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Headspin

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Inventing a modular task light for outdoor adventures

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Introduction

The ultimate multi-tasker

The startup Headspin wanted to rethink “single-task” lights. To challenge the idea of owning a separate flashlight, headlamp, bike light, and lantern, Headspin partnered with Daylight to create a single beautifully designed, portable lighting system for outdoor adventures.

We designed one powerful light that locks into a set of accessories with a satisfying spin and click. A compact wall charger guarantees that the light is always ready for the next excursion.

Daylight helped Headspin go from an idea on a napkin to a production product on shelves at major outdoor retailers.

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Industrial Design

Bringing a new product to life

Daylight and Headspin worked together to bring this concept to life through extensive design, prototyping, and testing. From early industrial design directions to high-resolution prototyping, we focused on creating a seamless user experience. The innovative coupling mechanism joins the light and each of its accessories both functionally and visually. The end results bring unparalleled performance and flexibility to portable lighting.

Prior to our rebrand work, the San Francisco Health Network's messaging placed emphasis on the providers and the system. The Network described itself as the City’s “only complete system of care.” The Network logo was an icon of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Through our work, we wanted to shift focus from describing the system to communicating the value added for the patient. We sought to:

  1. Publicly reaffirm San Francisco’s commitment to accessible health care for all of its residents, regardless of immigration status or insurance;
  2. Create a unifying brand that resonated deeply with patients and staff; and
  3. Give staff desperately needed tools to clearly and consistently describe the Network, its values, and its services.
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Industrial Design
Industrial Design
Product Innovation

Flexibility like never before

Headspin pairs to a family of accessories that make its use cases virtually unlimited. Our patented attachment system uses opposing magnetic poles to quickly and effortlessly rotate the light into a secure mechanical and electrical connection with whichever accessory a user needs. This makes changing the Headspin from a flashlight to a lantern to a headlamp and more quite literally a snap.

Prior to our rebrand work, the San Francisco Health Network's messaging placed emphasis on the providers and the system. The Network described itself as the City’s “only complete system of care.” The Network logo was an icon of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Through our work, we wanted to shift focus from describing the system to communicating the value added for the patient. We sought to:

  1. Publicly reaffirm San Francisco’s commitment to accessible health care for all of its residents, regardless of immigration status or insurance;
  2. Create a unifying brand that resonated deeply with patients and staff; and
  3. Give staff desperately needed tools to clearly and consistently describe the Network, its values, and its services.
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Product Innovation
Product Innovation
Impact

Design to manufacture

Our product innovation process resulted in a practical and delightful paradigm shift for portable, outdoor lighting. The strength of our concept and product design, complemented by our branding and communication work, allowed Headspin to secure the necessary funding to move forward with manufacturing.

After Daylight's engagement, Headspin launched a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that propelled the product through manufacturing and onto shelves at major outdoor retailers.

Prior to our rebrand work, the San Francisco Health Network's messaging placed emphasis on the providers and the system. The Network described itself as the City’s “only complete system of care.” The Network logo was an icon of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Through our work, we wanted to shift focus from describing the system to communicating the value added for the patient. We sought to:

  • Publicly reaffirm San Francisco’s commitment to accessible health care for all of its residents, regardless of immigration status or insurance;
  • Create a unifying brand that resonated deeply with patients and staff; and
  • Give staff desperately needed tools to clearly and consistently describe the Network, its values, and its services.
  • Give staff desperately needed tools to clearly and consistently describe the Network, its values, and its services.
  • Give staff desperately needed tools to clearly and consistently describe the Network, its values, and its services.
  • Give staff desperately needed tools to clearly and consistently describe the Network, its values, and its services.
  • Give staff desperately needed tools to clearly and consistently describe the Network, its values, and its services.
  • Give staff desperately needed tools to clearly and consistently describe the Network, its values, and its services.
  • Give staff desperately needed tools to clearly and consistently describe the Network, its values, and its services.
  • Give staff desperately needed tools to clearly and consistently describe the Network, its values, and its services.
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Impact
Impact

Prior to our rebrand work, the San Francisco Health Network's messaging placed emphasis on the providers and the system. The Network described itself as the City’s “only complete system of care.” The Network logo was an icon of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Through our work, we wanted to shift focus from describing the system to communicating the value added for the patient. We sought to:

  1. Publicly reaffirm San Francisco’s commitment to accessible health care for all of its residents, regardless of immigration status or insurance;
  2. Create a unifying brand that resonated deeply with patients and staff; and
  3. Give staff desperately needed tools to clearly and consistently describe the Network, its values, and its services.
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