During my placement as apple watch product design intern, I mainly worked at new product introduction site to develop the system design for Apple Watch 8 and SE. I was responsible for specific components within watch system, and to take actions like design of experiment, failure analysis and process validation to verify the concept feasibility. The engineering intuition gained from FEA, Solid Mechanics, Production and Material are extremely supportive to these actions. My contribution here is to find structural design related problems, then to solve or make improvement respectively. The final selected design will be noted as process of record for mass production.
I also worked collaboratively with other cross functional teams such as Electronics, Project management and Tooling team to solve a various issue during build stage. The leadership skill and group work experience are crucial as product designer is the core of the whole project.
Each intern here also has assigned a side project, my project involves redesigning new method to expedite a failure analysis procedure (to bettering effectiveness). Outcome shows the time cost has reduced up to 90% without creating any potential risk to the watch units. The method could be applied and contribute to the future apple watch testing stage.