If you are reading this blog page right now, then chances are you have heard of G2, and are aware that we offer Design & Development services as well as a few other things.
I am Ed- I head up the design process and am here to briefly summarise how we go about turning your ideas into tangible products, nice to meet you.
We offer all kinds of services in every aspect of the design process, each case will be and always is different, but ultimately our end goal is to help or advise you on how to develop your ideas.
We understand more than most that an idea can come in many forms. Sometimes our clients have a tightly squeezed brief that a product has to fit, others have used their expert knowledge in a particular field to identify gaps in the market and want us to do the rest.
I’ve got an idea I would like to develop, what’s next?
Of course all the best design projects start with a pot of freshly brewed coffee and a friendly chat. At this stage we are looking to loosely establish a brief- so who the product is for, its purpose, context and the deadlines which our deliverables would need to meet.
We would look to understand exactly what you want from the project, do you just wish to see some concept ideas or do you need a product taking to be production ready? Do you have the technical basis of a product, but need this translating to a CAD model and/or 3D render? Do you have the core electronics/ mechanical design working but need a package which is fit for purpose and looks cool? These are just a few scenarios which we are very familiar with.
Then we can work with you to establish which tools of the design process we would need to use- for example sketching, CAD modelling, prototyping and rendering are the most commonly used. These tools will be detailed in future design blog posts from the team very soon. Product design is not a linear process, so we expect to use any and/ or all of our processes to reach your deliverables. Some clients like to give us their brief and leave us to it, others like to get involved in the design process themselves and share their input, being flexible allows us to adapt. Once all that has been established, we can begin turning your ideas into reality.
At G2 when we are not working on client projects, we are coming up with ideas ourselves and testing and developing them in house. We work across all sectors, for example we currently have a couple of live agricultural projects, but then we also have consumer focused electronics projects ongoing as well. Keeping our work varied means that we learn about new technologies all the time, and the research we do from contrasting projects often informs others in unexpected ways.
So regardless of how developed your idea may be, its industry, its technical background- we can help. We are ultimately here to help companies profit from innovation and to make that process as easy and as pleasurable as possible.
If you think we might be able to help you, please get in touch.
Call 0115 824 0402 and ask for Ed.
Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more blog posts from the design team…