The Industrial Design Process

1. Design Content Definition:

When we identify the design cooperation with the customer, we will communicate with our market personnel and designers to understand the content of the design and the objectives that the industrial design should achieve. According to the original product or product function model provided by the customer, we analyze the function realization principle of the product, the variation range of the structure, then determine the product restriction conditions and design focus.

2. Design Research:

Design research is an essential step in the development of a designer’s design. This process requires the industrial designer to understand the product’s sales status, the stage of its life cycle, the status of the product’s competitors, the users and the seller’s opinions on the product. These are the basis for design positioning and design creation. For products like fingerprint locks, the design difficulty is mainly focused on the pleasing appearance and the accuracy of the shape positioning. How to shorten the design cycle to capture the vagaries of the mass consumer market.

3. Rough structure to meet customers’ plan

After locating the concept of the product, we will discuss the rough structure of the product with the customer, analyze the feasibility of the technology, as well as the cost budget and the feasibility of the commercial operation. Understand the customer’s basic idea of ​​the product.

4. Conceptual product sketch:

The work of the sketching phase will determine the cost of the product design by 70% and the effect of the product design. So this stage is the most important stage of the entire product design. Form ideas through thinking and quickly record them. The idea at the beginning of this design often manifests itself as an instant flash of inspiration, lacking accurate dimensional information and geometric information. Based on the designer’s concept, record by sketching, draw various forms or label the design information, determine three to four directions, and then carry out in-depth design by the designer.

5. Complete the product renderings:

The 2D renderings quantify and refine the fuzzy design results in the sketch. This process can be done with CAD software. Through this process, an accurate product appearance plan is generated. It can clearly show the size and approximate volume of the product to the customer, express the material and light relationship of the product, which is a more intuitive and complete expression after the sketch.
6. 3D Model Design:

3D modeling is a process in which the 3D language is used to describe the shape and structure of the product. Its greatest advantage is the intuitiveness and authenticity of the design. The multi-angle observation in the three-dimensional space adjusts the shape of the product, which can save the original Part of the prototype trial process can more accurately and intuitively conceive the structure of the product, thereby more specifically expressing product ideas and improving product design quality. The 3D map has an accurate form factor relationship and exquisite detail design, which can be used to communicate with customers intuitively.

7. Multi-angle effect Diagram:

The multi-angle renderings give a more intuitive way to feel the spatial volume of the product from multiple visual perspectives. Comprehensive evaluation of product design to reduce design uncertainty

8. Product Color and Appearance Design:

The product color design is used to solve the customer’s requirements for the product color series. The initial scheme of color is adjusted by computer to meet the different color requirements of the same product and expand the customer product line.

9. Product Logo Design:

The design and emission of the surface logo of the product will become the highlight of the panel, bringing a new life experience. The introduction of VI on the product makes the product style more uniform, simple and clear LOGO, providing a friendly and intuitive recognition experience, but also become a delicate detail.

10. Structure Design:

Design the internal structure of the product, and the installation structure and assembly relationship of the product to evaluate the rationality of the product structure.

11. Product Wireframe Structure Diagram:

According to the design size, the electronic file and the assembly relationship between the parts of the parts of the product are accurately completed.

12. Explosion diagram of product structure diagram:

Analyze whether the assembly relationship between parts is reasonable, whether there is interference manifestation, and analyze the load intensity of each component.

13. Modify the block structure diagram:

Modify and adjust the problems in the structural design to determine the final structural file.

14. Prototyping and Pilot Run production:

Before mass production, we will always have to do few around of prototypes to verify and improve our design whatever it might it. Meanwhile, a pilot run is necessary to validate our system for mass production.

15. Prototype debugging:

Put all the circuits and parts into the prototype model, verify the rationality of the structural design, experience the use of the design products, make final adjustments to the problems that occur, and reduce the risk of mold development.