A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
The Petaum grooming dryer combines a dryer and a brush. You can do two things at the same time with one hand, which saves time. As a result, both pet and the owner can be happy.
Everything about hair and skin care is called grooming. Grooming removes and cleanses the dead hair. Not only that, it also increases metabolism, prevents skin diseases, and allows you to share your trust and sympathy through pet skin contact. It is an indispensable activity indispensable to the life of the pet.
"I wish I had three hands.
If you use a dryer and brush to dry out your pet, it will run away. If you could use your other hand, you would have been able to finish the drying instantly.
"It's a piece of cake."
Dry and brush are combined into one, and it is very affordable. You can brush and dry with just one hand, while you comfort the pet or organize its' hair with the other hand.
The Petaum grooming dryer can dry and brush at the same time, saving an average of 30% of time compared to using a conventional dryer and brush.
Normally, the skin of the pet is weaker than human's skin. It is easy for pets to get hurt or get skin disease. As the temperature of an ordinary hair dryer is 170~260, it is a terrible heat temperature for pets.
Products proven already
We tested the user with 500 primary prototypes.
And now with the improved secondary product Kickstarter.
Petaum Team is a product design company of Korea inspired by Goth design. The Goth Design Team is 16 years old Korean TOP product design company. It is a product design company that studies and analyzes people and provides the best product design for many global companies, including Samsung. They have been experimenting for various ideas to make sure there is no lack of love between pets and pet lovers.
Petaum Grooming Dryer was developed from the know-how information gained from the design team of Goth Design and engineers that supplied for Samsung and other various global companies. Two years of design-thinking period was undergone for enhancing the quality of life rather than focusing on the products’ worth of design. Most importantly, we would like to give our appreciation to the countless cats and dogs that participated in testing the prototypes. Several members were formed during the process of first prototyping, identifying, and modifying the ideas of the designer. Not only designers and engineers, but also many people responsible for marketing and distribution have contributed in gathering the product team. We have come to manufacture this product using the know-how we've accumulated to design the product over the years, and we plan to continue making good products to replace the grooming dryer. Developing, manufacturing, and distributing your own products require more professionals than you might think. But most of all, the fans that support us are our biggest team member and biggest asset.
We know that developing products involve time and energy. Petaum is a product that was originated from the idea of a pet-loving designer. We had to admit that we needed a lot of help in bringing this product form the imaginary world to reality. We appreciate the Goth design design team who helped make the product real. I do not doubt that they are the best design team in Korea. Several tests were needed before the current product was released. We would also like to thank Hemco of China for helping us to design and supply parts. Without them, this project could not have been acknowledged. Marketing team members and Korea's Healthway decided to help future products be distributed and delivered to backers after the campaign. I want to thank all of you. But the most appreciative of all are the pet and supporters who love and support the product. Most of all, I appreciate the pets and supporters who love and support the product. I will make better pet products in the future.
Risks and challenges
We have been developing this product for the last two years. The most difficult part of the product testings was reading the eyes and actions of the pet. And researching on how to deliver the owner’s affection towards the pet was an uneasy task. We had decided on a reckless challenge. We began to develop the product by continuing with our tests using the background research information.
For a better product, we agreed to create a prototype of this product. We developed a COMB type comb and saw the responses from 500 users. Despite great loss of production expense, we were able to solve problems and improve the product. We discovered that we had to develop more how-to according to the different types of comb, and focus on the airflow and temperature heat.
This funding is the result from such testings to offer a better product to our customers. Through this bold risk, we were able to present an improved product. We will be updating on our development progress situation.