Chaeyoung Jenny LeeProduct Design Engineering BSc
Pebble is a foot file with a compact and convenient design that uses three different blades for varying severities of calluses and corns (hard skin on foot). The blades in the product are also replaceable, increasing its' product life; this is an emotionally durable design making it more cost effective and environmentally friendly. Pebble aims to exceed the market benchmarks in both style and function, which is also based on strong user benefit. In a widely saturated market of current product solutions, although all claim to be effective, they are mostly aesthetically unappealing making them often unrecognisable as a beauty product. The current products seem aggressive or dangerous which greatly affects the user experience, especially to first time users. One of the main aims of the project was to eliminate the fear factor of using the product to make it more user-friendly. Through aesthetic and functional product development, the proposed deliverable aims to shift the user perception of the foot file as well as improve the user experience. In-depth research into emotional design and tactual experience was completed to validate the final design.