Voxelight

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Capabilities
Brainstorming
Concept Development/Generation
Concept Sketching
Context Illustrations
Digital Sketching
Low Resolution Prototyping
High Resolution Prototyping
Prototype Fabrication
Human Factors Design
Product Design
Human-Centered Design
3D CAD Modeling
Design for Manufacture

Sunscreenr is the first product from Voxelight, a startup company focused on developing products that utilize the hidden properties of light. Trig helped turn Sunscreenr into a reality with the IDEA Award winning design of a simple & rugged specialty viewer that allows you to see protection from UV rays.

Challenge

See the invisible

When you look through the Suncreenr, protected skin appears dark and unprotected skin appears light. Any user can properly apply sunscreen and see exactly where sunscreen has worn thin from sweat, swimming, or even just playing with the kids.

Sunscreenr is the only product on the planet able to help answer such sun safety questions as: “Have I covered my back?” or “Have I fully protected my toddler?”
Sunscreenr allows you to see your level of protection from skin cancer.

Process

Design in context

However, having to pull out a clunky and fragile camera at the beach to check your squirmy kids’ coverage before they run off would be a disaster. With no other product like this on the market, our client provided us with open whitespace to design. But what aesthetic would be right for Sunscreenr?

The Trig team approached the challenge in stages, first by visualizing the user scenario and then dealing with the critical features and internal component size constraints. This had to be a device that was small and lightweight enough to carry with a bottle of sunscreen, yet not so tiny it disappears into the vastness of a sandy beach bag.

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Solution

Solution

Client feedback at each stage became guideposts as we navigated through the whitespace. The design evolved into its final form. Rounds of prototyping to test size, use, and carrying method when hands are greasy from sunscreen. CAD development around internal parts and design for manufacture to ensure waterproof compliance. Rubberized outer made resistant to sunscreen ingredients that are known to degrade plastics. Any product meant for the beach should have a bright and fun aesthetic to go along with a sunshiny day. Many colorways are available to please consumers with differing senses of style.

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Result

The Sunscreenr literally makes the invisible visible.

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