PORTFOLIO â€˜14 Prachi Dikshit
SOW ON WALLS
ELECTRIC IRON for
the young and restless Individual project 2 weeks
BRIEF - To restyle an existing product for a specific user group keeping the technicalities of the product intact.
Iron box basic dimensions(mm)
The young and sporty
LED lighting - glows when iron is being heated
THE PROTOTYPE ergonomic grip
not in use in use
SOW ON WALLS PACKAGING DIY wall garden for homes Team project 4 weeks
BRIEF - To bring forward the engaging experience of gardening through a ‘do it yourself’ kit for compact homes, assembled to make those walls breathe.
easy to maintain pleasing and fresh apt for smaller spaces with no or little garden land
Current scenario in compact homes
help explore the dynamic of creating and modifying anything by themselves. Thereby, giving the feeling of ownership to the person from building furniture to repairing fixtures, coloring homes and a lot more.
provide better utilization of vertical space
staircases used which lack home grown expeirence
DIY WALL GARDEN PACKAGE aims to bring back the joy of planting and the home grown experience with an interesting solution to make the process creative and personal.
kitchen garden can exist in small pots only balconies or window grills used for plantation
A quick survey was taken including multiple families as to know their opinions on wall gardening.
“DO YOU FOLLOW GARDENING?” 77% said yes
“Why would you prefer wall gardens?”
Grandfather & retired banker Age- 68 Teaching gardening to grandchildren
live element and freshness aesthetics and visual delight cultivate gardening as a hobby
“WOULD YOU LIKE TO GROW ONE?” 82% said yes
Housewife & mother of two Age- 46 Sheer love for greenery and a small apartment, her
Newly Weds Age- 28 & 26 Love spending time on little activities together apart from busy schedules
LOCAL MARKET SURVEY
AVAILABLE COMPONENTS for installation
Vertical gardens are installed for public spaces like malls, buildings and institutions Nurseries provide basic components for homes but due to lack of awareness, the product goes unnoticed.
Material POLYPROPELENE Tubs(3 per panel for plants)
The components and accompliments to create the â€˜DIYâ€™ experience were brought together and assembled into one kit -
Panels that go on the wall
Different permutations and combinations were tried out to fit components and the final concept reflected optimum use of space and materials.
installation - planting - maintainenance KIT CUSTOMIZABLE
spray pump attachment
CONCEPT MOCK UP
The prototype was created out of proposed materials and processes, tailored to fit the purpose of the product.
tools and cocopeat attached onto the lid twine fastenings
basket + handle cover
buttons + support structures
The casing is itself supported by the panels arranged so as to give strength to the structure.
JUTE stitched casing main + tools + cocopeat
The process of opening the package and installing the wall garden is shown here now starts the installation
wall is garden is ready!
when not needed collapse and store
The manual comes with different permutations of placing the panels so that it becomes customizable and gives the freedom of self expression. The process of opening and installing with all peices laid out makes it involving.
Spending quality time with closed ones, inculcating green values in younger ones or making it a hobby , the DIY package will help make life greener.
Choose your plants - herbs, floral, ornamentals and customize your basket. MANUAL
Love forests but nowhere to grow? Now grow your own, Its just a wall away..
MOTLEY INTERACTIVE CATALOGUE for furnishing fabric stores Individual project 4 weeks
MOTLEY is an Interactive catalogue system for home furnishing stores that allows its users better matching and comparison between fabrics.
fabric selection with MOTLEY
quick browsing of fabrics
Stores provide plethora of Shades, colors and patterns To choose from user behaviour
explore and feel match and compare between choices enhance the overall purchase experience
“What will go best with my interiors?”
The catalogue system in the store
“Which of these will go with my sofa?”
More choices tend to bring confusion
Catalogue application on ipad
Scanner to record fabric choices
digital/printed booklet as record of customer choices
THE APPLICATION main screen
‘your picks’ gives users the freedom to compare their selections with home setting
set the type of interior space
browse the store, scan go to YOUR PICKS to try
inbuilt templates simulate home style from user’s image
fabric specifications, cost calculations as per user requirement
browse scanned fabric selections and compare in the template
Go to ‘your picks’
Upload image of home
compare curtains ,upholstery and more
Place your Compare on options in match,cost interior simulation and material
Shop! (if not)record your preferences
‘match’ sub screen generates the color pallete from user image
helps users find specific color palette from their home setting
selected fabric options, store pulls out those choices, shop or go to YOUR PICKS to try filters to narrow down the options like something? place an order
‘collections’ gives you a run through of latest trends and fashion
the store will pull out selected fabrics through codes for the user
browse digitally, go to YOUR PICKS to try, place an order or browse through the store
Changing your interiors? Setting up a new home? Stop playing safe and explore. Because trial room for your home is here!
Jubilee SCISSORS for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Individual project 2 weeks
BRIEF - To evolve scissors used for ribbon cutting ceremonies bringing prominence through key attributes.
It should reflect
grandeur high spot extravagance
escapes the feel of the event
t a i o r n b e l e c
no change in form
It should look more than a tool at that moment.
scabbard for placing the scissor, transluscent in finish filleted smooth surfaces
a thing of beauty that speaks of the ceremony, soft and elegant in character, with glory running down its spine.
PROPOSED MATERIAL - white metal with gloss finish
Today isn't just another day!
Today i will create something beautiful.
WOOD - organic and subtle. Rubber wood used with multiple processes. The object reflects curiosity through uncertainty of opening directions.
Above - KNIFE HOLDER made from high intensity polystyrene through thermoforming process. The inclination provides ease of access along with safe storage.
BELOW - understanding surface interaction through geometric solids and surface manipulation. This helps aligning a productâ€™s form with its functionality and its components.
WIRE - a material that will be what you want it to be. Some of the objects shown here were made for ‘IDID’ the design store at MIT. LIL’ FOREST - a project wherein we used ordinary glassware and slow growing plants to make mini terrariums. With minimal care and maintenance and sunlight, this forest will stay with you like a pal, share your secrets and it wont let them out!
When i am not doing what i am supposed to... I do this.` These make me carry a sketchdiary everywhere! DOODLES are cool when they make sense but they turn cooler when they don't. They help me get those quick ideas to life.
hello! I am Prachi Dikshit pursuing my post graduation in product design.
Also an engineer, I like to work in dynamic environments. With a rush to experience all, I believe I explore exhaustively and observe analytically. Being in an ever learning phase, I apply what I learn on the go and adapt to processes quickly. CRAZY IDEAS
I BELIEVE IN
OBSERVE AND DOODLE
Xll - ST. Xavier's school Surat,India
B.E. Electronics and tele-communication Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya, Sardar Patel University Anand,India
Technical recruiter, Proactive team COLLABERA,INC Vadodara,India
Design learner - Industrial design MIT Institute of design Pune,India
HAND â€˜n MIND
Modeling and finishes
Adobe Illustrator Solid works
Quick caricatures Dynamic thinkng
Communicative renders Multi-tasking
TRAVEL AND EXPLORE
English( fluent) Hindi (native) Gujarati (conversational)
Core team, Cultural festival, B.V.M State level athlete - discus throw, Gujarat Graduate - Bharatnatyam dance form Attended India Design Forum, Mumbai, 2013 Attended KYOORIUS Design Yatra, Goa, 2013 Photo team, Pune Design Festival, 2014
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