Acorns Core Dock
The goal of this project was to design a gift for some of Acorns users. The phone dock presented the customer their Core membership card. It was designed to support all phones in portrait and landscape orientation, as well as the ability to charge the phone when docked. The dock was designed in SolidWorks, and CNC'd to specification.
Key points I took away from this project:
- Designing and building physical items takes SOOOO much longer than digital products.
- Just like digital products, prototyping your designs is critical to ensure it's accurate to the experience you were designing, and that all of the features work.
- Plan for extremely long shipping/processing times when working with manufacturers overseas.