GravitATE Tableware by Yueyue Zhang

Home > Winners > #89275


DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
GravitATE

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Tableware

INSPIRATION:
Eating with others and eating slowly can create a positive dining experience. Nowadays, people are getting busy with their work, which makes it harder for them to eat together and also, they are unwilling to spend much time eating.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
A tableware set that invites and encourages users to share interactions and eat slowly. GravitATE contains three personal dinnerware items and three service bowls. It has the potential for movement and interpersonal interaction. The form invites and encourages users to share these interactions intuitively. The result is that users take their time, sharing conversation and savoring food slower than with traditional tableware. This provides a positive dining experience for all.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
According to the different forms of GravitATE, each service bowl produces different ways of movement, so that people can share food in different ways. For example, (Main image) although a person can take food from it independently, the shaking movement can remind other people to provide support. Two of the personal bowls can produce a small amount of sway, and they have been verified by user testing to allow the user to be more focused while eating and to a certain extent avoiding fast eating.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in August 2018 and finished in April 2019 in Rochester, NY.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
3D-scanning and 3D-printing are two key digital tools to support my design. It is a circular design process: 1. Pick a direction(idea 1.0) 2. Build a quick mock-up using clay or foam 3. Scan the model 4. Digital modeling based on the scan result 5. 3D-printing prototype 6. User testing 7. Rebuild a new idea 2.0 or improve an existing idea1.1

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Service bowl No.1 (polyhedron): Width 185mm x Depth 185mm x Height 120mm Service bowl No.2 (Main image): Width 245mm x Depth 165mm x Height 70mm Service bowl No.3 (Image #1): Width 175mm x Depth 175mm x Height 120mm Personal tableware (Bottom): Width 175mm x Depth 175mm x Height 50mm Personal tableware (Middle): Width 160mm x Depth 160mm x Height 55mm Personal tableware (Top): Width 115mm x Depth 115mm x Height 58mm

TAGS:
Tableware, Dining experience, Interaction, Slow eating, Sharing

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
This design originated from a recent dining phenomenon, which people are ignoring their dining experience but more focused on their phones, and finish the meal faster and faster. Firstly, literature research, observation, and interviews with the target users were conducted. I found that more interactions and slow eating can improve dining experiences. Then, the market research of restaurants helped me to sum up the factors that influence user behavior and experiences.

CHALLENGE:
Through the user testing of the previous concepts, I found that the concepts with the potential for movement are more inviting. However, how to combine the design of tableware is a big challenge: Does the product help users to eat slowly? Does it invite the user to interact with it? Does it contain food well? Does It create an interesting experience? Does it suit for dining environment?

ADDED DATE:
2019-07-03 19:03:12

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :


IMAGE CREDITS:
Yueyue Zhang, 2019.

VOTE FOR THIS DESIGN

VOTE FOR THIS ENTRY

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Yueyue Zhang

PROFILE:
Yueyue Zhang is an industrial design graduate student at RIT. She has a passion for exploring how design contributes to the world. Her expertise lies in successfully conceptualizing, designing, and developing products while working with people in different disciplines.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Gravitate Tableware by Yueyue Zhang is a Nominee in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category.

· This project is currently confidential as results have not been announced yet. Images and further details of the project is not available for public yet, please check back later. If you are the owner of this design, please login to view the images.

· Click here to register today inorder to be able to view the profile and other works by Yueyue Zhang when results are announced.
AWARD DETAILS

Gravitate Tableware by Yueyue Zhang is Winner in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category, 2019 - 2020.



· Press Members: Login or Register to request an exclusive interview with Yueyue Zhang.

· Click here to register inorder to view the profile and other works by Yueyue Zhang.
SOCIAL
+ Add to Likes / Favorites | Send to My Email | Submit Comment | Comment | Testimonials | View Press-Release | Press Kit

Did you like Yueyue Zhang's Kitchenware Design?
You will most likely enjoy other award winning kitchenware designs as well.
Click here to view more Award Winning Kitchenware Designs.


Did you like Gravitate Tableware? Help us create a global awareness for good kitchenware design worldwide. Show your support for Yueyue Zhang, the creator of great kitchenware design by gifting them a nomination ticket so that we could promote more of their great kitchenware designs.

See other A' Design Award and Competition WinnersA' Design Award Presentation Submit Your Designs
 
design award logo

BENEFITS
THE DESIGN PRIZE
WINNERS SERVICES
PR CAMPAIGN
PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
AWARD TROPHY
AWARD CERTIFICATE
AWARD WINNER LOGO
PRIME DESIGN MARK
BUY & SELL DESIGN
DESIGN BUSINESS NETWORK
AWARD SUPPLEMENT

METHODOLOGY
DESIGN AWARD JURY
PRELIMINARY SCORE
VOTING SYSTEM
EVALUATION CRITERIA
METHODOLOGY
BENEFITS FOR WINNERS
PRIVACY POLICY
ELIGIBILITY
FEEDBACK
WINNERS' MANUAL
PROOF OF CREATION
WINNER KIT CONTENTS
FAIR JUDGING
AWARD YEARBOOK
AWARD GALA NIGHT
AWARD EXHIBITION

MAKING AN ENTRY
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
REGISTRATION
ALL CATEGORIES

FEES & DATES
FURTHER FEES POLICY
MAKING A PAYMENT
PAYMENT METHODS
DATES & FEES

TRENDS & REPORTS
DESIGN TRENDS
DESIGNER REPORTS
DESIGNER PROFILES
DESIGN INTERVIEWS

ABOUT
THE AWARD
AWARD IN NUMBERS
HOMEPAGE
AWARD WINNING DESIGNS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MUSEUM OF DESIGN
PRIME CLUBS
SITEMAP
RESOURCE

RANKINGS
DESIGNER RANKINGS
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
DESIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
POPULAR DESIGNERS

CORPORATE
GET INVOLVED
SPONSOR AN AWARD
BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

PRESS
DOWNLOADS
PRESS-KITS
PRESS PORTAL
LIST OF WINNERS
PUBLICATIONS
RANKINGS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

CONTACT US
CONTACT US
GET SUPPORT

Follow us : Twitter Twitter | Twitter Facebook | Twitter Google+.
Share |