Objective: Design a telephone to fit the niche market of a household design accessory. The handset should be a product of ergonomic study, and the telephone base form should be consistent with the overall design.
Process: The first concepts were conceived by doing some sketches, but the process quickly moved to the modeling phase.
Some concept ideas...
We were required to demonstrate an understanding of the interior components of a telephone, and show their potential layout within a concept idea.
The next step was to create foam models of some of the concepts and do ergonomic studies for the handset design.
Final Design: Final design decisions were based upon conclusions drawn from ergonomic handset studies. All requirements were met and the original objective was fulfilled. The final model was created out of foam.
The required component layout was documented.
An additional view...
Incidentally, a phone similar to my design was introduced on the market less than a year after I completed my design.
Project completed junior year fall 1993.