You are about to start a courageous product design project. Our experience in design strategy and concept design will prove a great help.

Industrial Design Services

We'd love to help you on this courageous enterprise of industrial product design with our team, broad experience and wide range of skills, like the way we helped our clients Philips, Potok and Zeleritaz Sports to create activity monitors, medical bio-inactivation air treatment systems and award winning inline skate wheels.
 
Our services include a broad package from design strategy till final prototyping, in some cases extended towards manufacturing support. During this process we use mockups & prototypes to test user experience, interaction and ergonomics. Whether we design for health applications, for consumers or professionals, we design products that have a long lasting meaning for people.
 
 
 

Our product design services

We create new unexpected solutions and quality industrial design for innovative start-ups, mid sized companies and multinationals like Philips, Swisscom, TÜV and Decathlon.
 
insight, design strategy, meaning, design approach

Design Strategy

We thoroughly study the core meaning, users, use applications and design styling for a new solution or product, using research and creative tools, leading to a solid design strategy document.
system design

System Design

Complex products require a solid system design with mechanical parts collaborating with multiple electronic components and embedded software.
concept design, sketching, new concepts

Concept Design

Hand sketching, creating quick mockups, testing on users and in our team, digital sketching and high quality automotive 3D surface modelling form the core of our concept designs.
interaction design, interface design

Interaction Design

Parallel with the concept design, our team creates interaction schemes, works on usability & ergonomics and designs interfaces.
product engineering, 3D CAD engineering, product development

Product Development

The newly created and visualized concept develops further using 3D CAD software. We create innovative technical solutions, filling in more details on components, materials and connections.
electronics design, pcb design, electronics development

Electronics Design

Our in-house electronics department designs and develops intelligent products with microprocessors, wireless communication, storage and embedded software, always with the focus on design, ergonomics and the end-user.
prototyping, testing, interations

Prototyping & Iterations

Prototyping and testing is a continuous process during a design project to check usability and user friendliness. When shape, functionality and interaction are good, the files are ready for final engineering optimizations at a manufacturing company.
medical design, medical engineering

Design for Health

We design and develop semi-medical and medical devices, personal health devices, products for elderly care and rehabilitation, including support in the field of medical certifications.

Starting with a strategy

A solid strategy helps both us and our clients tremendously to direct the concept design stage and come quicker to valuable product concepts.

 

Core Meaning

We use a set of 15 culture independent core meanings. These meanings appear to be universal among people’s values. While the relative importance of these meaningful experiences might vary and their interpretation could differ slightly, all cultures seem to recognize their significance. This means that there is a certain consistency among human needs that transcends the distinctions of culture and language.

In team discussions we select one or two core meanings that best fit the product. We use these generally accepted meanings to describe the relationship between the user and the product: which meaning will the product fulfill in the user’s life. After selecting the core meanings, we translate them into shapes, materials, colors and textures.
 
 
 

Transforming the strategy into shapes, materials and textures

Concept design is at the core of our process of industrial design. It consists mainly of hand sketching and creating mockups.
 

The beginning of Concept Design

We use the design strategy conclusions as a start for the concept design. We hang the defined shapes, colors and appearances on our sketching wall to get started.

For every project we create a small team of 3 or 4 designers that start hand-sketching, creating hundreds of small sketches. They evaluate the sketches continuously on ergonomics, shape, fit into the strategy, technical solution, manufacturability and other factors. Some of the promising sketches are translated into dozens of foam mockups, to evaluate the shape in 3D.

During this process we will offer you a 'look in the kitchen' session, where we will discuss with you the raw sketches and advise on what we believe is the most promising direction.
 
 
 

Iterations, coming to the right forms, interaction and functionality

Making many mockups helps to refine the shape, step by step improving the product concept till everything is in balance and ready for further development.
 

Mockups during concept design

We are used to build many mockups during concept design. In some cases these mockups are made of foam, sometimes from wood, 3D printed material, or other materials.

These quickly made mockups help us to evaluate shapes, understand proportions in more realistic environment then with sketches, and helps us to run ergonomic testing.

In other cases we want to test mechanical or electronic solutions in a very early stage with users. Then we have some CNC milled aluminum parts made that are rough but still functional and good enough to evaluate 6 or 7 variations with users.
 
 
 

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dare to create change in people's lives?

We want to use our industrial design expertise and product development skills to help people reach healthier, safer or better life conditions. That sounds pretty idealistic, and so it is.
 
Of course we also know about the dynamics of business and about the need to make money. We believe you and your company can do both: make good money and create products that contribute in one or another way to people's well being.
 
We partner with courageous companies, from start-up to multinational, and design products that contribute to a positive change in people's lives. We design both consumer products, medical devices, spaces and professional products.
 
You find our products on markets in Europe, the USA and Asia. Our products are used in many different places like care homes, paper manufacturing facilities, sport courts, construction sites, hospitals and dentists practices.

contact details

Bluelarix Designworks
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The Netherlands

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