Flip Design, 2010    5 Weeks    Individual Project

Design Brief

To design a 3D puzzle for children (age 8 +) that helps them learn about endangered species through play and sensitizes them toward the issue. The first animal in the series was the hawksbill turtle.

Form Explorations

It was important to study the different forms though sketching, since the end result was a 3D model. It was essential to highlight physical features particular to the Hawksbill Turtle and the ones that help identify it from other turtles.

Joinery Explorations

Many paper and corrugated mock ups were made to explore different joineries. These were refined over CAD models and finally MDF was laser cut.

Final concept: As children build the model, they discover fun facts about the animal behind every the body part / puzzle piece.