Product Development overview

Designing a high technology electronic product can be a long and complex process. This article is intended to give a brief and easy to read overview of some of the steps in developing an electronic product it's software for the non-technical.

This article is an overview of the design process and does not cover Design For Manufacture (DFM) or the generation of product ideas which are very important parts of product design but which could not be covered by a single article.

A full product specification is not required for Lean Design but it is necessary to determinine the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and having a specification for this will reduce the number of iterations required to produce the final product.

To simplify this article it is assumed that the product specification is already decided because fully covering this aspect of development will require a separate article.