The Big Little Stroller
There are two choices when it comes to prams, big and feature packed or small and agile. Mamas & Papas set themselves the task of creating a pram that combined the best of both worlds. After 2 years of rigorous in-house development and testing they achieved their goal with the creation of the Armadillo.
I joined the design team for 6 months in the summer of 2012 working to develop the prototype into the final production model.
The stroller gets it’s name from from the innovative folding mechanism that encapsulates all interior soft materials with a hard plastic shell.
All engineering and development is done on site and tested in the in-house facility full of weird and wonderful test rigs designed to push the pram to the end of its life in order to ensure that each part can last through the entire product lifespan.
Personal project responsibilities:
CAD (generation of new and modification of existing parts)
Supplier Communication (modification and specification docs, CAD data)
User Testing / Consumer Testing (hall tests, fitting trials, usability)
Product Testing (compliance, Integrity, FMEA)
Prototyping (paintwork, 3D printing, assembly)
IP/patent creation and filing