Product Design Project
Seasonal Affective Disorder Lamp
A school project that explores structure in order to solve a problem. For my product, I chose to re-design the standard lightbox used by those suffering from seasonal affective disorder.
Type of Project
School project, Carleton University
Seamlessly blends into to products’ surrounding environment.
Discretly acts as therapy, does not ressemble a therapy light.
Manufactured and priced at a fair price, but still maintains competitive pricing in the market.
The light can be easily adjusted to fit to the user for the proper use and most benefits.
The bulbs are easily replaceable.
Small footprint on the user’s desk.
The light simulates the health benefits provided by the sun on a spring day, which has proven to influence users’ moods.
The light has a protective UV filter + doesn’t emit more than 10,000 lux.
Types of Light Therapy
Bright light sun visors
Natural spectrum light bulbs
On average, it is a large lightbox that takes up a large surface area on the users ’ desk.
Most light boxes cost between $250 and $500 and are not covered by all insurance plans.
Light Therapy Users
Young adults, ages 20-35
Environment of Use
The user will be using the product in their home or office space.
The product can be moved around the users’ environment for convenience.
Through numerous ideations and brainstorming sessions I converged the concepts to a final design.
Low Fidelity Prototypes
A variety of low fidelity prototypes were created to test structure, function and proportions.
Low Fidelity Prototype Analysis
High Fidelity Prototypes
Created a few high fidelity prototypes before creating the final model to make sure the size, proportions, and balance of the lamp structured, lampshade, and electronic components.