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Week 14 – Final Documents

Final Steps of the Package Repurpose Project

Here are the final pieces of the project with the latest iterations and final documents.

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Week 11 – Repurpose Interviews & Substrates

  • Ivonne Maldonado

    • What are your initial thoughts on this packaging repurpose concept?

      • Very Creative

      • Couldn’t understand it at first

        • Sticking the package around your socks as an ornament

      • Thought that the design only lasted one wash

        • Wears off after a couple months

    • How does this concept appeal to you?

      • Very interesting product

      • Seems to be targeted to children

        • Elementary school

          • They love colors and Mix-Match

    • Do you see yourself using this product idea?

      • Yes I do because

        • I like using a lot of colors

        • I love showing off designs

    • Does this product makes you feel unique?

      • It does because

        • Different designs

        • Different colors

        • Different packages

      • Anyone can have their own design

      • Anyone can incorporate their the designs in their own way

    • How would you improve this product to make it desirable for people like you?

      • Resistable designs

        • Last longer than a couple months

        • As long as the socks are used

      • People should have the designs longer

    • Does the package container work for the product?

      • I believe it does

        • Looks fun, unique and different

        • I like the designs incorporated in the package

    • What aspects of this concept concern you?

      • Keep buying the product

        • Waste of money

      • New socks every couple months

    • Do you believe this product could be successful, why or why not?

      • I do believe it could be successful

        • For elementary school kids

          • Prone to colors

          • Being unique

        • Parents would be also interested

          • For their children

          • Activity for the kids

            • Using the stickers

            • Designing new things

    • Is there a different type of package that will make this product more effective?

      • I don’t think so

        • I like the current package overall

    • Do you think this repurpose concept is clear?

      • It seems to be clear now after the short explanation

  • Yisleidy Minaya

    • What are your initial thoughts on this packaging repurpose concept?

      • Interesting way of reinventing medias (socks)

      • Interesting how you can get your socks and then make designs for them

        • That is cool

    • How does this concept appeal to you?

      • I’ll definitely buy it

      • It comes in a recyclable kind of way

        • Instead of throwing away the package, you can reuse it to make the designs, which is the purpose of the project

    • Do you see yourself using this product idea?

      • I’ll definitely use it

        • I think it’s really interesting

        • I already have ideas on my mind on how to design these new socks

    • Does this product makes you feel unique?

      • Definitely

        • It’s not a regular pair of socks

          • Es diferente (It’s different)

          • It’s new

          • It’s interesting

    • How would you improve this product to make it desirable for people like you?

      • Short pair of socks instead of long

        • Have it both ways

    • Does the package container work for the product?

      • Yes

        • The cylinder helps with the curvature of the socks

          • It helps to keep the structure of the designs

        • Other packages will get the designs bent

    • Is there a different type of package that will make this product more effective?

      • I don’t think so

        • If you use another package it will work but the designs will lose their curvature

        • If you change your package, it will defeat the purpose of having smooth curves

    • What aspects of this concept concern you?

      • If the stickers can come out easily or are they will stay there forever

    • Do you believe this product could be successful, why or why not?

      • I think so

        • It’s new

        • It’s different

        • People like different things

        • It calls attention

    • Do you think this repurpose concept is clear?

      • Seem to be very clear to me

  • Jasmine Turner

    • What are your initial thoughts on this packaging repurpose concept?

      • Really neat to take the idea of the look of the package and completely redesigning what you normally see in stores

    • How does this concept appeal to you?

      • As everyone else, I have to wear socks

      • Whenever you are looking for a trending pair

        • There are too many socks that end up looking the same

        • It’s good to see something new out there

    • Do you see yourself using this product idea?

      • I do because

        • I really like the design

        • They seem different

        • I always try to go out there and be different anything I have the opportunity

        • Old socks and boring socks are not really my style

        • It’s more about me when I see a design like that

    • Does this product makes you feel unique?

      • Definitely

        • It’s a good design

        • Whenever I see it

          • I feel like nobody else has socks just like those

        • After a while

          • I am sure many people will fall for the design

          • Then everyone will be wearing them

          • You’ll be unique for a while

    • How would you improve this product to make it desirable for people like you?

