Leggeroo
an illuminating bed pillow
This project was developed in junior product design studio at Appalachian State University. The objective was to create a new type of night light to ease a common anxiety shared by children – fear of the dark. I accomplished this by playing off of childrens connection with plush animals as imaginary friends to evoke comfort through companionship. The pillow would illuminate when it leaves the proximity of the bed, which is determined by a device with a sensor that would be placed on the headboard of the bed. The character is based off of illuminating squids.
The process of getting up in the night to go to the bathroom is even difficult for an adult.
The device was decided to be an animal pillow to evoke comfort. The pillow illuminates when it leaves the proximity of the bed, which is determined by a device with a sensor that would be placed on the headboard of the bed. The character is inspired by bioluminescent squids.