Type: Physical Product Design
Skills: Laser cutting, Rhino, Fabrication Processes, Prototyping
The goal of this course is to give students a firsthand experience of various processes involved in creating successful integrated product designs.
Each student had a room assigned and needed to design a product for that space. My assigned room was the bedroom, and my final product was a headboard named NuRest that gives you a sense of coziness and protection by creating a semi-closed space around you, drawing inspiration from products and experiences such as first-class airplane cabins, baby bassinets, and hotel pods.
Pair it with the NuRest App to enhance the overall experience.
As a first step in the design process, we visited some College students's bedrooms to understand how they organized them and how they used them.
After analyzing the information collected in interviews I decided to design a product that helps them create a personal space inside that small room, in which they could enjoy a cozy and safe environment to relax, read, and sleep.
After this material exploration I decided to move away from the angular shapes of the initial sketches: soft, relaxing curves were better suited for the function and intention of this product.
I also designed an app to control the lights in the headboard, have custom meditation or relaxation sessions, and track the user's sleep to have a more holistic experience with the product.