• Luke Johnathan Kelly
4. semester, Entrepreneurial Engineering, Master (Master Programme)
As a Masters dissertation, this paper outlines the work, thinking and processes undertaken to develop a portable off grid shower and associated business as a solution to the water scarcity experienced in Cape Town, South Africa.
Using design thinking, rapid prototyping methods and user testing, the Imvula Micro Shower was designed as a low-cost solution to those without access to a pressurized water supply.
The business model was found to be feasible with relatively low prototyping and production costs and high profitability at scale.
Moving forward, this project will require building a team and thoroughly engaging with customers during product development to ensure success.
Publication date1 Jun 2018
Number of pages77
ID: 280251487