During my internship at Field Factors, I was given the task to design their main product, Streetdrain. The product aims to make urban areas more resilient to heavy rains and droughts. To do so, Streetdrain collects and filters rain water, to be infiltrated deeply underground. Starting from a product idea, we developed and built the concept, a working prototype, a scale model and multiple test products.
I learned a lot about working together with people from different backgrounds and tackling a major problem with environmental and cultural impact. I also gained experience with new prototyping methods.