The Bobbing Bottle
Exploring the prototyping process, I designed a new water bottle for full-stack coding students.
It is a kinetic desk-sculpture that assists programming students through their learning with its rhythmic, rocking motion and toy-like quality. A bottle that has students wondering,
"I want to know how far I can push it?"
As a student myself, I was was completely immersed for my observational research, affording me candid, in-depth data surrounding Prime's water bottle and campus culture. I found that students have a diverse taste in water bottles, and varied needs. Most water bottles spend the majority of their time as desk architecture.
Not Just For Drinking
The bottle acts as a kinetic desk sculpture with a pendulum like motion. It assists students through the learning process, inspiring focus, curiosity and play.
Designing a Gift
A good gift reflects both the value of the recipient as well as the values of the giver. Where previous water bottles were labeled "boring" by Prime students, the Bobbing Bottle's bold and sculptural aesthetic sets it apart from students other vessels.