Design strategy is the link between a company’s products and the company’s business objectives. It forms a clear product road map that highlights what to design & make and when to do it. This service allows us to bring new innovation to your products and allows your business to plan, budget and forecast for the future. By having a clear long term design strategy your company will benefit from maximising it’s investment and making significant savings on future developments.
Design research lays the foundation for understanding your technology and how it works in your market sector. The point being, that you are trying to provide a better offering than anybody else. By digging up anything similar to your product, or investigating completely new offerings, we get a deeper insight into what is or can be your Unique Selling Point (USP). Research goes beyond simply physical attributes and delves into social factors, market trends, and future technology. Products do not exist in isolation and all influencing factors need to be understood in order to deliver a successful solution.
Innovation is linked to the creation or substantial improvement of a product or technology. Our design team through skill, experience and most importantly natural talent add that “something new” that makes the difference between success and failure. We do not provide you with a “me too” solution (unless you categorically want that) but instead give you that leading edge required in todays competitive market.
Interaction design is how people experience the use of a product. It’s about how our design choices interact with a users senses when they look, hold, feel and use a product. Good interaction needs to be intuitive and feel natural without hesitation. Information on a graphical interface, the feel of a push button or the texture of a handle is all interaction that needs to be designed or in some cases un-designed to perform without causing un-necessary focus.
Engineering (3D CAD)
3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) allows us to bring together every sketch, illustration and model in a virtual environment, bringing to life the brand language and design appeal we created to make your product a success. By adding every nut, bolt, draft angle and screw hole, your product is designed to suit the optimum manufacturing process ready for prototyping and ultimately production tooling.
Testing & Prototyping
Building, testing and proving products in a physical and realistic context is fundamental to their success. Our ability to create models in-house allows designs to be further understood and explored both in size and functionality from an early stage. Improving both yours and our understanding of a product can provide huge financial savings in a design process and our dedicated prototyping workshop and trusted partners provide a resource for design innovation and development programmes. We want you to hold and test your product before you invest in large-scale manufacturing.
Productionisation is the design process of turning a prototype into a final solution that can be successfully mass-produced. It is a necessary step in the design of any product to guarantee that no changes need to be made post tooling. Blueprint can carry out this process in full right the way through to full production or in some client cases in part. If you have your own technical staff and production competence we can manage or merely assist to make sure the end product satisfies the required qualities.
We offer a complete turn-key service providing clients with fully manufactured, boxed products. Over the past 20 years, Blueprint has manufactured it’s own products in-house as well as built relationships with a range of production facilities in the UK and the Far East. By using Blueprint to manufacture and provide boxed product we would provide you with a hassle free, one point of call service of a very high standard.
Product design & development is an expensive journey. Sourcing and maximising your finances to sustain development phases through to tooling and manufacture is not a simple process.
Blueprint’s proactive involvement and success in raising finance & preparing grant applications for our clients has proven to be very valuable. Together with our understanding of product development and our Design Strategy service, Blueprint can offer you a long term financial plan to suit all stages required to bring a product to market.