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Abhijeet Narvenkar
Product Design | PGDPD
abhijeet.narvenkar@gmail.com
 
Electric Car for the Paraplegic
 
Guide Praveen Nahar
Sponsonr Onio Design Pvt.Ltd,Pune
Keywords
> Electric car
> Paraplegic
> Prototype
> Design directions
My diploma brief was to design and develop a commercial electric car primarily for the paraplegic so as to make them independent and self sufficient. In this project, the broader spectrum of development was along the lines of universal design. This enhanced the scope of the project. I started my user study at the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre to interact with the users and to involve them at every stage of design development. Different concepts and ideas were presented at every meeting to obtain their views, feedbacks and suggestions. I also carried out task analysis to look into the details of how they interacted and modified their surroundings. I started mapping the existing mobility devices against its attributes and compared them with each other. In the process some interesting features of the products were identified which were carried forward for concept generation. I carried out quality function deployment to define customer needs and translate them into specific features for design directions. Out of the preliminary concepts, one was selected for further refinement. Scale 1:1 paper prototype of the dashboard was prepared to gauge its approximate size and form. It also facilitated quick ergonomic evaluation of the utility space and a rough estimate of the volume occupied by the form.
I learnt the need for creative decision making and accurate resource planning for optimum utilization of time through this diploma project. The project also strengthened my understanding of the inherent capability of design process to impact our cognitive system.
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