Evaluation & Refinement
Value-to-cost optimization requires that a product's life meet with the human desire or legislative encouragement to buy new. Fuel-optimized vehicles work this way. The progression toward lighter mobile devices works this way.
- Concept Refinement (defining true form, fit, and function)
- Revised, Detailed Cost Analysis
- Predictive Analysis (Multibody Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics)
- Initial DFMEA, QFD
- Prototyping (with near or true design-intent materials and dimensions)
- Functional Testing
- Validation Research
- Weekly Design Reviews
Many firms claim familiarity with these capabilities. Brooks Stevens lives with them. Call us to assure that your product receives the proper optimization.