By Azman Zakaria
Photo by Noor Azreen Awang
SERDANG, 12 Jan - The difficulty in fixing a display board for exhibition and the probability of exposure to the risk of injury during its installation, has led to the creation of an innovative Frenzy Board which is easy to carry and keep.
Not only this innovation saves installation time, it also reduces the use of manual labour, costing and minimises the risk of injury.
Following high demand for display boards but where the process of installation can be tough, unstable and risky, a group of nine staff of the Faculty of Human Ecology (FEM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), who named themselves, Eco-Euphoria, has succeeded to create Frenzy Board that features prominent user-friendly characteristics.
Frenzy Board emerged runner up under the Innovative Services category at UPM’s 2015 Quality and Service Innovation Day. Previously, the Eco-Euphoria team created an innovative Smart Shoe Rack and an Eco-Waste System.
Registrar, Shahriman Hashim who is also the facilitator of Eco-Euphoria, said the team formed in August 2013 to get itself involved in innovative projects, had identified some problems faced during the installation of display boards before it came up with Frenzy Board.
He said Frenzy Board came complete with four elements - compact, mobile, adjustable for all formats of exhibitions and adaptable for use in all forms of poster materials.
“Its structure is compact and there is no fixing of separate components required during the installation. It is light and mobile, taking the form of a briefcase with wheels, does not need big space for storage, easy to handle and suitable for use in logistics facilities,” he said in an interview.
He added that the structure could be adjusted, depending on exhibitors’ needs while its “flip” characteristics enabled it to display up to six pieces of posters using material magnet paper.
Sekolah Pengajian Siswazah
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia