Listen. Ask questions. Research competition.Understand
users’ motivations and needs.
Seek input from component manufacturers.
Define problem(s) to be solved.
2. Project Planning
Define Project scope and deliverables.
Develop project timeline and budgeting.
3. Design Ideation
Concept ideation developed.
Styling exploration, evaluation models.
Alternatives, materials, trade-offs evaluated.
Project thoroughly developed using analysis-driven
In-process prototype models developed.
Six-sigma analysis used to isolate and optimize what matters.
In-house prototyping facilities utilized for mechanical
Appearance model construction.
Selective machined parts supplied by strategic partners.
In-house Z Corp rapid prototyping.
6. Manufacturing Support
Tool and fixture designed for product manufacturing