Summary Of Brief

To make a set of balance beam scales for children aged 4 to 7yrs. The toy’s aesthetics had to be influenced by those of real kitchen scales and they had to be capable of balancing a mass of 100g with 10 2p coins.

Complete Design Process

Independently coordinated project, from user centred idea generation to working prototype.

Working to tooling/packaging limits

Components (except the main beam) used to construct the main unit were restricted to 100mm x 100mm x 100mm and the balance beam should be quickly and easily removable.

Capturing Attention

The unlockable draw gives kids an objective and reward when balancing scales.

Bournemouth University

Febuary – March 2015