Radically Practical Products
Radically Practical Product Series
Brief: A series of weekly experiments done for course ‘Creative Strategies’ developed by professor Fridolin Beisert, which helps students develop strategic approaches to creativity.
The strategy I used was “Radically Practical”. It is a design methodology that explores the boundaries of “traditional product thinking” and asks the question:
“How practical can a product be?”
I chose to redesign three objects: Matches, Pasta, & a tape dispenser.
1. Scatola: Radically Practical Pasta
Scatola is a 3D printed pasta which was inspired by a question: Can your food be designed more practically?
The repetition of squared openings allows for a unique textural eating experience one can almost play and feel with one’s tongue. The openings affords your fork to perfectly fit - evoking the nostalgia of eating macaroni as a child, forking them on each prong, oh so satisfying.
Brief: Create an entry for the 2017 Barilla Smart Pasta Competition. Design a unique eating experience and pasta shape utilizing 3D printing technology.
Strategy: Planting Limits
Limit: Design with ‘Right Angles’ only.
Radically Practical Matches
A set of matches redesigned for specific everyday occasions, using the design methodology “Radically Practical”.
It started with a question: Can a match be more practical?
2 Minute Match
Tired of holding short matches and then burning your fingers? The two minute match lets you hold onto the match for a radically practical period of time.
"That was cake" Match
Have only one match to do the job of lighting a ton of birthday candles? Wasting 2 minutes of your life? The “That Was Cake” Match allows you to light multiple candles at once so you can just get on with singing Happy Birthday.
Tape-anista is a Radically Practical Tape Dispenser. Tape for every width you want at any length you want it, for every job out there.
**Work still in progress