Step 1: Define the Problem. Precor identified the issues of maintaining innovation in fitness technology and universal design with the aging Baby Boomer Generation. The goal of this project was to develop fitness concepts for the future, what will fitness be like 10 years from now?
Step 2: Delegate user and fitness/health industry research amongst the group of 12 classmates
Step 3: Gather mass volumes of research in the categories of technology, motivation, health, the Baby Boomer Generation, and culture. Begin to ask further questions, sort, and find correlations. Research methods include personal observations, interviews, personality assessments, surveys, and secondary research through books and online. 
Step 4: Gather relevant and significant information to form conclusions and opportunity statements. This research presentation was compiled by Sarah O'Sell, Aaron Meyers, and Katie Utgaard, then formally presented to representatives from Precor's design division. 
Step 5: Develop insights and opportunities into product ideas with continued in-depth research on concepts. After consultation with Precor via a video-chat meeting & critique, the idea of an interactive yoga mat experience was an intriguing idea to develop. Paul Kalousek, another classmate, and I teamed up to develop the mat with additional input from his concepts of a video tracking and guided fitness mat experience. 
Step 6: Video storyboard development. How can we describe and illustrate the concept in a way that is exciting and meaningful?
Step 7: Our final video (first video, above) was presented to the design division and other company leaders at the Precor headquarters in Woodinville, WA in March 2014. 
As an exercise in the research and development process, this two month project sponsored by Precor focused heavily on teamwork and developing thorough concepts before finalizing an idea, then visualizing that innovation through storyboarding with Adobe Illustrator vecor graphics and Adobe After Effects video software.