Design Brief: Sortera
A multipurpose sink organizer that can be used both in and out of a kitchen sink
People living in small kitchens or those who need an easy storage system
Ideation, user testing, prototyping, metal modelling, solid works, and rendering
-Looked at existing products for kitchen sink organization
-Developed low-fi prototypes to test strength and weight of materials
-Observed how a range of users organize their kitchen products
Low fidelity prototypes were used to establish overall dimensions, forms, and general functionality aspects like material strength and support structures.
- Legs too short
-No room for bottom rack
-Box walls are too high
- Better form
- Corner needs a better transition
-Good overall dimensions & height
- Good strength and weight-to-strength ratio
-Curvature needs to be refined
-Develop way for bottom rack to be supported
This kitchen organizer uses dynamic principles to be used both in a sink and on a counter.
The sliding handles are able to lock in place with the use of a railing system.
CAD modelling programs such as Solidworks and Fusion360 were used to gain a better understanding of the dimensions and manufacturing principles
After multiple stages of research, ideation, and prototyping, a final concept was developed.
This kitchen organizer can help to de-clutter a variety of different spaces with its adjustable legs and locking system.