Research and design innovation opportunities for Barco, in the construction sector.
Product service concept
In the construction sector 12-15% of profits are lost due to low productivity, inefficiency and issues. The Barco BrightShare is a product service ecosystem that answers to this need. It combines smart-beamers and a digital portal to access digital construction tools. It brings together the right tools and people, creating synergy in construction.
The Barco Brightshare builds on the current strengths of Barco. Integrating projector and collaboration technologies in one project. It also makes Barco the connecting party, a platform for growth, by providing software developers with a channel to offer their products. By making it easy to communicate with each other over a distance, the Barco Brightshare provides value to the construction stakeholders. For the software companies a new platform and channel that is custom made for the constriction sector is created, increasing the reach to the market and quality control on the channel.
Brightshare is available on your mobile phone, connecting people anywhere. Here three screens are shown; home, BIM360 view and inter-office call.
Brightshare is also available on desktop, connecting the office to the field-office
Here the BrightShare ecosystem is visualised, connecting parties through hardware & software, and acting as a portal for third party applications
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Within this project we used the lean startup methodology, in combination with more traditional design and strategy methods. The lean method forced us to look into continuous idea validation. More traditional methods weaved the 'red line' through our process.
We started of with research Barco's product portfolio to uncover their technological specialism and capabilities. Next to that we started researching general facts and trends within construction and technology.
As both the sector and kind of brief was new for use, we choose to explore the context of use and get in touch with the stakeholders early in the process. Engaging with people in interviews early on, and later on with validation sessions.
Insights from the field research, combined with interview with experts (architects and construction people) and desk research where combined in a construction journey map and data journey. The two journey maps
Coming up with solutions early in the process, and validating potential value. Within our team we had two strategies, work from the bigger picture, and start validating opportunities from the smaller perspective.
Evaluating our directions with stakeholders early in the process proved valuable for the development. Protecting your core concept development from early stakeholder judgment appeared to be a core learning.
The prototype, a simple flyer to discuss and validate the idea with stakeholders.
Concept sketch of the Digital Project Sign.
Validation session with the prototype.
With the insights generated through our first lean validations, and with the company and market analysis information we zoned into our final concept. Combing both the technological strengths and market challenges into one product service vision.
The project was finished by presenting at Barco's HQ in Belgium. During the day there was a market, and we got to talk to many experts from the company. Our team was selected as one of the three teams to present before the board of Barco, and a surprise guest the Prince of Belgium. We ended second! With some nice Belgian beers as a reward.
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