I began this brainstorm by taking a look at some various trends in society.
The power of play was one of the researched trends that stuck out to me, so I began researching.
I starting looking into playful product concepts.
Play in the workplace
Personal desk spaces
Playful office storage
Folding storage was something of interest I wanted to explore more.
Brainstorming modular desk storage
Model exploration exploring form and the collapsible possibility.
Models inspired by origami. Experimenting with Polypropylene as well as 3D printing.
Chose a direction with 3D printing and added magnets to all the sides to allow various arrangements to be made. The goal of playfulness was achieved!
My design was put into an art show as well as some sticky notes saying "Feel free to play" and people did just that! There were drawings plastered all over the wall and the containers were always being moved around!
These have now found their official forever home on my desk!