Winning Product 2016 – Aqua Hook
The Design Ventura 2016 winners are Harrogate Grammar School with Aqua Hook, a water bottle hook that can be clipped to any loop outside of a bag to carry a bottle. Designed with the 2016 brief “Change” in mind, this practical product was a favourite with the judges.
Harrogate Grammar School’s 3 x A3 design sheets demonstrate how the team generated and developed their ideas. The sheets really clearly show the team’s design and prototyping processes and how they planned to address the criteria set out in the design brief, as well as allowing our shortlisting judges to quickly and clearly understand the final product design.
Harrogate Grammar School’s entry form:
The team competed with over 10,000 students taking part in 240 schools across the UK. With their entry, Harrogate Grammar School earned a place on the shortlist as one of ten schools invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges at the Design Museum in December 2016. You can watch the video to find out more about what happens at pitching day.
The Harrogate Grammar School team made a convincing case for Aqua Hook at the pitching event, presenting an engaging pitch and demonstrating clearly how the product fulfilled the design brief and judges criteria. The judges were impressed with the simplicity and effectiveness of the idea and that it had come out of thinking about solving a real problem the team faced. After much deliberation, the judges decided they should be the winners of Design Ventura 2016.
The Harrogate Grammar School team were awarded with the Design Ventura 2016 Winners award at the Celebration Event and Design Ventura exhibition opening in February 2017.
Following the Celebration Event, students from Harrogate Grammar School worked with Giles Miller Studio Ltd to develop their Design Ventura 2016 winning product, Aqua Hook.
An out come of these meetings was that Aqua Hook was renamed Hook20. The product was assembled and launched at the Design Museum Shop on 10 July 2017.
On the launch day, the Harrogate Grammar School team put their sales skills to the test, selling their product at the Deutsche Bank Office.
All proceeds from the sale of Hook20 went to the team’s chosen charity, Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre. Harrogate Grammar School proudly presented a cheque for £1,079 to the charity at the Celebration Event 2017.