All these phases are equally important, and solely depends on each other for a successful product development. So, if you are planning to manufacture a custom product for your targeted customers, then let’s begin by discussing the very first phase of development, which is “Product Design”.
Product design is the early phase of development and helps in outlining the specifications of the respective product which is to be manufactured. It becomes easy for product engineers, and other technicians to conclude whether the item will perform its intended functionality in an efficient, safe and reliable manner or not. Additionally, it also helps in making product economic and attractive to targeted customers.
Tips for Successful Product Design by GID, California
Product design is a matchless combination of an art, science and technology that allows product designers to visualize, explore and ultimately bring ideas to life. The success and failure of any concept totally depend on the product’s design; therefore, it is suggested to hire someone who is professional and has ability to apply technical knowledge creatively. As a business owner, you need to find an innovative designing company with business sense and skilled manpower to execute the job in style.
Designing a product can seem like a daunting task, but if you are aware about the basic steps and phases involved, then things will be much easier. We are GID, an established product design and development company in California, and here we bring you the 6 successful steps for product designing.
List down the number of problems, which you think can possibly counter your concept. Remember, simply state the problem and don’t write the answer to the problems even if you know how to do so. At GID, we have seen that the development of new products becomes more confusing and time consuming simply because; the problems were never listed down. A decent observation of the problem helps keep everyone on the same page and work to eradicate project creep.
This is the step in which answers to the previously listed problems begins to form. In this step, you need to work on many things such as the size of your product, the retail price of your product, does it need to be waterproof, what should be it made of, why people will pay for your product, how fast it should be and many other important aspects. This list can go on, but in the end, it will help you and your designers in the further phases of development.
Idea Generation and Concept Design
Now, you are on your way towards the destiny. As all the problems are defined, and requirements are clear, you should brainstorm and sketch out your ideas. If you cannot outline your ideas, then find someone who is professional in the product or industrial design for help. There are many product design companies, who are ready to offer free advice and have no problem with sketching a few ideas for you.
You need to come up with some good ideas before you move to the next step. Once the sketch for new product is ready, you need to dig little dipper in terms of product design. Idea generation and Concept design are the final steps where your idea is either given a green signal or still need a workout.
Detailed Design of the Product
As you are ready with your concept design, it is the time to step ahead and get down to the details. In this phase, product designers will generate full detail 3D virtual models of all parts, work out design problems and create an assembly for every part. On the completion of the detailed design phase, you can develop a product prototype for your testing.
Testing of Prototype
Testing is the most important part of product design and should not be ignored. This is a simple step, which includes testing of your developed prototype in terms of design, functions and reliability. You must test the prototype to its extreme limit as you don’t know how your product will be used by your customers.
Once you have successfully tested your designed prototype, it is the time to move on to the final phase of product design that is product manufacturing. However, before initiating the manufacturing process, you need to finalize an agreement with the manufacturer on the terms of what they will offer you, the price of the product and when it will be delivered.
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We hope that these points will assist you in your product design or in understanding the entire product design process. At GID, we are sure that you are aware about these skills, but if you require a handful of the tools and experts, please feel free to contact us at: http://www.gidcompany.com/contactus