Hydrophobic Umbrella. Designed for the TInnGO project by Ronald Jurianto
As part of a larger series of ideas tackling belonging management issues on buses, this idea aims to create a better experience for passengers who carry umbrellas on public transport. By creating a hydrophobic umbrella and a universal carrying case, users could wrap the carrying case around their bag’s sling or strap, or attach them onto matching hexagonal patterns within the bus directly, allowing users to store and retrieve their umbrellas without breaking a sweat. The water-repellant nature of the device means drying an umbrella is a shake away, preventing wet umbrellas from soaking users’ belongings or the bus.