Desiring to enter the consumer showerhead market, Moen knew they needed a concept that set them apart significantly from existing offerings. In order to successfully meet this challenge, the designers developed a research process that would enable a creative team to gain a deep understanding of what people experienced in a shower, a process that would ultimately lead to the successful Revolution Showerhead.
This temporary toilet for use in emergency situations or remote locations is fully recyclable and biodegradable. It ships flat and can be air dropped or shipped in quantity. Plastic liners may be sealed for sanitary disposal; after the liners are used up, the base may be burned as fuel.
“Smart Opt” is an adjustable soldering station with integrated desolder iron, hot tweezers and soldering iron for use in overseas manufacturing assembly facilities and prototyping labs. The workstation reduces the risk of back injury, neck strain, headaches and eye strain by adjusting to individual body dimensions and the stance of users as they become fatigued throughout the day. The station’s height adjustment reduces eye strain, and a 0-to-20 degree tilt creates an optimal working surface.
Access is a sleek, advanced exercise machine that accommodates users with or without disabilities through engineering and universal design. It also combines the features of multiple machines into one unit capable of giving a full-body workout. Simplified, minimal controls enable people with limited dexterity (paraplegics and quadriplegics) to set up and use Access with ease. Adjustable grip attachments allow anyone, from a short, 100-pound woman to a tall, 240-pound man, to customize the machine to their body type.
The Universal Toilet is a flexible toilet design useable by both individuals with disabilities and the general population that removes the social stigma of handicapped facilities. For users with disabilities, even a dedicated handicapped toilet requires maneuvering, especially when in a wheelchair. With the Universal Toilet users don’t need to turn or twist but can simply slide forward off the wheelchair directly onto the toilet. There is even a chest board to lean against for added stability and comfort.
Despite being a start-up, Eclipse Aviation has quickly positioned itself as a technology leader with its vision for a high-performance very light jet. As the first jet was being built, a design team was brought in to collaborate on the interior. In addition to field work, the team generated system rationales that explained the design of each component.
Rather than hide what is in the box, the Jawbone packaging highlights the product, offering a 360-degree view of the contents. The unique yoke suspends the headset in mid-air as if exhibited in a museum case. Jawbone’s easy-to-use functions and innovative noise-canceling capabilities are explained on the back of the box. The sleek design of the packaging not only makes for an engaging in-store display, it is also sure to capture the consumer’s attention, setting Jawbone apart from the plethora of cell phone headsets.