      • Personally

        • Socks with lots of comfort

        • Quality  Material

        • Different colors in designs

          • Not one selection

          • A lot of variety

    • Does the package container work for the product?

      • I think it does because

        • You usually see socks in hooks and bags

        • A cylinder makes it looks more stylish and upscale

        • It’s functional and recyclable

    • Is there a different type of package that will make this product more effective?

      • I don’t think so

        • It’s better to have them in the cylinder

          • Keep them safe from spills or other incidents

            • compared to hooks

          • Looks more upscale

          • Looks classy

    • What aspects of this concept concern you?

      • One downfall would be

        • Unless the package has a clear plastic view of the inside

        • You won’t be able to see the inside of the package and how the socks look or feel

        • You won’t be able to show all the details of the product

    • Do you believe this product could be successful, why or why not?

      • It definitely could be

        • It really is something new

        • People always like to see the new things

        • it’s a product that belongs to a cycle

          • You have to wear them everyday

          • You need to replace them often

        • it’s good to have something new on the market and show it in a new package

    • Do you think this repurpose concept is clear?

      • I’ll say it’s pretty clear

        • Mostly look at it as a new type of packing design

        • Also as a new design for the socks to really catch somebody’s eyes

  • Yatzi Garcia

    • What are your initial thoughts on this packaging repurpose concept?

      • I really like the design

      • I think it’s pretty creative

    • How does this concept appeal to you?

      • It’s very appealing

      • I like the design

        • The way it’s detailed

        • It looks like something that could be successfully bought

    • Do you see yourself using this product idea?

      • I definitely do because I love socks

    • Does this product makes you feel unique?

      • Not really

      • If it becomes a product

        • I think everyone will have it

        • or a couple people would have it

        • therefore, it wouldn’t really be unique

        • But I guess it would be unique for what most people do with their socks now compared to when you buy the product

    • How would you improve this product to make it desirable for people like you?

      • I would like to have more information on what color socks would be inside the packaging

      • If it is just plain white socks

      • I think color would definitely be something I would want to see

        • In general, even with the sticker designs

    • Does the package container work for the product?

      • I think so

        • I would wonder if there would be different designs for every packaging

        • But If it’s just his one, it is appealing

          • It has something cool

          • it has different shapes

          • Everyone can have a different design on their socks

    • Is there a different type of package that will make this product more effective?

      • I don’t think so

        • The packaging seems very detailed to me

        • Addition of color will probably help

    • What aspects of this concept concern you?

      • None really

    • Do you believe this product could be successful, why or why not?

      • Yes

        • I think in todays culture, the mix-matching of socks and the colors that people use are more bold, specially in america

        • It’s very neon and colorful

        • It would grab people’s attention

          • of all ages

    • Do you think this repurpose concept is clear?

      • Yes it’s very clear to me

      • In all honesty

  • Steven Rivera-Camacho

    • What are your initial thoughts on this packaging repurpose concept?

      • I didn’t think the package was going to become stickers

      • I thought the socks would just come like that in the package

      • I thought the colors outside will match the colors inside  and the sock

      • Now that I know it’s stickers

        • it’s different and interesting and the same time

    • How does this concept appeal to you?

      • What caught my attention

        • the idea of stickers

          • it’s something that is not out there yet

          • It’s going to caught people’s attention

            • Adults

            • Kids

            • Old People

          • They would all be interested in the socks

    • Do you see yourself using this product idea?

      • Yes I can see myself using it

        • but not using it regularly for everyday use

        • I will use it for sporty activities like

          • volleyball

          • jogging

          • running

        • I could see myself having a green neon color

          • With neon stickers on my socks

        • This socks remind me of swimming shoes

          • I can see the socks acting as such, not letting water in

            • Resistant to water and impermeable

        • However, I feel they are just going to get wet if I used them for water

    • Does this product makes you feel unique?

      • I don’t think it will because

        • more people will have option of having the socks

      • It will be unique in the way I use them

        • Buying two packages

          • Mix-Matching the stickers from those

          • Instead of buying one package with one color

    • How would you improve this product to make it desirable for people like you?

