Succeed with IoT and new technology with the 8-step design process. The 8-step design process helps you navigate through technology, design, business models and prototypes, to make sure your product is ready for a successful market introduction.

Combine your ideas with new technology to achieve successful smart IoT products

The 8-step design process ensures smart products that are valuable, meaningful and useful for both your company and customers.

We combine design-thinking with agile, iterative prototyping and early business modelling. Our methodology is based on a decade of experience with supporting companies create technology-based innovation.

Our specialty is combining your ideas and know-how with new technologies, including IoT, smart products and Industry 4.0 solutions. By working with us, you will be guided and mentored towards new businesses, technology, market opportunities and a successful new product introduction – and achieve:

  • A library of smart product concepts
  • User insights through live tests and interviews
  • Early market and feasibility tests, including a prototype
  • Insights on relevant state-of-the-art, users and new technologies
  • Insight to regulatory pit falls and requirements

8-steps help you navigate through the development and design of new smart IoT products

Through an agile 8-step design process, we cover all angles and help you get both an overview and deeper insights within important parameters for success. 

The tried and tested 8-step design process navigates through stakeholders, technology, regulatory aspects, contexts, design, business models and finally prototypes, to make sure your product gets a head start.

The 8-step design process bridges the gaps between different activities in the innovation process, and each step, we take, brings your product closer to a successful market introduction.

Our 8-steps are split in three phases: Sandbox, Validation and Prototyping

Product innovation through design, modelling and validation

Companies usually do not lack of ideas for new products and innovation. But not many ideas see the daylight or succeed as products, because they require significant resources and time.

To our experience, this is often due to a lack of relevant validation tools, a dedicated innovation flow that prioritizes and frees resources in form of time and capital, which structures the ideas by putting them in relation to the market segment or business strategy of the company.

Turn your idea into a concept and prototype for smart IoT products

IdemoLab at FORCE Technology has developed and proven the efficiency of innovation tools that cover and validate the three important domains of new smart product development, i.e. people, business and technology.
IdemoLab at
FORCE Technology has developed and proven the efficiency of innovation tools
that cover and validate the three important domains of new smart product
development, i.e.  people, business and technology. 

Putting all three domains into context we can help your idea to be formulated into a mature concept and materialize in form of a validated proof-of-concepts prototype.

This joined process focuses on specific areas, like which technologies to use and how your product idea creates value for the end users. Through iterative testing, your idea will mature towards a smart IoT product.

As part of this process, we can analyze your internal structure to identify the different “cups” that need to be filled, in order to have a successful smart product. Based on our access to detailed knowledge and expertise, we help you fill the halve or maybe even empty cups, or improve communication between your internal groups and divisions to meet the cross-disciplinary challenges that IoT product development comes with.

In fact, we believe that you know more than you think – we only help you dig it out.

Using this model, we can analyze your internal structure to identify the different “cups” that need to be filled in order to have a successful smart product. Based on our access to detailed knowledge and expertise, we help you fill the halve or empty cups, or improve communication between your internal groups to meet the cross-disciplinary challenges that IoT product development comes with.

Get started with Smart products and Internet of Things with the IdemoLab

IdemoLab at FORCE Technology has enabled early test and validation of complex hardware through design thinking, business modelling and agile, iterative prototyping for more than 10 years.

Our competencies are a carefully curated mix that spans design, electronics, regulatories and business modelling within Smart Products and Internet of Things with specific insight into technology expertise within energy harvesting, low power management, sensor integration, ASIC integration, RFID and Cloud networks.

Do you want to learn more? Contact us or read more about the 8-step process or learn more about IoT and digital technology.