Centrip’s goal is to make the world a safer place for vulnerable and at-risk people during group activities at any scale.
Together we are working towards deployment of the most reliable group tracking solution to support childcare professionals in overseeing groups of children.
Anneke is a professional at understanding user needs and translating them into a product. It’s impressive how quickly she acquires knowledge – it comes from a place of strong curiosity of how things can and should work, getting to the bottom of everything and understanding it thoroughly. That deep understanding combined with great organizational skills, bold ideas, and meticulous execution is what makes a great designer. Always fun, always on point, always professional.Ewa Kądziołka – Centrip
The project started with a strong focus on user research. By interviewing different possible end-users we got a better understanding of the market and their needs. These insights led to a shift in market entry strategy as well as requirements for product development.
The development process is structured in multiple iterative design sprints concluding with different levels of prototypes. My role in the project is as ‘Product Owner’ and ‘Designer’, in which I oversee the entire development process, set out the product development roadmap, select partners, user validation as well as ensuring that as many necessary materials (wearables, enclosures, branding, app visualisation) are developed in-house.
For the hardware we work closely together with an experienced IoT development partner.
The first phase, proof-of-principle, focuses on getting a good understanding of the use scenarios of the product as well as to integrate the different technologies into a working system with a limited number of devices. (TRL 3-5) [Expected finish end of may 2019].
The second phase, proof-of-concept comprises the work towards a system that can be tested with a group (up to 10 devices), focusing further on user acceptance of the total use flow as well as the technical development of a multitude of devices, allowing to test the group network and exchange of information between devices (TRL 5-6).
The last stage will be the development of a standalone system / MVP that can be tested in an operational environment without the involvement of Centrip, a strong focus will be on intuitive interaction with the system as well as optimizing the system’s functionality and reliability (TRL 6-8).
In parallel, the product will be further optimise for design for manufacturing and scaling.
Hereafter, a first MVP can be put into the market for product pilots and further market validation. In parallel, the product will be further optimized for design for manufacturing and scaling.
More to come in the upcoming months.
User research, wearable design, prototyping, branding, hardware development, product development management, product roadmap.