I designed a utility seat for a home gardening company in a team of 8 senior Mechanical Engineering students. Our goal was to create a novel product or mechanism that would make gardening easier and more enjoyable for hobbyist gardeners over 50.
We developed three rounds of initial prototypes and one final prototype, each of which we tested with users to redirect and refine our designs. The project involved both engineering analysis and human-centered design, with aspects like comfort and aesthetics having high importance alongside functionality. Although our project was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, we were still able to deliver a final CAD design and mostly finished working prototype for the company to further develop.