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Melitta Coffee Maker Redesign

The original Melitta One:One Single Serving Brewing System has a specially designed javapod™ that eliminates the need for filters and measuring, and is easy to clean. It brews directly into a mug, so coffee is always fresh, never scorched.

Shortcomings of the original design:
  • 1-cup POD coffee system, though easily loaded, won't fit travel mugs
  • Makes one 5-ounce or 8-ounce serving, neither of which is enough to fill a mug
  • Its 28-ounce tank needs to be refilled after making only two mugs and is awkward to access

My design greatly improves upon these and other shortcomings while making maximum use of the internal components from the previous model.

I began by creating a task analysis and persona, in addition to reading through and cataloguing online reviews of the One:One, from which I developed a list of design criteria. From this list I created a list of features that my design should incorporate.

One of the main criterium given to me for this project was that the internal components of the original product be incorporated into our redesigns to reduce costs. I began by disassembling the One:One and measuriing all the internal components, then blocked them out in 2D. I created 2d arrangements of the components to determine "minimum envelopes" from which I could begin sketching new enclosure designs that I could feel confident would be able to accomodate the necessary internals. Once I had chosen the best form, I moved into 3D CAD models using SolidWorks.

I created the 3D model using SolidWorks and rendered it with PhotoView 360. The Design Packet and posters were laid out in Illustrator. The color study was performed with Photoshop.

Role in project
Concept & Design
Sketching
CAD Modeling
Rendering
Graphic Design
Project Tools
SolidWorks
PhotoView 360
Photoshop
Illustrator

Process Imagery
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