Many people pride themselves on coming up with their own concepts and have done the hard thinking about what they have in their vision. The next logical stage would be at the Feasibility and Evaluation stage. In the feasibility stage, the idea has been fleshed out quite a bit and the main features and functionality have likely been considered – not always considering the limitations of technology, cost, or quality. The Feasibility and Evaluation stage offers an opportunity to take all the things desired as a concept and not only put them to paper, but also to take a hard look at what such an envisioned product might take to produce as well and some potential trade-off’s and technology trends that could effect the ultimate choices that may need to be made.
Bob, Chris, and the team have had the privilege to be invited to work with many inventors, innovators, corporate teams, and start up companies to help evaluate conceived products and help to evaluate the options and the feasibility of what the innovators have in mind. A great value of the Feasibility effort is a document that helps communicate within a team, and to others that might be recruited later, the options that have been considered and the logic used to arrive at a design approach (including the engineering and cost trade-offs). This information for initial prototype, pilot and ultimate production volumes gives an early look at likely paths that could be followed to take the product from the concept to market ready product.
The first step, no matter what stage of development or re-design is to contact Bob (Device Solutions’ CEO) and arrange an in person discussion. If you have already worked with Bob and Device Solutions, you know about the incredible experience of working with a company that prides itself on openness, transparency, and authenticity (and innovation). If you haven’t met the Device Solutions team, you are in for a breath of fresh air.