Through extensive user testing over a two-year design process, RoDG created a set of design “guardrails” to foster the creation of user-centered design concepts throughout the product design lifecycle. Key to the creation of these guardrails was reframing accessibility as a means of customer attraction rather than one of accommodation.
Embedded in the design process of these guardrails were a series of prototype review facilitation, focus groups by PWD users, and the delivery of custom design models.
Creation of design “guardrails” to create directional design consensus across cross-functional teams.
Reframing of ease-of-use for design teams, from accommodations to customer attraction.
In-depth focus groups with Lead Users with disabilities.
Turnkey and iterative prototype reviews facilitated by RoDG. From idea to shelf.
Along with more customer transactions, increased revenue, and improved customer service experience for all, the end-product received the CES Innovation Award, New York Design Award, and was a finalist for the Edison Award. The “guardrails” process was later exported to other product streams, further increasing revenue.
Increased customer transactions, leading to higher revenue, via new product design.
“Guardrails” process laid foundation for future innovations in product packaging and future machine design, both of which increased consumer transactions.
Reimagining of ease-of-use to create directional design consensus, precluding need to reinvent process for future product design.
Product (and Client) recognized by numerous design awards and nominations, all while enhancing brand appeal and aesthetics.