RESEARCH & IDEATION
For reference, I looked into some phone docks made of clear materials/glass and ceramic as I wanted a clean and sleek finish for my phone dock.
I started by sketching basic and rough sketches of possible phone docks. Inspired by the smoothness and simplicity of perfume bottles, in particularly the bottle of Chance Eau de Parfum Chanel.
I adopted the circular volume for the body of the phone dock, with an insertion at the top for the phone and speakers by the side. After consultation, I realised the design was too simplistic and clunky.
FINAL DESIGN SKETCHES
Retaining the circular form, I added some volume at the back of the design to add weight and create balance. The side profile is morphed into a streamlined tear drop shape. Instead of inserting the phone from the top, I have given a frontal platform for the phone to be placed. The backing will be slanted at an angle backwards for the phone to lie upon.
The front of the phone dock will have a circular volume where the protruded platform will have rounded corners.
The circumference of the circle will be rounded to mimic the roundedness of glass surfaces. The white areas are the slanted surfaces.
The volume of the phone dock will curved towards a flat bottom, such that the phone dock can stand on its own.
For the model of the phone dock, I decided to construct it in two parts – the frontal platform and the backing.
Measuring the slanted angle for phone to lie on
The width of the platform was subsequently reduce to create the teardrop side.
Making of the backing – sanding down the foam
The front and back are fitted together using foam glue.
I would like to construct the phone dock with either glass or ceramic to give a clean and minimal look.
- The finish of the model could have been done better – perhaps I should have used or made effective sanding tools.
- Could have included the speakers and buttons (charging portI into the model)