes the smart vest. The smart vest cover the entire individual's upper & lower body & provides tactile feedback through vibrations. The flipper offers an easy push knob swimmers can interact with to decrease or increase water resistance.

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Ergonomics & Human Factors Design

The design of Swave centred specifically on young swimmers between the ages of eleven to twelve.

Goggles hold steady to the individual's head through the rubber strap. The quick-release mechanism is used to allow for easy adjustability by the swimmer. The smart vest provides a tight fit to the swimmer to allow for the tactile feedback to work with the added benefit of keeping them warm.

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Sustainability & Social Responsibility

Swave aims to help reduce the ecological footprint by utilizing materials that can be recyclable such as Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) & silicone.

Most components utilize securing features such as snap fits & screw bosses that allow for easier separation & disassembly of components. Swave aims to eliminate the need for the parents of the swimmers to purchase their swimming equipment that will eventually end up in landfills at the product's end of its lifecycle.

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Swave - Progressive Swim Equipment

Project Summary

Learning to swim is an important life skill that allows users to save themselves from unforeseen water-related accidents like falling off a boat. Ontario borders four of the major great lakes & year-round provides a variety of activities both near or in the water. Knowing how to swim can mean the difference between life & death & hence parents sign up their children for swimming lessons. However, young swimmers face a variety of problems including physical/cognitive limitations, & limited attention spans. Other factors like limited feedback & short class times slow down learning overall learning experience of the swimmers. The goal of this thesis project is to help alleviate preexisting pains & enhance the overall lesson experience for both swim instructor & swimmer.

Thesis Summary Motion Presentation

Swave video

Swave is a set of progressive swim equipment that is used to both help enhance the learning experience & alleviate pains that young swimmers & swim instructors face during swimming lessons.

Thesis Development Process

Poster showing the full design and development process of Swave

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3D Design Development & Modeling

CAD Modeling Video

Swave CAD Video

The CAD development of Swave includes the goggles, vest & flippers which all had undergone numerous revisions. The project contains over 42+ different solid bodies from lofts, sweeps, splits, and surfaces.

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