ION Design has the experience and expertise to guide you through all aspects of the design and manufacturing process. Every development project benefits from a broad mix of seasoned designers and engineers who collaborate closely. This multi-team, multidisciplinary approach speeds the design process and spurs fresh, far-sighted solutions to complex design challenges.
Will the product perform as intended–consistently? Is it easy to service? Will it withstand heavy use, sterilization, and frequent contact with harsh reagents? Are user interfaces intuitive, to preclude error and shorten the learning curve? We draw upon our extensive experience and in-depth research to surface relevant issues and requirements. And we dig until we understand exactly what’s important: to the client, manufacturer, end users and patients. Our design solutions can then satisfy all stakeholders, often exceeding expectations.
From early exploration to final execution, we oversee each project with hawk-eyed vision. Because we’ve been there many times before, we can see down the road to avoid potential pitfalls and coordinate every last detail and part. So ION projects typically stay on track and on budget – and get out the door in record time.
Human factors or ergonomics is critical to the design of products that are worn, held, and used by people. From VR headsets to medical instruments, ION combines real world observation with 3D digital sizing data to create products that are comfortable and easy to use.
Industrial design is at the core of nearly every program at ION. Our holistic approach ensures that the products we design are not only attractive, but include consideration for engineering and manufacturing requirements, research and human factors, and branding.
A user interface is often the most used part of a product. A well-designed interface will be easy to learn and use, logically designed, and visually appealing. ION considers not only the aesthetic look and feel of an interface but also designs task flows, screen states, information hierarchies, and application maps to create compelling user interactions.
Our strength in conceptualizing is complemented by our depth of experience in engineering and execution. Our designers, mechanical engineers, and electrical engineers collaborate closely to create technologies and products that work as intended, and can be readily manufactured.
ION always recommends testing designs with potential users. This feedback drives decision-making and results in decreased development costs and better market fit. ION can create high or low fidelity models to gather customer feedback, and smooth the transition to mass-production.