Design for Visualisation

Development of a basic virtual model of your concept that simply shows the external design and details for market research or investment purposes.

Sometimes it is sensible to produce a quick virtual model on a lower budget that can be used to produce images and renders to garner market feedback and/or persuade investors to back the concept.

What is Design for Visualisation?

A stripped back design stage that produces a virtual (CAD) model of the outside design of the idea. It effectively is just a shell but when rendered looks enough like a real product to get necessary feedback from our target market and potential interested parties to further refine the design.

The resulting images from a rendering stage, using the model created in this stage, can also be used with potential investors to inspire confidence to put more money into the idea.

Product Design Process
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What might happen during this stage?

  1. Development, using CAD, of the external elements of your design.
  2. Feedback.
  3. Minor revisions and tweaks to the CAD model.

What value does this stage add to my project?

A cost effective way to develop a virtual model for feedback from your target market before further investing in the development of your idea.

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How much and how long?

Generally this stage should take two to three weeks to be done properly. Cost depends on complexity but varies from around £1200 to £2500. Generally a small product with only a few components and no electronics would be at the lower end and a complex product with inbuilt electronics and mechanics and over 50 components would be at the top end.


Why use D2M to do this stage?

Three simple reasons:

  • We are focused on your commercial success of your project.
  • We’ve spent years developing a process that manages the risk of new product development and gives you the best chance of success.
  • We have a diverse experienced team that can bring new innovation and creative thinking to your product during this stage.

Contact us today to discuss your project and to learn more about how we can help develop your project: Contact us.

Once concept development is complete, the next step is often more detailed consideration of the user, functionality and ergonomics. Click to read more about Industrial Design.

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