What is an Eco-Friendly Design?
In the world of design, it is undeniable to say that as designers, we are never not looking for the best way to push the boundaries of design and innovation. While doing so, a huge area in design is trying to find more sustainable, convenient, and more efficient ways to do things. As design had evolved and major area in which designers, inventors, and innovators have delved themselves into is creating designs that are eco-friendly. With the world and society increasingly changing, major environmentalists are beginning to focus on creating more efficient ways in which we can help our planet and environment through figuring out more ways to reduce waste and production of products that are no longer sustainable or healthy for our planet’s environment. Whether the invention is beneficial for the planet’s wildlife, animals, plants, parks, or beaches, eco-friendly design is an increasingly growing and important area of design that is being found in all areas of product design.
Why Eco-Friendly Design is Important at Mako Design + Invent
Being simply said, Eco-Friendly design is important at Mako Design + Invent because we believe that caring for the health and environment of our planet is important! With new discoveries and research revealing the negative impacts made by outdated products or transportation, it’s important as innovators to look back at what we’ve been using for the past decades, single out their problems, and create new and efficient solutions to both reduce the negative impacts made by these older products, in order to prevent the occurrence of negative impacts happening to our planet again. Being a designer, inventor, and innovator is not limited to just inventing or designing as an art form, but to help progress society and push innovation in ways that help change our world and planet for the better. Additionally, creating products with eco-friendly designs help promote innovation within the design field, and act as a great proactive strategy for helping the environment and creating a great product.
Why an Eco-Friendly Design is Good for Your Product
Looking at eco-friendly design within a business perspective; eco-friendly products do very well in the market. With the push of awareness of rising environmental concerns, consumers are now taking into consideration the materials, and impacts that the products in which they are consuming in have on the environment’s health. A product being recyclable, decomposable, and reusable gains major points to a large handful of consumers who are looking to both help reduce waste for the planet and receive a product that will last them a long time. With a highly profitable market, creating a product that is both beneficial to the planet is not only good for the environment, but also a great way to add extra benefits to the marketing of your product, especially in a competitive field. Inventors will be happy to hear that the cost to produce and manufacture an eco-friendly design is cheaper than non-ecofriendly designs as eco friendly designs typically use less raw materials, meaning less packaging and less handling for chemicals.
Mako Design and Invents Tips for Building an Eco-Friendly Product
As with all product designs, the main focus of your design should be to focus on the viability of your products function. As there is no cookie cutter guideline into making an eco-friendly design, it is important to focus on your products functionality, and build an eco-friendly design based around the functionality of your product. Creating an eco-friendly design could include designs in which your product is more flexible, reliable, durable, adaptable, modular, degradable, reusable and most importantly, simple. Following the MVP methodology, a popular and highly recommended philosophy preached at a lot at Mako Design + Invent, for product design is also a great way to create an effective and successful eco-friendly product.
If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at 1-888-MAKO and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!
About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!