What I learned through the interview
Throuw my Interview with my partner I leard more then I thought. What suppriced me mostly was that he was not realy consernt about the enviromental balance or of the matirial, He wanted more a sustainable wallet for a long Time.
His most importent Points
- Everything is easy to Reach
- A metal chain for safety
- everything is secured by a zipper
- Not every card is visible
- not realy fast to open
- Enoth space for 12-14 Cards (EC, HFU, ect.)
- Imitation Leather as matirial
- The Price can be arround 85€
- Fuction for Design
Making the Prototype
The first designe after the first viewing he liked it
After some looking for inspiration Ifound some wallets and copied the folding cardholder so It could hold more cards. This is importend for the goal of place for 14 cards.
Out of cardboard I made some stencils for easy sewing.
Cutting the material
I used the cardboart for marking the matirial. For the matirial I couches leather imitat normaly for upholstered furniture. Its cheap and rubust and realtiv easy to sew.
Sewing the matirial.
The nearly finished version
This version matched the main goals of the holding 14 cards and can even hold at least 16 cards without to much overlapping. Its fast to open and every thing is realtiv easy to reach.The Matirial matches the request and even the color was good for him.
What is missing
Fore the cards is a holder missing wich stops the card from falling down. A pocket for every card made out of a thin matirial should do it.
What changed between the first drawings and the finished wallet?
While the sewing prosess, I changed the position of the money pocket from the left side to the upper side. The change pocket was removed from the inner front an moved inside the wallet. So more cards have space.
Nice to have
With a laser I tested to engrave some figures. The next thing would be to deside on a motive and engrave it.