Sample Designs by Michael Davis.  

©2001-2012 MicPortfolio of Michael Davishael G. Davis and Headstuf Product Development





Sample body of work, 1998-2011 Michael Davis Industrial Designer

Pickup Truck lift gate design and assembly, consumer version. 2007.

Maxon Lift, Cerritos, CA

   

Cinema lighting designs, Fresnel, and Studio Space Lighting,
Mole Richardson Company, Hollywood, CA.

2012-2015
   
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Splash protection shield for dental applications.  
Client, opdop, Sacramento, CA, 2002.

 Link: European Patent

tractor steering

House Moving Machine, Cab interior, steering and control panel development. 1997-1998.

Martinez & Turek project for Rhodes Housing Development; Cab interior, dash and steering, also developed fuel tank mounts, hydraulic swivel design, accumulator tank mount system for hydraulics.


   

Willick Engineering, Santa Fe Springs, for Valley Metals, 
X-Ray machine design for tubing QA.  Design Engineering 
of more than 300 parts, 50 assemblies, mechanical design 
development, rack and pinion actuator 34 feet in length, 
rodless pneumatic actuation of 14 foot steel cover.

     
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Motion Lighting, Heath-Zenith for Home Depot, Lowes, 
Ace Hardware  1998-99.

Currently Sold in Lowes (motion detector), Home Depot (base).

 
 

Door chimes , Heath-Zenith for Home Depot, Lowes, 
Ace Hardware  1998-99.

Currently Sold in Ace Hardware, Home Depot.

     
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Advanced Truck Body Design Program, Morgan Body 
advanced concepts 2000.

     

Proton Treatment Control Room, Optivus Corporation.  
Proton Treatment Facility Loma Linda Hospital, 2004.

     
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A few CONSUMER projects by Michael Davis
Engineering Design, Industrial Design, 
Product Development.
     
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Demonstration Concepts, Teaching Concepts, Michael Davis Industrial Designer, 2000-2004
 

CONCEPT, Complex organic shape and use of SolidWorks 
as an  industrial  design tool for a bike helmet speculative 
project and  demonstration for SolidWorks World, 2002.

 1.  Extended case study article, this site click here 

     

This first smartphone concept was originally conceived as a display controlled and button free PDA, but in today's climate would be considered a button-free smart phone. first developed in summer 2002, but the provenance sources for the idea stemmed back to 1978 when I worked for John Fluke Manufacturing and designed a touch screen table top computer, 1720A Instrument Controller, and continued many year later when I was employed by Plantronics being asked to create a set of future products relating to headsets and telephony. This was in 1991-1993 and those concepts included various concepts of belt worn phones but did not yet have the touch screen embedded. you can view these concepts on page 14 of my consumer concept portfolio pdf, here.

This was a time just at the beginning of the concept of a cell phone and in fact they did not yet exist but were proposed via the idea of repeating cell towers to distribute voice communication. Bell South introduced the IBM Simon in 1993. I was comletely unaware of at the Simon at that time, but the technology for a true touch screen graphic interface was yet ten years off.

Then later as the first PDAs were created and later morphed into cell phones, the use of text and button to screen visual interfaces began to come out, which is where I began to visualize a truly powerful touch interface to integrate the cell phone into the world of browser control. The browser had as much to do with the idea as anything as it seemed to me that it would be a vastly more valuable product if one could browse graphically like on a computer. I had no idea how correct that assessment was.

This idea concept and animation was published on this website in February 2003, and presented in a public paper presented at the SolidWorks World Conference the following January.

This all happened four years and four months before the iPhone came on the market.

Michael Davis



FIRST FULLY GRAPHICALLY INTEGRATED TOUCH SCREEN SMARTPHONE CONCEPT.


Smartphone originally conceived as a display operated button free PDA, but in today's climate would be considered a button-free smart phone. 2002

This idea concept and animation was published on this website in February 2003, and presented in a public paper presented at the SolidWorks World Conference the following January.

Four years and four months before the iPhone came on the market.

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A personal computer design

Personal computer speculative project and demonstration  for SolidWorks World 2004  

     

Demonstration snap together disposable 3d theatre eyewear concepts for SolidWorks World 2004  

     

ARCHIVE, 1977 to 1995, Fluke, Bausch & Lomb ARL, M Davis & Associates Consulting Product Development, Plantronics, Harris Dracon+

Link to 
Portfolio Archive, 1977-1995  

Archived Projects
by Michael Davis:
Test equipment
Medical Instruments
Scientific Instruments
Headsets
Consumer Products
Research Projects
Safety Products
Medical Disposables

 

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