Our team of design engineers push innovations from ideation to final production, creating the building blocks for your business success. ManGo specializes in industrial product design and creating outstanding user experiences. We work according a structured ISO 9001 certified design process. Which aims to deliver affordable, sustainable and production ready product designs that can be certified for safe use. Our multidisciplinary design team can tackle any aspect of your development; allowing us to execute turnkey projects. Our process for new product design contains several phases:
Whether your innovation is still a hand drawn sketch on a napkin or already a prototype ManGo can assist in taking your development to the next level. Feel free to reach out to discuss your project, the initial consultations for your product design are free of charge and without any obligations. If desired a Non-Disclosure Agreement can be signed before you share more information. The goal in this stage is to create a project briefing that describes the development, satisfies your needs and is realistic. Once this briefing is agreed upon a quotation can be made for your product design and development.
ManGo emphasizes the importance of research for innovative product design. We evaluate challenges for every project, such as: regulatory requirements, patents of competitors or budgetary constraints. And, if not yet determined by the client it is also of importance to focus on the positioning of your product or service. Through the execution of user and market research, competitor analysis, creation of mood boards and by investigating market trends. A powerful tool in this early stage are workshops with focus groups organized by us to gain valuable insights (User Centered Design). Such sessions can be held on your premises, our offices or on any location that makes most sense for your product development.
A good product design can be easily manufactured; is user friendly, aesthetically pleasing and sustainable. After the research has been approved and summarized in a program of demands. We initiate brainstorm sessions with our design team to generate ideas and sketches. Focus lies on the creation of the best aesthetics, smart technical solutions, fine ergonomics and easy to understand semantics. The most promising are combined in several sketch concept designs and evaluated with you. After a selection has been made a 3D CAD concept is created and finetuned to perfection in close collaboration.
Prototypes are made and tested throughout our product development process to improve functionality and enhance user experience. In this stage of product design your innovation truly comes to life with a working prototype. Especially for innovative product design it is very important that clients as well as the intended users thoroughly test prototypes. There is no better way to identify improvements and filtering out design flaws before executing the design for manufacturing.
First definitive Colors Materials and Finishes (CMF) for your product design are determined. The constraints of these and the selected manufacturing methods play a big role in 3D CAD engineering for series production. Mechatronics and mechanical engineering in the case your product has working mechanisms is also executed in this phase. This includes the integration of electronics, sensors and actuators. A process that is supported by CFD and FEM-analysis tools if required. Once completed 2D CAD drawings, including tolerances are created. Crucial to allow manufacturers to make quotations for moulds and production. During DFMA products requiring certification for CE-marking, UL or FDA approval go through that process at a Notified Body, a process we can support in.
Once your product design and development has been completed, the next step is arranging production. We can work with your production partner, or you can choose to use our network of trusted manufactures. If for your development requires specific suppliers these can be sourced and audited. In most cases, creating the molds required for manufacturing is the first step. ManGo has experience in all kinds of production methods from low-volume series without tooling to mass production requiring complex molds. ManGo can guide the mold making process, setup assembly procedures and draft your quality control documentation.
User Interface and Experience (UI/UX) design is the overarching process to create meaningful and relevant experiences for users. Besides usability, we concentrate on pleasure and efficiency, as well. A perfected UI meets all needs in the context of use. In some cases, this might be a rich Graphic User Interface (GUI) and in others only a few buttons. Our User Centered development process generates the best solutions for your product design.
Cooperation and clear communication are two of the most important factors for success. Not only between you and our product design team but also with third parties like: suppliers, manufacturers, electronics engineers and software developers. ManGo Product Design has many years of experience in multidisciplinary projects and the associated complexities. Our project managers are responsible for reaching agreed results and focus on timelines, budgets and overall quality of deliverables. The level of project management required is determined before initiation of your product design and development.
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