BATAVIA TRANSFORMER – Whistle Industrial Design Melbourne
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TRANSFORMER

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL

WORKBENCH & STEP LADDER

CLIENT

Batavia GmbH

DATE

2014-2015

The Transformer mobile workbench was a collorabation between Batavia, its suppliers and Whistle, with the goal to develop a unique, innovative and highly functional solution for the trade/DIY market.

 

Whistle helped develop the initial idea and function through a concept development stage, before taking the idea into CAD for ergonomic verification and to ensure all relevant safety standards were met. In CAD, we were able to simulate and verify all geometry to ensure the functions would work as expected, before the supplier committed to prototype fabrication and testing.

 

Key focus was placed on easy of use, safety (large stable standing surfaces), ergonomics (adjustable height tool tray) and maximising available functions, whilst minimising complexity. The result was a rugged and stylish multi-function tool that makes mobile handy work that much easier.

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

Sketch-based development concepts to explore design options.

CONCEPT REFINEMENT

Concept refined in CAD to check geometry and function.

CAD DESIGN AND HUMAN FACTORS

CAD Development with constant focus on ergonomics.

DEVELOPMENT COMPLETE

Handover and support for manufacture.