ASHER BLACKBURN
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Modern Lawncare

 
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Modern Lawncare

Maintaining a perfect green lawn is an unsustainable habit that is becoming a thing of the past. In this product design project, I worked with Yoonyoung Kim and Claudia Vichier-Guerre to create a compact and desirable lawn care system.

This system consists of

  • Fertilizer spreading

  • Fertilizer storage

  • Watering

 

 
 
 

Research

Our research was gathered though interviews with family and friends around the world. We also compiled data from online sources and experts at The Home Depot.

 
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After talking to our interviewees, we compiled a list of pain points that our consumers expressed. We decided these into the three main parts of our system: storage, spreading, and water.

 
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User Persona

 
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Design Concepts

 
 

Fertilizer Spreader

Our broadcast fertilizer spreader uses a pod method to save and conserve fertilizer usage. Using the 4 season fertilizer, each pod holds a different fertilizer for each time of year. The user docks the pod into the spreader and walks the lawn. What’s left in the spreader can be reused next year.

 
 
 

Fertilizer Storage

Our main storage hub houses each season’s pods as well as the spreader when not in use. The user places the fertilizer bags into the top and the hub separates it into each pod. The storage hub is placed into the user’s garage.

 
 
 

Water System

Our watering system consists of a main hub connected to the user’s house that stores the hose and the sprinkler heads. The sprinklers collect data from the lawn and water accordingly.

 
 

 

STIHL Brand guide

 
 

 

Physical Models

For this project it was important for us to create models full scale to really get a sense of proportion and size. Full scale models were made of foam core while a final “grey” model (¼ scale) was made using 3D printed and laser cut parts.

Full scale

¼ scale

 

Sketches

Photos coming soon…