Michelle’s Catchall

For design this trimester, we were asked to make a catchall. A catchall is a device that holds all the things you need to bring from school to home everyday so that you won’t lose it. It also helps you with organisation and keeping your things together.

My biggest obstacle was the size of the catchall. My original design was going to be 1 meter by 70 centimetres. This way, the ID cards could hand up easily and there would be an additional bookshelves at both sides of the “T” to help it stand. Since we couldn’t use blocks of wood that large, my catchall ended up around 45cm. This set me back a lot because the catchall didn’t have as many functions as it would if the “T” was 1 meter large.

If I did this again, one thing I would do differently is add dents at the top of the “T” so that the phone and the pencil case can fit into the “T” snuggly.

One piece of advice I would give a future student doing this project is to manage your time well and figure out what you need to do each class so that you can finish your catchall in a timely manner.