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Vass - Various and Small Specialized Kettle.
Winner - Gold
Designer: Darlie Lau
Design Type: General consumer goods and appliances
Company / Organization / School: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The main unit of Vass has 5 functional moveable heads: Tea-set, Lifestyle, Outdoor, Beauty and Baby-care which can be used for making tea, Aromatherapy, Outdoor Cooking, Facial Moisturizer and Prepare Milk. These fully utilize the delicate relationship between water and boiling. Humanized Silicon Handle Design makes it portable and mobile. Once the liquid has boiled, the control signals at the base will go to standby mode. The Heater Plate utilized the latest internationally recognized water-boiling technology while the Internal Control can be easily controlled via the smart phone app. Another unique feature of Vass is offering a new and pleasurable experience to users by visualizing the boiling process, using a range of GUI simple graphics themes. The intuitive and simple GUI provides good usability. Through its touch screen, users can adjust the temperature at between 40°C to 100°C easily and quickly. It also provides more information such as quick drink recipes, time and amount of water, which is useful when using at outdoor. The concept of easy to use for all users is the starting point of all designs.