The all new Hostess Trolley

Hey guys, I’m in my 2nd year at university and our latest brief is to redesign a hostess trolley for modern society. I’m just over a week into it and am coming to the end of my initial research. I’ve set up a webpage at:
That I’ve been using to help conduct some user based research. I’ve got some good information back now and have started doing some designs and wondered you you all think.

I reckon I’m going to put loads of emphasis on trying to integrate the product into everyday lifestyle. Maybe extends the kitchen work surface. I’m also tailoring it towards people having take outs and BBQ’s as these seem to be the most social dining experiences nowadays, unlike the posh dining when these products use to be popular.

This is just one of the first quick sketches I have produced, I’m liking the whole art Deco simple shape look. The top brown section is a wooden removable chopping board. This idea was about producing 2 models, a hostess trolley that can heat up and keep food/plates etc warm, and one which cools and can keep meat/desserts and drinks cool.

Let me know what you think.


I’m about half way through the project now and after a lot of user research and initial ideas I’ve now got my 3 concept designs from which I’m going to choose 1, or features from a few to develop into my final design. I’m putting up these designs to see what everyone thinks and to get some good feedback so I make the decisions and choices that please as many people as possible.

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