Baby Bottle Warmer & Sterilizer
Third Year Studio
This product must provide a safe and effective method for heating and sterilizing a baby bottle on the go.
Through an analysis of existing products, the common problems were identified
Different handle designs were tested to determine the best interaction with the product
The major interaction with the product, removing and replacing the lid on the base of the warmer, was tested by ten design students.
To simulate a real life scenario, participants were asked to hold a weighted baby doll. Participants were then instructed to remove the lid, insert the baby bottle into the base, and place the lid back on top. They repeated this for all three lids both standing and sitting because the product is intended to be used while on the go.
Variations on the form of the handle were developed to create a more friendly look and feel using thumbnail and 1:1 sketches
Model Making Process
A machine lathe was used to create the general form. A drill press was then used to create the inset for the dial.
A template was used to create a symmetrical curve along the base.
Details were added by hand with sandpaper and hand files.
The base was painted with a base coat.
The top of the model was airbrushed glossy white then sectioned off. Matte blue paint was airbrushed on to the bottom of the model.
The lid was printed using an SLA resin based 3D printer. Support material was removed and the piece was sanded to create a translucent finish.
The interface informs user what setting they have chosen, the timer, and temperature of the warmer