Dec 00 - Mar 01
Development of a new metered dose inhaler design.
- Sketching, foam modelling, presentation skills, CDRS rendering
and surfacing skills;
- Working within a large project team, liaising with different
disciplines, effective communication between team members.
- A key part of the initial brainstorms that produced the key
business opportunity definition; - Within the design process,
providing creative ideation, handling and styling concepts;
- Preparing client presentations;
- Mechanism development for drug delivery and dose counting,
and ongoing liaison with engineering team.
- My first contribution to this project was some concept work
that persuaded the client that, instead of some cosmetic redesign,
what they needed was a full redesign of the entire product.
- A kickoff meeting was held, including a full brainstorm with
the client. Further concept generation and development created
six discreet product concepts from the hundreds of ideas generated.
CDRS and foam models were used extensively as rapid visualisation
- In the detailed design phase I worked closely with a team
of mechanical engineers and drug delivery experts to produce
the final layout, part and mechanism design to prepare the two
selected concepts for testing and focus groups.
- The selected product is now beginning a phase of clinical
trials before being brought to market.