Nov 2018 - Oct 2019
Product Design & 3D Building
Smile Print is a vending machine that supplies users with positive emotions by printing short and uplifting affirmations in the format of shopping receipts.
Drawing inspiration from the convenient and easily accessible nature of typical beverage vending machines, it is a product that attempts to cater more positive emotions into our daily lives, whilst assisting in bettering the collective well-being of our society.
Some of the printed affirmation letters ↓
I had the opportunity to showcase Smile Print at UAL Digital Edge 2019 and Picturing the Invisible, a pop-up exhibition at Chelsea College of Arts (photo credits: Andrea Capello) ↓
On an additional note, I applied for the Mayor's Entrepreneurship Competition 2019 in hopes to receive funding to commercialise this product and start a business. Although I wasn't able to progress to the final rounds, I wrote and designed a product pitch publication which concisely illustrates my research, development, and business plan. While my ideas have slightly changed since then, I am still working on this project. Check out Smile Print 2.0 which is now titled Smile Post!