Flat Packed Toilet
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.
High Resolution Prototype