The Design & Prototyping Group has created a five stage design and development process, moving from Initiation and Concept Generation, through to Detailed Design, Validation and Lessons Learnt.

The brief is defined and set during Initiation, initial ideas are explored during Concept Generation, after which the chosen design is developed in the Detailed Design stage.

Prototyping and testing takes place at the Validation Stage and the final, critical stage, Lessons Learnt, ensures our future projects benefit from the outcomes of past projects.

Each stage of the process is supported and monitored by using activity checklists. As no two projects are the same, we select from a wide range of tools and techniques to develop a bespoke approach for each project.

For more information, please contact: 

Andrew Bell, design strategy manager