...using our 4D-approach to the design process.
Different fields of design, different projects, different clients, different challenges and goals, but always one approach. Discover, Define, Develop, Deliver – four steps on the path to beautiful, useful and successful products, four essential components of our 4D-approach to the design process.
Idea becomes inspiration...
The market, ethnography, culture, and trends are only a few of the contexts of human and product existence. In the Discovery stage, we help our clients acknowledge these contexts. We help our clients uncover latent needs, desires, dreams and expectations. It’s the time for ambitious ideas, hypotheses, assumptions and inspiration.
In the initial stage, we build a base for future design. Therefore, a project’s success fully depends on this stage.
- Ethnographic Analysis
- Consumer Research
- User-Experience Playbooks
- Trend Forecasting
- Market Analysis
- Managing information
Inspiration becomes design...
It’s time to analyze and synthesize the information we discovered in the previous step. In this stage, the ALEXANDER ZHUKOVSKY team helps our clients convert discovered problems into well-defined challenges. We compare consumer expectations with client possibilities and ask what is required to solve the problem. We ask what, why, where, how, and many other important questions, searching for answers together. We help our clients find technologically feasible design solutions.
- Project development
- Project management
- Project sign-off
Design becomes product...
We preach human-centered design, which implies a systematic approach to solving any problem. This approach allows us to create successful products in completely different fields of design and branding, from infographics to furniture, medical equipment and transportation.
At this stage we convert all research results and systematic information into an expressive, aesthetically-pleasing shape, whether it’s a physical or virtual product.
- Ideation / Sketching
- Modelling / Layout design
- Design Prototyping
- Ergonomics analysis
- 3D CAD
Product arrives on the market...
You may have a well-designed product, but you are only halfway to success. Product delivery is equally important. ALEXANDER ZHUKOVSKY professionals provide complete engineering design and prototyping from construction to testing. We arrange piloting and manufacturing. It is important for us that the customer receives a product that meets their and the clients’ expectations.
In the final step, we convert a good design from paper into a good, marketable product.
- Final testing and Approval
- Prototyping and Piloting
- Sourcing and Manufacturing
- Targets, evaluation and feedback loops