Our 2022 started on an extremely thrilling observe with the #DoWhatFloatsYourboAt Design Problem and we will’t be extra thrilled to announce the winners! As a substitute of the standard 3 winners, this time we’ve chosen 5 successful entries – Gold, Silver, Bronze, a particular Pupil prize, in addition to a brand new Honorable Point out that we added on the final minute due to how impressed we have been with the entries! The problem noticed greater than 1500 individuals signing as much as take part and clocked in practically 400 entries by the point the competitors ended. The jury, headed by Katharina Stärck, Ayush Singh Patel, and Sarang Sheth arrived at 5 entries that delivered on the competitors’s temporary of rendering/designing the boAt Stone 1200F Wi-fi Speaker to make it look impactful and alluring. Over the course of this week and the following, we’ll introduce you to the winners and their designs.
The Bronze Prize went to Priyanshu Jaiswal (additionally recognized by his Instagram moniker @stang.id) for making a speaker that centered not simply on audio readability however on literal readability too! Priyanshu’s rendition of the boAt Stone 1200F turned the wi-fi speaker translucent, giving us a glimpse of the electronics and parts inside. In flip, this turns the speaker much less right into a mysterious monolithic block, and right into a sonic artpiece that permits you to admire the sweetness inside the speaker.
“Emotions and feelings are what drive our lives”, Priyanshu advised YD. Pointing at different designs that target exterior detailing slightly than exhibiting off the interiors, Jaiswal mentions how a translucent speaker can captivate a consumer by permitting them to essentially see the speaker for what it’s. Nothing hidden behind an opaque fascia, every part is seen to the observer, kind of just like the Clear Speaker or Harman Kardon’s Soundsticks. Priyanshu’s entry instantly stood out to the jury due to the truth that he didn’t see the speaker for what it was, however slightly for what it might be. It concerned detailing the insides of the 3D mannequin, becoming audio drivers, a PCB, batteries, and acceptable wiring into the mannequin, earlier than rendering the ultimate piece.
“I noticed a teardown video of boAt 1200F… It took me abruptly, how nicely engineered the product is at such value”, Priyanshu talked about. “So I needed to understand that via design and now have a pleasant product story on the similar time.”
Priyanshu is an Industrial Design scholar from India. He describes himself as “a mad scientist” with an “intrinsic need to discover new disciplines so as to add to my repertoire of data.” As a Bronze Winner of the #DoWhatFloatsYourboAt Design Problem, Priyanshu wins INR 5,000 boAt Merchandise + KeyShot 10 Professional License (free upgradable to KeyShot 11).
Designer: Priyanshu Jaiswal