Group project with Noah Wangerin and Michael Hansen. All sketches, renderings, and models shown is my work.

To design a product for relief in an emergency situation.
Hand-powered crank under base
evoked emotions:
urgency
stress
fear
disorientation
confusion

important qualities:
preparedness
communication
comfort
light + visibility
intuitive product
observations:
many LED models
some radio models
few hand rechargeable batteries (crank, squeeze, etc.)
feature-rich + aesthetically pleasing = design opportunity
intuitive buttons + dials
integrates radio
battery charging crank feature
comfortable form

not embarrassing to leave in sight
creates awareness of presence
accents home decor
potential users of varying hand sizes rated different forms and gave preferences
determined: a slightly smaller diameter and a more gentle curve were needed
PRODUCT Emergency Survival Solution

Emergency survival solution in the form of a flashlight/radio addressing form + function while creating an aesthetic that users won't want to hide in a drawer, but rather leave out in the open- always available for usage. In collaboration with Noah Wangerin and Michael Hansen.

Kyle Gati
Freelance Industrial Designer Seattle, WA