Aged 19-24 Minimalists
Katlin Walsh, Caleb Jones
Product Designer, Physical Computing Code & Assembly
00 Problem Overview
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.
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
A series of Red Green Blue (RGB) LEDs were used to create variation in colouring.
Using a combination of balsa wood, opaque plexiglass, and white thread, a simplistic material pallet was maintained.
Form studies on speakers and 3D tessellations were investigated to create geometric forms that were open and light feeling.