Bluemap Design uses a comprehensive design process to help our clients to realize their ideas. Our expert teams transform abstract concepts into marketable and successful products and services.
We start by fully understanding what we want to do by listening to what our clients’ need. Uncover the essential purpose of the project by asking “something” what it wants to be and discovering how that relates to what we want or need it to be. Information is then collected, reviewed, and examined. We develop connections between one piece of information and another to help us understand the relationship between bodies of information.
Tools: product matrix mapping, user scenario development, exploratory brainstorm session, competitive products study, market study, store audit, and user observation.
Information is arranged to uncover the table of contents that acts as a roadmap to understanding. This is what gives us a sense of the whole. It enables us to gauge direction with existing ideas and to help us stay within specific design criteria.
Tools: products and information analysis, trend analysis, design criteria definition, and theme boards creation.
Based on set design criteria, we examine and test abstract ideas from different vantage points in order to “possess” or understand them.
Tools: spontaneous ideation workshop, 2D concept sketching, breadboard mock-up study, 3D form study, color study, ergonomic study, mechanical study, 3D CAD visualization, computer-generated product animation, and virtual store walkthrough animation.
Ideas are transformed into tangible forms as functional prototypes and appearance models.
Tools: engineering, surface, and solid modeling, rapid prototyping, model making, functional prototyping, user research, usability testing, product demonstration support.
We maintain design integrity and ensure the design strategy is applied correctly to achieve the result.
Tools: DFM, Manufacturer Sourcing, Contract Manufacturing, parts elevation, manufacturing support, product launch support