Through the many design processes, a fellow grad student, Catherine Cunningham, and I designed this shower set together. She focused on the showerhead while I focused on the handle and faucet.
Through our observation of five different users, we identified three of the most common problems often experienced in shower sets. Rotation, height, and temperature vs pressure.
What We Did
We designed a fully customizable shower set. A height-adjustable head allows the user to choose their preferred height. Independent temperature and pressure controls allow further customization and the handle remembers the last temperature and pressure settings. A retractable bathtub faucet allows the tub to be completely clear while the shower is in use. With these features, the user has the ability to make their shower truly their own.
The faucet can extend out and collapses through the motion of rotation, the faucet is able to move out of the way when not in use. This is to save space, and it also turns off the water as you rotate it towards the wall.
Any taller than the average person has a difficult time standing comfortably under a showerhead. We designed ours to have many adjustable levels to fit any height.
Temperature vs. Pressure Control
Individuals prefer specific temperatures, however, their preference is lost every time the shower is turned off. We designed ours to separate these functions to allow for more customization.
Research and Reverse Engineering
First Set of Renders
Posters for Final
Making of the Physical Model