10Plus10 Sketch: Kitchen faucet feature modification
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Students were asked to find either an interface or a product they wanted to improve and quickly sketch some redesign ideas using the 10 Plus 10 M… Read More
Students were asked to find either an interface or a product they wanted to improve and quickly sketch some redesign ideas using the 10 Plus 10 Method featured in the book Sketching User Experiences | The Workbook (Greenberg, Carpendale, Marquardt, & Buxton). I chose our kitchen faucet. While our faucet's look fits the clean, modern aesthetic of our kitchen, it lacks a spray feature. Challenge: Come up with redesign options for this faucet so it has a spray feature and maintains its modern, minimalist appearance. Here are photos of the faucet and my sketches for the 10Plus10 sketching exercise. Read Less
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This is our kitchen faucet. We like its looks, but it lacks a spray feature.
There is a hand-held component, but the water just flows like it normally does when you simply turn on the faucet. It makes cleaning out the sink and washing produce difficult.
Initial redesign ideas 1-5 
Initial redesign ideas 6-8
Initial redesign ideas 9-10
My critique group decided that they liked #4 best. Here are my sketches that show me working through the idea in more detail.
Part way through, I determine that idea #4 might not work well--particularly because the button will become dirty, which does not align with the need for clean, hidden design of the final product. I change to idea #5 and explore the details of it.
Through the 10Plus10 sketch exercise, I compared design ideas for the addition of the spray feature and discovered potential problems along the way--resulting in me changing course to what I think will be a much better solution.