Every design process is different, all the projects need an unique schedule. However there are good examples how it’s generally going.
The process starts with a free consultation with the client. It can be in person in our studio or on a Skype conference. We get all the information we need for the timing and for the quotation, then we share our first ideas about the process.
After the first consultation we send the schedule and all the official stuff in one fast step.
We do an extensive research about the product, the market, the technology etc., as the first step of the process.
We take time to make a brainstorming on the topic. All the designers in the studio are involved, so at the end we have a wall full of sticky notes with sketches and words.
The next part is freehand sketching. We make a several markedly different design proposals, with different styling concepts. We inspect all important issues from ergonomics to feasibility. The segment ends with a consultation. Our clients can decide which concepts are the best to go on with.
Usually it’s 2-3 correction rounds while the design gets its final shape. This steps can be very quick if the communication is fluent.
After getting the decision, we start refining the form. We present photorealistic 3D renderings or physical models about the design with material recommendations. In this part of the process good communication between our clients and the studio is essential. We inform them about the stage of the process periodically with frequent consultations. We refine the CAD data to hand it over to the engineers.
The process ends with a presentation where we hand over the final CAD models, renderings, models, and the documentation of the design process.