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Storm Door

Case Study

Objective

To reimagine residential storm doors with aesthetic, simple, and manufacturable design characteristics.

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Benchmarking

Product researchers studied the industry and created design inspiration boards to stimulate creativity and ideation.

Whiteboard Workshop

During this phase we discussed and generated many features, ideas, and concepts that met the design criteria.

Idea Vetting

Product feature ideas were gathered, organized, and compared in a Pugh Analysis Chart to guide decision making in the design direction.

Conceptual Engineering

Industrial Designers worked with engineers to create viable concepts of various mechanisms and materials to meet the design goals and manufacturing requirements.

Prototypes

A dozen 18” maquettes were built to test the feasibility of various latch attachment methods. Later a full scale prototype was built of the top concept.