Challenges in sustainable design

Sustainable design at Conficio

  In the past, sustainable designs have been challenging, primarily during the end-of-life phase of the device. Over the last few years, new technologies and suppliers have started to specialise in production techniques that reduce the effect on the environment. When Conficio has a client that has these ambitions, we draw on our experience and […]

A Client’s Story: Kevin

Like most entrepreneurs Kevin’s journey began after a chance incident; his bicycle was stolen. Walking was Kevin’s new mode of transport. He found himself utilising his legs more and more on his back-and-forth commute to work and again, like most young entrepreneurs Kevin encountered his ‘light bulb moment’ staring at the ceiling in his bedroom. […]

Why Product Prototyping Is Critically Important for Your New Product Development

Product prototyping is the simplest yet most effective way to communicate the essential information about your new product idea, allowing you to demonstrate the use and value of your prospect, refine design decisions and overcome unforeseen challenges. Product prototyping is much more than just the aesthetics of your product, allowing you to explore many elements […]

The Difference Between Industrial Design and Product Design

When it comes to product design and industrial design, there is often some confusion surrounding what these two areas of design entail. Even those in the industry get confused since the current issue with product design is that it seems to have been taken over and is now used more for software, apps and the user interfaces side […]

How to Design a Wearable Technology Product

Many elements bring together the perfect wearable product design brief. Understanding how each of these works together will save you from the headache of having to make drastic (and costly) changes further down the line. Below we will detail a multitude of considerations for your wearable design, all of which contribute to a successful wearable […]

How to Write a Product Design Brief

Learning how to write a product design brief will save you a lot of back and forth. Clarity at this stage of the design process will prove invaluable further down the line, helping to avoid costly mistakes and errors and ensure you are on the right path with your project from beginning to end. When […]

Product Design for Education – The Off Grid Cinema Project

What is Cineboda & Why? Cineboda; created from the words ‘cine’, relating to all things cinema, and ‘boda’, an east African term for a motorcycle to be used as a taxi, or to transport goods. This is the story of how the team at Conficio came together with Cineboda to work on a project which […]

Marketing Your Product – How to Launch The Finished Article

We’ve covered a myriad of topics during this blog series, and as we draw a little closer towards the end of this journey, it’s time to look at marketing your product and how to launch that finished article for your customers to find and buy! Whilst getting the product specification, functionality and aesthetics right for […]

Protecting Your Product

Our next instalment in our blog series on taking your product to market, focuses on protecting your product. Why You Need To Protect Your Product You’ve already invested time, energy and money in bringing your concept to life, so don’t forget to make sure you try and protect yourself from copycats; whilst we understand that […]

Sourcing A Product Design Consultancy

So you’ve got a great product idea, sourced some funding to get it moving, and what to approach a product design consultancy.  But now what? If you’ve never created a product before, or sometimes, even if you have, it can be pretty confusing trying to understand the right steps to take and in which order, […]