123 Fire Alarm
Fire alarm design for kindergarten classroom
Currently, there exists standard fire alarm designs consistent across various environments. This project aims to design an interaction and visual fit to one specific location — a kindergarten classroom.
I analyzed the evolution of fire alarms, looking at various features, materials, forms and interactions of standard alarms.
Initial Ideating and Modeling
Based on preliminary research, I explored potential alarm interactions and concepts in context of environment through sketches and modeling.
Based on environment, kindergarten classroom, I developed objective criteria and a potential scenario to guide my concept development. I created a hierarchy of criteria —primary, secondary and tertiary.
I moved on to refine the final form and interaction and explored adding lighting to inform user. Began considering details such as construction and hardware.