Fall 2013 | Individual Project
HOW can a trowel align and solve users' undiscovered needs?
MARKET RESEARCH defining the user
The first step in the design process was researching how people used hand tools and where there might be opportunities for improved design.
IDEATION a study in form and ergonomics
Once opportunities for improved design were identified, a range of possibilities were explored. This was narrowed down to the three most promising options for further study and testing.
FINAL MODEL ANALYSIS motion and color study
KEY DESIGN FEATURES
The final model body was made out of carved high density sign foam and the blade was made out of vacuum formed polystyrene.