      • Add lots of color

        • Plain white socks won’t make me buy it

      • Black socks with colored stickers

        • I would be more drawn to it

        • Instead of just seeing the package with the stickers

      • I would like to have new socks that go along with the new stickers

    • Does the package container work for the product?

      • Yeah

        • It gets your attention really quick

        • I can see how the colors will work in the container

          • How they going to work and go with the stickers

          • It will caught people’s attention really fast

            • Specially little kids

            • Parents will see what’s the container for

              • That will make them buy it

    • Is there a different type of package that will make this product more effective?

      • I think the cylinder package is ok

        • It’s more portable

        • Instead of having a bag with

          • One pair of socks

          • Not  as many stickers

        • The container could be reuse for something else after taking the stickers

        • It’s fine and I won’t change anything about it

    • What aspects of this concept concern you?

      • The money concerns me

        • How much it would be sold for?

      • The container should have the socks and the stickers and they shouldn’t be sold separately

      • People are not willing to spend money every month for more stickers for their socks

        • They want to buy one time and have them for a long time

    • Do you believe this product could be successful, why or why not?

      • I’m feeling kind of undecided

      • It’s a more or less situation

      • However, I am more in the I believe side that it could be successful

        • Just because of teenagers

        • This could be a new trend

          • Once it becomes one, that’s when you make the money

        • Add many more colors

          • Yellow

          • Pink

          • Green

          • Blue

          • Red

          • Purple

            • It will caught girls & guys attention

        • If it becomes a trend then it will be successful

          • If it doesn’t then it is going to die really fast

    • Do you think this repurpose concept is clear?

      • I think it was really clear and understandable

      • Your quick explanation was good enough

Subtrates

Socks:

Merino wool: The fine, itch-free fibers of merino wool have nearly replaced the scratchy ragg-wool socks your parents may have used. Their biggest advantage is that they are thermostatic (temperature-regulating), so your feet stay comfortable in a wide range of temperatures. Wool can absorb up to 30% of its weight in water, which means your feet remain dry longer.

  • Pros: Comfortable in cool or warm conditions, absorbs and wicks moisture, cushions, doesn’t itch like ragg wool.

  • Cons: Dries a bit slower than synthetics, more expensive.

Package:

 Three-Piece Telescoping Cardboard Tube

  • Telescoping tubes provide strength with dual wall construction.

  • Environmentally friendly packaging – made from recycled paper

  • Used for high quality packaging of high quality products.

Adhesive & Label Stock

  • Low adhesiveness (Low viscosity)

  • Pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) (Peelable) – Water based acrylic

  • White glossy latex label stock (A litho stock with some added latex allows the label to be much more flexible and form around certain curved objects more easily than standard litho)

Die Cut Flat File

Hector – Repurpose Die Cut

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Week 10 – Re-purposing Updated

Project: Package Repurpose

Designer(s): Hector Santana

Updated Solid Proposal:

For my product repurpose idea, I want to take about three pairs of high quality, expensive sucks and put them in a cylindrical container that will serve as design stickers for the socks. The socks will be black to match the packaging color. The package shell will be a sturdy cardboard material which will give the cylinder form and strength. In addition, the package shell will serve as collection collection of stickers where the design pieces can be pushed out from the material and then pasted onto the socks for a final unique design. A slim sheet of plastic might need to cover the package shell to prevent the pieces from getting separated from the package.

  1. Project Goal(s)

    1. What is the goal of this project?

      1. To creatively transform a product’s package into another product in order to repurpose the package used for the product

  2. The Audience

    1. Identify and describe the primary audience.

      1. Young males and females, primarily adolescents and young adults

    2. Are there other audiences and in what order of importance are they?

      1. Kids under 15 years old are possible targets. Adults in their twenties is the focus of the product

    3. What languages and/or terminology speaks clearly to these audiences?

      1. An attractive, fun and elegant language with curvy imagery will captivate the audience

  3. The Message

    1. What is the message you are trying to send to the audience?

      1. My product is elegant and expensive, but it has an attractive fun side to it.

    2. If you could get one sentence through all the clutter, what would that be?

      1. Pursuit of perfection, elegance and style.

    3. What are the advantages of the product or service?

      1. It will be an stylish and unique package for socks which will call attention and the package itself its full of fun.

    4. List the benefits to the consumer of the product or service:

      1. Style

      2. Elegance

      3. Fun

      4. Environmental Friendly use packaging

  4. Objectives

    1. State the main idea you are trying to communicate (objective)?

      1. I am trying to transform a simple product, a package of socks, into a successful expensive and elegant package with a purpose, wearable designs, in mind.

