Navigating the design to manufacture journey series: Design Thinking and Systems Principles
Turning an idea into a scalable, commercial product is a challenge that faces many entrepreneurs, innovators and SMEs. Developing a new product, new functionality or new customer experience can be difficult, and the design to manufacture process must be given careful consideration to ensure that development costs and timelines are managed effectively.
Navigating this process can be daunting and good communication between stakeholders is vital. By understanding what designers and manufacturers care about, it will be easier to establish good relationships and processes that will avoid costly, time-consuming changes further along the development process.
KTN in partnership with Product Design Scotland has curated an exciting and informative a lunchtime programme with an opportunity to hear from representatives across the design to manufacture space. Experienced innovators and specialists will give their own perspectives on the challenges and important considerations that should inform early-stage product development.
Grab a tea and a sandwich and join Abi Hird and Alastair McInroy for expert insights, stimulating debate and an opportunity to join our diverse and vibrant community collectively focused on navigating the design to manufacture journey.
This week’s Design Thinking and Systems Principles session:
The last session in our 12-week series is about considering the challenges of navigating the design to manufacture journey holistically. We underline the importance of thinking about inter-dependencies and gradually maturing information across integral decision areas rather than locking down decisions in a siloed and sequential fashion. A systems approach has been proven to help realise better results, mitigate risks and reduce time and cost overruns. Some leading thinkers explore how these approaches can be applied to navigating the design to manufacture journey.
Follow the link below for the full event agenda and registration.