Brian Mitchell

In 2008 Progressive Insurance had come up with a product idea that would eventually become Snapshot. The device would be an optional new way to measure insurance rates and discounts, based on driving information received from a "widget". It would be plugged into the On Board Diagnostic (OBD) port of a vehicle. Information measured  would include rate of acceleration, deceleration, and speed.

What Progressive didn't have was a design for their new idea. After contacting the RISD Industrial Design department, eight teams were set up to come up with a design concept that accurately reflected Progressive's needs and customer research. Our team's concept was selected and would eventually become Snapshot, released to market in 2011.

Process for this project is coming soon.