Kids like to play. Kids like to get wet. Kids like to play and get wet at the same time.
For: H2O Fun (a division of Hobbs Architectural Fountains)
What: Design, Engineering, Prototyping, Sourcing
This is a product line I worked on over the course of five years for H2O Fun. Typically seen at city recreation areas, these parks consist of above ground and/or flush mounted spray effects of all shapes and sizes. Based on needs from customers or our own product development schedule, I would design, engineer, test, and source manufacturing for the various components that made up each feature. At last count there were over 50 products in the line up.
Child interaction, play patterns, and safety were also extremely important during all phases of development. In retrospect, this was one of my first forays into experiential design. A keen focus was also placed on manufacturability of each product due to their modular/system nature.