For the main project while in Berlin, it was our task to deﬁne a future scenario about the usage of sinks in a public or semi-public bathroom. We had to design one or more products that are involved in the process of hand washing.
Our design process involved mind mapping, interviewing/observational research, setting an individual design Intent, designing for a specific target group and market, ideation, iteration, prototyping,testing, 3D modeling, and presentation. Besides aesthetics and function there should be a focus on ethics and sustainability. Avoiding pandemic diseases in our globalized world is a big challenge. Hygiene such as hand washing is still the most simple and efﬁcient way to stop the spreading of germs. Design can increase the awareness, the acceptance and the usability of washing in public bathrooms. Aesthetics, environmental awareness, functionality and fun are the essence of our designs.