The Benefits of Inventing from Home from Mako Design

by | Sep 1, 2020 | Design, Invention Tips, Inventions, Product Design

Over the past few months, many have had to shift to different methods of working and carrying on their daily activities whilst staying at home. Although there has been a learning curve, we’ve learned a lot both as a product design firm and as a society about the power of the digital and online world and how we can still do and pursue what we love digitally. Inventing is no different. Our Oakland product design firm, Mako Design, offers a lot of great resources and opportunities for home inventors and small business owners to come in and meet the team, inquire about their project, and learn more about the invention and product design field, inventing and working with the Mako team can just as easily be done at home! While the office and mako team members have shifted to working from home, we’ve learned a lot of benefits that come with inventing at home that is bound to help motivate and encourage you to keep inventing!

More Time to Research

By far, one of the greatest benefits that have come from switching to staying at home is saving time. Not only have people saved time from long commutes, but with things being done faster digitally, there leaves more time and space to get more done and pursue other tasks as hobbies. Inventing isn’t always an easy task and requires a lot of time, effort, and discipline, however, with much more allotted time, now is the best time than ever to research as much information as you need for your next invention. A lot of new inventors and small business owners typically get excited and want to see their idea come to life as soon as possible, but a responsible tip is to always spend the proper amount of time researching and seeing what is already out on the market already before hastily jumping into a project. With more time comes more opportunity to explore different options, rethink your project or design, and come up with more innovative ideas that may be completely different or better than your first idea. Our Oakland product design firm believes that by having more time to research, you will also thoroughly prepare yourself for the future of your projects and help familiarize yourself with important ideas, concepts, and smart business models.

Check out the best practices for inventing at home, here!

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Watch Trends and Reconsider

The market, and especially the product market is a fast-paced and quickly changing field. Trends can heavily influence which products and fields are more successful than others at certain times, and this has shown to be true especially so during the recent pandemic. The needs of society and popular items tend to change depending on the current state of the world, season, events, and more. Our Oakland product design firm recommends that when inventing at home, take some time to watch the markets and observe how trends move. Not only can you learn a lot about different strategic and smart marketing tactics that big and successful companies use to help popularize their products and services, but you can learn how to best approach the market in a safe way that works perfectly for your debut. The more you observe and learn about the market, the better you can take into consideration and reconsider what ways and how you prepare strategies and business models that will help your business immediately.

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Easy to Access Communication

Finally, one benefit of inventing at home is how easy it is to access the help you need right from the comfort of your home. Although a lot of inventors would like to meet in person and talk through their project, the accessibility that comes with video conferences make it just as easy to explain and talk through your projects and ideas with our Oakland product design firm, Mako Design. Not only can you reach out for more help on your project idea, but you can also talk to our designers, and get updates on your project all through online convenience. Not only does this save time with having to commute to our offices, but also makes it easier to schedule a good time that works out for both parties to talk and virtually meet online and answer all your questions. Rest assured that all your goals will be met and that you have an easy way to contact us whenever you need to answer all your questions and see the progress of your project getting done!

Learn about how to work with Mako Design digitally, here!

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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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