Claire Winterton

Claire Winterton

Product Design BSc

The Bobsters

Designing for two audiences, parents/carers and infants, the device must appeal to both simultaneously. The Bobsters: Splash, Squirt, and Swirl, are safety conscious, whilst being fun and engaging bath buddies for infants. The two-part device allows for easy monitoring of bath water, providing parents with peace of mind and infants with a safe water temperature for bathing. The product functionality lends itself perfectly to the concept of storytelling, aiding the bonding experience between parent and child at bath time. The use of specific facial expressions allows the characters to visually express to both parents and infants when the bath water temperature is safe, and the added thermochromic liquid crystal thermometer provides further numerical indication for reliability, thus reducing the risk of scalding within the home environment.