Innovation Strategy

South Korean stationery products manufacturer Monami commissioned us to conduct innovation strategy research on their ballpoint pens.

Challenge

 

With a focus on the European market, we were tasked with finding ways to improve the ballpoint pen and discover future innovation opportunities.

Approach

 

We sketched, wrote, and fiddled with a variety of existing pens. We also studied use cases and common issues people have related to pens. After extensive brainstorming we discovered new practical, aesthetic and playful features.

Result

 

Unfortunately the results of the project are confidential. We look forward to sharing more of the project soon.

Research and problem identification fuelled our brainstorm sessions. They lead to a variety of conepts that were explored in more detail.

We studied the entire user journey from picking up the pen to discarding it. This way we didn’t overlook any scenarios.

We studied the entire user journey from picking up the pen to discarding it. This way we didn’t overlook any scenarios.

A variety of pens were tested on different writing surfaces.

Storyboards were very useful to quickly brainstorm and visualize thoughts. They helped us efficiently explore a variety of ideas.

Storyboards were very useful to quickly brainstorm and visualize thoughts. They helped us efficiently explore a variety of ideas.

We will share the final result as soon as possible.

We will share the final result as soon as possible.

 

정은욱  Eunwook Chung,
Chief Marketing Officer (주)모나미 Monami
“SLIMDESIGN is a great studio to work with. They are strategically strong and they created real added value through unique ideas and great functional and technical solutions. Very attentive and full of enthusiasm.
I can highly recommend them if you are looking for an outstanding European design partner.”
      

 

Find out how an innovation strategy can benefit your business. 

R & D Support

 
We know how bureaucracy and protocol can kill corporate innovation. We provide a lean and start-up orientated approach by supporting your internal team or work independently. From idea to cosmetic + functional prototypes in 3 months.

Design & Innovation

 
Innovation is key for any business which wants to stay ahead of its competitors. When we cooperate, we see our self as part of your team. We provide our product development knowledge, expertise and network to make your project a success.