Kitcen Magazine & Letter Rack
Objective: to design a product with a target market that is you; a product that you would want to purchase; a product that solves a problem. To research a targeted retail channel. To utilize a carborn capturing material and explore process. The final design solution represent an elegant, new, novel and diffrent approach to solving a problem.
Criteria:--Identify problem areas in your own life that can be solved within the parameters.--Consider the most urgent problem as a potential market niche for exploitation.--Your own experience of “living the problem” gives you insight into the needs and desires of others
Parameters:--utilize a piece of wood approximately 3/4”x7 1/4”x36” or less (pine is the prototype material supplied)--use of additional hardware and materials is okay e.g. screws, hinges, fabric, etc.--the final design must be easily transportable and UPS-able (up to 130 inches in length and girthcombined and up to 108 inches in length)
Deliverables:The final presentation must embrace the phases of design (research, analysis, synthesis, and solution) in a package that includes:--problem statement-research: direct observation (bug list) and survey of : friends, family, others;--mood board: magazines, catalogues, product literature, internet, media etc.---concept thumbnail sketches (at least 20)--scale mock-ups/sketch models (paper/foam core)--orthographic drawing incluiding a cut list--perspective drawing of final concept--full-size prototype