PRODUCT DESIGN

WHAT WE OFFER

Our end to end design service allows for a comprehensive solution to any physical product brief whilst giving us flexibility to jump in whatever stage you may be at within the design cycle. With experience in consumer products, and B2B, we can help you get your idea into the physical world. Get in touch below to discuss your projects and goals, we will give you a full breakdown on the necessary parts required and unknowns involved in getting a product to market. 

THE PROCESS

At ISLAND8, we know the complexities of a product design project can feel overwhelming, that’s why we keep you at the forefront of our process, beginning with the full breakdown and plan.

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BILLION DOLLARS

Spent on successful kick starter design & technology projects

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D&T PROJECTS 

SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED

*Based on STATS taken 07/09/2019

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FIRST MEET

A preliminary chat discussing the unknowns, bringing to you the variables that should be considered when undertaking a project, the investment needed, if it should be protected, and ultimately if it is worth your time and hard earnt cash. 

We work with you to establish a tailored service for your project and requirements. What’s better than having a great plan! With detailed timescales challenges and deliverables, we ensure there are no surprises along the way. 

RESEARCH

Be it a new idea or a redesign of old research always delivers. When inventing for profit, be it small scale design or mass produced complex projects, it is important to make decisions from a research backed position, reducing risks, and ensuring better choices are made throughout the process. 

Becoming experts in the field is key to a successful and viable end product. We will map out all stakeholders, understanding the needs of the end user, the distribution, manufacturing methods and materials. Our contextual human-based research provide us with insights and current trends that will need to be collected and translated to you for more informed decisions going forward. 

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CONCEPT IDEATION

Explore, Discover. Our research leads us on a path of exploration, discovering new opportunities that we translate to you through the use of preliminary sketch ideas. New opportunities and themes are explored here, every sketch being a step closer to finding the perfect solution. 

Using a collaborative approach, we map out new insights to drive innovative new concepts that are fresh, have broad market appeal and are built to last. 

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

Development doesn’t just mean a prettier version of a concept. We take great care to blend your vision with end-user insights to create a tangible innovative solution. Colour, materials and finish are considered, you will  begin the see the final form of your product. 

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SKETCH MODELLING

Reduce the unknowns and refine the kinks through rapid incremental prototyping & user testing, the earlier problems are found the more inexpensive the project is. Plus what better way to get excited about your new product than to hold and interact with prototypes!

3D VISUALISATION

Product animations and photo-realistic renders show you the final form of the new design in all its glory. At this crucial stage we work with you to finalise decisions before progressing onto sample prototypes. The results can be used to form pitch decks and investment slides moving forward,  particularly useful for a variety of different routes to market. 

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FINAL CONCEPT & TECH SPEC

With the new design signed off, we put together the technical specification, apply all legal, environmental and safety directives appropriate,  Summing up all the previous components to clearly communicate your needs and that of the products. Engineering drawings are made to communicate to suppliers and we can get final quotes to you for mass manufacture. 

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SAMPLE PURCHASE

At the end of our design process we link you to trusted suppliers that can deliver quality made products on budget, assuring your product is designed to the highest quality standards, ready for production. 

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DELIVERY

Congratulations, you have a market ready, commercially viable product designed and manufacture ready. If you need additional support aftermarket we have specialists in website, graphics or animation for marketing campaigns and branding. 

Do not hesitate to contact us for further marketing advice and content. We are here to help. 

In our increasingly digital world it is easy to forget, that everything we interact with still finds its heart in physical product design. Whether bridging the gap between the internet of things (IOT) or finding new sustainable ways to design and make commercial products, physical design is very much alive. Get in touch to find out how we can help you get your projects or idea off the ground and into the physical world. 

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