I had an interesting workshop of my field, Product Design, for a month in my final year. We had to design a product of our own, taking the inspiration of an existing working mechanical product.
We were first introduced to this by having a lecture about the existing products with similar functions. A cement rollers job is to mix the cement well which can be used to apply on bricks to build houses. Similarly, a cake mixer mixes the ingredients inside the bowl to be baked into a cake.
Product I designed: A dog hair removal device.
What it does: To remove dog hair from clothes and furniture.
User: Dog Owners
Inspired product: A foot scrubber. The pumice stone rotates to remove the foot’s dead skin and make the feet smooth.
Duration: 1 month (4 weeks)