Product design is all about finding customer pain points and figuring out ways to solve them. After targeting the exact pain points, the product design firm will create the product, test, and refine it until it’s ready to hit the market.
But with countless options in the market, how do you – the inventor – choose the best product design firm to go with? Our Florida invention design services team explains what to look for in the firm creating a prototype of your invention.
Does the Invention Services Firm Offer One-Stop-Shop Capabilities?
Choosing a firm to design your product can have significant implications. How a project is designed and engineered in the early stages can affect costs, performance, and quality throughout the lifecycle of the product. It’s important to find a firm that can cover all aspects of your product development needs to ensure the process is seamless and cohesive. Ideally, it’s best to work with a company that can help you with all steps of the process – from early concept generation through production – and every step in between.
Does the Company Have a Portfolio to Review Their Past Work?
Client testimonials are a fantastic way to determine the caliber of a product design firm, but nothing beats the ability to review a company’s actual portfolio of work. When you’re researching engineering firms to engage for your product design needs, as to see their product design and development work portfolio so you can see for yourself what work they’ve done in the past, and what kind of companies they’ve worked for. As you review the portfolio, take note of the variety of products they’ve worked on.
Great Designers Harness the Power of Modern Technology
While the right solution isn’t always the most “techy,” designers should know about cutting-edge industry technology and how to put it to work. For example, do they use rapid prototyping? For any project, there will come a time when a diverse set of skills and expertise are needed during a certain stage of the process. As such, an engineering firm partner should have advanced skills in multiple areas of product design. Does the firm have experienced design engineers, analysts, and manufacturing engineers among their resources to help during the product development process? Be sure to deeply research the expertise in the firm’s organization to understand who will be working on your project.
Ready to Hire a Product Design Agency?
If you want to create products that people can’t live without, you need a great product design agency on your side. Don’t have the product design know-how and tools in-house? This list by our Florida invention design services team should help get you started on how to pick the right firm.
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) 806-6256 (MAKO) and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!
MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to small businesses, startups, 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. Feel free to Contact Us anytime for help with your project.