Drop Shower – So Very Timed

We can find water showerhead systems that feature water-flow control and allow the user to use less water per minute. On the flip side we do not have anything that that controls the time for the flow of water instead of controlling the rate of flow of water. Drop has an analogue water timer mechanism so that you can keep to a length of time in the shower. This indirectly saves water.

Alerting the user to the amount of water use but the onus is still on the user to limit the amount of actual use being water. Drop’s purpose is to unconsciously facilitate a change in human behavior resulting in less water used, less water wastage while achieving the same objective.

Designer: Jun Keith Sum

14 Comments

  • kenso says:

    doesn’t this concept already exist with faucets?

  • ignu12 says:

    kenso is right. this already exists with faucet designs. implementing this in a shower was just an idea waiting to happen.

  • conceptinator says:

    Here’s a lateral solution that works wonders in countries with water shortage. Abandon the shower system. Switch either to bath-tubs that use a limited amount of water, or try using a bucket and mug. That is by far the most effective water saving method of bathing.

  • Davide says:

    Allow me to weigh in with my opinion too. Firstly, conceptinator, that may be too lateral a solution, but I like your approach.

    Too many concepts exist that alert you about your water consumption. Screens that tell you how many gallons you’ve used in the bath, a timer system that allows you to bathe for a predetermined time, etc.

    My personal favorite is the system that filters and recycles bath water. Very efficient, but also money and technology intensive. I would think that designing a solution that very simply recycles bath water may be the best solution possible. We don’t need this pneumatically operated, spring loaded nonsense.

  • Davide says:

    Additionally, generating concepts which irritate the user into adopting an eco-friendly approach is hardly the best solution. The user has no intention to step into a shower that keeps shutting down mid-bath. The solution will, with time, fail itself by becoming annoying.

  • sandro says:

    looks too vague. would like to know more about the functioning.

  • praxis says:

    What davide says reminds me of concepts like the Diet Spoon.! This design may very well feature in that category of purposefully intended anti-functionality.

  • Michael says:

    kenso & ingu12 : i think that currently existing faucets which have a self-timer allows water to be flown at a mere few seconds, while this approach extends that few seconds to a few minutes.

    Davide: If you think about why as to the product isn’t alerting the user through screens rather teaching the user a new behaviour to showering then you will realised why it is useful. I believe that this is another solution. Pneumatic system is a new approach, and design is not about creating the perfect solution, but offering new alternatives that has not been thought of. Also i think that the timer can always be reset.

  • Michael says:

    i think that currently existing faucets which have a self-timer allows water to be flown at a mere few seconds, while this approach extends that few seconds to a few minutes.

  • Joshua says:

    Smart solution, changing of behaviour subconsciously. Agreeing with ignu it was a concept waiting to exist, although there are similar applications, I believe that Jun was trying to refine existing faucets to provide a longer flow of water, and it seem he was the first concept that took this approach from what I’ve seen so far.

  • Patrice says:

    Good observant thinking, by utilising a different system into the device. Creative nonetheless.

  • Wayne says:

    Idea goes beyond about just aesthetics, but function. I could see this feature being used in hotels.

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