At CCD, we use a simple and intuitive process to rapidly arrive at solutions.
Back in the early autumn of 2003, while walking through the crunchy maple leaves that fell on the side streets of Pittsburgh, PA, Gabriel Mathews had an epiphany about the relationship of the leaves to the trees as they relate to realities of design. If you maintain a commitment to the central idea of a project all the way to the finish line, you can make quick work of almost any design problem. Once a product is out the door it should maintain an alignment with the initial idea of the project. We’ve broken this process out into four simple steps: Research, Conceive, Develop, and Prototype.
When researching the project, we
dip our toe completely jump into your brand and get ourselves familiar with every aspect of the problem.
We start by identifying the problem statement with you and hone in on the issues that are causing the problem. At CCD, we are big believers in the idea that sometimes a system change can be a solution to a problem versus a tangible solution. We’ve drawn a line in the sand regarding designing products to circumvent a problem versus dealing with it head on. You can often, with enough thoughtful engagement of the problem, solve an issue through a system change rather than a tangible one.
We then take what we’ve learned from the first phase and use it to directly inform our point of view. From working with mood boards and material boards to developing hundreds of rough drawings, we take the gloves off and dig into all of the insights that we gather from the research phase.
Every mark we make on the page adds value, but don’t take our word for it:
Professional Soccer Player Rebecca Moros 2016
PAS President/Principal Rodney Tipton 2014
Intel Director Karim Tadros 2012
Pinnacle Exhibits Senior Account Director Tiziana Zanetti 2015
Pinnacle Exhibits Senior Account Executive John Magness 2013
After we conceive an optimal solution, we then work with our amazing visual artists to create compelling renderings that further illustrate the concepts. At the same time, we collaborate with our manufacturing partners to deliver an informed 3D model that can be used for prototyping and renderings to further assure the chosen solution is the right one.
When it is time to prototype, we will guide you through making sure you are on budget by assessing what type of prototype you need every step of the way. This includes determining which prototype to use and at which phase to use them.
We will be at your side.
Con Cor Design offers award-winning solutions through project analysis, concept ideation, and project management. We solve design and system challenges for companies and individuals. We will excel your brand with intelligent, engaging design. We don’t design your product; we design your solution and get amazing results.
Are you interested in learning more about our process and becoming a better designer?
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