Design2Gather combines a crowd source design platform to generate ideas
with a European product development team in Shanghai.
Full product design service.
Design2Gather provides a complete product design service from beginning to end. Our team is ready to help you from the very start of a problem statement or design challenge up until mass production of your product. With the process steps , , , , , and , we have tailor-made the process to your needs.
Dutch product design, Chinese production.
The Dutch in-house design team is headquartered in Shanghai, China, very close to the factories. This locational advantage enables us to work directly with Chinese factories and makes sure all your ideas get ready for mass production. The second office in Eindhoven, the Netherlands provides the creative spark and access to the European clients and market. An award-winning combination to make your ideas reality!
Are you looking for radical new designs? Our online design platform can be used to generate new innovative ideas based on your requirements with 500+ designers all around the world. The mainly young designers are up-to-date to the latest trends and technologies that will bring you completely new and out of the box ideas for your company.
With our headquarters in Shanghai, China our in-house development team is on the spot in the heart of the factory of the world. We work with many factories and visit those regularly. This enables us to adjust the design to the local production facilities and makes sure that the design is always 100% ready for mass production.
The online design platform enables us to think with 500+ young designers all around the world out of the box for new, fresh and innovative product ideas for a reasonable price. This part of the design process is optional, but if you want radical innovations, the right choice to go for!
We adapt our product design service to your demands and needs. After an introduction meeting, we setup a project proposal for you that includes all steps that we think are required to successfully complete your design track and design a product that makes sense. From the early research up to mass production, we make your ideas reality.
Our complete design team consists out of Dutch designers, both in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) and Shanghai (China). Our capabilities are resembled by winning the two most prestigious design awards (Red dot design award and iF design awards) that represent as 'certificates of excellenceâ€™. Hopefully we have many more awards to come (perhaps with you)!
What is more cool as a designer than go to a store and see your own product in the stores? At Design2Gather you always work on real life design cases, or as we call them; Designments, for clients. Are you full of good ideas and would you like to see your original idea become reality? Design2Gather will do its utmost to make this happen and will always stimulate you to focus on the end-user. Because care about good design for people, design that can have positive impact on the end user and want to stimulate you to do the same!
Design2Gather is designed by and for designers (see about -> story). We understand that the process from an idea towards a final product in the stores is a very complex and unknown area that is hardly being taught on universities. Therefore, we involve the designers of the selected ideas in the development process from idea towards production ready design. You will be asked for advice, send photoâ€™s and videos of the development and even the production! We are on the spot in China to tell you all about it so that next time, hopefully you will be able to do it all on your own.
Next to the learn experience, Design2Gather rewards of course the designers with multiple other rewards. The designer of the selected idea receives a fixed amount of cash for the idea (so that you get payed directly, and are not dependent on the sales of the client). Besides that, you receive an official certificate, recognition on the platform and social media, awareness and status in the level system of the platform and if the customer is OK with it, maybe even your name on the packaging of the product!
Design2Gather is the ideal place to practice your visualisation skills. It doesnâ€™t matter if you want to practice your pencil drawings skills, 3D drawing skills, photoshop sketching skills, or Copic marker drawings, we only ask you to upload a representative visualisation of your idea along with a description of your idea and what the impact would be for the end user. After uploading your idea, you will receive feedback by our design team and after the deadline from the client on your idea and skills. Learn and earn!
Let's take a look at our work process.
Step one of the Ideation process is Research. Research lays the foundation to any design challenge.
Customer requirements, User experience, Ergonomics and much more
From idea into a concept design, focused on user experience, impact for the end user, production methods and much more.
From concept design to product development, after a concept has been picked it will enter the development stage.
Visualization of the product through realistic product rendering and unique selling points.
3D print or CNC samples prototypes and mass production ready IC boards.
The last stage is manufacturing preparation, lead-time, production price and minimum order quantity.
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