Personal Selection | What do you do when you’re thirsty? You go get something to drink. Most commonly, people go to the nearest water fountain or drink from a water bottle. I bring a water bottle to class every day, not only to make drinking water easier, but to encourage myself to drink more.
History | Water bottle first appeared in 1612 when a bottling plant in the United Kingdom started selling water. A lot of people thought that water from natural springs was good for health reasons so more water was being bottled up to use as medicine. More and more companies started to sell bottled water as carbonated water became popular. Plastic bottles became very common as they were much cheaper to produce than glass bottles. Now, the U.S. consumes more bottled water than tap water.
Function | Water bottles function as a way for bottle to access water easily. Instead of having to find a place with water, someone can just bring their own and carry it with them.
User | The great thing about water bottles is that anyone can use them. And everyone does! Kids, adults, teens, athletes, the president even! Anyone who wants to drink water can with a water bottle. You can drink it anymore too; In school, during a game, at home, wherever!
Materials + Production | Typically, water bottles are made from a type is plastic that is safe to put liquids in. The type of plastic can vary depending on the type of water bottle and whether it’s deposable or not. Water bottles are made mass-produced in factories since the demand for them is so high.
Affordance | Every type of water bottle has a way to access the water in it. Whether it’s a screw or pop-off lip, a button, a spout, or a straw, it is very apparent where the user drinks the water from.