At Guardian Sports our design process begins with concepting that incorporates the multidisciplinary perspectives of our staff, partners, and clients. Since each project is unique, our design process is flexible to fit any need and works with any size company. Our clientele ranges from independent inventors to established brands. Whether you have an idea you want to bring to life, or are looking to add an innovative product to your company’s mix, we have you covered.
Guardian will schedule a kickoff meeting to introduce all team members, discuss all pertinent information, and provide a Q&A forum for design input. The kickoff meeting will also serve as an opportunity to align overall project/product/design goals and intentions for all parties.
Guardian will brainstorm, ideate, and create a range of design concepts based on the project’s scope. The goal of Phase 1 is to illustrate unique design directions that address project requirements. These include: core functionality, ease of use, distinctive/quality styling, human elements, ergonomics, technical feasibility, among others.
Based on the client’s feedback from the Phase 1 review, we will refine the selected concept to reflect all necessary functional and aesthetic changes. The concept will be modified to enhance overall design, ergonomics, feature sets, material selection, finishes, and basic part geometry. This final refinement will allow for full alignment with product goals.
Based on the refined concept from Phase II, our engineers will develop the control drawings for the design. Multiple reviews with the client will ensure the technical documentation is aligned with the product requirements and the design intent from Phases 1 and 2.
Guardian will coordinate in-house/trusted partner prototyping in order to verify and validate the final design concept prior to production. We will work with the client on adjustments until the desired goals are achieved. Additionally, Guardian has partnered access for impact and safety standards testing.
Guardian provides complete manufacturing support. We will work with our trusted manufacturing partners to develop the best production strategy based on the project.