SURGE


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

 

FINAL DESIGN

The final model body was made out of carved high density sign foam and the blade was made out of vacuum formed polystyrene.