11

Freshest Redesign. #redesign11

LISTERINE FLAT

Listerine Bottle

10.6 x 4.8 x 3.4 inches

Flat Design

8 x 4 x 1 inches

Enhanced Grip

NO ONE 2ND GUESSED IT:

For a common household product, Listerine bottles has the issue of not being easily stored due to its size.

 

ONE PRODUCT TO ANOTHER:

The current design is iconic and instantly recognizable. Shaped for grip and making an impression.

 

SHARING IS CARING:

Taking inspiration from flat water bottles, I slimmed down the bottle design but kept the iconic grip divot.

 

 

12

Out of The Shining. #redesign12

MELTING DOORKNOB

Room Temperature

Polymorph Ring

60 Degrees C

Bleeding Polymorph Ring

IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY:

In a house fire, doorknobs become hot to the touch without any visual indicators of its heat.

QUICK RESEARCH SOLVING:

Polymorph - a low temperature melting plastic. Polymorph is a suitable material. At room temperature, it just as strong as a normal plastic but at 62 degrees C becomes soft and melts.

IT BLEEDS:

By infusing a thin plastic ring onto the edges of the doorknob, we can now tell whether it’s safe to grasp by whether it “bleeds”.

 

 

 

16

Re-thinking air travel. #redesign16

BOARDING WRISTBAND

THEY MADE IT LOOK NICE:

The redesigning of boarding passes often focus on improving the visual hierarchy, leaving other factors such as size and security ignored.


BUT DIDN’T SOLVE THE ISSUE:

Taking a step back, I decided to rethink entirely how a boarding pass could work. How could I make it impossible to misplace? 

 

PURELY FUNCTIONAL:

By making it a wristband, it now has all the advantages of a wrist watch, even the flex.

 

 

Wristband

Gate No

Time

Date

 

QR Code

Flight No

 

Seat No

Boarding Pass

13

Modern isolation. #redesign13

PROXIMITY HEADPHONE

Pyroelectric (“Passive”) Infrared Sensors

Detects up to 1 - 5 m

Modified Headphones

I KEPT GETTING SURPRISED:

When listening to music on headphones, situational awareness tends to be low. 

BUT WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY:

An optical sensor is a device that detects moving objects, particularly people. Commonly they are used for automated lighting control and security purposes.

I HEAR YOU COMING:

By adding these sensors on the sides of the headphones, proximity alerts through vibrations can help us detect nearby entities.

 

 

 

14

Why the heck not? #redesign14

MAGNETIC PANTS CLAPSE

THEY HAVE TEETH:

Zips are often problematic; they get stuck, they are noisy and not handicap friendly.

MAGNETS ARE NATURAL:

While there have been innovations regarding jacket zippers and magnets, the innovation has yet to reach pants.

DO NOT HUMP CPU:

Simply by replacing the jagged teeth of the zipper with a magnetic strip, the pants instantly easier to button up with one hand.

 

 

Regular Pants

Magnet Strip

 
 

15

Bedroom Disco. #redesign15

ILLUMINATED CARPET

Weaved into fabric

Lit Area

Micro LED Lights

STUBBED TOES DURING WINTER:

During winter nights, going to the bathroom is often a strenuous task, with the cold floors and dark lighting.

 

MARKET RESEARCH:

The current solution is carpeted floors and motion detecting night lights. Meh, they are alright.

 

WALKING ON SUNSHINE:

By embedding led lights into the base; we are able to create a carpet that lights up when stepped on. The illumination would be touch-sensitive and pressure based.

 

 

 

17

Reach for the top. #redesign17

CRANK-THAT BOOKSHELF

Crank

Simple Mechanism

Crank-That Bookshelf

Bookshelf

A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE:

It is difficult to reach for the uppermost shelves on a bookshelf.

 

ACCESSIBILITY = KEY FACTOR:

Most bookshelves are assemble-it-yourself. So a motorized solution would not work and instead, hand focused traditional mechanics is the best path forward.

 

LIBRARIANS REJOICE:

By creating adding a simple crank system and modifying bookshelves’ existing design, we can make it easy for people to reach their books no matter how they are organized.

 

 

 

18

Logical innovation. #redesign18

MINIMAL CHESS SET

IT STARTS WITH AN INSIGHT:

Chess is not an easy game to pick up.

ADD SOME THINKING:

Chess is about strategies and planning ahead. It is not easy to know what is going on without fully anticipating the threats.

PURELY FUNCTIONAL:

By designing the pieces exactly how they can move would allow new players to see incoming threats. 

 

 

Pawn

Rook

Bishop

Knight

King

Queen

19

Shopping Experience. #redesign19

TROLLEY SCANNER

Scanner

Dock

Touch Screen Controls

Intended Placement

EVERYDAY PROBLEMS:

There is no easy way to keep track of how much your supermarket purchases can add up to. Plus the queues are long and tiring.

 

CURRENT TRENDS:

Self-service supermarkets are on the rise with companies like Amazon opening up to systems that are based on honor and trustworthiness.

 

BE THE BETTER YOU:

By attaching a scanner to each shopping cart, shoppers would be able to make intelligent decisions to stay within their budgets. 

 

 

 
 

20

Bathroom Brainstorms. #redesign20

DISGUISED TOILET BRUSH

THERE WAS TIME TO THINK:

We tend to hide our toilet brushes in corners of the bathroom. There is a certain stigma to it considering it is used to clean poop.

 

ADD SOME  SHADE:

Everyone wants more green in their bathroom. But often there is a lack of sunlight to sustain life.

 

A BETTER NO.2:

Disguise the toilet brush as a potted plant. Oh, it's fake too.

 

Subtle Grip

Hidden Brush Head