The Bigger Picture

// Future Proof Design Thinking

When designing purely from intuition, one would default to designing for the world as it is today. However, especially with complex products, the time to market from the initial idea might be up to 5-10 years, and with a world changing faster and faster as illustrated by Moore’s law, your product will be outdated before it even hits the market. That’s we like to practice what we call “future-proof” design, a method that looks at trends, extrapolates them and designs for such future projections. Also, we try to minimize the negative impact of side effects. This involves some of the tools mentioned below.

// Strategic workshops

We have developed a special workshop in which we critically evaluate and dissect your operation to find bottlenecks and uncertainties through structured interviewing and visual thinking. Based on this, we help you define a strategic roadmap to improve your business and bring focus to your clients needs

// Life Cycle Engineering

The use stage of a finished product is just a part of its story. We think all the way from the materials sourcing to the recycling stage, and try to optimize the total impact on attributes such as cost, maintenance, environment and society.

// Systems Engineering

Through tools within the discipline of systems engineering, we can look at the project from a bird’s eye view and think about systems in relation to sub- and supersystems, so resources can be most optimally utilized.

// Lean six sigma

// Technology roadmapping

One technique to find out where your industry is heading is to map out progress and project logical development steps from there. By looking at current cutting edge research and theoretical possibilities, we can construct what will be possible in the future, where you should invest in R&D, and how long it will approximately take to reach market readiness.

// Future Visions

Another way to try and imagine the world into which a future product will be placed is by constructing comprehensive scenarios from existing evidence. Not only are these “fact based science fiction”-estimations a good way to get an insight into what might be, they can also be self fulfilling prophecies through setting goals based upon a preferred scenario while accounting for implications that become clear from these “painted pictures”, as the best way to predict the future is to create it

// Cost estimation

By using our knowledge on manufacturing and a detailed design, we can make a rough cost estimation.

// Product styling

Good styling is not just pretty, but removes the clutter and increases comfort, insight and confidence in the user’s mindset. A well-designed product doesn’t feel like a product, but as an extension of your own abilities.

//Packaging & retail design

With every product comes a box. We have practical knowledge about the world of packaging in order to maximize the impact of your product, minimize cost and increase logistic performance.

//Terms of Agreements

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Building, De Bastille, room 201