Caspar van Roosmalen
MSc. TU Delft, IDE
I strive for sustainable results for people and our planet. I do this by creating clear concepts and effective products with added value for users and companies. Human-product relation and context are important motifs in product development. Products have a major impact on people’s lives, their emotions, well-being and behavior. To understand the customer is key to successful innovation. This includes regularly testing of ideas, models, prototypes and collecting feedback from the various stakeholders. A successful product is not only a combination of the right looks, functionality and technology that works. It is also about exceeding expectations. I value good communication with the client and I try get involved in the process as early as possible. This creates smarter, simpler and better results.
awards & nominations
GIO ’14 award
Renault 4EVER design challenge
Microsoft Research Design Expo ’04 Award
Context: Home and private use Compact and lightweight body Ready for new markets in EU & UK Two product variants: Tethered cable with status LED Socket with display Design and development of the injection moulded housing with embedded electronics and interface design. During the process the design was extensively evaluated, tested and refined with early[…]
Context Semi-public use (such as car parking) Suitable for charging two vehicles Materials and techniques: – SMC hotpresssing – PA6 GF30 – In-mold labeled injection molding with capacitive keys EVe has successfully passed the tests for IP54 and IK10 (among others) that were carried out by DEKRA (independent test house) . Nominated with the ‘Innovator’ prize in[…]
Surface design engineering of bodywork and interior panels. The following surface models where ready for mould production: – Main body; including windscreen and hood – Front body; including light units, front spoiler with vents, trunk and trunk lid – Side skirts with vents – Door panels; outside door panels, inside door panels and windows – Rear[…]
Design and development of a new product line of electric scooters within limited time and budget Context: – Affordable, – Lightweight – Fun to use Development included: sourcing, design and development of the information panel and plastic parts, packaging and European approval. Process: Issues in quality and specification were solved during realization through on-site negotiation[…]
The car is a contemporary redesign of the legendary Renault 4. The R4 of today would be an efficient, fun and versatile city car. • Compact, designed for everyday use in big cities • All drive components in a platform structure, for maintenance and to allow bodywork variants, such as a transporter van or cabriolet.[…]
Concept and visualisation of a wallet with card dispenser for a client.
Design study of a self-watering plant pot for herbs. The idea arose from the frustration with withered/dead herb plants in the kitchen; especially with basil. A first test setup of the system shows an extended lifetime; the herb plants are kept fresh for up to 2 weeks in the kitchen environment. In this project an[…]
Design study of an electric commuter bicycle for QWIC. During the project extensive research is done among end-users and sales customers to define demands and specifications of the bicycle. The design and knowledge from this project formed the basis for development of a new premium segment E-Bike for QWIC. “A remarkable outcome from my research[…]
Design research and concept design for a product/service that enhances mutual understand and communication between young children and the very old. There are many elderly people who really like to tell you things they know and things they experienced. Things you cannot find in books. There are many people who really like to know these[…]