Conceptual Design is the the first stage that includes ideation, problem discovery, human-centered analysis and user studies and demographic identification.
We also evaluate the competitive analysis, trend studies, user demographics and UI/UX. Then, using this data we produce ideation sketches and/or 3D models for photorealistic renderings.
Mechanical Design is the discipline of making sure a design is manufacturing ready. After design is completed, mechanical design takes the design through the next steps to make sure the manufacturing discipline can be performed without issue.
Mechanical Design will finalize material, finishes, parting lines, and will perform what we call DFM, or Design for Manufacturing.
After this process, we prepare the native files for transferring to you for your records and processes.
In most cases, the prototype development process consists of a series of stages, each requiring more time and investment to produce. A prototype may look like the final version but may not be operational, while the second is operational but doesn't resemble the finished version.
Throughout the entire process, prototyping aims to get the product up and running as quickly and as inexpensively as possible.
Based on the project requirements, we will identify with the client the best solution to produce the prototype method.
Good designers and good firms understand that success is about listening and understanding the problem.
Problem first, solution second. Design is about a process that needs to be cultivated. It needs to follow the steps and that's what makes ARDG so successful. With over 25 years of product development experience, we understand what's needed and we execute on the highest level of professionalism and expertise.
Managing a project is an art form. Whether you want to manufacture through your own facility, hire your own manufacturer, or have me assist you in that task, I can stay engaged at any capacity.
Maintenance through the manufacturing process helps guarantee the design intent stays intact and helps assist you and the factory or supplier deliver a product you want and that you are proud to offer to your customers.
Design research is the cornerstone to a good design direction. Having a good understanding of the industry, trends and demographic a designer can establish an ethnographic scenario and design around the information obtained.
Design Research allows a designer to focus their design efforts with a user-centered design approach that focuses on the users and the user needs. By the finding within design research is user-design achieved and executed.