A 12-month internship where I joined the Research, Innovation & Advanced Development team (RAID) at SharkNinja’s design studio in central London. A new, internal UCD team created to identify future facing opportunities while solving user needs in domestic kitchens for the Ninja kitchenware & appliance brand.
For Ninja Nutrient Extractor I aided in persona and market fit synthesis from previously collected data, worked on ideation, key visualisation for in home research as well as extensive development on technical, experience and industrial design prototypes that were used in further A/B testing in Boston.Visit Product Page
For the Ninja Foodi Smart Indoor grill my key roles focused on ideation and and concept visualisation, experience prototyping and then use of those experience prototypes in in-home research in London as well as aiding further in-home research conducted in Boston.Visit Product Page
For the Ninja Cold press juice pro I was involved in intial research synthesis, ideation and concept visualisation.Visit Product Page
For development of the Ninja Pro, I was involved in ideation and concept visualisation as well as creating several in depth technical + experience prototypes which were then used in A/B in home research in the UK and US.Visit Product Page
Due to the nature of my role and the team I worked in during my time at SharkNinja the above released products only represent roughly 1/3 of what I worked on during my internship. Many of the core projects I was heavily involved in are still under confidential development as they lie in ambitious, future facing product categories and user experiences.
While at SharkNinja, our team won an internal competition for best new product, from which we chose to invest our personal bonuses back into purchasing 3D printing equipment that allowed faster prototyping on future company projects.