Questions

You Ask.

FAQs

Ideation

I’ve got a great idea for a new product. Now what?

The first step is filling out Project Planner on our website and we will get in touch to discuss your idea and how to take it forward. We will brainstorm ideas with you, research other products in the market and will work with you to develop a full brief.


How can I decide whether this is something worth investing in?

We can’t tell you whether something is worth investing in. You will be responsible for your own market research and customer testing. We can give you our opinion, based on our years of experience, but please bear in mind that knowing which products will be successful isn’t a science. Most people didn’t think the world needed a tablet computer when Steve Jobs launched the i-Pad.


How do I go about getting the idea out of my head and onto the page?

We can help you with brainstorming and technical advice to help you articulate exactly what the product features need to be.


What will I be able to do once I have outlined my ideas and we’ve developed a specification or brief?

The next step is to get a conceptual design drawn up that will illustrate your ideas and enable you to visualise what the product will look like.


Concept Design

I’m already clear on what I want and have written a clear brief. I just need you to do the drawings for me.

Fantastic! We don’t insist on brainstorming with you if you don’t need us to. Simply send us your detailed specification and we can get to work. Start by contacting us using our online form.


What do you need to begin work?

We will need to agree the scope of work, agree a price and take a full brief.


How much will it cost?

The price varies according to the type and complexity of the product being designed, whether you want a product casing or a full electronic design, and the number of different sketches you would like us to produce.


I’m not sure what I want, can you provide a selection of different designs from which I may choose?

Yes, we will agree how many designs we will produce for you during our initial consultations. You can pay for as many as you like, but if you are really unsure of what you want we can help narrow down your ideas during the brainstorming and ideation phase.


How many reviews can I have?

As standard, we offer a three-stage review process. Usually we will need to do one or two little tweaks. It would be highly unusual if you needed more than three revisions. However, if you do want to continue to revise the designs you will need to pay for additional concept design services once we have undertaken three revisions for you.


What if I don’t like the design?

If you don’t like what we’ve produced then, as standard, we will work up to three revisions. If you need more than three revisions, we will need to agree a price for additional work.


Industrial Design

Once we’ve chosen the best concept, what happens next?

Once we’ve narrowed down the design based on the concept designs we have produced for you, the next step is to produce a 3D CAD design of your product.


Aren’t CAD designs expensive?

CAD design is a skilled process, but it is usually less expensive than the concept/ industrial design process. Divine Product Design Studio makes all stages of the process affordable for all businesses.


Why do you need to create a CAD design?

We need to produce a 3D design to check the dimensions and specifications are accurate. It also gives you a wonderful opportunity to get a glimpse of what your product will look like.


What will the prototype look like? What is it used for?

We can produce a “looks like” prototype at this stage, based on the CAD design. We use the latest 3D printing techniques to produce this for you. Finally having your hands on a model of your product is a very exciting step!


What else do I need to do before I can progress to manufacturing?

We can run final material checks for you, if these have not already been done or if you have made any changes to the design or materials.


How much do you charge?

Project prices will vary according to the project complexity, and the number of designs and revisions required. The best way to get a quote is to complete our online form here.