Case study dyson innovation- research- and- development
Roy, Robin Case studies of creativity in innovative product development. Design Studies , 14 4 pp. This paper examines some of these questions through case studies of creative individuals who have invented, designed, developed and introduced innovative products.
In , while renovating his year-old country house, Tyson became frustrated with the poor performance of his conventional vacuum cleaner. Whenever he went to use it, there was poor suction. One day he thought he would find out what was wrong with the design. He noted that the appliance worked by drawing air through the bag to create suction, but when even a fine layer of dust got inside, it clogged its pores, stopping the airflow and suction. In his usual style of seeking solutions from unexpected sources, Tyson notice how a rarefy sawmill used a cyclone — a foot-high cone that spun dust out of the air by centrifugal force — to expel waste.
August 12, In , James Dyson noticed that his bag vacuum cleaner only picked up dirt properly with a new bag and that it lost suction rapidly as the bag filled. The vacuum cleaner bag needs to collect the dust, but allow air to pass through via tiny pores, in order to maintain airflow and therefore suction. In fact, the dust quickly clogs these pores and blocks the airflow. So James Dyson set out to design a vacuum cleaner that worked better.