Panasonic EH-NE61

Next Generation Bestseller: Build a foundation for Product Generations.

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Role: Design Lead at Panasonic, ID, CMF Strategy and Mass Production

The Panasonic wanted to replace its bestselling Ionic Hairdryer. Therefor we developed several prototypes and concepts to innovate in functionality and design.The result is the foundation for further products to come.

Market : Mainland China

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Variations

Eperimenting with different variations on details to find the most suitable expression.

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Product Details EH-NE61

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From Research to Manufacturing

Teamwork is key, so during the whole design process there has been a close collaboration between our engineering team in Guangzhou and our Marketing and Planning Department in Shanghai. Several rounds of Market Research where we deeper understood our Chinese customer as well as hundreds Iteration or Prototypes to get the final design right.

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CMF

Finding the perfect color to match the taste of the maturing Chinese consumer is a challenge. Especially if you designing for entry level product which should appeal to a wide range of costumer. As a European designer for a Japanese manufacturer coming from a different cultural background with another understanding of color and material it’s even more of a challenge. In order to understand our consumer on a deeper level we conducted several consumer research, discussing with affluent Chinese consumer in major tier 1-4 cities all over china and closely collaborating with our Chinese team member helped a lot to find the best CMF solution for an important product like this. 

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