ODD is a set of desk organizers which are designed to evoke people’s creativity by its appearance and usage.
ODD is a study of how messiness and chaos would promote people to be more creative. It utilizes used materials such as plastic straws and old magazines into a useful, yet odd desktop organizers for people to use on their desks.
From my past creative internship, I worked at a very nice and clean office. Which was very nice and comforting, but I felt something was little off. I wish there was something that could help people who worked at a white glossy desk to evoke more creativeness. That’s what started ODD desktop organizers.
Prototyping & Testing
2 Months, Fall 2019
In the beginning, I started with a theme called: “Controllable Chaos.” Unlike making a practical looking desktop organizers, I was playing with unusual forms and structures for unpracticality.
With these initial sketches I continued making physical prototypes to test the feeling of using them as a desk organizers.
While doing these form studies, I’ve continued doing my research on what causes creativity in people.
After going through some research papers, I’ve found out that irregularity in one’s environment could help people on thinking something that’s out of box.
I was like, “Hmm, irregularity?” and that was when I started going around collecting used papers from libraries and used straws from cafes.
In this second iterations, I was trying to find a way to utilize
used materials into a functional forms to be a desktop organizers.
At this phase, I was exploring how to create an interesting form and useful desktop organizer with the set of used straws, papers, and concretes
With a set concept of using used straws and papers,
I continued iterating for the right design.
Form study with tons of straws
This iteration was super hard to put a single pencil or paper in between seams of straws.
With less straws, it got easier to insert pen and pencils.
Found more used papers and cut them into a set dimension for casting.
Products from ODD are targeted towards people who does not need a typical desk organizers but appreciates the story of the product as well as its uniqueness
Most of the desk organizers focuses in helping people to be
tidy and clean
But, there are no desk organizers that promotes creativity
creativity is well stimulated when people are in a space
with unexpected objects
thrown away materials
to be more functional