Mock-ups are simple handmade prototypes fabricated in our workshop from basic materials like blue foam, MDF, sheet metal, common plastics and fasteners. It’s always exciting to see two dimensional sketch concepts suddenly transformed into 3D tangible objects. Mock-ups are great communication tools, as multiple concepts can be compared and easily imagined as finished products.

Early mock-ups of the SoundShield system helped establish a practical size for the base station and screen, validated the design intent of the cable management design and highlighted the fact that the product would need to have some weight and rubberised feet in the base plate to overcome the forces on the touchscreen.