After the full prototype of your idea has been created, you might find that there are extensive further prototyping changes required as a result of industry feedback and/or the response from the market. Sometimes it is simply the case that several changes are needed as a result of a better understanding of the product now that a Mark 2 prototype has been completed.
Beyond the Mark 2 prototype, it can be necessary to complete further prototypes to finalise the design and the development of a product. Normally this is only the case with complex products such as pushchairs or electric golf trollies. However sometimes even small products will require further prototypes if there are further ways to improve the product as a result of more innovative thinking during prototype testing.
All of the elements required for previous prototyping stages might now have to be completed again depending on the level of changes required. Sometimes a few components can be altered and remade rather than a complete re-build to minimise further costs of development. This really depends on the nature of the further developments being undertaken.
Taking an approach of continuous review, feedback and improvement is far more likely to create a final product that will appeal to your target market. It is also more likely that the product will get 5 star reviews driving further sales.
This stage would typically take six to eight weeks. The cost of this stage can vary greatly based on the complexity of the product and the prototype amends required. The cost typically could range from £2000 to £20,000.
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