In this project I desiged a fire extinguisher for public use in an aquatic life shop. This project is only intended to put out a small starter fire. I looked at the project from a functional, ergonomic perspective, having to consider how someone might approach the product, particularly in a critical emergency situation.
For my final design I came up with a conch like shape because I wanted it to fit into the environment of a fish store. Because of this shape I was able to use the lip of the shell as a safety mechanism and then put the trigger inside so the user has to slide their hand into the shell.
Wearable Baggage was one of my favorite projects. This animal is designed using entirely of recycled materials and was made to be a wearable and move with the person wearing it. I chose to create a sloth because they are such calm and amazing animals.
My sloth is made up of a light socket creating his sleepy, but happy face, a protein container as a body, backpack straps for long lanky arms, and cabinet handles for his three fingered paws. The motion I chose for my creature was to cling like a sloth does to a tree.
Not only did this project have me create a three dimensional object, but there was a two dimensional aspect as well. A two page spread was created including a message about both sloths and the importance of recycling.