Product Development

Pro Grom – Balance Board Project

Objective: To practice design entrepreneurship by inventing a product to bring to market.

Designers: Francesca Zanuso, Jared Gross, and Wes Mahoney
Instructor: Lindsey Baker

Process: Students team up to brainstorm a product that they will actually make and market. They were required to develop a budget, determine costs, build it, test it, name it and market it.

Project Concept: Develop and design a balancing board for kids to learn board sports. The name Progrom is derived from the word “Grom” . This is a skateboarder’s slang term for a young person who wishes to learn balancing skills and their desire to go pro. Wes brought his 18 month old son to the presentation to test the product for the audience.

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