Students working with PepsiCo

Recently, final year BSc (Hons) Product Design students completed a live project as part of their Smart Design Technologies module.

Recently, final year BSc (Hons) Product Design students completed a live project as part of their Smart Design Technologies module. The brief, set by PepsiCo, required the students to design solutions on one of the three projects; eliminating cardboard boxes from production and packing, optimising the packaging process or the re-design of a potato slicer.

The students had to also take into consideration the goals of eliminating waste, delivering quality products and providing the consumer value for money. The competition was open to all undergraduate and postgraduate design students within Product Design based in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.

The project ran for four months and asked students to submit two A2 presentation boards, a working prototype of their designs and one written summary of their work. This was then assessed by a panel consisting of both staff from Nottingham Trent University and PepsiCo Europe.

After the presentations, a representative from PepsiCo said, “We are very impressed with the presentations and quality of work. I think there is stuff here we can take away and really work with.” The work of the students included use of robotics in both mechanical arms and conveyor belts.

In summing up the project, student Adam Humble said, “It was really a great brief. We enjoyed actually having to make the product and putting it though the different testing stages in order to reach a final design. It was a really successful project.”

Students working with PepsiCo

Published on 19 June 2015
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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