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Susan Bellman

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PostSubject: Things I should think about   Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:51 am

What are the main things I should think about when "designing" my idea into a product?

Thanks

Susan
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StephenBozzone

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PostSubject: Re: Things I should think about   Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:49 pm

Susan,

Not an easy question. This is just off the top of my head:

These are just some of the things you need to consider when designing:

Market
What is the need you are addressing?
What is the problem you want to solve?
What it the target market?
What are the trends in society check out: http://www.faithpopcorn.com/
Who is the user?
Who is the purchaser/decision maker? (not always the end user)
How much are they willing to pay?
What is your competitive advantage?

Physical
Size
Weight
Ease of use, ergonomics, fit to your hand or body
Color
Will it need to be painted or decorated?

Emotional
Wow factor
What makes your product different?
What is the overall appearance, it it ugly or nice to look at?
What are some emotional triggers that would compel someone to buy the product
Safety concerns like BPAs in food or water products


Engineering/Manufacturing

How much will it cost to produce?
What is the material or materials to be used?
Recyclable-think green
What type of manufacturing process will be used?
Can you reduce the number of parts?
Government regulations (FDA, Toy Safety Standards, UL approval, etc.)

I'm sure there are more but this should get you thinking.
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Lisa Lloyd

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PostSubject: Re: Things I should think about   Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:26 pm

Wow, Stephen, OUTSTANDING answer!

Lisa
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