sustainable design services

design process

IDEATE, VISUALISE, PROTOTYPE

Ideate, visualise and prototype are the main steps of the design process. The ideation phase is a more organic phase, following a design thinking approach. Here, brainstorming and user’s feedback gathering can mean several iterations to the initial idea. Thereafter, the visualise step makes the ideas more concrete into visual pieces. And finally a prototype is developed and tested. 

ideate 

SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY

Identify the opportunities in the product’s lifecycle to make it more sustainable and circular. (Which element of the lifecycle should be tackled?). Communicate with the stakeholder of the relevant lifecycle phase and identify areas for improvements.

DEFINE PRODUCT’S PARAMETERS 

Define the product’s specifications, such as how the product will save resources or will not produce waste, or which material is the most sustainable option. From here, the design can be developed.

USER FEEDBACK

We are aware that sustainability is also about changing behaviours. It is therefore essential to consider the user’s feedback in the design process. This is carried out through qualitative empathy interviews and quantitive surveys. 

visualise

SKETCH

It all start with a sketch! When the product’s brief is in place, the ideas are translated into sketches for concrete presentation.

3D MODELING

From initial sketches a digital model is then generated. 3d models help visualising idea into a format which can be presented. Cyclic has a proven record of quick and precise modelling experience.

RENDERING & GRAPHICS

In this phase, we add lighting and materials to the 3d models in order to obtain beautiful images of the product. In this way the product can be presented to clients. Images and animated images are also useful to show how the product works.

prototype

PHYSICAL PROTOTYPE

3d printing and digital fabrication tools enable a quick transition from computer to testing the physical products. We have suppliers which can deliver 3d printed prototypes in short timespans.

UX PROTOTYPING & TESTING

Static images are enhanced by adding animations, gestures, and transitions. This enables to obtain clickable, interactive prototypes.

TESTING

Users testing is an essential step to the prototyping phase. Here we gather valuable insights from the users of the product. The aim is to develop a product that people love to use and find it convenient, therefore several feedback loops are nexessary.