US-ie: Monopod & Carrier (Student Project)

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Designer: Alexandra Geller
Project Type: Student Project
School: University of Wisconsin-Stout
Course: Product and Packaging Design
Tutor: Nagesh Shinde
Location: Menomonie, USA
Packaging Contents: Monopod
Packaging Materials: Paper

The US-ie was created to re-image the selfie stick and make the packaging re-usable as a carrier. When users take a “selfie” it refers to taking a photo of just themselves. The US-ie refers to a community term that means to take a photo of “us”. We encourage our users to explore and take photos with a group of friends, family, landmarks, and any awesome adventure they encounter.

What’s Unique?
This packaging creates a new way of looking at a selfie-stick and reminds buyers that there is a world of things to record that aren’t themselves. Some are packaged with specific cities, like Chicago and Minneapolis, and come with a map on where they can take a “us-ie”.