- Communication toolkit -
A tactile toolkit, designed to make people and especially families with children talk about uncomfortable topics. Coto was designed to help children and minors to cope and understand their grief after someone they know has passed away. But during the designprocess the tools turned out to be useful even for grown ups, and not only helpful if a loved one passes away but for general topics that take courage to talk about.
The objects are intuitive in their application, there are no directions for use or wrong ways of using them.
A built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery supplies Einow with enough energy to last several hours of usage. To recharge the battery, the handle has to be placed in one of the several docking stations. Both the two magnets and the form assure that the handle will be placed naturally at it’s intended place with the contacts as well as holding it in place reliable. The contacts within the dock as well as the handle automatically charges the battery, so the user never have to worry about recharging too much.
Einow´s design is both suitable for children being exhausted after a long, adventurous and exciting day while falling asleep but even for grown ups enjoying late hours in the garden after close of day.
Special focus lies therefore on Einow´s usability. An important aspect is the handle as it is supposed to be held comfortably by a wide range of different age groups. Not only the ergonomics had to be considered, but the general appearance of the lamp. Einow turns out rather neutral and without crude or juvenile colour schemes, it is convenient for various age groups. Only the little ones´ imagination will acknowledge Einow´s similarities to a bird. Especially Einow´s mounting to the docking station at the wall will likely remind you of some sort of woodpecker.