Design and Technology-Angelo Kotsis

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Angelo Kotsis
Design Resource PTY LTD

By Dimitri Gavrilidis

Contents
Acknowledgements……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… pg 2 Designer’s Background information…………………………………………………………………………………………….. pg 3 Designer’s Work………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. pg 3 Design Process…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. pg 3 Factors Affecting Design………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. pg 4 Design Resource Australia Pty Ltd……………………………………………………………………………………………….. pg 4 Design Technologies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. pg 5 Environmental Issues…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… pg 5 Bibliography………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… pg 6

Acknowledgement

I would like to thank Miss Bethany Conlan for all of the help in which she offered towards this assignment.

Angelo Kotsis
Designer’s Background Information
Angelo Kotsis is an industrial designer that currently works at Design Resources. Kotsis studied technical drawing while he was in high school and attained his HSC in 1993. Kotsis then undertook a Bachelor’s Degree with honours in Industrial Design from the University of Western Sydney in 1994 and graduated in 1998. In 1996 Kotsis was then undertook a month of work experience for a graphic design company in the Sydney CBD and in 1997 completed another month of work experience for Design Resource’s design consultancy in Crows Nest. Finally in 1998 Kotsis was offered a position in Design Resources and is still currently working there. Designer’s Work

Kotsis’ profession requires him to work in partnership with clients in order to design and develop products that not only have an appealing appearance but are also innovative in their design. Kotsis is also required to manage client projects throughout the entire design process Design Process

Whenever Kotsis receives a request from an existing or new client, he and his team of designers take note of what the client wants and they create their own criteria for a successful design. After that the team researches what is out there on the market and determine what the competition is like and what kind of design they should aim for. This involves researching existing products and finding ideas on how to make a product look and work differently. Kotsis and his team then design a product that meets the criteria and specifications of the client and work with engineers and manufacturers to test and create prototypes of the design out of foam and wood. At the end of the process, the design is finalised and the manufacturer is given a 3D computer model to create the moulds and tools neded for the creation of the design. Specifications, sizes and measurements are also added with the model to ensure the product comes out as planned.

Designers brainstormed ideas for how the new torch could look. Courtesy: Design Resource.

Designers used computer aided drawing (CAD) and 3D modelling to communicate their ideas. Photo: Powerhouse Musuem.

Kotsis has used this design process and applied it to many of his designs. Kotsis has applied this process to his Showershave design and even used this process to design Disney Bedside Lights. Factors Affecting Design

One of Kotsis’ famous designs includes the recently introduced Dolphin Eveready Torch.

Aesthetics affected this design due to its water themed streamlined frame to give it a modern look. Function affected this design due to the torch’s ability to use existing batteries that are commonly available. Function also affected the torch’s design because of its versatility, it can be used for any situation and used by anyone ranging from tradespeople to normal people. Another way function affects this design is by incorporating many of the functional aspects of the previous Dolphin Eveready Torch, the new torch is able to shine just as brightly as the old torch and is built to be waterproof. Ergonomics affected this design by benefiting users with the features...
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