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UK Product Design Companies – Bring Your Products to Life with Conficio

Are you an entrepreneur looking to bring your concept to life? Or maybe you’re a fellow agency needing some additional resource to keep your product design production line working right now? Have you been searching Google for ‘UK product design companies’. If this is you, then look no further – you’ve found us!

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Product Design for Education – The Off Grid Cinema Project

Cineboda approached the team at Conficio, to create a motorbike-based cinema. Cineboda’s objective, was to provide a tool that would allow their team to take educational content and deliver it to those who do not ordinarily have access to the sort of content that you or I take for granted. The team aim to educate, inform, inspire and encourage debate.

Innovate Like a Child

When sitting with my gorgeous little cherubs during lockdown, I was reminded of the state of the child like brain, and how limitless the possibilities are in a child’s world. My 4-year-old approached me to play with his ‘camera’, which was in fact created out of Duplo, of course. Furthermore, he went on to play with it as if it were a Polaroid camera, handing the prints to me straight from the camera as he was ‘taking’ them. This wouldn’t be out of the ordinary, except, we do not own a Polaroid camera, and he has never, to the best of my knowledge, been shown one in a real or virtual setting.

The Great Working from Home Experiment

This is a time to observe how the world adapts to the changing demands of the environment we find ourselves in and understand how our behaviours adapt in terms of purchasing, adoption and utilisation of goods and products. Just how are businesses big and small dealing with diversification, evolving product lines, business processes or even course correction?Is your team working from home out of necessity or choice? At Conficio we enabled the team to work remotely from the get-go, because, let’s face it, this is the future. Or indeed, the present! With a world pandemic and many countries going into lockdown, many businesses are struggling because they don’t have the capacity or means to adapt quickly enough; the world of technical capability can’t save us all, as it turns out.

Diversification – The New Business as Usual

This is a time to observe how the world adapts to the changing demands of the environment we find ourselves in and understand how our behaviours adapt in terms of purchasing, adoption and utilisation of goods and products. Just how are businesses big and small dealing with diversification, evolving product lines, business processes or even course correction?


Creating the Perfect Product Design Brief – Part 1

It’s now critical to ensure you communicate your product concept to your product design consultancy with clarity. There’s a lot to consider, so how about a checklist to ensure you are providing the best brief that you can, for best success? We thought you’d never ask.


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, to help you bring your vision to life.

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The Great British Entrepreneur Awards – A few weeks to go!

The Entrepreneurs’ Team of the Year Award arguably boasts its strongest category nominations to date. Conficio are honoured to be judged against these inspirational people. Our competition, to mention a few, includes the genius that is minicabit, founded by Dragon’s Den star Amer Hasan; ClearScore, the open banking system co-founded by author and business tycoon Justin Basini; and Speechmatics, the …

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Get some perspective – The art of design sketching

For some, mastering the art of sketching can take years to perfect. Leonardo Da Vinci himself dedicated a lifetime to fine tuning and refining this art. In fact, it is rumoured that even some of Da Vinci’s most renowned works were considered incomplete by this prolific artist and engineer. Unlike Da Vinci however, we don’t all have a lifetime to …

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Take a scroll – Conficio’s new website

Slicker, smoother and smarter than ever; Conficio are delighted to announce the launch of our new and improved website. May 2018 marked Conficio’s first birthday and to celebrate this occasion we decided to refresh and revamp our website, giving it the facelift it deserved. The glossy new site offers a seamless user experience, in which potential clients can easily navigate …

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When Humans Take to the Skies

Being part of the machine that is project Gravity, has been an honour for the team here at Conficio. When you’re approached by a true innovator with the vision, focus and tenacity to power through and bring their vision of human flight to life, exciting things happen! We couldn’t be more proud of the work we’ve been commissioned to complete …

Conficio Make Finalist at Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards

We are proud to announce that Conficio have been selected as finalists for the ‘Entrepreneurs’ Team of the Year Award’, at the prestigious Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, London, 2018. But what makes a team and why do we think we should win? The team at Confico have done a sterling job of establishing a business, which to date, achieves …

Spring Into Tech

Unless you’ve been off grid for the last few months, you’ll have most likely heard about our Knowledge Drop sessions. Have you been able to attend a session yet? What’s it really all about? How can it help you and your team? We introduced the Knowledge Drop workshops here at Conficio earlier this year, in a bid to give our …

Building Ironman – How We Help Our Clients to Fly!

If you haven’t already heard, we’re excited to invite you to come and hear about ‘Building Ironman’. We get asked about this unique project so often that we have decided it’s only fair to host a Knowledge Drop session dedicated to the project. We’re inviting our clients, prospects, corporate partners, fans and friends to come on down to the studio …

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The Internet of Things – Future Proofing Your Business

The Internet of Things, once a fairly incomprehensible ‘what if’, has now become a firm reality, that like it or not, we are already living. We are firmly connected in our own Matrix, already experiencing the addictive nature of instant accessibility, infotainment and a myriad of apps and systems designed by some genius wonder-tech’s to ensure we barely have to …

New Talent Lands at Conficio!

Career progression, science and engineering are due to hit the headlines as hot topics this fortnight. Specifically, this week celebrates National Careers Week in schools, colleges and universities up and down the country; a reminder to those looking to their future careers of what is truly possible. The event will help to educate students on how they map their route …

Rapid Prototyping –  The Next Level Detail

So you’ve read our ‘Rapid Prototyping – A Beginners Guide’, and now we understand why Rapid Prototyping is important, and what the basic types of testing are.  We know that we can commission a ‘looks-like’ or a ‘works-like’ prototype, and we understand what a ‘Proof-of-Concept’ model looks like and that our end goal is to achieve a production-quality prototype that …

Rapid Prototyping – A Beginners Guide

Picture the moment; your team have come up with a ground-breaking new concept product. It’s going to be the game changer. It features all the USP’s you could hope for; the concept is immense – it’ll take your business to the next level. Your MD says “Great stuff – let’s move this thing forward!” But what next? What about the …

How Businesses Are Successfully Using Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping uses CAD and 3D printing to create a real life physical model of the product whilst still developing the product. This allows us to touch and feel the product and evaluate different key aspects whilst still being possible to make iterative changes to improve the design. Rapid Prototyping not only speeds up the development time of new products …

Innovation in the Work Place

In the modern world with rapidly changing technology and stiff competition companies are more and more relying on their innovation to stay ahead of the competition. This poses a big question for them, what is Innovation and how can they be more innovative? Through this blog I will explore this and possible methods to improve innovation. What is Innovation? Innovation …