2020 / Lund University / Collaboration with Axel Engström
Handi is a portable task light designed for activity based workspaces where people and interior arrangement are in constant flux.
The brief was to design and manufacture a battery powered lamp using a single LED. Since it didn’t specify any context the first thing we did was to identify a context and user scenario in which a wireless LED lamp would make sense. We decided to focus on activity based workspaces since it’s an environment in which a portable task light would be useful.
We started by visiting three activity based workspaces in Malmö to learn about the context we were designing for. After that we engaged in an iterative design process where we worked extensively with rough prototypes and sketches to generate and test ideas. Once we had settled on a direction we gradually transitioned to CAD and 3D printing which allowed us to further refine the design. Finally we produced a high fidelity working prototype.