This is an IDE(Innovation Design Engineering) course module which requests students to design a product for a brand, and then produce 9 identical ones at the end. During the first week, we developed a product of brand, generated 3 concepts and then passed it to the next team. Also we will receive 3 concepts from other team with different brand and product. In the subsequent week we chose one concept, further develop it and create a functional prototype. Then again pass it to next team and also receive a prototype from others. Afterwards, we got two weeks to sharpen the design and think about the manufacture process to produce 9 identical products.
This is a really good training about how to do the research about a company and create a concept which has connection between brand and product. Furthermore, after receive a result from other team, how to further develop the concept and make a prototype? The most important thing in the end is to think about the manufacture process, not just to design a product but difficult or impossible to make.
I'LL TAKE 9
Phase 1 : First Brand And Product, 3 Concepts, LOMO& Icecube Tray
In this stage we got 1. Filter 2.Magnifier 3 Photo Ice concept for next team, and they choose the first one, Filter, as their topic for next step.
Phase 2 : Second Brand And Product, Prototype, Club Mad& Door Wedge
From the previous team, we choose a concept that the door wedge which could help people who come back from the beach to get rid of the sands on their feet before they enter their room. We did some experiment and then decide to create a prototype which will shoot out the baby powder to remove the sand on feet.
Phase 3 : Third Brand And Product, Manufacture Process, Bic& Eggcup
We receive a prototype from previous team and develop a eggcup which could let the user to cook their egg with microwave. After some simple test we found that normally people won't use microwave to cook is simplly because the egg will explode and make the microwave machine a mess. Therefore we design a simple container to tackle this issue. However, limited by the time and workshop resource, we could only use silicon instead of insert molding to combine silicon with plastic which could make this product more solid.