Investigate, Innovate, Implement.

We keep our process simple and flexible to meet your unique needs and expectations.

Our client relationships have a common goal of achieving their success. We help you launch new products, refresh existing ones, and work to foster innovation, culture and brand. 

Lava's team of designers and engineers have years of experience in all aspects of product development, and manufacturing, that help you create success. From medical devices to athletic equipment, we understand the effort and responsibility of each element in the process.

We design products, digital platforms and support content that engage today’s consumer. Our process is a cost-effective approach to product development. We customize it to your needs, enabling your company to benefit from a highly strategic and sophisticated design approach.


Product Development Process

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Investigate

Research
Market Analysis
Human Factors/ Ergonomics
Brand Analysis
Competitor Analysis
Trend Research
Inspiration Boards
Surveys/Interviews
User Observation
Material/Texture
Brand Analysis
Website SEO Analysis

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innovate

Ideation & Design
Sketching
Invention
Function Sketching
Process Mapping
Route Exploration
Breadboard Models
Hand Rendering
Digital Rendering
Refined Physical Models
Color Studies
Brand, Identity and Communications Development
Interaction and Interface Design
Web, App, and Digital Media Design
Packaging and POP Design

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implement

Engineering & Development
Renderings/Video
Solidworks® Technical Drawing
Animated Videos
Demo Reels/Mini-Ads
Presentation Creation and Marketing
CAD Modeling
Solidworks® 3D Modeling
Solidworks® Utilities
Solidworks® Fit/Pivot Testing
Engineering
Part/Technology Integration
Boss, Rib, and Other Part Integration for Maximum Performance
Full Part Creation
Tolling Release and Coordination
Manufacturing Recommendations
STL and Assembly Export for Production
Mold Creation
Shipping Assessment


Product Design services

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product research

Our experts create your products intrinsically, incorporating research and usability studies, translating them into great function and form.

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Concept design

We understand what it takes and the processes involved to bring a new idea to reality, from blue-sky invention development to a finished and packaged product.

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prototype development

We create fully-functional prototypes with branding, labeling, and colors to create near-production-quality products.

 
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usability & testing

Our designers will observe, storyboard, and document crucial issues to minimize usability uncertainties.

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functionality & material testing

We’ll resolve questions about material compatibility, fit, performance, endurance, usability, and function.

 

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