The design needed to be user-focused but still consistent with the Dropwater brand values. This meant creating a vending machine from sustainable materials with a look that is still exciting and intuitive. The kiosk had to meet industry standards to accommodate all types of users, including those with disabilities while maintaining a modern design and eco-friendly feel to match the brand and enhance the user experience. The Process Understanding the client’s mission is to reduce the carbon footprint of plastic bottles for a better, more environmentally conscious world--efficiency, sustainability, and environmental impact were critical to the Dropwater design thinking. Going into the design process, knowing the bottled water industry is wildly inefficient, the Speck team wanted to create a technology that would encourage society to rethink how they get their water. Like other vending machines that Speck has designed, the goal was to create a great customer experience. This meant creating a housing for the internal robotics system to add reliability and precision to the kiosk and an increased bottle capacity. Additionally, our team Using in-depth research, Speck found and integrated specific materials, such as sheet metal and thermoforming, to make the manufacturing process more mass-producible.