Case Study - Featured Project

Idea works with a large and diverse range of clients, across a number of different industry sectors. Here are some featured case studiy examples of the many projects we have helped to make a reality from concept design to manufacture.

User Centred - OBO Hockey Goalkeeper Helmet

Idea's experience in User Centred design, covers a wide variety of industry sectors producing products focused on ‘ease-of-use’ and fit for purpose.
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Project - OBO Helmet

This Client approached Idea wanting a youth sports helmet compliant with CE safety standards and to establish a manufacturing supply chain.
As established World leading brand in field hockey goalkeeping equipment, this helmet needed to fit within the style of their brand, which was described as passive/aggressive; the fit and feel should be organically passive but needed to be aggressive enough to intimidate the opposition.
Through extensive clay models and sculpturing Idea produced a comfortable, lightweight helmet, with a excellent sight of vision. Once this look was approved, ball impact safety testing was conducted, with revisions until it both retained the approved look and complied with the CE safety standards. On completion Idea produced production tools, quality control specification and facilitated CE approval ready for Client handover.

What we Did

RESEARCH Phase 1
CONCEPT Phase 2
FORM STUDY Phase 3
ENGINEERING Phase 4
PROTOTYPE Phase 5
SPECIFICATION Phase 6
TOOLING Phase 7
PRODUCTION Phase 8

Product Design Gallery - User Centred

Idea has built up an extensive library of user centred designs since 1998, across a diverse range of industry sectors and clients.