Steps towards a product
Product development almost always follows a fixed number of steps.
Get a clear view on what requirements are truly needed for the first product. Remove all unnecessary non-value adding features and functions so that there is a clear focus of what the product will do.
Proof of Concept
The Proof of Concept is a first working version of the product idea. We create it to test technical feasibility of the core sensing parts and key requirements. This way the technical risks can be minimized early in the project.
The alpha prototype is a first version of the product including all product requirements like design, dimensions and functionality. The alpha prototype is based on the final system architecture and is used for testing with a small number of users to get initial feedback.
User feedback is integrated in the beta prototype. The beta prototype is typically used for larger scale user and/or validation testing (10-100 users).
During industrialization all missing elements are filled in required for product release and production. CE certification is finalized, production tools created, required tests executed and documentation finalized.
First batch of products is produced