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Kayla Rakower

industrial design

design research

 

Kayla is an Industrial Designer / Design Researcher with 7 months' internship experience for Bose and a BFA in Industrial Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. Kayla takes a holistic approach to design innovation. She seeks opportunities to immerse herself in diverse cultures and experiences to uncover the underlying needs and desires of people with innovative products.

Kayla served two separate stints at Bose; first to research physical product viability, including survey design and administration and heuristic product analysis; and second primarily on app research and design, and competitive analysis of products and packaging. Kayla excels at qualitative research, iterative process and hands-on capabilities to prototype and design for UI and physical product. Digital capabilities include CAD, workflows, wireframes, user testing and visual design in the Creative Suite. She's a skilled hand illustrator, 3D modeler, and a strong communicator.

 

 

Nirbhau
Motorcycle Helmet

 

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, DESIGN RESEARCH

A modular motorcycle helmet for turban-wearing Sikhs, providing a safer riding experience while preserving Sikh culture.
-in development-

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Ear Bud Comfort Study

DESIGN RESEARCH

Evaluation of various ear bud sizes and shapes, as well as the anatomy of the ear, to offer recommendations to the design team.

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Equalizer
Application

UX, UI

The traditional equalizer was redesigned to offer a user-friendly experience for beginner and advanced users alike to create a customized sound that breaks away from the traditional 3-band EQ.

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Lattice Storage

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

This series of lattice storage units are designed to inhabit any office and encourage personalization. The structure encourages an array of functions, acting as a shelf, file sorter, and even a side table.

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Cura
Portable Generator

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

An intuitive, reliable and portable generator that provides enough energy to run medical equipment for doctors and military workers missions, working in time sensitive, emergency relief efforts.

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Chelsea Backpack

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

A sculptural, versatile, backpack that is designed for a fashion-forward, urban-user, who needs flexibility as they go from one activity to another. 

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