Butter Boss

A Better Butter Dish

"The chapstick of Butter"


Butter Boss is a novel kitchen gadget and s useful butter dish. It fits a standard 1/4lb stick of butter and features a measuring cap and heat resistant nylon material (similar to a spatula). It's a 'twistable' butter dish/dispenser which can be used directly onto hot surfaces such as a frying pan, grilled cheese sandwich, or barbeque grill. It's great at the dinner table for corn and

is perfect for camping or tailgating. Kids love it, and grown-ups find it useful in baking, portion control, and simple refrigerated butter storage. Give it a twist and scrape a butter knife across the opening to shave a perfect melty sliver of butter onto any surface, or get messy and plunge it into your stir-fry!


Design Management

Design Research

An opportunity was identified to address an unmet user need. The heuristic was a common occurrence. have you ever simply grabbed a butter stick wrapper-on and got to cookin'?

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Intellectual Property

Surprisingly, with some careful patent research, we were able to discover Butter Boss's unique design and user functionality and be awarded a Utility Patent for the Invention.

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Manufacturing and Marketing

Successfully funding a crowd marketing campaign allowed us to source tooling and manufacture our first production run (sold out). But we are currently making upgrades to the design and packaging for version 2.0


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Product Platform

While the product development process can be customized to apply effectively to the needs of the customer and adapt to changing business objectives, Principal Design's 5 step process is a framework that guides the design team and encourages communication and stable execution.

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Principal Design approaches every project methodically. The success of a product development project depends upon the clarity and strength of the process. Organized into the five stages most proven to leverage our design efforts, Principal Design's purpose-driven frameworks were developed and refined to reduce risk while balancing exploration with execution. Our creative strategy is divergent to leverage resources and discovery, and convergent to select for the best opportunities.

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