Due to the nature of this project, testing, iterating and designing is done in rapid successions and in a non linear process.
3.1 Paper Prototype Testing
Because of the significant effort required to create a fully functional cardboard prototype, my goal became to test with different paper designs to perfect cardboard interlocking techniques and placement.
Based on critiques and iterations, this twisting and locking interaction really caught my attention. I wanted to create a form shifting dock that changes from a pill to a a heart shape. The challenge here is to keep the build quality sturdy enough while ensuring all design requirements are met.
3.2 Testing Results
Multiple tests were conducted with different iterations of early cardboard and paper prototypes. Below is an image showing how the heart shaped piece is assembled from one piece of card board cut out without using glue or nails.
Resizing the slit of the phone for better fitment. (tighter without being too hard to insert or remove)
Adjusting the size of the whole assembly so it fits safely on a standard night stand or table.
Ensuring the twisting interaction offers enough friction for better tactile feedback
3.3 Revised Final Technical Drawing.
This is a revised perspective drawing of the final cardboard prototype showing how the attachment comes together and how the mechanical interactions work.