To kick off our design process, Kevin and Sean created a huge inspiration board for the project. This ideation phase drives the visual and functional design of the product. At the top, we started with some of our existing products, keeping an eye on our established design principles. Next, we added found images of anything that inspired us: products, places, and things that show a specific function or feeling we want to evoke. Details, shapes, angles, lines, and material transitions were called out, everything from details on knives we like to seemingly unrelated products. Post-it notes peppered the board: yellow for ideas or thoughts; red for action items and things we want to explore further; blue for commitments or constraints.