What do you think of when you think of product design? You probably think about fairly shallow things. That latest cell phone design or the way a staple feels in your hand might be pleasant, but it hardly feels like a life-changing experience. However, not every product design challenge has such goals. Some products can literally change the way people live their lives, and it’s one of the reasons that designing them can be so inspiring and fascinating.
Improving Day-to-Day Operations
Many different product designs can save consumers both time and money. A new design of a product in an office or business may shave a few seconds off of an individual customer’s transactions, but all of those interactions add up over time. That can completely alter the way a company does business. Even the smallest changes can have a huge impact.
Changing Lives by Saving Lives
Some designs can even save lives in the right hands. Much of the design work for StudioRed focuses on designing products for the medical field. While some design changes may seem cosmetic at first, they can make products easier to use and thus more productive in an actual emergency situation. Easier to read displays, more manageable hand-held devices, and more user-friendly home care equipment has been able to save lives and improve the quality of life for countless patients around the world.
Making Each Day a Better One
Consider how many products you use that have been custom-made to improve your experience. The computer you type on, the phone you talk on, the television you watch, the chair you sit in, and the car you drive have all been meticulously designed to improve your quality of life. A product may be able to improve productivity or save a life, but if it has changed your world in some small way, it’s changed one world and that’s yours.