Project: Screwless Privacy Door Lock Product & Packaging Design
Award-winning product development for inventors
- Innovative, screw-free fit privacy lock
- Six months to design and develop
- Intuitive user experience design
- Mechanism development
- Brand, pack and instruction development
- Prototypes assembled by Lucid
- International supplier liaison
- Comprehensive manufacturing specification
After spotting a market opportunity, David Henderson approached Lucid for a Make It™ innovation review.
David wanted advice on an idea for a domestic privacy lock that he thought might fit to any door handle. The concept was simple – loosen the screws, clip in the lock, then re-tighten. When you need privacy, flip out a piece that stops the handle moving.
With no experience in new product development, David needed independent, commercially-focussed advice on brand development, product design, packaging design and manufacturing management.
In the Make It™ review, our team advised on routes to market, IP, funding sources, budget, scheduling, design and manufacturing priorities.
With a credible development plan and a budget, David was able to find a partner willing to finance development and help market the product.
“When working with entrepreneurs and inventors, we need to do the right thing commercially”, says Lucid Creative Director Carl Stone. “Rushing into ill-considered design and intellectual property is an expensive mistake that too many people make. Investing in a thorough appraisal of ideas is money well-spent.”
We created a series of alternative product designs, developing the idea into reality using a series of basic and precise prototypes to evaluate appearance and feel of the lock action.
Packaging design focused on communicating the benefits of the product to consumers who were unaware of the benefits.
Hendolock received the Double Gold award for Innovation at the British Inventors Fair in 2006. Hendolock is available online at several hardware retailers nationwide.
Lucid’s 25+ year’s experience in product development, marketing and manufacturing can improve inventors’ and entrepreneurs’ chances of success.