It better be easy– Fire Extinguisher design

This project was done as a part of Trend Analysis module where the brief was to explore the trend in a particular aspect of a product and speculate the direction it might take in the future. My team-mate Aswin Rangannathan and I decided to grab the first object that screamed for our attention in the room– The rather lonely Fire Extinguisher.

A little bit of research into the history of the design of this product and understanding of why the form has evolved the way we see it right now lead us into designing our own prototype of an extinguisher as it might look in the future, keeping in mind ergonomics and ease of use. This is one product that the users better find easy to use, am I right?

Date: 2012