P19037: Skreppa Modular Shoe

Problem Definition

Table of Contents

Team Vision & Project Summary

Our team set out to plan as much as possible during the Problem Definition Phase of MSD I. Our course of action was to thoroughly investigate and interpret what our customer -- Engineers for a Sustainable World -- desired most from this project. This encompassed philosophies, benchmarking tactics, important requirements and onward.

During the first few weeks of MSD I, we analyzed many possible use cases, the requirements set by our customer, and the current market in order to narrow down what was feasible and what was not.

At the conclusion of this phase, it was universally agreed that we understood what direction we wanted to head towards. By having a clear idea of where we were going, we were able to establish how we would get there.

Problem Statement

An active consumer with a strong personal philosophy has extremely limited options for shoes that are multidimensional, stylish, durable, practical, and made of ethically and sustainably sourced materials. Currently, fast fashion shoes are available for all purposes imaginable while landfills are being filled with discarded shoes at an alarming rate. Based on initial international survey results, there is an opportunity to produce that would reduce a consumer's environmental footprint. The modular shoe aims to provide an affordable multidimensional shoe using responsibly sourced materials which will reduce clutter and promote upcycling materials. This shoe will be safe, comfortable, and durable enough to stand up to most conditions. The shoe should include swappable elements allowing function flexibility to the end user.

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Use Cases

Below are four Use Case scenarios that encompass different aspects and uses to the product being created. The purpose of a use case is to be able to visualize how the Skreppa - Modular Shoe can be universally applied in everyday use, for many different people.
Individual Hiker Use Case

Individual Hiker Use Case

Borrowing Use Case

Borrowing Use Case

Dog Park Use Case

Dog Park Use Case

Athlete Use Case

Athlete Use Case

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

At the conclusion of the project, we will have the following deliverables ready and goals achieved. Project End Goals

We want to make sure that the material used in our end product has a second life before and after our time with it. There is a ton of material in the world that is piling up so we want to do our share in reducing it in multiple aspects. By sourcing material that has already been recycled or can be easily recycled, we are helping reduce the human footprint on the Earth.

In hand with the outsole material, we want to make sure wherever our soft good material is sourced from, it's ethically produced and organic. That means fair wages and working conditions for those who are working hard to supply us.

Starting from day one, we have wanted to disrupt the shoe market with an alternative that actually works.

Once the Skreppa shoe takes form, we will compete at the collegiate level to assess our viability of creating Skreppa a brand name.

Project Key Deliverables

This deliverable includes having 2 upper/soft sections and 3 lower/treaded sections that are easily swappable within a reasonable amount of time. In addition to this, we want to make sure that it's easily used and quick.

This value includes all drawings, sketches, metrics, and data that we've collected and produced over the course of two semesters.

At the conclusion of the year, we will unveil our project at the Imagine RIT festival in May. This involves presenting our concept, design, and where we plan to go.

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Customer Requirements

Customer Requirements

For more in-depth viewing,the entire spreadsheet used for Customer and Engineering Requirements can be downloaded here

Inputs and Source

  1. Customer Requirements
  2. Problem Statement
  3. Template & Example
  4. Jerry Adamski & other stakeholders.

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

For more in-depth viewing,the entire spreadsheet used for Customer and Engineering Requirements can be downloaded here

Inputs and Source

  1. Customer Requirements
  2. Engineers for a Sustainable World - Bri Goold
  3. Benchmarking
  4. Selected concept list
  5. System Design
  6. Template & Example
  7. Jerry Adamski & other stakeholders

Outputs and Destination

  1. Function Decomposition.
  2. Concept Generation & Development.
  3. HoQ
  4. System & Detail Design.
  5. Test Plans.
  6. Poster & Final Report.


House of Quality

House of Quality Table

House of Quality Table

For more in-depth viewing, the entire spreadsheet used for Customer and Engineering Requirements can be downloaded here

Inputs and Source

  1. Template
  2. Customer Requirements
  3. Engineering Requirements
  4. Benchmarking

Outputs and Destination

Provide input to the risk management process.

Design Review Materials

Design Review Presentation

Design Review Hand-Outs

Plans for next phase

Team Plans

Individual Plans

Lydia Yeckley

Nick Amato

Haley Gallagher

Mickey Evans

End of Cycle Peer Review

Peer Review For Problem Definition Phase

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