Innovative, market-leading products don’t just ‘happen’, they need effective planning and development which is why following a well-structured new product development process is beneficial.
Although there are several recognised design processes, we’ve developed our own to specifically meet our client’s needs. Our history of challenging, fast turnaround, product, medical device and engineering projects for a broad range of industries, meant we recognised the value of developing a new product swiftly and in a structured way.
Creating a process that is simple and highly visual brings huge benefits to a project. It makes it simple for all stakeholders to appreciate the work involved and if done correctly, ensures all parties understand their responsibilities together with key milestones and delivery dates to ensure the project’s success.
So, what is Haughton Design’s new product & medical device development process and, how do we ensure it’s clear and efficient for all stakeholders?
All stakeholders involved typically need to know what work needs to be done, who is responsible for the tasks involved, to clearly understand the investment required and when to expect delivery. Using a highly visual and clear process diagram for managing the new product development process is perfect for that!
We’ve taken time out to carefully consider the various new product & medical device development phases, regulatory requirements and standards in the industries we serve, but this can be done by any design team. HD makes its money purely through design, development and engineering so we must do this efficiently to stay in business, we’ve therefore redesigned and honed our process a number of times. We have two – medical and general, they are optimised to suit each sector.
Our general process is broken down into 10 clear stages. However, no two projects are the same therefore, we create a bespoke Workflow with tailored tasks and deliverables for each project we undertake. Everyone who’s used it loves its simplicity, and the logic it brings to a project:
Developing new products and medical devices can be time consuming and expensive. Adopting a suitable workflow and development process will provide a clear structure of what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, reduce iterations and minimise design loops.
If you would like a more detailed explanation of our process and the associated tasks involved, download our free guide! Alternatively, get in touch to discuss your new product or medical device development.