Many of us have at one time or another had an idea that we think could be the next big innovative product. The journey between the initial idea and seeing it on the shelves can be a very rewarding experience. However the road to success is littered with hidden pitfalls and many companies and inventors struggle, or even fail, to develop a new product without appropriate assistance from a consultancy.
First and foremost, our role at Hillside Product Design is to assist businesses in developing a new or improving an existing product so it is ready for its intended market.
A typical project would include one or more of the following stages:
Review - the idea may be good, but does it tick all the boxes to be a successful and commercially viable product? This is the first step along the road and allows you to decide whether it is worth continuing or not.
Funding - Developing, protecting, manufacturing and distributing a product will require a substantial financial investment. How are the necessary funds going to be raised?
Protecting - There is no point having a great product if a copycat competitor steals your market advantage. What type of intellectual property protection is most suitable?
Developing the product - To take an idea from a rough sketch on the back of a paper napkin to a physical product rolling off the production line involves several stages. From the initial concept sketches, prototyping and testing, to producing data files ready for manufacturing, there are many elements to consider in development of a product.
Selling the product - All the hard work getting the product developed and manufactured will be for nothing if distribution and marketing fails. How are you going to get a good return on your investment?
Even the most accomplished will require assistance which is where Hillside Product Design’s expertise is invaluable. We work closely with all our clients to ensure they have all the support they need throughout the product development process.
Hillside Product Design was founded in 2003. We are a focused company who want our clients to achieve business success with innovative products that address the key factors of performance, reliability, cost and aesthetics.
We offer a complete product design for manufacturing service, including concept design and development; 3D CAD design and analysis; product visualisation and animation; prototype builds including 3D printing; production detailing and manufacturing implementation.
We encourage a flexible and open relationship based on mutual confidentiality, straight talking, hard listening and deep thinking. We believe that design is a collaborative process and we encourage our clients to be involved in our design process and to participate at key stages to establish benchmarks on key issues, as ease of use, product quality and styling. Our goal is not only good design but for our clients to see us as an addition to their own expertise.
Let’s Create Something Great Together
If you’ve got an idea you want to take to market, we will assist you through your journey. Even the most accomplished will require assistance which is where Hillside Product Design’s expertise is invaluable. We work closely with all our clients to ensure they have all the support they need throughout the product development process.