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Reach 'n Spray: a horrible watering can

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My very first design presentation, from 2005. It's a horrible product, and a horrible presentation.

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Reach 'n Spray: a horrible watering can

  1. 1. Reach ‘n SprayCarl Acampado, Design 262.04, Spring 2005
  2. 2. Design Concept• development of an outdoor watering can or equivalent product
  3. 3. Design Brief• development of an outdoor watering can or equivalent product• innovative function and distinctive form• ergonomics and semantics for target users• suitable primarily for North America
  4. 4. Similar Products: Watering Cans• portable container• made of plastic, ceramic, or metal• “handle and spout”• capacity: .5-10.0 liters• price: 4.99-225.00 USD
  5. 5. Related Products: Garden Sprayers• portable sprayer• used to deliver fertilizer/pesticides• spray wand• capacity: 3.0-25.0 liters• price: 45.00-XXX USD
  6. 6. Persona: Mark• 35 years old• single, lives alone• recently moved into small house with small garden• mainly grows herbs, small vegetable plants, flowers• thinks hoses are a hassle
  7. 7. Persona: Mark• 35 years old• single, lives alone• recently moved into small house with small garden• mainly grows herbs, small vegetable plants, flowers• thinks hoses are a hassle
  8. 8. Persona: Mark• 35 years old• single, lives alone• recently moved into small house with small garden• mainly grows herbs, small vegetable plants, flowers• thinks hoses are a hassle
  9. 9. Persona: Mark• 35 years old• single, lives alone• recently moved into small house with small garden• mainly grows herbs, small vegetable plants, flowers• thinks hoses are a hassle
  10. 10. Persona: Mark• 35 years old• single, lives alone• recently moved into small house with small garden• mainly grows herbs, small vegetable plants, flowers• thinks hoses are a hassle
  11. 11. Persona: Mark• has a “routine”• tends garden twice a day• thinks hoses are a “hassle”• leaves town every few weekends• worries about garden “routine” when gone
  12. 12. Design Parameters• self-contained• larger water capacity• easily transportable• address “watering on weekends” issue
  13. 13. Concept I
  14. 14. Design Parameters• self-contained• larger water capacity• easily transportable• focus on usage (types of plants, water spray)
  15. 15. Concept II
  16. 16. Concept III
  17. 17. Design Assessment• liked handle• interesting shape• easily transportable• “what is it???”
  18. 18. Design Assessment• “If I don’t know what it is, I’m not going to buy it.”
  19. 19. Final Concept
  20. 20. Final Concept
  21. 21. Final Concept
  22. 22. Final Concept
  23. 23. Final Concept
  24. 24. Final Concept• 10.0 liter capacity• can be used as standard watering can or as a directional sprayer
  25. 25. Final Concept• directional spray utilizes a battery-operated pump• handle allows multiple positions for carrying or pouring• handle allows wall mounting using standard hooks
  26. 26. Reach ‘n Spray

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