Industrial Product Design: From An Idea To A Product

Industrial Product Design: From An Idea To A Product

Products do not design themselves. They may appear on the shelf like magic, but it takes an entire team of engineers, technicians, consultants, and many more skilled professionals to determine whether a product is feasible, functional and eminently profitable. However, all products – failed and successful, have one thing in common. They start as an idea before evolving into industrial product design.

From Initial Idea

Everything begins with an idea. S/h may write it down or sketch it out. It may emerge from a doodle on a restaurant or coffee shop napkin. It can also be conjured up in a lab or in an office. A single person may arrive at the idea, or a group may produce it during a session.
Whatever the source or medium, the idea has two basic options:

1. Further development 2. Rejection

Those ideas accepted to go forward, move into phase two of what is usually a multifaceted and many-phased process. However, with the commitment to further studies, the inventor(s) embarks into a program where a successful industrial product design is the first major goal.

Along the way, suggestions are made, alterations undertaken, and many aspects of the original design may alter. This is all on paper/computer. Only after the construction and testing of a functional, exact prototype is it possible to actually seriously consider the evolution of a design to a product a success.

Industrial Product Design

From the first glimmer of a concept to the evolution of an industrial product, design teams are hard at work providing input. They are there to engineer a functional item. The team works with different astute parties towards one goal – the creation of a successful product. They work to move it along the path from a rather vague concept to a completely iterated and tested prototype. If the prototype meets the expectations of its developers, it can then move on to the final stage – a fully functional product.

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