At DesignStein Studios, nothing brings us more pleasure than overseeing and facilitating the design process of a new product for one of our clients. It stands as proof of how helpful product design companies can be, as we were there to assist with each of the necessary phases. We were able to lend our expertise from inception to market research and design, then on to development, several rounds of prototypes, and finally production tooling and shipment of the finished product.
Innovation That’s Ideal For Cat Owners
In this case, that product is the Scrape ‘N’ Scoop, The Ultimate Litter Box Scooper. Steve Frye, the creator, conceived of a scooper for cat waste that was also a scraper. This was a situation where Mr. Frye’s real-world observation led him to understand how frustrating it could be for cat owners to try and scoop up cat waste from a litter box with a conventionally designed scooper. An ordinary cat scooper made it challenging to pick up feces and semi-hardened urine, resulting in a broken, messy, or clogged scooper basket.
The Scrape ‘N’ Scoop is revolutionary, in that you can use the patented scraping tool to remove the stuck-on clumps from hard-to-reach corners and the bottom of the box while they remain largely intact. It also has a user-friendly handle that is durable and has a sure grip. You can use it to get the scraping tool under the clumps easily while still keeping your hands well above the litter. The scooper part of the tool is specially designed to be wide enough to handle large clumps. With high, rounded edges at the back, it is tilted so that cat waste is easily sifted and can be disposed of with no problems.
The Scrape ‘N’ Scoop results in reduced odor, as elimination of the waste clumps means a more sanitary litter box. It works with any brand of litter or box, even the self-cleaning varieties which still leave some waste elements behind. Best of all, it’s hitting the market at a cost point where any cat owner can afford it.
It has been a distinct pleasure partnering with Mr. Frye and bringing his vision to fruition. This is just the latest example of DesignStein Studios turning an idea into reality, and we’re confident the Scrape ‘N’ Scoop is destined to be a best-seller.