Katerra Product Design and Development

Ceiling Fan

Project Goals

Initiate a 5 blade, 52” ceiling fan

1

Product Optimization

Low cost

Less in cost than existing catalogue offering.

Good Design

Clean and simple design that meets Katerra’s and Kova’s aesthetic goals.

Wiring

Allow fan to have speed and light control switches.

2

Installation Optimization

CLT installation 

Ability to install to both typical gypsum ceilings and CLT with the same parts. 


Manufacturing 

Minimize installation steps. 


Quick Connect

Include assembly methods to reduce the use of mechanical hardware and accelerate install time. 

Research and Evaluation

Design and Development

Design

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Bath Accessories

Project Goals

Katerra needs a cohesive strategy and form language for it’s various touchpoint throughout it’s interior spaces. Touchpoints can be described as hardware that is physically touched by someone's hand and can include bathroom accessories, door handles, cabinet pulls, and light switches, appliance handles, and ADA grab bars.

1

Product optimization

  • High perceived value ( add high end feature.)

  • Low cost.

  • Alignment with other product categories.

2

Installation Optimization

  • Set screws as an attachment method can be time consuming, so there’s a need for a quick connect solution.

  • Issues with the wall anchors that attach to the drywall can loosen over time.

  • Some bath accessories have poor construction which makes them rickety.

Problems

  • Set screws as an attachment method can be time consuming, so there’s a need for a quick connect solution.

  • Issues with the wall anchors that attach to the drywall can loosen over time.

  • Some bath accessories have poor construction which makes them rickety.

 

Research

 

Exploration

 

Bath Accessory Directions

 

Wall Connection