Prototype packaging

Today we took in our prototype boxes that we were considering to use for our final paint pot idea. My idea was put out on a table with everyone else’s prototypes, and then we got given the opportunity to walk around and look at everyone else’s designs.

Initial Paper nets

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tuck in lid. bottom of box folded in to create a square and therefore didn’t need any adhesive to form

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one open ended box with tab. I felt this shape would be a lot more suitable for delivery and ensuring that the product was only able to be taken out from one end therefore preventing it from falling out of its packing during transit

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nat where entire lid is lifted to reveal product. I felt like this net would give more of a ‘gift like’ appearance with maybe a separate leaflet on top to explain the send back system

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mock up of how the two pouches would lay in the box. this would reduce space and make the products easier to pack

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mock up of outside container with lock in tab to ensure secureness of product

I think my designs were well received, but i need to consider a few more elements that I hadn’t thought of before today. Some of the things that were picked up on are:

– support or protecting products:  although i have thought about this already, I didn’t make it clear in my mock ups that there was going to be anything to protect it. I need to make a decision about what is most suitable

– how it would look on a shelf/ im a shop: maybe I need to go and have a look at a local store to see what the current market looks like and if i could make these boxes any different but to make sure they still look high class

–  securing the lid: how would i make sure that the lid stayed secure during transportation?

– maintaining its class: someone suggested that they think it will be easy for me to maintain a high look or feel to the product and this should also been seen in my designs.

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