Development of professional products involves taking account of the needs and aspirations of all involved in the selection, purchase and use of the products. P5 consultants help to get inspired and get valuable feedback not only by the end user but also the people who advice, select and supply the products.

Product: Redesign Universal Storage

Client: Steelcase

Steelcase improved one of their best selling products: Universal Storage, a complete family of metal cupboards.

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Product: 32 Seconds

Client: Steelcase

One of the questions the design team of this new office chair had was: 'Does the concept fit with German consumer demands?'

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Product: Comfort of shelters IJtram line

Client: npk industrial design

The municipality of Amsterdam wanted to raise the comfort for the public transport passenger, when waiting for a tram or bus. Therefore the department for Infrastructure, Traffic and Transport (dIVV) carried out a research on the possibility to heat the shelters of the Amsterdam IJtram line and needed feedback from users on the concepts.

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Product: Steelcase 'Please'

Client: npk industrial design

Steelcase, office furniture manufacturer, developed a new and enhanced version of its popular office chair ‘Please’ and needed feed back on this new product.

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Product: Accessibility during road reconstruction works

Client: Bureau StadsRegie, Amsterdam

The Municipality of Amsterdam wanted to improve the situation when road reconstruction works take place.
Therefore the department Bureau Stadsregie carried out a research on temporary measurements and needed feedback on the usability and applicability.
 

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Product: Road signing

Client: npk industrial design, ANWB

In the Netherlands ANWB is the authority on road signing. The designers of npk industrial design were asked to redesign the existing road signing to improve consistency, comprehensibility and legibility. Therefore feedback of users was necessary.

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Product: Digimate®

Client: J&M Instruments BV

J&M instruments have developed the ManoMate® wireless measuring system to measure and/or analyse process variables such as pressure and temperature in situations where traditional transmitters are too big, too costly and/or time consuming to install. For the prototype of the system, J&M needed feedback of professional users.

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Product: Mobility for disabled

Client: Vilans

Vilans, knowledge organisation for care, produces publications on safety, quality and usability of mobility products and transport for persons with reduced mobility. For specific projects consultancies are commissioned to carry out desk research and facilitate working group sessions.

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Product: Guidinglines for visually impaired

Client: npk industrial design

A new technique for applying guiding lines for visually impaired, based on epoxy and developed by TG Lining, enables new ways to apply guiding lines. NPK (Leiden), in cooperation with TG lining (Heiloo), designed and developed new solutions. But does it work in practice?

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Product: Accessibility public transport for the Amsterdam region

Client: AGV-Movares

The Municipalities of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam region want to improve the accessibility of public transport. Therefore they commissioned AGV consultants in mobility to formulate a policy and action plan on Accessibility of Public Transport for the Municipality of Amsterdam and region municipalities.

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