Palmer Hamilton

ReLoad Table

Design Challenge

Charging tables that allow individuals to power-up their phones and tablets have become commonplace in today’s connected world. The problem with them however, is that they are reliant on existing (and often old) infrastructure not suited to the modern way of learning, socializing and conducting business.

Approach

With i3's assistance, Palmer Hamilton set out to change the landscape of charging furniture by developing a table that utilized rechargeable batteries as its sole power source. No more outlets. No more cords. The freedom of placement offered by the ReLoad table would encourage greater social interaction between users and allow facilities to customize their venue to best serve each unique event.

Solution

By mapping out the overall user-experience, i3 was able to assist Palmer Hamilton in addressing each detail of ReLoad’s design; assembly, service, battery-life, battery charging, visual cues, and more. Sound mechanical engineering, electrical integration and a modern aesthetic completed the program that lead to ReLoad’s Gold Award at NeoCon 2014.

  • Design Research & Strategy
  • Product Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Prototyping