April 2019

The Bar Hop

Brief

To solve the issue of transportability for small-scale bartenders and caterers to allow them to provide a more professional service.

Outcome

The Bar Hop is a modular bar that can be easily transported in the boot of a standard hatchback. With only 7-pieces, it can be assembled and packed away in minutes. It features removable LED lights, built in bottle openers, hooks for storage and ample space for esky storage.

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Development - Transportability

Transportability was a key feature needed in the design of the bar. The ability to manoeuvre the bar and parts to and from a venue was crucial.

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Development - Assembly

In order to transport, the design needed to be as space efficient as possible in the boot of the car. It needed to be assembled quickly and easily whilst still maintaining structural integrity.

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Minimum Viable Product

The MVP was a great way to gain invaluable insights. It also allowed us to understand what bartenders needed and what customers preferred through feedback.

 

The MVP was put together out of 12mm plywood to get a better understanding of size and the mechanics of the flatpack design.

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Research

User testing gave us insight to Positive comments on it being lightweight preferences, oversights and potential new ideas to incorporate in the design moving forward.

We conducted testing on both bartenders as well as customers to find a happy medium between 
functionality and aesthetics.