Metrum II

A radically new and elegant handheld digital thermometer 

for VeroxLabs | Jan 2015 - Jun 2017

Team: Lee Bazalgette, Himashi de Silva, Menusha Bennett @ Colombo Design Studio

MY CONTRIBUTION

+ Concept Sketching

+ Foam Modeling 

+ SWX Surface Modeling  

+ Graphic design for screen & keypad

+ Preparing client presentations and presenting concepts

PROJECT BRIEF

To design a new form that would be usable & readable both handheld and on a tabletop. 

Digital thermometers are regularly used in Assisted Reproductive Laboratories to measure the temperature of cell mediums, refrigerators and heat stages. 

Our challenge was:

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OUR SOLUTION

A new kind of digital thermometer that is intuitive to use and fits seamlessly into a lab technician's workflow. 

KEY FEATURES

Display at just the correct angle

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Display at just the correct angle

Inspired by a desktop calculator, we designed the screen to be angled up by 25 degrees, making it viewable both handheld and on a tabletop.

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Well-designed information hierarchy of the display and the clutter-free design makes for an efficient and error-free read. 

Easy-to-read display

In collaboration with the client's design team, we optimized the design for assembly, taking an 'inside-out' approach in CAD modelling. 

Compact Design