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Product design is a creative process where technical feasibility criteria for an invention, economic viability, and the aesthetics and ergonomics of the new product converge.

Inventors often have innovative ideas to improve existing products. In many cases, the outcomes of the product design process

The main goal of the product design process is to make decisions that enhance the inventor's idea

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Strategy for Designing an Innovative Product

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5 Steps to Design a Product.

Problem Analysis:

The product design process should always start with the analysis of the problem that it aims to solve in society. Based on this analysis, the functional requirements of the prototype and the design details that could make the product competitive in the market are determined.

Let's imagine we want to design a dog leash that includes a liquid dispenser for cleaning up areas where pets do their business. According to the method of innovative product design, we must

  • What is the area that needs to be sanitized? 
  • What is the size of similar products in the market?
  • What is the distance that the leash extension should allow?
  • How much water should the product to be designed accumulate?
  • At what temperatures will the invention be exposed?
  • What mechanical strength should the product to be designed have?
  • What is the water jet speed needed to achieve good cleaning?

Price Analysis and Product Viability:

Although the inventor sometimes forgets: the invention, besides being attractive and innovative, must be economically viable. According to our method of innovative product design, the second step is to define target prices. Although designing and manufacturing a prototype is an early stage, there are decisions in the design process that need to be carefully considered:

  • How much do the competitor's products cost?
  • How many elements from the industry could be used as parts of the product without affecting the innovation?
  • How optimized are the competitor's products?
  • How much would the customer be willing to pay for the solution that is intended to be offered through a new product design?

Definition of Parts and Subsystems of the Product: 

Taking the previous example as a reference, before starting to design products, there are independent challenges that must be addressed separately:

  • Purchase and test different retractable leash systems to assess prices and qualities of this component. In this way, the possibility of integrating an existing, industrialized mechanism into the product design, will be evaluated.
  • In the prototype laboratory, different fluid mechanisms would be tested in order to select electronic components and conduits that, by maximizing space and minimizing cost, allow for the creation of an efficient product.
  • Before finalizing the design of a product, we work hand in hand with the electronics team to determine the dimensions of the resulting elements, performing the same economic analysis and availability in the industry of the components that will make up the PCB design, batteries, charging systems, and other accessories.
  • Phase of designing parts and designing mechanisms or accessories needed to ensure the product's functionality. In this stage, there will also be an analysis of materials, so as to foresee the manufacture of a prototype and the future industrialization of the product.

General Product Design:

After verifying the functionality of the product in isolation, taking into account each of the isolated decisions and solutions that make it up, the conceptualization of the product will proceed.

  • Product Sketches: These are freehand sketches outlining the arrangement of the elements comprising a product. The goal is to define and validate the overall product design, shapes, styles, and features that, while maintaining an aesthetic and usability principle, allow the product to function. A product sketch is a useful and inexpensive tool for discussing its potential aesthetics after completing the engineering project of a product.
  • Designing a Product in 3D: Once an agreement is reached on the product sketch, the product is designed in 3D. The 3D design allows the engineering team and the inventor to envision how the prototype and the future product will look like. The 3D design of an invention allows the inventor to conduct surveys and commercial tests to determine the potential market acceptance of the invention.

Testing and Product Improvement:

The product design cycle typically culminates in the process of manufacturing a functional prototype. At Let's Prototype laboratories, prototypes are manufactured to resemble a final product. The purpose of the prototype is for the inventor to conduct tests of the innovative product's functionality, through which conclusions for improvement and optimization of the design are drawn.

3D Printing and Product Design

The various 3D printing techniques have enabled significant advancements in developing new products. Specifically, 3D printing allows for continuous testing during product design, avoiding the high costs that could arise from changes in the product manufacturing process when it is already in the mass production or product industrialization phase.

3D printing allows for the manufacture and testing of parts that are part of the product design, without the need to invest in injection molds or other product manufacturing methods that typically cost thousands of euros.

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Common Mistakes of Product Design Companies

Experience of Product Designers

While there will always be adaptations when industrializing a product, it's important for the product design team to have experience in mass production processes. This way, the inventor will have to invest less money in the industrialization process of the product.

Material Compatibility Study: In the realm of 3D printing, there are many technological advancements that allow for the manufacture of nearly any part with 3D printers. However, just because a part can be manufactured with the materials available for prototyping, doesn't mean that same part can be manufactured industrially. For this reason, it's crucial that when designing a product, a material compatibility study is conducted.

Reuse of Mechanisms and Parts

Product designers, by nature, are creative professionals. Often, designers overlook the importance of economic viability of the invention, so it's essential that in the product design process, industrialization experts and business development professionals participate, as they are the ones who will encourage the reuse of existing elements and mechanisms that can be integrated into the product design.

Continuous Testing:

ChatGPT The key to success in a product design process is continuous iteration and attention to challenges independently. Often, due to pressure or the inventor's expectations, fewer partial tests than advisable are conducted. To design an innovative product, it's necessary to conduct laboratory tests of each function independently and to disregard the aesthetics of the product in this cycle.

Electronic Product Design

Electronic product design, robot design, or appliance design doesn't have to be more complex than mechanical product design. From our experience, achieving innovative products where electronics aren't used, even though it may seem simpler, tends to be product design processes much more cumbersome and time- and money-intensive.

To create an innovative product with electronics, the key to success lies in the connection or integration of various engineering disciplines. In the early days of our prototype manufacturing lab, we focused on assembling a team of highly talented product designers and mechanical engineers. We developed electronic prototypes by collaborating with external teams specialized in PCB design and firmware programming. Eventually, our expansion as a product design company has demanded the incorporation of our own prototype manufacturing workshop, electronics lab, and software development team including mobile app development. This way, we work jointly and coordinatedly in the process of manufacturing functional prototypes.

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