Designing a new invention is one of the most rewarding, useful and ingenious ways to earn money and in many cases it can also be one of the very most profitable. Designing a new invention means finding a niche, finding a gap, or finding a need. In other words you look at day to day life for people and find something that could be made easier or that could be done better. In most cases this is done by someone who is having a problem themselves, and when they find the solution, or find a way to make things better, they can then release that invention out into the world and make life that much easier or that much better for everyone else too. On the other hand though, the inventions that will truly change the world, the ones that will make the huge difference and prove the most innovative, are those that people don’t know they need and haven’t thought of. If you can imagine a world with a new invention that has no precedent, then you are a visionary and someone who can make a huge difference to the way we live.

We all have inventions and even more so in big organizations and small companies where innovation is bread and encouraged by the very environment. However the problem is that most of us don’t know about production design and industrial design. That is that we have the idea in our head, we can imagine what it is we want it to do and how it will change everything, but we don’t know the nuts and bolts – how to construct it or what materials we need.

This is where production design or industrial design companies step in to help. It is they that can help you to turn an abstract idea into a very real item that you can use. This will start with the design of a prototype. This prototype will be designed using industrial design processes meaning that it’s made from the best materials and with the most logical and durable design. It will hold together, it will do what it’s supposed to do, and you won’t need to worry about it breaking or not working.

Designing a prototype needs to be achieved in a way that can be mass produced. This means you need to have specific designs that follow industry standards – for instance CAD files that come from the three dimensional design software AutoCad. By running through the prototype you can then test that the product works, see how it feels, and look for any changes that need to be made. You can also this way discover the cost of production and look for ways to improve this aspect too. This is a highly exciting time as it means that for the first time your genius idea, or the creative thinking of your team, can be held, touched, felt and used in the way that you imagined it. From here you can then begin mass producing your idea and you can change the world for the better.