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SKULLY Helmet AR-1

Posted in Industrial_Design, Mechanical_Eng, Creative_Direction, Player_Coach

The SKULLY AR-1 helmet was the world’s first augmented reality motorcycle helmet. Featuring a 180 degree rear view camera and a heads up display, it was a figher pilot helmet for motorcycle riders.

I hired and led the Design Team at SKULLY and personally did hands on design work for everything needed for a complete experience including: physical helmet parts, in helmet UI, mobile companion applications and websites to shipping boxes and marketing collateral.

I joined SKULLY as the VP of Design and expanded my role into VP of Product as we began planning multiple products and the larger SKULLY ecosystem.

  • Role: VP Design (player/coach)
  • Team: (5) 1 Industrial Designer, 1 Visual Designer, 3 Mechanical Engineers
  • Company: SKULLY

Big thanks on this project to the inimitable talents of designers Jeff Broderick and Donald Burlock.

Early spec sheet showing off our features.
Packaging concept art (all digital).
Sample of real cardboard packaging arriving at the office (you can see the coloring is incorrect).
Pelican case insert concept (digital).
Top 10 Invention of 2014 Truly Groundbreaking CNN
Physical modeling to refine the fin shape for impact testing.
The helmet for the digital age Popular Science
First article inspection at the factory to ensure plastics and paint are up to our high standards.

Watch this video for a quick overview of the SKULLY AR-1 Experience.

UX Director with a heart of gold. Enjoys creation in all of it's forms. If you're looking to bribe him with something that fits in a bag, think scotch or rare hand tools. If you want to ensure success go with one of these.

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