Below is a basic breakdown of our design process. Upon a clear understanding of your your project, we develop a step-by-step proposal for you review. We can provide support during a single phase of development, or for the duration of your project.
We conduct preliminary market research to discover competitive products, along with any relevant technologies or materials.
Based on the design brief, we generate a wide range of design concepts using sketches, preliminary 3D CAD and models. From here we identify the best concept, taking in to considerations such as budget, market research and testing feedback.
Taking the chosen design, we refine the design, applying mechanical/electrical engineering, ergonomics, regulatory requirements, cost targets and intended manufacturing methods etc.
Further prototyping allows us to test functional and stylistic elements of the design.
Final prototypes built for validation testing based on the previous phase. The final design is refined and costed, with manufacturing specifications confirmed.
Any standards or regulatory requirements are validated/approved.
We finalise all documentation for manufacture, ready for distribution to the manufacturers.
5. MANUFACTURING SUPPORT
We can recommend manufacturers and suppliers, or work with your preferred vendors. We can the liaise with the manufacturers through first samples, and support any required modification to ensure the quality of your product.
This stage is often completed during the refinement and finalisation stages of a project. Using the existing research, we can develop market-savvy branding and packaging for your product.