Looking for a fast, creative, and experienced product design company?
750+ Projects 26 Years in Business 31 Team Members
Two minutes on what we do.
Our in-house teams work seamlessly together providing end-to-end new product development services.
Why Choose Design 1st?
Products we develop for clients make it to their markets.
MVP DEMO PROTOTYPES
Its important to demonstrate the new product value, (1) do you go straight to product or (2) should you start with a demonstration model to verify the market and determine the best feature mix. These two options have very different activities, costs and timeframes.
DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
When you are ready to jump into a full product development, one team is accountable to you. We steer the whole hardware product design and delivery process, from idea to the production decisions that impact your cost, quality and product WOW factors.
PRODUCTS THAT GET A ‘WOW’
We provide strategic guidance if you are designing custom hardware for the first time. Our designers and engineers follow a lean four-stage process to arrive together at a spectacular solution to meet your business and market requirements and meet users expectations.
Our in-house supply logistics team provides you with the network and manufacturing guidance to ensure high quality, cost aligned manufacturer set-up and control. We assist clients with both low and high volume product supply and help you choose manufacturers that fit.
We work with
- MVP Prototypes
- Design and Engineering
- Products That Get a 'WOW'
- Setup Manufacturing
"Prior to our engagement, the project dragged for two years."
- COO John Lupton, GeoSight
"Team makes good forward progess independent of micromanagement"
- CTO, Kurt Francis, Molecule
We work with
- Design Innovation
- New Ideas Research
- Supply and Logistics
- Scale Your Team
"Redesign our older projector models into a modern look and feel"
- Director George Tsintzouras, Christie
"Our trusted design and engineering partner for over six years
- CTO Stephen Rayment, Ericsson
We help clients plan products and portfolios based on market and user data. Our industrial design and user experience teams are artists and human factors experts. We sort through your features, targets, requirements and objectives from a business, user and product perspective.
NEW IDEAS RESEARCH
Do you need fast explorations to prove out new features, engineering feasibility and create quick demonstration prototypes to engage customers? We are experts at risk assessment associated with new feature opportunities. We can also help companies breathe new life into their existing product portfolios.
SUPPLY & LOGISTICS
Our in-house supplier logistics support team works closely with our design team and is here to help you with prototyping, production part supply options, material and process selection, ordering, contract manufacturing relationships and cost reductions.
SCALE YOUR TEAM
We fill missing skills and expand your in-house team. With experience on many hardware microprocessors and firmware platforms, our team can be up to speed in hours.