After the parameters and direction of design has been finalized in a written 'design brief', the first phase of action is called concept development. In this phase, hazy idea begin to take shape, and designers ideate by brainstorming form, creating pinterest boards, and exploring features and functions. By the end of this phase designers should have a clearer image of the product-to-be. The next phase is a rinse-and-repeat cycle of 3D modeling, computer-aided design, prototyping, and testing. Once the design concept is satisfactory, the last phase is finalizing the CAD model with the option of a photorealistic 3D render to be presented to the client.
An efficient and accurate design process can heavily improve the success of a product.
PHASE 1 - PRODUCT IDEATION
exploration of form and function
PHASE 2 - 3D MODELING, CAD, PROTOTYPING, TESTING
rinse and repeat to refine design
PHASE 3 - CAD, RENDERS
finalize the design and create renders for presentation