Industrial Design is a strategic problem-solving process that drives innovation, builds business success, and leads to a better quality of life through innovative products, systems, services, and experiences. Industrial Design bridges the gap between what is and what’s possible. It is a process of design applied to physical products that are to be manufactured by mass production. It is the creative act of determining and defining a product’s form and features, which takes place in advance of the manufacture or production of the product.
We were approached by Instapower to design a Solar Powered Torch for Rural Application. Instapower, an ISO 9001 & 14001 organization, has been a leading name in LED lighting for over a decade. Promoted by an alumnus of IIT Delhi, Instapower is recognized as an R&D house by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India.
This project was sponsored by the Design Clinic Scheme under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to increase the competitiveness of local products and services through design.
Let me take you through the different stages of the design process behind the creation of SOLARIS.