Strategic design process
Strategic Design is a philosophy of design, as well as an enriched design approach that integrates established design skills with other disciplines in the areas of human sciences, technology and business.
Our strategic design process is:
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY—to guarantee that all points of view (people, technology and business) are taken into account.
RESEARCH BASED—to ensure that the results obtained are based on actual facts and statistics.
PEOPLE FOCUSED—to deliver solutions that are not only technologically possible, but preferable from the social, anthropological, and personal point of view.
The process is structured into five phases:
We start by coming to terms with the problem our client is trying to solve. We identify project objectives, concerns and eventual deliverables, and establish a mutual understanding among preliminary project team members and our client. The overall scope of the project is examined, required specialists are identified, including external, if any, and critical sources for extensive investigation, research and analysis is obtained. We get to know our clients, their products, their industry, and ultimately their clients and needs.
Research, investigation and exploration into the project objectives and feasibility, taking into account the marketing (competitive analysis etc.), technological and planning constraints.
CONCEPT EXPLORATORY PHASE
Development of the ideas, synthesizing what we have learned from our client as well as our own investigations and analysis, into a proposed solution.
Delivery of the specifications. A complete solution, consisting of detailed engineering specifications, materials and manufacturing qualifications and procedures, visualizations, detailed foam models, full working prototypes, multiple product samples, and in many cases, manufacturing/vendor resources.
Evaluation of the deliverable. A process and communication carried out between project team members, our client, and research and marketing analysis specialists. Multiple product samples are often produced for further marketing research, experimental marketing or tactical market evaluation.
The Process of Innovation