IoT Innovation Strategy

The smart doorbell design enables users to connect their doorbell to their phone. This project is a good example of how we introduce a lean start-up approach in established companies.

Challenge

 

We were asked to analyze the opportunities of how DECT technology could be used in the Internet-of-Things domain. The idea was to get fresh, new ideas quickly, and get tangible results that could convince the stakeholders within the organization.  

Approach

 

We co-developed with Siemens by doing brainstorm workshops to create ideas. 4 ideas were chosen to develop into a concept. To compare them we analyzed the components and size, the design and the costs (bill of materials and development).

Result

 

The most promising concepts were developed into minimum viable products (cosmetic and functional prototypes). Siemens tested them in a focus group and these outcomes helped them to define their future development strategy.

Design

Form exploration of the Dect Remote Doorbell, one of the chosen concepts to develop into a cosmetic and functional prototype.

Engineering

Smooth cooperation between our designers, mechanical and electrical engineers helped to shorten the development time.

Engineering

Smooth cooperation between our designers, mechanical and electrical engineers helped to shorten the development time.

Detailing & Prototyping

Cosmetic and functional prototypes were ready 7 weeks after the start of the project. They were used for internal validation and tested in a focus group.

      

 

Find out how a start-up approach can help spark innovation.

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.

Free Design Consultation

 
We offer a free design consult in which we will discuss your project specifics, the possible routes you can take to get this product to market, and the obstacles to avoid.