Product ideation & prototyping at the base of the pyramid

This series follows the activities of two researchers as they design, prototype and/or conduct user-testing of new and existing Base-of-Pyramid (BoP) consumer energy products among low-income urban households in Chennai. The theory is that urban spaces can be used to gain relevant design insights and user feedback on rural-targeted BoP products due to its rich diversity and ease for researchers and designers to quickly turn those insights into functional design changes.

Blog series on designing for the base of the pyramid. Includes a photo timline also. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the posts.