    2. How can you effectively communicate your objective (strategy)?

      1. I will use the materials, form, elements, typography, color and shapes to convey my objective

    3. Is your strategy conceptual or compositional?

      1. My strategy is more compositional than conceptual, but the concept is also important.

    4. What choices of design elements, principles and typography support your strategy?

      1. Line

      2. Form

      3. Balance

      4. Color

      5. Typography

      6. Shape

      7. Texture

      8. Space

      9. Harmony

  5. The Medium

    1. What are some ways to reach this audience?

      1. Using subtle, but attractive colors. Emphasize shapes with some color. Keep balance, but show creativity and innovation.

    2. How will this piece be delivered to the audience?

      1. It will be delivered in a combination of glossy, sticky paper, rubber and thin carton. It would be a cylindrical package with a removable cap.

    3. Imagine how they would interact with this piece?

      1. They would see the package and open the top cap. They would take out the contents and then use the shell for adding designs to the socks inside. The designs will be extracted by pushing out the design shapes from the package.

  6. The Deadline

    1. When must the message get to the audience for maximum effect?

      1. The message should be there in about some minutes so the product could be notice and analyzed.

    2. When must the finished design be delivered?

      1. It should be delivered by December 3rd, 2013 (12/3/13).

  7. Budget

    1. What is the budget for this project?

      1. Probably between $40 to $50.

    2. Has this budget been approved? By Whom?

      1. Yes, Myself, Hector Santana

    3. What quantities do you need to produce?

      1. Only one demonstration package for extra credit  and a digital 3D package with flat die cut, progress, and transformation

  8. The Responsible Parties

    1. Who needs to be involved in the process?

      1. Me, Hector Santana, & Nancy Mata for advice and support

    2. Who needs to sign off on final execution?

      1. Nancy Mata

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Interview Questions:

What are your initial thoughts on this packaging repurpose concept?

How does this concept appeal to you?

Do you see yourself using this product idea?

Does this product makes you feel unique?

How would you improve this product to make it desirable for people like you?

What aspects would make you recommend this product?

Does the package container work for the product?

Is there a different type of package that will make this product more effective?

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Additional Questions:

What aspects of this concept concern you?

is the concept unique itself?

What is the concept missing in order to appeal to a global audience?

Do you believe this product could be successful, why or why not?

Do you think this repurpose concept is clear?

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Week 9 – Package Re-purpose Project

Project:

  • Package Repurpose

Designer(s):

  • Hector Santana

Solid Proposal:

For my product repurpose idea, I want to take about three pairs of high quality, expensive sucks and put them in a cylindrical container that will serve as a magnetic dart board. The socks will be black to match the packaging color. each pair will be separated by a circular divider which serves as a dart holder. This container will be composed of an outer shell and an inner shell. The inner shell will form the art board body and it will be designed accordingly. The outer shell will be a sturdy magnesian stone material which will give the cylinder form and strength. In addition, the outer shell will serve as assemblable collection of darts where the dart pieces can be pushed out from the material and then assembled to form the final dart. A slim sheet of plastic might need to cover the outer shell to prevent the pieces from getting separated from the package.

