As industrial designers we are concerned with realising our clients ideas into rational and successful products.
Our approach involves carrying out research, exploring concepts and refining functional designs into aesthetic commercial products.
Through our holistic design approach we strive to keep user experiences at the centre – both on and off the screen.
As more and more of our everyday objects become online-enabled, we see the need to create interactions which can be both coherent and enjoyable.
Using service design tools allows us to capture complexity in the products we design.
We employ a service-oriented mentality in everything we do, from mapping stakeholders to planning for the end-life of a product.
At K8 we deliver expertise across product, service and interaction design. We take pride in following the design process from the initial ‘back-of-a-napkin-sketch’ through to concept development, detailing and production of the final product.
Setup, planning and workshop
Marketing, follow up and planned adjustments
Our process and the activities we do are captured into four separate phases – explore, create, refine and implement
Gaining a clear insight into the project, the service and the system. Understanding the market, its users, and possibilities that lie ahead. Creating a vision of the project and finding a consensus with the client. Setting a framework for the intended work.
Kickoff workshop, user research, user journey mapping, market and competitor research, investigation into existing technologies, defining functionalites, moodbaording, setting up evaluation crieteria, defining product/service/UXUI requirements...
Exploring possibilities within the design brief. Creating vivid ideas and functional concepts for user experience. Testing and evaluating mock-ups, models and selecting the most desirable concept design.
Idea sketching, concept generation, evaluation, interation, prototyping, intial CAD develpoment, testing with users, refining selection of concepts, selection or confirmation of desired concept, review of requirements...
Further improving on the concept while considering aesthetics, functionality, user experience and manufacturing. Exploring production technologies and detailing material, colour and finish.
Identify materials and production processes for product design, implementing and evaluating aesthetic atributes, CAD or wireframing towards detailed prototype, 3D printing and in depth evaluation, refinement of details, testing 'look-a-like' design with users, design for manufacture, design freeze...
Further research and evaluation of production partners. Preparing test series for evaluation. Setting up a production plan, further user testing and market entry. Following up production.
Identify production partner(s) or developers, prepare handover documents (technical drawings, design guides, assets etc.) evaluate facilities at production partner, follow up on tooling and production, evaluation of first out of tool and golden sample...
We work together with our clients to explore funding options for design services and beyond.
Get funding for design services specifically for medical/medtech projects
DIP funding is an excellent oppourtunity for companies to involve designers in the idea phase of innovation projects
We have previously invested in people and projects we believe in, get in touch and discuss you project with us!