The Design+ Gateway, based in Institute of Technology Carlow, applies industrial design capabilities for companies from the engineering, ICT & software and bio lifescience sectors nationally.
Engineering: prototype design and scale to manufacture
ICT & software: integration of user experience and interface design
Bio lifesciences: product design orientated around end-user needs
The Design+ Gateway applies industrial design capabilities for companies from the engineering, ICT & software and bio-lifescience sectors based in the midlands, southeast and nationally. Approaching a product or service with the user in mind is key to successful product development. During the development process, Design+ use end-user insights to make informed decisions that drive strategic and tactical progress. The greater the meaning of the final experience, the greater the authenticity and level of user engagement – regardless of the product, service or system being designed. This is very important in engaging the user and building a positive experience.
Prototyping is key to building knowledge in the product development process. It enables proof and reasoning of decision making and the identification of possible issues in early-stage development, enabling critical elimination of tooling and production costs or errors. Through the analytical evaluation of prototypes, Design+ are enabled to develop the design for assembly and manufacturing making significant savings for a company. Design+ can also introduce the user at this early stage to review interaction and ergonomics and test the fundamental intent of the project – adding valuable insight to a project.
Design+ at Carlow
“We have found Design+ Gateway’s input to be inspirational and efficiently executed. Incorporating their know-how at an early stage has expedited the process of fully realising our concepts. We are extremely satisfied with the work produced and found them to be responsive, dynamic and creative.”
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