Theo and I took the IMRSVRay technology product through the full design engineering process, employing most course skills. A concept was presented to us at the beginning of the 6 months in the early stages of market research. Building on the preprepared research, we conducted our own, which involved immersing ourselves in the product area. We set up a meeting with a senior lecturer at Surrey University to discuss the technical feasibility of the product. We then started the first diamond, ideating the facets of the product in tandem, using techniques such as user journey maps, current technology research and physical computing knowledge.
We started organising the construction of a prototype in the fourth month, with two main prototyping questions (details protected by NDA) - firstly, does the mechanical aspect of the product work in a way that benefits the user? Secondly, does the technology in the product benefit from the physical embodiment? A procurement list was started and completed with the final CAD iteration - the detail of the model ensured that we had covered all parts. Everything was acquired and tested and we spent the last week constructing the prototype in the work shop to a high engineering standard, gaining positive answers to the prototyping questions.