Project Name: WallScapes
Company/Affiliation: Stupid Fun Club
Role(s): Designer / Prototyper
Material: EVA Foam (Base), 3D Printed Plastic (buildings)
Description: A constructible terrain and city toy that hung on the wall. I was responsible for designing and developing a full prototype, including the various kinaesthetics aspects and modular power grid integrated into the terrain.
Design Challenges: The most challenging and rewarding aspect to developing WallScapes was perfecting the kinaesthetic feel of placing buildings / roadways into the foam terrain. The process involved narrowing down various dimensions ( foam durometer, hole diameter, peg diameter, peg length, number of pegs, etc) such that an object could be easily placed, difficult to knock off, and yet easy to remove for all ages. Working with the constraints and tolerances of manufacturing (laser cutting and 3D printing), a final set of dimensions were determined after three iterations narrowing down tolerances and small patch user testing.