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User Testing and Problem Solving

After the interview with Gaurav about his graduation
project
, I got a call from him one morning. He was nearing the completion of
the preliminary prototype of the product he was designing. I had to go check it
out and possibly help out in a user-test.

As I met him, Andy (another friend of ours) was helping him
out in resolving an issue. The guitar strap mechanism wasn’t holding stiff on
the waist-strap. We thought about the issue for a while and Andy came up with a
structural solution to add a metallic plate at the back so that the loads and
moments would be neutralized and the link would stay in place. This fit with
the underlying philosophy of his product and Andy and Gaurav improvised
a back brace to achieve that.

                                                         

                     Me trying out the product prototype                                          Andy and the improvised back-brace 

It was great to see an organic collaboration between an
Engineer (Andy) and a Designer (Gaurav) working towards a solution that
required knowledge and expertise in both fields.

I learnt a lot from these guys.

Thanks!

 

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