INTENTION: A design for families traveling with children on day trips.

Mapped the market of existing products.

Developed survey questions and digitized them for families.

Began Ideating through sketches.
Goal

A product that, is durable, machine washable, and attaches to the headrest. Children eat in the car; as a result, there is always trash and food mess. A product that is reachable from the front seat and desirable for family-wide use. By encouraging and teaching children to clean up their mess through a simple product and process, the parent is teaching the child independence and focus. This concept is in line with my research and understanding of Montessori-based principles.
Continued to progress through concepts targeted at different problem areas brought to my attention through my research.
CURRENT CONCEPT
TRASH BIN THAT ATTACHES TO THE HEADREST BEHIND THE DRIVERS SEAT.
DOUBLES AS A DUSTPAN WHEN REMOVED AND TURNED ON ITS SIDE.
REMOVABLE MACHINE WASHABLE LINERS ELIMINATE PLASTIC BAGS BEING necessary, BUT LEAVES THE OPTION TO USE ONE INSIDE THE LINER.
THE LINER FASTENER AND ATTACHMENT MECHANISM ARE STILL VARIABLES.
LINER - VELCRO OR SNAPS
ATTACHMENT - POLYESTER STRAPS SCREWED OR GROMMETED INTO SIDE
ADDING HOOKS TO THE SIDES FOR BAG HOLDING OR OTHER ITEMS
HOOKS MAKE WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION AND BALANCE IMPORTANT
DESIRED AESTHETIC 

BIRCH PLYWOOD

SILICONE COATED POLYESTER FABRIC

Direction/Evolution/Variables
Currently, I still have moving Variables at play. I plan to continue with more physical prototyping and research surrounding construction in hopes to bring the product to its full potential. I believe testing in a vehicle may drastically influence the form, especially the attachment mechanism, according to usability and safety. I am looking forward to watching the product continue to evolve.
Semester Schedule 
OCT.
18/22   CONTINUE ADJUSTING FORM THROUGH MOCK UP PROTOTYPING
25/29  EXPERIMENT WITH WOOD, FABRIC, ETC. PROTOTYPING IN SHOP

NOV.
1/5 EXPERIMENT WITH MODELS IN VEHICLES
8/12 CONSTRUCT FINAL PROTOTYPE
15/19 SYNTHESIZE PROJECT PROCESS
22/26


DEC.
29/3
6/10

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