1. RESEARCH PHASE
Proposals for potentially applicable technology
Comparing the performance of products already on the market
Personal notes for continued education on product field throughout development
Mapping transferrable features and functions from pre-existing products
Deployment of analysis tools such as House of Quality to ensure the product is comprehensively analyzed
Observing broader sections of the market, to ensure the correct Product Opportunity gap has been identified
Consideration of material selection and changes for product
Recognize the physiological effects of interaction with the product
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2. INITIAL SKETCH PHASE
Visual problem solving for primary functional mechanisms
Exploration of brand language over subtle variations of selection design directions
Exploration of relationship to functional interiors to beautiful exteriors. Form follows function.
Exploration of conceptual additional functional and ergonomic features
Variation exploration in CAD
Visualization and exploration of interior and functional mechanisms in CAD
3. MODELING PHASE
Assembly management and part inventory
Iteration process continues in CAD
Scaling for dimensional translation between models
Both aesthetic and mechanical exploration
Basic physics simulations
Simulate movement and deployment
Complete different series of models for a variety of different uses
Display and presentation of parts in context
4. PROTOTYPING AND EDITING
Developing test platforms for ergonomic and hardware studies.
Designing parts for prototyping with the end manufacturing method in mind, such as injection-molded design for FDM testing.
Designing toleranced parts and testing platforms for application.
Consistent design change documentation and notes.
Always looking for new ways to improve features, whether it's saving on material or increasing its performance.