A key deliverable for this project was to document our design methods. Since most of our programs are confidential, we haven’t been able to share the details of really great work. A major part of this scope was to show our strengths and identify gaps for continuous improvement.
DEVELOPING THE STRATEGY An everyday carry knife (EDC) is a common product with a mature market. The premium brands in the space have an established following; some of which is aspirational due to high price points.
PERSONALIZATION FOR EVERYONE A major project driver was for user customization. Processes chosen for part creation had personalization in mind. Multiple materials with a wide variety of appearances and feels were explored for scales, body, triggers, and blades.