At the beginning of the project, Kurz Kurz Design carried out intensive field research, visited 12 different industries, 23 positions, different working environments including high temperature, outdoor, extreme noisy outdoor, dusty and others. We extracted four major insight which are the essential considerations for an industrial headphones: water-proof, dirt-resistant, strong and easy to use.
Then, we analyzed the wearing condition and frequency of use of all the headwear, including helmets, goggles, respirators, masks, etc. one by one. We also tested the existing products’ valid range in an environment with 100dB of noise. We try to combine different wearing methods and sound units to screen out effective combinations and form a prototype.
At the same time, we conducted a series of investigations and explorations on the management of industrial headphones and used product compatibility & rationality as criteria to create a basic product layout.