Student Spotlight: Jon Patterson

by First name Last name on 01/02/2010 | 4 Minute Read

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Jon Patterson is a student at the Academy of Art:

The result is a reinvention of designing bottlesthat are functional for the urban cities most of the consumers live in.Bottles, although functional, need to be transportable/ and whyshouldn't they be wearable? On top of that, they must have purpose. Iwanted to break the traditional rules of what skincare products are,and began to design what they should be."

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The first image you seeis the display case. Using Magnets, the bottles are able to float onthe display. The display uses the shape of the bottle because of it'sability to be stable on the base, yet high in height. It is back lit by4 led bars and diffused three times through a 80% opacity sheetplastic. The light create interest and draws people in whereastraditional displays don't

Bottle Description:

These bottles,ideally, would be a two piece injection molded plastic with asoft-rubberized texture; similar to the silicon texture most of theNooka products have. The spout/top, uses simple "o-ring" technology,similar to that of a heinz ketchup bottle. What this allows is lesswaste of the product, as well as a non-mess solution to traditionalbottle tops. The bottles come in three sizes, with the middle size andsmallest sizes both airport transportable coming under 3 oz. Thefunctionality of the design allows the bottle to "clip" ontoessentially any surface (such as belts, purses, shirts, pockets, showerracks.) What this allows is a bottle that can clip anywhere and befunctional to the user (no more holding a sunscreen bottle while on thego or keeping bulky Purell containers in your pockets). The stripesshown on the front of the bottle are indicators and tell the user whenthey are low on the product, using a color hit to get their attention. 

The products for thisproject were, Sunblock, Body Wash and Hand Sanitizer. I noticed thatPurell, and all other hand sanitizers, come in the common bottles, butthey are bulky, and rather nerdy in my opinion. The only other way tocarry hand sanitizer is to wear it around your neck, which is even morestupid! So the smaller bottle concept solves the issue, allowing theconsumer to wear it [as an accessory] (that they already would do)allows them to add a little flair to their current style by wearing ontheir belt, etc. 

The bottle itself is re-useable. I wanted to dothis not because it is trendy to be "green" but more because a lot ofpeople, when asked, wanted something refillable. So the "O-ring" can beremoved, and filled with more product. 

With the product being refillable, the consumerwould purchase the bottle because they like the colors, and, since theyare all refillable, they can be filled with whichever skincare productthey choose. The bottles tell of no information on the front, however,once flipped the consumer can see what they are looking at. Thisconcept is taken from the intrigue with the Nooka watches (http://www.nooka.com).The watches take time to learn/understand, but nonetheless, they drawinterest and intrigue. This follows the same belief. We create aproduct that is very intriguing to the user, they grow curious andbegin to examine the product more curiously. Also, being that thebottle colors with this concept don't reflect the scent/product, thereis no need to advertise on the front the product if it can be switchedout.

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