An introduction to designing new pet products.
Designing new pet products can be an exciting and highly rewarding journey. The market is large and growing with a real hungry for a new generation of pet products that are eco-friendly, better designed and use highly quality materials. It is also great fun testing and trailing product ideas with animals and there is lots of room for innovation in the sector.
It is often very easy to get carried away with new ideas and the excitement of the development journey. We see this with businesses large and small but it pays huge dividends to take a step back at the beginning of a project and to work out what is really going to be viable.
The fundamental aim of the Commercial Viability stage of work is to ascertain whether or not the project is feasible. To do this vital assessment there are several important factors to be considered:
Product design consists of transforming an initial idea into an appealing and viable product that can be manufactured. It is often necessary to commission a professional product designer with strong creative ability and an excellent knowledge of engineering materials and manufacturing techniques in order to develop an idea.
The product design process should involve:
Product design refines and improves how an idea works and is therefore often integral to achieving strong patent protection.
This process should result in a detailed design, either CAD or sketched diagrams for textile products, that can then be used to move into prototyping where the design will be developed and refined further.
We’ve worked with a number of clients to bring innovative pet products to the market.
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If you’ve got a project for a pet product but don’t know how to go about developing it, contact us today and we can arrange a call to discuss it.