Fire Alarm


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.


criteria development

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.


concept refinement

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.