The problem I focused on was the cigarette butt at my home.

My boyfriend is a smoker. Since we moved to a new apartment(which is on the fourth floor without elevator),  he always lies his upper body out of window to smoke instead of going outside the building . The issue annoyed me the most is  that he used to stubbing out cigarette on the window sill and leaving the cigarette butt right on it.

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Nudge idea

An ash tray which can:

  • Let smoker stub out cigarette on it unconsciously
  • Collect cigarette butt

 

Inspiration:

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Sketch:

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I made a smoker gesture and used plaster to cast it.

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I put it on window sill and observed his reaction. It did work as my expected.

Feedback:

-Looks funny.

-Straightforward.

-The base is too wide to stay on the window sill so it’s inconvenient to move it from desk to window every time.

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When I moved the hand model away, I surprisingly found that he started to use a disposable cup to collect cigarette butt instead of pressing it on window sill as usual.

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Although this wired hand works just as a normal ash tray, I found that it could act as a reminder and left a deep impression to smokers.