7 Tips on How to Design a Product

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Did you know that about 95% of all new products that enter the market each year fail? So many good ideas are introduced to the world every year. Yet because of failures during the production process, we may not even hear about them.

If you have a killer product, what can you do to give it the greatest chance of success? A key step is product design. If you know how to design a product so that it will appeal to others it will have a greater chance of success.

How can you learn to design a product? Glad you asked! Why not read our in-depth article below on how to design a product.


1. Make it Useful

While looks and product cost are important when designing a product, usefulness should be the prime goal. It should have a point. The clearer the purpose of the product the easier the customer will understand why they should purchase it.

Remember that you are not designing it for yourself. So personal preferences regarding its appearance should be considered but discarded if necessary. Making a simple product with good quality materials makes for a strong product. There are a variety of quality manufacturing outlets such as the Inventables that can make this possible.


2. Make it Functional

The more that you think about your product, the more features and uses it could serve will come to mind. However, adding all of these to the prototype could spell danger.

Adding too many features to the initial design could mean that resources are spread too thinly. Concentrating on the single feature or features that form the purpose of the product is a better idea. 


3. Focus on Your Goal

Your goal is to make a product that is popular. You want the product to serve its purpose, to be loved, and to gain a reputation that will encourage people to purchase and re-purchase it.

To accomplish this you need to have a clear idea of the purpose of your product and the people who will purchase it. Any lack of clarity will become evident in the design of the product.


4. Solve Problems

If you want your product to sell, it should solve a problem. Even if people are not aware that the problem existed, it should in some way make people's lives easier. Starting the design process with a clear problem in mind will help to focus your mind on a solution. Solutions sell again and again.


5. Make it Look Good

When you have clarified the clear purpose of the product, and also what you will at this stage not include in the design you can proceed to the next step. Making your product look awesome.

The look and feel of a product are crucial steps in the development of the product and the branding of your business. This is true of tangible goods and software products alike.


6. Don't Forget Detail

When considering the design or the look of the product, do not underestimate the value of the small things. Billions of dollars of Apple products have been sold on the basis that their products function extremely well, but also get all the small things right.


7. Keep it Simple

Your product should be easily and quickly understood. If all those in your target audience, of all age ranges, cannot quickly get to grips with the product, it may lose its value. During the design stage aim for a simple design that is intuitive.


How to Design a Product and Much More

You may have a market-changing product in mind. However, unless you employ modern design techniques you may not be able to bring it into existence. Knowing how to design a product is a key part of the production process.

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