Tim Schütze

May / May - 2021

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin



PRO/CESS is a gender-sensitive, fully customised and additively manufactured bike saddle. Unlike predetermined products, the concept involves an open and adaptive process that focuses on the particular needs of users and rejects gender standards. As ergonomic blueprint, a 3D model of one's own butt is created via an app using simple image recognition technology. Together with further information on body characteristics and preferences, the shape, size, padding and look of the saddle are adapted in the parametric CAD model. Corresponding data for production in FDM and SLS 3D printing are freely available and can be produced by oneself, community-based or in microfactories. Besides the individual product, the project aims to demonstrate a gender-sensitive design & product process that encourages participation and evolves fluidly and continuously.