[begin] kiosk for National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
January 2012 - April 2012
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) approached Stanford University to host the Green Feat competition where they wanted teams to create a lobby kiosk concept. We were tasked with creating a corporate lobby kiosk that would promote both NFWF, its partners and its sustainability initiatives for less than $5,000 per kiosk.
My team won the competition and sourced the kiosk for manufacturing in Chicago within FDA standards and well within the $5,000 budget.
We wanted a kiosk that would immediately catch visitors' attention when they enter a corporate lobby but not be aesthetically jarring. Through group sketch sessions, we developed an inverted square pyramid form for our kiosk. We thought that this was appropriate in not only its atypical corporate lobby aesthetics but also in the metaphor of our quickly disappearing natural resources.
To test forms and get feedback from sponsors and other people, we prototyped the kiosk in paper, mat board and acrylic plastic. This helped us get a sense of shape, size and manufacturing processes.
We worked with Concept Designs Inc to manufacture our kiosk. By delivering CAD files and working closely with Concept Designs, we created a final steel prototype from a manufacturer in Chicago within our budget of $2500.
In addition to the physical form, we created initial UI concepts for the iPad. The UI needed to promote NFWF, the sponsor and NFWF's sustainability initiatives. We created a basic style guide with colors and font and iterated on 2-3 UI concepts.
We created a final kiosk prototype with clickable UI for a fraction of the budget at $2700. After several rounds and a final presentation with the NFWF team, we won the competition. NFWF currently has our prototype, designs and a manufacturer lined up to create lobby kiosks for their partners.