If you’re like many inventors/entrepreneurs, odds are that by the time you start thinking about using product design services you’ve spent a lot of time on your idea, trying to iron out the kinks and make it as excellent as possible. You’re probably also wondering what, exactly, a design company can do for you that you can’t do for yourself. Here’s our quick explainer on the how product design services can help bring your idea from concept to execution.
Understand The Market
Most inventions come about to address a need that is going unmet, but even if your idea is entirely unique, there’s still important research to do. Many inventors are busy entrepreneurs who don’t have time to pour over records and market research themselves. We have years of experience with doing this kind of analysis, which allows us to make educated recommendations about design.
Design A Great Prototype
The inventor may have a very clear idea about how they want their product to look, and they may even have a homemade early prototype. Design flaws, however, are not always apparent until the prototyping process is followed. For example, a design may be aesthetically beautiful, but ergonomically unsatisfactory–or vice-versa. Since modern customers expect functionality and form to be excellent, it’s important to get this right. Working with professional product designers gives you the advantage of their experience and training, allows your product to have the benefit of their software and/or physical modeling equipment, and lessens the likelihood of spending money to develop a prototype that won’t work the way you want it to.
Where Do You Want To Go Next?
May inventors are overly focused on obtaining a patent, and don’t have a clear plan for how to either license their project or get it to market. Once you’ve got a great, working, beautiful prototype, you’ll need to decide whether you intend to manufacture and market your product yourself, or whether you intend to license it. In either case, you need access–to factories that can produce your product, or to companies that might be interested in licensing it–that the average person doesn’t have. We can help you no matter which route you take.
Make Your Dream Come True
Navigating the world of product design and manufacturing can be very intimidating, but making your dream come true shouldn’t be something that you tackle on your own. The savvy inventor will outsource where appropriate, to allow them to focus on what they do the best: finding solutions that will improve the lives of others. Good product design services can help you make one dream come true–and then let you get busy working on a new dream.
Creating A Product Prototype – www.entrepreneur.com
Top 10 Mistakes Inventors Make – www.yankodesign.com