Flat Packed Toilet

Summary

This design project focused on refining re.source's low-cost, portable container-based toilet. The goal of this project was to produce an efficient flat pack toilet from a single sheet of plastic (96"x48"). Contributions to this project primarily focused on designing and prototyping the main housing.

It was important as a designer to be human centered in order to make a product that users would want to have in their homes. Though targeted at communities with already poor access, the aim was to provide a product that also stood on its own in terms of appeal. 

Based on insights generated from research and a service pilot in Haiti, we established the following design constraints: low cost, a frame strong enough for 200lb., affordance for ventilation, resilience to heavy impact environments,  a minimum size of 15"x15"x18", and an easy way to access the container.

 
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Process

Sketches

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Rapid Prototypes

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High Resolution Prototype

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