Tips on Perfecting the Creative Process from The Mako Strategy Team

by | May 11, 2020 | Design, Designing, Invention Tips, Product Design

What is the Creative Process?

In all creative field, belongs the process that one takes in order to create. The creative process exists as a regular mental or physical list of actions done by the creative to help increase their productivity, creativity, and overall performance in order to ensure a high-quality and well-made design or piece of work.  An example of the creative process is looking at our Austin Invention Design processes. Our team works together to collaborate, communicate clearly, and take part in different design trends to help improve their creative process.

Why the Creative Process is Important to Your Product Design

In product design, as with any other field, our Austin invention design team understand that the creative process is important in brainstorming the best possible version or versions of a product to bring into the marketplace. With so much competition and progressive innovation, having an efficient creative process will make product design quicker, easier, and efficient to participate in, eliminating any chance for frustration or lack of motivation. Consumers want to see new and innovative pieces and products brought to their lives, and in order to bring forward innovation, one must be creative as possible. The creative process will help motivate and bring the inventor or designer into a fresh and inspired headspace to bring something new to the table. Coming from our Austin invention design team at Mako Design, here are our top tips to help perfect your creative process and improve your creative skills when creating a new product idea.

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Practice Healthy Habits

It’s harder to get into a creative flow if other outwardly issues deter you from your focus. It is important to test out what health practices help you keep your mind and body stimulated so that you are healthy enough to invest yourself into a creative project. The process of creation requires a lot of mental energy and if you are straining yourself mentally to physically, not only can this product a low-quality project but overall continue to hurt yourself more in the future. Our Austin Invention Design team recommends sticking to a routine, getting exercise, fixing eating habits, as ways to help keep your health at a top priority. These habits will encourage and give you more energy to tackle creative projects and help you stay motivated and ready to problem solve.

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Get Advice/Feedback from Your Inspirations

The more you create, the more your overall skill in and efficiency in creativity increases, but it’s important to set higher goals along the way for yourself during your creation process. A way to do this is to get feedback on your work and aspire to increase the quality of work, and not just the quantity. In order to see the levels in which your work is improving, ask someone more experienced or a mentor figure in your field for some feedback on your work and ways you can improve. For example, our Austin invention design team comes from different walks of life and have years worth of unique experiences within the design field, making it easier to ask each other for different perspectives and feedback on their work. Take constructive criticism and let it inspire and motivate you to produce more high quality and detailed pieces of work that will improve your creative process in the long run.

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Keep up with Trends and Participate!

An amazing thing about the creative realm is that within every field exists the opportunity to collaborate with others and observe new trends. Social media has given us an avenue to explore new trends, designs, and sources of inspiration to help us cultivate and form new creative designs and ideas into our work. Our Austin invention design team recommends looking on social media for clear indicators of design trends and event opportunities to help bring your work out there and find inspiration. Participating in what’s currently trending can not only help you stay up to date in your preferred creative field but give you an opportunity to engage with your community and share your work with others.

Check out our blog for more tips on how to be a creative thinker!

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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!

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Company Team

MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.

From design to manufacturing your prototype, research the players involved

If you are hiring a professional design and development firm to create your product, do some research before selecting the firm. This also applies to the manufacturing stage of your product. You may need to work with multiple manufacturers for various parts of your product. Does the factory incorporate alternative sources of energy such as solar or wind into the manufacturing process? Are outputs and waste managed responsibly? Does it take steps to offset the CO2 produced during manufacturing?

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