Product design is vital for successful product development in any industry. It is the process of identifying real-world objectives, market opportunities, and real-life problems in order to create a product prototype before starting the actual production process. It requires a high level of skills and knowledge in product designing and CAD technology to built a functional design and framework to meet the user expectations.
Product design engineers play significant roles during the product design process. They follow a tailored process to create a product design through the following ten stages to get an accurate design for the product development:
Brainstorming is the first step of the product design process. A team of experts in different disciplines sit together to define the problem, generate ideas, and select the most viable idea among all proposed ideas to provide the best solution for the required product.
Defining the product objective
After brainstorming, the marketing team defines the product objective and requirements based on the market analysis and research. They define the objective of the product and market expectations in order to implement the idea for product design and development.
Conducting the user research
It is one of the most important steps in the product design to find out the user experiences, demands, and expectations from the product. It also includes the competitor analysis, trend analysis, and market assessment as per the user point of view. User interviews, online surveys, feedback gathering, and contextual inquiry are the key stages of user research during the product design process.
Initial drawing and sketching
CAD and product design engineers work together to draw and sketch the initial overview of the product to create a visual appearance of the product. It is the process where product measurements are defined before designing a prototype model of the actual product.
It is the most crucial step of the product design process that involves the development of a functional product as per specified requirements and demands. A product prototype is the actual model of the final product and needs to be visually and functionally accurate in all aspects.
It is the process of testing the product prototype on various parameters to check its functionality, appearance, and stability before producing the factory samples. It allows design engineers to identify flaws and issues in the product design and make necessary changes to avoid costly production loss during the manufacturing process. These are the key steps of any product design process that are carried out by professional and highly skilled product design engineers in industrial settings. At Linmech Uk Ltd, we work with a team of experienced CAD and design engineers to deliver product design and development services. We help businesses in different industries to bring their ideas into reality through an accurate product design for successful product development.