What We Do

Product Conceptualization and Development

Design Department, Inc. (DDI) specializes in the development of concepts and prototypes for consumer driven products. Our engineers and designers consider all stages of product development from the initial brainstorming to the final stages of prototyping and mass production.

Additionally, DDI is a reliable resource when engineers and developers within your company require assistance troubleshooting or refining product requirements. Our experienced team determine existing or potential design flaws, and provide a second set of eyes. We will help remove these road blocks and find solutions to get your product concepts functional and prepped for production.

Existing Product Enhancement

Design Department clients rely on the experience and ingenuity of our team to make improvements and enhancements for products already on the market. This process may be used to reduce costs by suggesting the use of new materials, removal of inefficient parts or features, reducing bulky weights or sizes, or simply streamlining the process of production to keep products up-to-date and viable. Regularly improving the versatility and quality of your established products and production processes with our proven product enhancement techniques is our goal at DDI.

Computer Aided Design Services

Our designers take great pride in their work and concepts making certain appearance and functionality go hand in hand. Product design and CAD concepts are expertly mapped out using Pro-Engineer and SolidWorks programs. DDI staff are trained in the latest versions of these programs complimented by well maintained, updated design and prototype production equipment. With our mechanical focus, you can be assured our team has the experience to use these tools correctly with a critical eye on all details from the start.

Product Prototypes

All product concepts designed by our team have a focus on mechanical engineering providing assurance that it will work efficiently and be functionally sound. DDI artistically designs products that are grounded in reality. Products are produced to be aesthetically pleasing, but, more importantly, they will perform optimally. Our prototypes are not simply “desk trophies” with a slick appearance. All prototypes are designed to be Possible and Practical when brought to production and distributed to consumers.

Prototype designs are brought to the “proof of concept” stage as a functioning sample. These robust product prototypes allow for testing, concept and design improvements, examination of durability, and assess all critical aspects (ie: battery life, product variables, overall performance, environmentally friendly, etc.). Our diligent prototyping standards help prepare a product for production with minimal retooling down the line.

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