Matthieu Libeert Industrial product designer

OledProtect

Welcom on the translationpage of the project, I'll try to make more translations of my dutchtext because I've seen I've got a lot of 'non-dutch' visitors.

I Hope my english is a bit "understandable" because it's not my motherlanguage.

This is the second part of the assignement I've got from a company working together with school. Once the first part of the assignement was done (individual) the teachers devided us in groups to work out the best projects. Mine was selected, meaning I got some help of Bieke Bruggeman and Lucas Gruwes to finetune my idea. This is the result of some hard work, hope you like it!

On this video you can see how the concept works, the video was made with Adobe After effects.

Function

The concept is: MAKE YOUR PRODUCT A DISPLAY! OledProtect is a safety case for games, DVD’s, blue ray and other small electronics. How is this box is different from the existing safety cases? On the inside of the transparent polycarbonate box there is a build-in transparent Oled-videoscreen. Thanks to this you can display videos and movies. The plug fulfils several functions: 1. an alarm system in case of theft 2. A battery to provide power to the screen. The battery is charged by induction-technology. 3. A processor with flash drive (memory), Bluetooth (data transfer). All this to make it easy to play trailers and video’s on the transparent OLED-display. The expensive OLED-display doesn’t need to be bought by the buyer. The OledProtect can be used and re-programmed many times. An extra cost doesn’t need to be payed by the buyer. Theft of the expensive screen is almost impossible due to the alarm system in the plug and the strategic chosen short life of the battery.

Inspiration

The idea came after experiencing a problem myself and I started asking around to find out if other people were having the same problem. Problem: People are increasingly critical and want to know more about a product before they buy it. When I was younger and played videogames, I thought that that explanation and small amount of images on the back of the box weren’t enough. So I had to check reviews, videos and comments on the internet. I still do it now when I buy a tablet, camera, mp3-player,… Thanks to videos with information talking about the product, the last step can be skipped and a consumer can directly buy the product.

Development

The design has been a long process starting with mood boards and research about shops and sales points. After this I’ve made some drawings with possible concepts. This way I was able to get some feedback from teachers at school. Renderings and technical drawings were made once the idea was ok. As a final step I started looking for new software to make simulations using videos. I did this because it was still impossible for me to buy a transparent Oleddisplay for the prototype. As final step a prototype was made with plexi and HD PU-Foam This assignment was made possible thanks to the help of the HOWEST-teachers, Bieke Bruggeman, Lucas Gruwez, IWT TETRA, Howest|Industrial Design Center, Protolight and AB Screen