Gest – Gesture Driven Kitchen Faucet

Gest is a gesture driven kitchen faucet, that allows user to control
the temperature and pressure of the water just with a button and two
dimensional gestures. It is turned on by any movement below the faucet
by the optical sensor while the nozzle stands on the body. But the real
magic starts when user grabs the nozzle and pushes the button.

UMU logotype Wsmall  Umeå Institute of Design

Form Studies
Autumn 2013 – 4 Weeks

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Gest – Gesture Driven Kitchen Faucet

 

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Mapping the Opportunities

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Function X – Users – Interaction – Technology – Environment

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Amorphous – Minimal – Curved – Classic – Futuristic

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Ergonomics

I did further ergonomic refinements on the handle via testing the mock ups with various people who has different hand sizes.

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Cold

Moving the nozzle to the right while pushing the button, brings cold water.

Hot

Moving the nozzle to the left while pushing the button, brings hot water.

Spray

Also, the user can get water spray by moving the nozzle downwards, as upwards creates normal flow.