The Making Of A Genie - Phase 1
We thought it would be fun to share some more insight into the design process that got us to this point. Along the way, there were many directions and ideas explored before we ultimately ended up with the smart bottle design that you see today. What you’ll see here is a peek into the “genie’s workshop” of sketches, photos, renderings, and everything else along the way. We’ve selected some of the more interesting elements to share here to get a feel for how things evolved. This first post in the series will focus mostly on the design and aesthetic aspects of the bottle. Stay tuned to see what comes next!
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Step 1: Sketches: exploring some initial shapes
Step 2: Sketches: turn a bunch of the interesting shapes into bottles to explore further
Step 3: Sketches: focus on the lid design - some diverse options at this point
Step 4: Sketches: think about designs for the wireless charging pad - how will the bottle fit best?
Step 5: Sketches: explore the lid mechanics - alternate paths for the lid, including a hook
Step 6: Explore how big different volumes actually are
Step 7: Turn some sketches into early renderings - to better understand general sizing
Step 8: Explore some details and mechanics with renderings
Step 9: Explore some charger options with renderings too
Step 10: Let’s check in on how things have evolved so far
Step 11: Bottle & wireless charging pad fit - renderings
Step 12: Let’s start 3D printing some models and parts
While the bottle design was evolving above, many other things were happening at the same time: PCB and electronics design, functional prototyping, logo design, software development, and more. Keep your eyes peeled for our next update to see how the AquaGenie logo came to look like this: