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Chen You Chien

New York, NY, United States

Member since September 08, 2008


  • ***Design Criteria Development***

    Well-being, Industrial Design

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    Through the exercise, I notice that restaurant owners play an important role in improving the safety of food deliveryman, which I didnt notice before.

    I think I should start trying to contact some restaurant owners regards to this issues.

  • material 4 + Thesis

    Well-being, Industrial Design

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    Venn Diagram

    attribute Diagram

    **Assignment: Analyzing similar products (for improving Food delivery workers’ safety by designing better bicycle and accessories)**

    a) What are products that serve a similar purpose?

    • Basket (for Putting bags of food v.s. putting on handlebar to create bad steering)
    • Light
    • Better Seat
    • Better Braking System during raining day
    • Electronic motor to assist pedaling (Give cyclist sometimes to relax and get more concentrated on road)
    • Foldable handle bar for accessing small palaces
    • Helmet
    • Reflective Vest and accessories (can be seen better in the night)
    • Kevlar protector for elbow and knees
    • Marking Device
    • Light up coat

    b) What are the material qualities of products that serve this audience?

    • Durable
    • Weather resistant
    • Ergonomic
    • Environmentally friendly in terms of pushing bike riding
    • Plastic
    • Long lasting
    • Comfortable
    • Warm
    • Reflective
    • Compact
    • Inexpensive

    c) What are materials and manufacturing processes that are available and appropriate for your location?

    • Plastic
    • Metal
    • Aluminum
    • Rubber
    • Carbon Fiber
    • Electric cords
    • Foam

    • bending
    • Welding
    • Printing
    • Cutting
    • Coating
    • Grinding
    • Mixing
    • Pressing
    • Gluing
    • Vacuum forming
    • Embossing
    • Plating
    • Blowing
    • Injection Molding
    • Heating

    What are the Methods of transportation and selling?

    • Buying
    • Online Ordering
    • Borrowing
    • Renting
    • Sharing

    • Packed in Boxes

    • Pre Assembled
    • Shipped by parts
    ...
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    *Awareness Test *

    How many passes does the team in white makes?

    This is an interesting clip made by Transport for London talking about the safety of cyclists. Try it and have fun!

  • Revised - Bullet Point Design Brief

    Well-being, Industrial Design

    Design Brief

    Thesis Statement:

    My Thesis project is to promote and encourage the safety of food delivery cyclists in Manhattan, NY by designing and improving existing bicycle or accessories

    • Food deliveryman is often being considered as one of the bottom most jobs one could get.

    • This group of people faces many difficulties to make living especially their working condition where they have to swirl between traffics and avoid pedestrians and taxi to make deliveries to customers in a short time frame.

    Environment Problem:

    • Weather is an important factor that will affect deliverymen’s working condition greatly when wet floor and rain can cause brakes to become less effective and dramatically increase braking distance.

    • Man made danger usually happen by dangerous driving and unlawful behaviours of autos driver and opening door carelessly occupants.

    Employers and Deliverymen Problem:

    • Employers have to provide basic safety equipments for food deliverymen no matter if the bicycles are store own or not. Employers are also required to post and educate their employees with Safety cards hand out by NYC’s DOT.

    • Many deliverymen on the street of Manhattan are still working without Safety equipments that can protect them from fatal injuries even though there is a law that requires them to use them.

    Government and Social Problem:

    • Most Customers demand lighting quick delivery and hot from oven food from food deliverymen which push deliverymen ...

  • Lesson Plan II (With Food Deliverymen)

    Well-being, Industrial Design

    Title: Brainstorming on the Safety of Food Deliverymen at Manhattan, NYC with Possible Improvements.

    Designed by: Chen You Chien

    Date:

    Who: A (group) food deliverymen

    Time Period: 5 to 15 Minute Session

    Introduction: In the session with delivery personnel, I will introduce my concern on the safety of food deliverymen and give them some highlight of my research and design ideas. We will then discuss and brainstorm ideas on improving their safety issue.

    Objective: • To obtain information from food deliverymen • Brainstorming for improvement they want

    Material: • Pen • Paper

    Language: English and Chinese

    Procedures:

    • In the session with Food deliveryman, I will first present my thesis statement and ideas with the possible design ideas I came up and then explain the areas that I need information and assistance on. This will take around 2 to 5 minutes.

    • The next 3 to 10 minutes food deliverymen will provide me with some improvement they would like to see on their bikes.

  • Lesson Plan I (With Transportation Alternative)

    Well-being, Industrial Design

    Title: Brainstorming on the Safety of Food Deliverymen at Manhattan, NYC with Possible Improvements.

    Designed by: Chen You Chien

    Date:

    Who: Transportation Alternative

    Time Period: 30 to 60 Minute Session

    Introduction: In the session with Transportation Alternative, I will introduce my research on food deliverymen and problems I found. A clear understanding of the safety issue of the food deliverymen that I am concerning on will be put on the discussion table.

    Objective: • To obtain information on food deliverymen • Brainstorm with the organization on potential ideas that can improve food deliverymen’s safety.

    Material: • Pen • Paper

    Language: English

    Procedures:

    • In the session with Transportation Alternative, I will first present my thesis statement and ideas with the possible design ideas I came up and then explain the areas that I need information and assistance on. This will take around 5 to10 minutes.

    • The next 10 to 15 minutes Transportation Alternative will provide me some related information they have on hand and we will discuss them to see which fit my need better.

    • The next 10 to 25 minutes we will all brainstorm on the possible design ideas we can come up with for improving food deliverymen’s safety issue.

  • Steve's Recipe: Design Brief + NFP Part I & II

    Well-being, Industrial Design

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    Thesis Statement:

    My Thesis project is to promote and encourage the safety of food delivery cyclists in Manhattan, NY by designing and improving existing bicycle or accessories


    Food deliveryman is often being considered as one of the bottom most jobs one could get. This group of people faces many difficulties to make living especially their working condition where they have to swirl between traffics and avoid pedestrians and taxi to make deliveries to customers in a short time frame.

    Environment Problem:

    There are two very common danger deliverymen have to face everyday. One is natural and one is man made. Weather is an important factor that will affect deliverymen’s working condition greatly when wet floor and rain can cause brakes to become less effective and dramatically increase braking distance. Man made danger usually happen by dangerous driving and unlawful behaviours of autos driver and opening door carelessly occupants.

    Employers and Deliverymen Problem:

    In 2007, the new law passed on by Mayor Michael Bloomberg Suggested that employers have to provide basic safety equipments for food deliverymen no matter if the bicycles are store own or not. Employers are also required to post and educate their employees with Safety cards hand out by NYC’s DOT. However, many deliverymen on the street of Manhattan are still working without these equipments that can protect them from fatal injuries.

    Government and Social Problem:

    Most Customers demand lightin...

  • Re-vised Diagram Drawing

    Well-being, Industrial Design

    Re-Vi-Sed Dia-Gram

  • Improvement comes in Three

    Well-being, Industrial Design

    After talking with interviewees, I sum up three of the requirements they would like to see on their bicycles.

    Design 1: Basket with cushion for delivery guys to easy carry all the delivery

    Design 2: Better braking system

    Design 3: Easy pedel system. (May have battery powered energy)

  • Survey Information graphic

    Well-being, Industrial Design

    Survey graphic

    This drawing illustrate the road use between cars and bicycle in Manhattan.

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design