By tailoring a Design Sprint service to meet the clients commercial and timeline requirements, HD were able to develop a bespoke stage gated program to validate the opportunity.
HD reviewed findings from an independent IP investigation with the client and also with their legal department to review certain claims. This ensured that the patent landscape was fully reviewed by all parties and proved there were potentially unexploited areas and features which could be addressed.
Once the patent landscape was understood, HD developed numerous broad-brush sketches to demonstrate the potential features and mechanisms to be explored, with spin off research tasks for further investigation into how other devices from other sectors cater for similar use case scenarios, i.e. ‘Other Vision’.
The client was brought into several design sprint sessions to ensure that their core objectives were continuously met for each and every design, and the sessions were able to build upon the initial ideas which HD had generated. This collaborative approach to the design process allowed us to create a more effective and stronger commercial proposition overall.
Once a design was selected, HD 3D modelled the proposal in CAD, and iterated the design using a combination of FEA analysis and rapid prototyping to test both ergonomics and mechanical strength of the product.