Group (5 people), Feb - Mar 2016
My individual contribution is prototyping, project management and sketching, I also shared user and technical research work with teammates.
This Moss Incubator is created to refresh you with its verdancy, humidity, and aroma. With its friendly operations and smart control, you can easily take care of the delicate moss in your home or office.
The product is safe and handy to refill and clean because of its special detachable water tank and moss plate modules. Moreover, this futuristic appearance is our trial to cater to the young, and thus sustain and extend the traditional aesthetics of moss in East Asia.
Apart from following the human-centered principle to do industrial design, we product engineer students have considered both internal (Power, Water & Product Structure) and external (User, Moss & Product Design) aspects of a product
The product targets at urban residents in East Asia who are suffering from poor outdoor air quality these years. Features of out user include busy lifestyle, long time stay indoors and being inexperienced in planting.
Since it is a school project, we decide to choose a futuristic appearance as a trial to attract the young generation who originally may not have interests in plants. We are clear that other alternatives, which is either cute, warm, elegant or minimal, are safer to cater to the majority of existing plant lovers. By doing so, we also want to sustain the tradition of moss planting in East Asia and explore any possible new aesthetics of moss planting.