Reinventing Frozen Meals

Client: One of the world's largest food and beverage company

Why this project?

. I pioneered a new approach for solving problems creatively. Inspired by Google’s Design Sprints, I adapted the approach and implemented to this project, where we went from ideation to fully-fleshed out product propositions in 5 days.

. I also took on the challenge and accommodated the client's last-minute qualitative research request that was supposed to happen within a week by utilizing a different methodology.

Background

Challenge the paradigm of the frozen set to develop innovative, break-through propositions under our client's brand, within a

5-week timeframe.

Our client asked us to present to their executive team 3 fully-fleshed out new propositions that:

. Have been optimized and refined with qualitative user feedback

. Include strong strategic underpinnings, i.e. insight, emotional & functional benefit, reason-to-believe, and right to win

. Are presented in a prototyped, three-dimensional package, with a fully designed brand

. Include protocepted product, creatively led by the client's Culinary group in collaboration with the core project team

The Process & Outcome

3 fully-developed product propositions, presented with brand positioning and a three-dimensional package, as well as a prototype and a recipe

After ingesting all of the materials shared by our client, immersing ourselves in the brand positioning and becoming more grounded in the brand, I have:

. Audited inside and outside the frozen category to understand how classic brands have reinvented themselves, what modern comfort foods look like, and the composition of today’s family

. Solidified our insights around the brand and the frozen category with a speedy round of qualitative research through d.scout

. Together as a team, synthesized this information to develop distinct proposition platforms for the Sprint

 

You can see my responsibilities and the outcome for each phase of the Sprint process on the slideshow below.

From our ideation session

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As an outcome of this Sprint, we were asked to present our client's executive leadership team the final 3 fully-developed product propositions. The products were very well received and took all the 3 concepts to BASES testing. 

From our Sprint 

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