This was the prototype designed by our team Innouniverse for the design thinking for the startup’s module. The day when our lecturer Miss Janja told us to redesign a product or service everyone in the class stuck and tensed. This was our first pitch to develop a product or a prototype. As the Managing Director of my team, I was really worried about the task and thought how to pitch into the development.
Although we had a tight schedule for the assignments of the other modules. Our team members joined hands for building the product. We shared our different ideas and thoughts of different designs but we couldn`t figure out, what to do exactly.
Identifying a real problem
Even though we shared many problems with different products, but those problems were not a real problem for its users. Then I brought a real problem which I had faced during the shifting of my home. The problem was that to lift the heavy furniture’s like the wardrobe and the tables and I was alone at home.
Finding the solution
Once we got the idea, we team members had started to think about what will be the real solution to solve this problem of shifting the heavy furniture. We friends came up with different ideas and suddenly we got an idea, we will be putting a heavy steel wheel, which would help anyone to move the furniture by themselves.
Designing and building the prototype
Even though we had framed our idea, our next step is to pitch into the building of the prototype. For this, we had taken the designs of the wheels available currently in the market. Then we started to redesign, during the building of our product we were stuck in many areas like to make wheel role and what are the components used for building our product. Finally, we got the product wheelit done. The wheelit is a product that can be fitted into any heavy furniture, the wheelit has a steel base and it would be standing on this base, during this position the wheels will be staying on the upper portion of the base. For moving the furniture, wheels of the wheelit has to be pulled down by a lever with our hands. At this position, the base will be moved upward direction and the wheels touch the floor. This mechanism makes the wheels stays safe, even though the furniture is so heavy. To stop the wheels one should again pull the wheel to the upward direction so that the wheels go up and the base come down.
Presenting to the class
As every team had completed with their prototype. The lecturer Miss Janja had asked the teams to present a prototype in front of the class. This is to demonstrate how the product works and what problem or need it to solve. So most of the team members had done their job well. Even though this was our first presentation to the class, our team had also done a great job. We had created a prototype and also a powerpoint presentation for explaining our product. Completing this task makes all the team members more confident and enthusiastic.