Creative Voucher Scheme
Prospector Media Ltd and Kingston University London
Lenka Gourdie, Prospector Media Ltd
Karen Cham, Kingston University London
Optimal User Experience for mass customisation of handbags offered by new designers
The collaboration between Kingston University and Prospector Media Ltd set out to investigate, explore and develop software that allows for the 3D customisation of consumer handbags. Currently in the market there are opportunities for shoppers to change the shape, colour and material of handbags, however, there is no realistic real-time software that allows for the significant modelling and alterations prior to purchase.
Prospector Media Ltd envisioned a sophisticated tool through which users might scale handbags, adjust materials and textures, and drag and drop design elements into place. All of which would function within the manufactures ergonomic and aesthetic parameters. Using off the shelf modelling libraries it was hoped that with Kingston University’s help a prototype would be designed.
Unfortunately, due to the difficulties regarding intellectual property agreements and the complex schedules of university staff the collaboration wasn’t able to progress far along their desired path. Misunderstanding about what services a university can provide, and the business partners disagreements with the universities funding, further hampered the project.
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