I was tasked with designing a dog bathroom for small/medium breeds living indoors (mainly apartments) that processes both liquid and solid waste. As the project grew, my role switched to project manager, where I led a team of 3 designers and overlooked the integration between design and engineering departments.
Process: > Research > Sketches > 3D Modeling > Prototype > Testing > Migrate to Manufacture
I was brought into this project to develop this concept in conjunction with 3 engineers. I was involved in the following process: sketching, 3D modeling, prototyping, building a working prototype, R&D of materials and corporate image.
INUBOX was modeled in Rhino and the renders where done using VRAY. Components where layered and separated by color for easy access.
BLUEPRINTS FOR PROTOTYPING
Over 50 blueprints where made for the prototype to be made. Each blueprint had specifications based on what process it had to go through. For example: Laser cutting / metal bending / powder coating.
BUILDING THE PROTOTYPE
Once we sent out the pieces to be cut and folded we did the assembly in house between the design and engineering department. We recorded the process, made notes for assembly guides, tested parts, redesigned some components and saw where we could improve our design.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
INUBOX knows when your dog steps on the platform and detects any waste left behind. Once your dog is away, our station closes the platform and starts the cleaning cycle.
All solid and liquid materials are passed through a solidifying process. Then they are moved and contained in a closed bag. This action triggers a treat and a fragrance to be released. Once full, it delivers a sealed bag for disposal.
I over saw the photoshoot, planned the shots with the art director and did some of the editing in photoshop.