Instructor | Bryce Gibson + Emory Hall
Course | Architecture 728_ Industrial Design II
Semester | Spring 2011

You come home from a long day at the office, your hands are full of groceries, the dogs want attention and your house is pitch black. Usually the gymnastics of juggling these items will result in very creative efforts to turn on the lights. The kick switch was developed to answer the question of “How can this be easier?”. The easiest way is to use something that it not being used and design an object around that. Even though as shown the back and the elbow and tongue are very useful in this regard, they are not optimal. Why not the foot? Why not design a light switch that will work with this limb? That is the premise of the kick switch, a push button light switch that integrates with the baseboard and existing electrical products.