The O&GO is the name of a phone cover designed by me and Joris Saaltink. We did this as our “Meesterproef”, which is a high school graduation project comparable to the “Profielwerkstuk” but takes up a minimum of 200 hours instead of 80. We reached out to the ANWB and they took on the role of “employer”.
With the help of the ANWB, we designed a phone cover that could also serve as a bicycle light. This was an elaborate project, and the final product was meant to serve a lot of different funtions, so I’ll summarize the most important functionalities, as well as the rationale behind them, in a list below.
Naturally, a product such as this needs to adhere to serious requirements. Our report elaborately describes the process of forming- and finding methods to meet these requirements. We looked into different materials, use cases and user needs. All whilst trying to balance the costs. The most important requirements and their rationale are listed below:
The O&GO would come together with a free app and website. The website would serve as a portal for information. Here you could check which version of the O&GO would best suit your mobile device. Or you could customize your own O&GO. The app is meant to be used when cycling. We feared the O∧GO might encourage people to use their phone more whilst cycling, even though this is dangerous in traffic. The app would provide an interface for all the previously mentioned features of the O&GO, but it can also block calls for example (Comparable to those 'I'm in the car' apps).
This was a very fun project and we’ve each spend more than twice the required hours on it. I’m personally very proud on the results, especially considering the time it was made. If you wish to learn more about this project, download our report by clicking the button below.
For a more in-depth look into this project, download the report by clicking the button below (Dutch only).Open report