Water Filter Evaluation

Problem Framing to Mass Production: 8 Best Practices in DIY Product Evaluation

When a person lives on less than $2 a day — as some 2.7 billion people around the world do — there isn’t room for a product to fail. Investing in a product that fails undermines future innovation by reducing consumer confidence and depleting scarce resources. How can you design your product or venture using evaluation practices and principles from the very first prototype through mass production?

Evaluation Team Overcomes Challenges to Begin Water Filter Testing at Consumer Reports

This summer, Jeff is working with a team of MIT engineering students to evaluate water filters in Consumer Reports’ water testing lab as a part of the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) project.

It took a month to build the new water test rig and develop our test methods. 

Friends on the Other Side of the World

The author, Alli Hansen, spent the summer in Ahmedabad, India doing a water filter evaluation for MIT's Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE). Her role was conducting field surveys and taking water samples from filters in households in order to determine which filter models were most effective. She was part of a dynamic team of American and Indian students and faculty conducting the evaluation. 

If you’ve been following the CITE India team on our website or social media channels, you’ve probably seen this photo:

Getting the Right Products to Scale: Technology Evaluation for Water Filters

The following is one of a series of blogs about presentations, workshops, and panels that were part of the 2015 MIT Scaling Development Ventures conference. Susan Murcott is CITE's Suitability Lead, MIT DUSP Research Engineer and an MIT D-Lab Instructor.

CITE Begins Water Filter Evaluations at Consumer Reports Laboratories

This summer, Jeff is working with a team of MIT engineering students to evaluate water filters in Consumer Reports’ water testing lab as a part of the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) project.

Over 7,500 miles from where one team tests water filters in the dusty streets of Ahmedabad, India, we’re testing many of the same filters in laboratory conditions at Consumer Reports (CR) Headquarters in Yonkers, New York.

CITE Begins Water Filter Evaluations at Consumer Reports Laboratories

This summer, Jeff is working with a team of MIT engineering students to evaluate water filters in Consumer Reports’ water testing lab as a part of the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) project.

Over 7,500 miles from where one team tests water filters in the dusty streets of Ahmedabad, India, we’re testing many of the same filters in laboratory conditions at Consumer Reports (CR) Headquarters in Yonkers, New York.

Evaluation Team Overcomes Challenges to Begin Water Filter Testing at Consumer Reports

This summer, Jeff is working with a team of MIT engineering students to evaluate water filters in Consumer Reports’ water testing lab as a part of the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) project.

It took a month to build the new water test rig and develop our test methods. 

Friends on the Other Side of the World

The author, Alli Hansen, spent the summer in Ahmedabad, India doing a water filter evaluation for MIT's Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE). Her role was conducting field surveys and taking water samples from filters in households in order to determine which filter models were most effective. She was part of a dynamic team of American and Indian students and faculty conducting the evaluation. 

If you’ve been following the CITE India team on our website or social media channels, you’ve probably seen this photo:

Getting the Right Products to Scale: Technology Evaluation for Water Filters

The following is one of a series of blogs about presentations, workshops, and panels that were part of the 2015 MIT Scaling Development Ventures conference. Susan Murcott is CITE's Suitability Lead, MIT DUSP Research Engineer and an MIT D-Lab Instructor.

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