Designing a great product is a lot like art! However the challenges that product designers face are very different from that of an artist, in fact it is the very thought process that product designer uses to create the vision and usability that is needed for a well-designed product.
It is important to have a vision that combines with creativity to produce something new that is athletically pleasing, that is where a great product design engineer comes into their own.
1. The product must be useful
Yes stating the obvious, however it is imperative to keep this in mind when starting the process. Let’s face it if the product was in useful it really wouldn’t make sense to, one, call it a product or two, need to design the product.
our product design engineers ensure that every component of the product we are designing serves a purpose, there needs to be a reason or point to it. NB. Remember you are not designing this product for yourself you are designing this product for the market and the market users.
2. Functionality rules
This is where your product design gets serious, even if you have a part of the design that is useful, it might not make the grade. Our product designers focus primarily on function over features, if you think about it most great products are not bogged down with too many bells and whistles. Sometimes a great product just simply works
3. Focus, Focus, Focus
A great product design seeks to be popular so that users will buy it, meaning you have to be competitive in the niche that you are aiming for, this is where designing with a single consumer need in mind and considering the best way to satisfy it becomes the main focus.
4. Solving the issue
Every great product design is popular because it solved an existing issue or problem, if your product isn’t solving a problem then it becomes a piece of art and possibly an expensive one at that. How are design process always begins with specific problem or issue solving in mind and takes life from that point.
5. Looks are important
As much as we look for functionality and practicality, looks are important, getting carried away with thinking that functionality is all that matters can take away from your product. Look and feel of the product are central to a great design as much as its functionality.
6. It is all in the details
Never a truer word said, small things do matter! Product designers take time to hone the details that might not immediately jump out at you, like it or love it consumers are impressed by details especially in the world of mass-produced disposable products.
7. Great designs and simplicity
The consumer must be able to quickly understand the product and how it works, you don’t know how they will use it or even in the correct way but ensuring your product is not complicated for the consumer to use is important.
In the real world most product designs do not offer a completely new or revolutionary design, regardless of how they pitch the products or what their website might say, finding a new angle or new play on an existing idea that makes the product more functional Will connect with consumers.
9. Design for the ages
Good designs last the test of time, and the longer your product lasts the more valuable it is to consumers and the better chance you have of creating a brand that stays the test of time.
10. Invest in time and energy
One of the most important things to remember is that the final phases your product design process take most of the time and effort. The majority of the percentage of work done is from the”nearly done” stage to “completion” stage, The final stages of your product design can take up over 50% of the energy and design needed to produce the final product design.
These are just a few of the important reasons why you should use a great product design company, at Evocativo product design your mission is our passion and we would love to talk to you about your ideas.