1. ABSTRACT PROBLEM
Widening the brief or problem to allow more open minded and creative problem solving.
2. REAL PEOPLE
Research techniques with individuals often yields great unique insights.
3. TASK ANALYSIS
Mapping out all project information and making connections to form great ideas.
4. EXISTING PRODUCTS
Analysing existing products to ensure the solution is unique.
Analysing the market to find the most lucrative gap and price point.
6. CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
Generating concepts to help the client visualise different solutions.
Taking the chosen solution further by making improvements often based on feedback of the client.
8. DETAIL DESIGN
Developing the design presenting dimensions and detailing on a manufacturing ready technical drawing.
The detailed design provides all the information to work out a cost breakdown.
10. PROTOTYPING/ MANUFACTURING
Building the required solution whether it is a visual model, proving principle prototype or full manufacture.
Making sure the solution solves the initial problems effectively.
Making improvements based on the analysis to reach the optimal design.
13. DELIVERY/ INSTALLATION
Delivering the final solution to the client and fitting it out if required.