The station project was initiated and led by mechanical engineering and business. The idea was to place the landing pad that we developed for Mercedes Benz on a structure that will replace the van's battery and payload exchange mechanism. In the first months, the design was not part of the process since I had to work on different assets. The prototype worked well but did not create a lot of excitement among the team. After a long time of not using the station, Andreas asked me if I can skin this prototype.
I had six weeks to work on this from concept to launch and I realized that the skin was only one of the real needs. I thought that the user interaction part needs rethinking, physically and digitally. For example, the box could not be properly taken out of the station due to the Aluminium structure getting in the way.Read More