BUD Desk Companion

managing stress with bud

Let's face it: for most of us, sitting at a desk at work all day is isn't easy. That's why BUD was created; to help young adults manage stress, and create a more enjoyable work environment. BUD is a digitally enhanced planter that uses sound and LED's to communicate with the user. It will notify the user of good break times, promote socialization, and add greenery to the desk: promoting a healthier work life overall. 

 "Building a Reality" was a short film produced to provide an overview of the product, and document the journey of this project. View it below!

The process

This project took place over the course of the spring. It included extensive research, ideation, prototyping, and refining.

The challenge was to look at problems people face on an everyday basis (in this case stress), and find an innovative way to solve that problem.

 

View some photos below!

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MANUFACTURING ANALYSIS 

The final phase was to create a complete manufacturing analysis, including variable and fixed cost breakdowns, CAD renders, injection molding estimates, manufacturing instruction and materials list. 

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