The ‘Shrinter’ assignment was an exercise to combine three products into One compact Multi Function Machine that had an A4 Scanner, an A4 printer and a shredder component. The Focus was predominantly on the Physical Interface, so aesthetics was not the priority. The Final ‘Shrinter’, the Phat Cat MF01, featured unique designs such as the externally positioned Ink cartridge mounts, no longer does the user have to open up the printer to replace ink. A Lever operated shredder, simple scanning and copying functionality, and importantly the deletion of a navigation screen, because some times screens just ruin things.
This a a light system that operates on the train network. Lights are fitted onto every platform of every station which indicate how busy or full the carriages are on the train that is about to arrive. The trains are fitted with camera’s that can count how many people are in the carriage, this information is sent to the next station the train will be arriving at, and changes the platform lights colour appropriately. By having this system installed it should disperse the density of each carriage and increase comfort of public transport.
A Pod Coffee Machine that is Lotus branded, it features a unique jet engine appearance, with aluminium construction that Lotus pride themselves on having Aluminium chassis. The rear spiral of the Pod Coffee machine is wrapped in leather for an added element of luxury.
The brief extended from the ‘Form finding Study’ onto adjusting the Form from the Form Finding study to become a Product.
I created my design into a ‘Showering Experience’, the unit would realistically be place in either out door settings or large spaces for the wealthy. The unit would be constructed from stone, with added touches of soft wood. The ‘Showering Experience’ features storage compartments that blend into the sculpture, a self closing toilet lid, a mirror that angles down, seamless gutter drainage systems on the basin of the sink and shower, unique tap controls that resemble the throttle of a boat, a clock to observe the duration of the shower, and a tap in the basin that sprouts water up like a fountain as opposed to normal taps that drip down.