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RTTC | EAWAG, Kenya
INLAND FISHERIES | Everywhere
ART INSTALLATIONS | Nowhere, Spain
FRESH LIFE TOILETS | Sanergy, Kenya
Sanergy needed a toilet that worked for them. It had to meet the needs of their customers while satisfying manufacturing and installation constraints.
Early low-tech, fast, and functional prototype iterations were developed to test user preference and ergonomics.
An evolution of the Fresh Life urine-diverting squat plate.
Installing Fresh Life toilets quickly and efficiently is the name of the game.
The new Fresh Life design is easier to clean, faster to install, more robust, and above all, more desirable to potential customers.
SUPER TUNSAI WATER FILTER | Hydroligic, Cambodia
Hydrologic Social Enterprises in Cambodia had a product but needed help implementing manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and transport processes.
An aspirational product was the first step to getting more customers to purchase water filters and improving public health.
Manufacturing and assembly efficiency was contingent on having processes and training in place to maintain a consistently high quality product.
SANITATION MARKETING | iDE/WSP, Laos
Khonsavanh, a concrete manufacturer in Pakse, Laos, wanted to enter the sanitation market to help his fellow people but also to increase his yearly income.
In-depth interviews across a spectrum of potential customers helped define concept direction and looks-like prototypes.
By generating quick and semi-functional prototypes potential customers were able to voice their opinions easily and make specific product recommendations.
A final design and manufacturing process along-side a marketing and sales strategy was implemented and sales continue to this day.
ECO HOME PROTOTYPE | Panchabhuta Foundation, India
A sustainable, affordable and replicable home model. Working alongside Rintala Eggertsson Architects, the model homes were built using locally produced materials, featuring a solar panel roof to provide electricity and a biogas toilet system, which produces gas for cooking and fertilizer for growing food.
NEO-NURTURE/CAR-PARTS INCUBATOR | Design that Matters
The Neo-Nurture care unit was developed for rural NICU clinics in Nepal. While utilizing accessible technology and extreme affordability are major design constraints, this concept addresses emotional interactions between the device and primary care providers (typically untrained family members).
Toyota truck parts are used in this neonatal care unit. Patient access, transportability, durability and easy maintenance are the major design directives. The incubator uses sealed-beam head lights as a heat source, a cabin fan assembly for air flow and temperature control, and a motorcycle battery/cigarette lighter adaptor for power supply and back-up.
GAPGUARD | Oxford Plastic Systems, UK
LOOWATT ENERGY UNIT & COMPOST FACTORY | Madagascar
The Loowatt pilot system is a waterless toilet system that uses biodegradable plastic to safely capture and seal waste. The waste is then converted into electricity and fertilizer.
The waste produces energy in the form of biogas which is used to provide hot water for showers and electricity for charging mobile phones. The effluent from the system is used to produce high nutrient organic fertilizer.
A biogas generating sanitation system and fertilizer factory.