2.739: Product Design and Development
SolidWorks, 3D Printing, Customer Research, LCA, Scrum
Challenged to improve upon the current state of first-aid solutions, I worked in a team of engineers, designers, and MBA students to take an innovative concept into reality. Under the Scrum framework, the project was separated into 2-week "sprints" during which we collected customer feedbacks to drive every aspect of our design process. The idea was that behind every successful product lies a systematic process of innovation.
Our greatest challenge was to truly understand our customer needs and incorporate them in our design. I took a role in the mechanical design of the product, and together with the design team was able quickly iterate on prototypes to create a final product that is modular, simple, and easy to use. Our project was selected as the top 3 among 12 teams in the class.