Anyone who’s spent any real time in the product design and development world will tell you that innovation can be an overused word. On one end, it’s become a dime-a-dozen word because everyone claims it. On the other end, when real innovation happens, the upside is enormous for both the production company as well as the end user.
What we really want to understand as product developers is how to best create an environment for genuine innovation to thrive. If it were easy, everyone would do it! We want to see ground-breaking products that transform businesses and drive revenue growth.
Creating Space for Innovative Product Design and Development
Creativity in the design world is about bringing multiple perspectives to bear on a design problem. Some engineers have that uncanny sixth sense to uncover brilliant ideas, but more often than not, consistency requires multiple perspectives in a true sense. It can’t all rely on a single engineer.
This is why at Creative Mechanisms, our model is built around this collaboration. When we work with a product team, we put an entire team to work hunting for creative ideas. With a few fresh sets of eyes, we find that we can be more reliable when it comes to delivering the innovation our clients’ need for their products to succeed.
We have developed a culture of creativity here, a way to bring multiple viewpoints into every problem that we're presented with, and a process for getting the greatest product out of it.
Fresh Sets of Eyes Expedites Innovative Product Designs
As a design team, the ability to plug into another company’s challenges is a unique opportunity. With a fresh set of eyes, we bring a lot of innovation to projects that another company might be stuck on.
There’s a variety of reasons a project might be blocked - it might be that a team does not have enough time or bandwidth. They might not have the proper specialization for a specific engineering problem.
Because we work as a team, we're pretty nimble and bring a lot of experience to the table. It lets us take on that project and put a lot of minds on it and take where they were stuck and advance it through the product development process.
Innovation in Every Step of the To-Market Process
It can’t be emphasized enough that innovation cannot be confined to one step of your engineering process. It can’t just be in the conceptual stages where you’re planning uses for your product. It can’t just be in the design stages when you’re trying to develop something both practical and attractive. It can’t just be in the engineering and manufacturing stages where you’re trying to streamline your costs and get to market with a strong margin.
At Creative Mechanisms, we look at innovation throughout the entire product-to-market process. It's not just about making an innovative market-disrupting product. We take innovation down through the whole process. How can we improve every aspect? How can we improve the mechanism? How can we reduce parts count? It's a commitment to innovation in the process.
Finding a Innovative Product Engineering Partner
At Creative Mechanisms, we bring innovation to our clients' projects by taking what we've learned from other industries and applying it to new industries. That could be a manufacturing technique, an innovative way of how a mechanism works, or how fast something is manufactured. We find that the principles of design and engineering are not confined to one industry at a time - by drawing on our experience beyond our clients’ industry, there are new solutions they might not have thought of in house.
If you’re looking for a product design and engineering partner to help you break through a design challenge or infuse innovation into your product - we’re here to be your reliable resource.
Let’s start a conversation and see if our team-driven design and engineering solutions are the missing piece you need to deliver an excellent, profitable product.