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Bring us your new product idea and we will optimize the function, value and appearance to take your idea from concept to market-ready. For over 30 years we’ve helped hundreds of inventors, doctors, and entrepreneurs to create award-winning products that improve and enhance people’s lives. Our portfolio represents successful products that effectively balance functionality and aesthetics with the needs of the end-user. No matter where you are in the development cycle, we will collaborate with you at each step of the design process to bring your idea to life.
• New Product Development
• Ideation / Brainstorming
• Form Studies
• Computer Renderings
• Rapid Prototypes
• Aesthetic Development
• Ergonomic Analysis
• Technical Drawings
• Industrial Design
Serving the Homeland Security and Defense sectors, this new device utilizes crystal technology to scan and detect trace levels of radiation and protect against terrorist threats.
Designed for the home, this compact workout platform offers a full range of pilates exercises and folds away for easy storage.
An Apple a Day helps parents set goals that put their kids on track with good nutrition, regular exercise and personal responsibility.
Inspired by an egg timer, this whimsical design for a calorie counter is a simple way to keep one's diet on course without the need for batteries or apps.
A holder for sanitizing spray bottles and towels, the GymValet attaches directly to all strength training and cardio equipment without any tools.
Creating or moving a design forward toward production begins with exploration. This step involves creating a visual image, such as a rendering, to help define features, options, colors and the right direction for manufacturing. Next, we can create a 3D model to uncover design strengths and weaknesses. A simple, non-functioning 'sight model' can be used to show investors or for promotional photography. Alternatively, a fully-functional 'rapid prototype' is meant to emulate the final design down to the last detail.
Our product design workflow centers around 3D digital models that can be easily modified and tested to validate design decisions. These models are useful for creating photo-realistic renderings, working prototypes, or even animations. Finally, we will prepare a set of control drawings that describe the manufacturing details necessary for successful molding and assembly.
Ergonomics discovers and applies information about human behavior, abilities, and limitations. The first step in designing a good product is to consider the user. Process, Materials, and Measurements - a reference book for industrial designers - is a collaboration by the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Carla Blackman, principal at Design Interface, authored the chapter on Ergonomics. She has taught the subject for 26 years at CIA.