  1. Project Goal(s)

    1. What is the goal of this project?

      1. To creatively transform a product’s package into another unrelated product in order to repurpose the package used for the product

  2. The Audience

    1. Identify and describe the primary audience.

      1. Young gamers, teenagers and young adults primarily

    2. Are there other audiences and in what order of importance are they?

      1. Kids under 15 years old are possible targets. Adults in their twenties is the focus of the product

    3. What languages and/or terminology speaks clearly to these audiences?

      1. An attractive, fun and elegant language will captivate the audience

  3. The Message

    1. What is the message you are trying to send to the audience?

      1. My product is elegant and expensive, but it has an attractive fun side to it.

    2. If you could get one sentence through all the clutter, what would that be?

      1. Pursuit of perfection, elegance and style.

    3. What are the advantages of the product or service?

      1. It will be an stylish and unique package for socks which will call attention and the package itself its full of fun.

    4. List the benefits to the consumer of the product or service:

      1. Style

      2. Elegance

      3. Fun

      4. Environmental Friendly use packaging

  4. Objectives

    1. State the main idea you are trying to communicate (objective)?

      1. I am trying to transform a simple product, a package of socks, into a successful expensive and elegant package with a purpose, magnetic dart game, in mind.

    2. How can you effectively communicate your objective (strategy)?

      1. I will use the materials, form, elements, typography, color and shapes to convey my objective

    3. Is your strategy conceptual or compositional?

      1. My strategy is more compositional than conceptual, but the concept is also important.

    4. What choices of design elements, principles and typography support your strategy?

      1. Line

      2. Form

      3. Balance

      4. Color

      5. Typography

      6. Shape

      7. Texture

      8. Space

      9. Harmony

  5. The Medium

    1. What are some ways to reach this audience?

      1. Using subtle, but attractive colors. Emphasize shapes with some color. Keep balance, but show creativity and innovation.

    2. How will this piece be delivered to the audience?

      1. It will be deliver in a combination of Magnesian stone, rubber and thin aluminum. It would be a cylindrical package with a removable cap.

    3. Imagine how they would interact with this piece?

      1. The would see the package and open the top cap. They would take out the content and then use the outer shell for the darts and the inside shell for the board. The darts would need to be assembled by extracting them from the shell by pressing on the dar shapes.

  6. The Deadline

    1. When must the message get to the audience for maximum effect?

      1. The message should be there in about some minutes so the product could be notice and analyzed.

    2. When must the finished design be delivered?

      1. It should be delivered by December 3rd, 2013 (12/3/13).

  7. Budget

    1. What is the budget for this project?

      1. Probably between $40 to $50.

    2. Has this budget been approved? By Whom?

      1. Yes, Myself, Hector Santana

    3. What quantities do you need to produce?

      1. Only one demonstration package for extra credit  and a digital 3D package with flat die cut, progress, and transformation

  8. The Responsible Parties

    1. Who needs to be involved in the process?

      1. Me, Hector Santana, & Nancy Mata for advice and support

    2. Who needs to sign off on final execution?

      1. Nancy Mata

Rough Sketches

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Week 8 – Package Repurpose Ideation

  • Initial Package Ideas

    1. Laptop box

      • Laptop stand

      • Kids black board

      • Kids drawing pad

    2. Smart Phone box

      • Phone docking station

      • X-acto knife holder

    3. PC Tower box

      • Set of hangers

      • Small table

    4. Game Console box

      • Game stand or container

      • CD Case holder

    5. Sport equipment box

      • Lamp cover

    6. Parkour (Free running) equipment box

      • Picture Hanger

    7. Chocolate box

      • Pet Litter Box

    8. Pringle’s

      • Tennis ball holder

Group Ideas

  • Book cover

  • Small cabinet

  • Belt holder

  • Picture Frame

  • Planter

  • Utensil holder

  • Key hanger

  • Cup covers

  • Book holder

  • Tape holder

  • Comic protector

  • Cup holder

  • Wine glass holder

  • USB Stick holder

  • Mouse Holder

  • Cord Wrapper

  • CD/DVD case organizer

Top Ideas:

  1. Picture Frame

  2. USB Organizer

  3. Book Cover

  4. Desk Organizer

Tentative Proposal:

My product re-purpose idea would involve using a interesting camera box that might be created by myself or based off a box found online. I will research different box styles to find the most suitable and easier to work with box. This could be a rectangular, squared, curved or uniquely-shaped box. The box will be disassembled once the camera and all other contents are taken out. Some pieces from organizing the contents will be used to give form to a picture frame. The actual box will have an inner pattern that will be random and you will only know what it is once the package is open. I will be using the inside of the package as the outer design of the frame. The content dividers/organizers from inside of the package will be use for support, decoration or for optional additions to the picture frame.

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