Brief - By analysing trends and contextual issues design a conceptual product for 10-15 years in the future for a brand of your choice.
In a team of 5 students we chose the brand Moleskine as the basis for our project. A report was produced to present our research into the brand, the relevant contextual issues and our individual concept directions.
My concept was essentially a pocketable scanner. This device would allow artists to capture and collect a digital library of textures and 3D models on the go that could then be used directly in artwork or purely as inspiration.
The next stage of the project relied heavily on sketching to explore form and function. 3D forms were developed by hand in yellow foam alongside a number of digital prototypes produced in PLA on my Replicator 2 3D printer.
I looked into the potential of consumers customising their product by defining the microscopic 3D printed texture of their device. As it wears over time the patina created will be even more personal to each user creating a stronger, longer lasting bond. The experiment below is layered PLA to demonstrate how the surface texture could change over time.
An 'adcept' (advertising concept) was produced with the tagline 'Capture, Collect, Create' to showcase the concept as a Moleskine product.
Group product shot
Group photograph taken by hired photographer