From Creative Ideas To Markets—What Product Development Needs
For designers and inventors, people do not fail to perceive, but being lack of motivation and ability to change. Of course people have discoveries and feelings of life. You will find that a pair of scissors is somehow hard to use, or that a chair is awkward to sit in, but you won’t try to improve scissors or to invent a more comfortable chair. Well, when there are needs, there are inventors. (The grandpa next door tied the little rattan chair to the bicycle to carry his grandson, and it even has a seat belt!) However, what determines professionals and amateurs is whether a good idea can only bring convenience to the individual or it can change the world.
The inconvenience and insufficient of people bring about needs and wants. Product development, improvement, design, and invention all begin with concepts, thoughts, and ideas. The designers have to keenly observe market trends, solving problems creatively to meet their needs and manufacturing knowledge and experiences for productization.
Product development process
The development process of new products is different from inventing an innovative invention. Invention is still in the stage that inventors do not need to consider mass production or manufacturing, but only need to make sure that the invention is functioning properly. Therefore, prototypes made at this stage are usually hand-made, without manufacturing methods, material integration, or manufacturing processes managements that are required for production.
At the beginning of designing, the owner proposed a concept or primitive design to be analyzed from all aspects. Sometimes, a design that seemed possible is actually unable to be manufactured while working with experienced professionals can prevent a lot of unnecessary failures. Mechanical engineer sand appearance designers assess the feasibility of the design accurately, and then make the experimental model for functional testing. Designers appeared to be responsible for the appearance and function of the product, but in fact, we have already conceived the back-end side throughout the design process for mold release, reducing the cost of the mold processing and shorten the manufacturing process.
To refine the product, designers have to make a large number of testing models for both mechanical structure and appearance during the development. Designers continually modify models to not only make products functionally and visually meet the demands but to exceed expectations. Moreover, as the modification proceeds, we arrange manufacturing and mass production. ODIIST provides design consulting, product development and improvement, project model making and mass production planning for inventions, academic institutions, students and industries of various fields, making abstract concepts into realities.
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