V E R G E
Team: Shawn Ng
B R I E F
This brief was a product redesign task, where we were tasked to
identify a problem and redesign a current product in the market
over a period of 13 weeks.
R E S E A R C H
With many products turning to wireless charging, we realised that
there has yet to be chargers designed to create a truly seamless
wireless charging experience.
Furthermore, through in-depth user interviews and research, we
realised that a common habit of leaving our chargers plugged in
and switched on for the convenience of our next charge.
Unknown to many, this actually continually consumes energy
and power, causing unnecessary wastage.
C O N C E P T
Reframing our habits into a charging experience while keeping
energy consumption in mind, we developed VERGE, a conceptual
product that delivers a fresh wireless charging experience.
How might we facilitate a grab-and-go wireless charging experience while ensuring energy optimisation?
P R O B L E M I D E N T I F I E D
Current wireless charging remains a wired experience and
continues consuming energy even during standby.
P R O D U C T I N T E R A C T I O N
Our sketches and prototypes were based on creating a fresh
interaction between our devices and wireless chargers.
G R A B - A N D - G O
Inspired by our habit for wanting efficiency and convenience,
quick grab-and-go and subtle movements were incorporated
to indicate the product in use.
D E T A I L I N G
VERGE’s every detail was meticulously considered, each curve
and radius. Each component of the product was designed carefully,
from the vents to the tilt highlight, base refinements and surfacing.
This was done to ensure the product was as ready for production
T I L T
VERGE’s tilt comes from the incorporation of a tilt switch within
its body. With this switch, power is only fully transmitted when
the device is tilted and in use, resulting in no energy
consumption even if the plug is switched on.