Interaction Designer & STEM Educator
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Product Design - Coming Soon!

Product design to inspire interaction regardless of use. 

Katlin Walsh - Interaction Designer & STEM Educator

 
 

Proposed Client

Aged 19-24 Minimalists

 
 

Teammates

Katlin Walsh, Caleb Jones

Duration

5 Weeks 

My Roles

Product Designer, Physical Computing Code & Assembly

 
 
 

 

00 Problem Overview

Mesmerizingly Useless

A light that doesn't stay lit, but still captures your attention. The useless machine aims to force a user to interact with it, randomly responding with different light colours. 

Product Goals

Create a simple product that inspires interaction regardless of functional use. Use minimalist design, in combination with coloured light to alter the overall look of the design.

 
 
 

01 Benchmark Studies

Light, Sound, and Motors

Components

A series of Red Green Blue (RGB) LEDs were used to create variation in colouring. 

Materials

Using a combination of balsa wood, opaque plexiglass, and white thread, a simplistic material pallet was maintained.

Inspiration

Form studies on speakers and 3D tessellations were investigated to create geometric forms that were open and light feeling. 

 
 
 

02 Visual Research

Paper Prototypes

Coming Soon! 

 
 
 

03 Physical Computing

Simple Circuits

Coming Soon!

 
 
 

04 Form Construction

Purposely Tangled

Coming Soon!

 
 
 

05 Final Piece

Useless Machine

Coming SooN!