Creating successful products for a wide range of industries in national and international markets, working with start-up entrepreneurs and multinationals has resulted in a broad experience of the varied needs of manufacturers in many industry areas with a portfolio to match.
Successful product design begins with the brief. An assessment of needs and wants, of possibilities and ambitions.
Setting the right brief is critical in determining and evaluating the objectives of any new venture.
Involving designers during the generation of the brief can also help to reveal possible development options and avoid future pitfalls. A feasibility study can be used to review the broader scope of the new project, what new developments, materials or processes might be used or to analyse the existing products - what works, what doesn’t, where the costs arise, how the product is serviced etc.
CONCEPTS / IDEATION
Exploring the brief and going through a process of ideation is the most crucial stage of any project. It is where most of the groundwork is done, where ideas are proposed, discarded or put aside for future reference.
The most effective design is often a combination many ideas that fit together from a range of influences, sketches, models and CAD mockups. Some projects evolve and extend the brief and regular assessments to ensure that the designs are still answering the original needs and wants are ongoing.
Seeing a product through from concept to production can take many routes and involve many lines of communication. BIB Design makes extensive use of 3D CAD systems to allow all parties concerned to obtain a clear picture of the product as it develops.
The use of CAD/CGI visualisation can quickly establish the proposed aesthetic of a product. Animations can be generated for presentational purposes, whilst 2D and 3D CAD data is supplied for manufacturing means and for patent applications.
Rapid prototyping direct from CAD files ensures that as many parts as possible can be tested for mechanical suitability, to assess assembly issues or ergonomics prior to tooling investment.
Working across a broad spectrum of industries has enabled BIB Design to develop innovation led thinking by creating links with specialist businesses. This has assisted in the successful introduction of technology, new materials or processes from one field of expertise to another