Aniko - Solution for Upwardly Mobile People in India
Roxanne Knapp, Amit Tilekar, Jaydip Biniwale, Tirdad Kiamanesh
Godrej and Boyce
Overview of the project
I completed 4 weeks long consulting project with Godrej & Boyce's innovation group as a member of the Institute of Design's India Immersion Program 2016. I co-facilitated a design sprint with another ID classmate, Roxanne Knapp and two Godrej employees, Amit Tilekar ( Digital marketing manager at Godrej appliances ) and Jaydeep Biniwale ( System Designer ). The Godrej members helped us to immerse and understand Indian culture faster and in return, we taught them about research and innovation methods.
Elevating kitchens in aspirational homes of Indians with storage solutions for upwardly mobile renters, digital experience of customers, digital marketplace and the roadmap for the implementation.
4 weeks to focus on changes to nearly every aspect of trade in India as a result of digital migration. Our team had to select one of Godrej’s product categories and create digitally enabled platform based solutions.
Methods & Activities
Stakeholder value map
10 type of innovation
What we learned and how we learned it in just 4 weeks
Several trends were taken from the 2011 India Census and a Boston Consulting Group megatrend data pack informed the team’s understanding of the value of exploring urban upwardly mobile users.
Understand the market dynamics, current industry outlook of appliance and
furniture business, and how Godrej businesses are looking at opportunities
around younger customer segment with lower existing engagement with
1. Meeting with Ms. Swati Rathi, Marketing Head of Godrej Appliances
2. Meeting with Mr. Bedraj Tripathy, Marketing Head of Godrej Interio
Understand how urban upwardly mobile people use their spaces, how they
shop, what values are important to them, what their aspirations are and how
these aspirations play a role in their decision making.
User research included 7 interviews with 9 participants (two joint interviews
with married couples).
User Research Participant Map
As we had a limit time, we created new activities to gain more information during our interviews.
we asked the participants to draw their house plan and walked us through their daily activities.
B. Card Activity:
participants were asked to write down their values in life, their favorite activities and qualities they are looking for in the products they buy. Then they were asked to connect them to their favorite brands.
What the research brought out of the shadow and put lights on it.
The final concept is protected by NDA contract; here you can see some of the team ideas and progress toward the ultimate solution