1. Discovery

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.

4. Engineering

Project thoroughly developed using analysis-driven design.
In-process prototype models developed.
Six-sigma analysis used to isolate and optimize what matters.

5. Prototyping

In-house prototyping facilities utilized for mechanical protoypes.
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