What We Do

Based in the North West of the UK, close to the Peak District and North Wales, providing a great testing ground for all our design and development work.

Passionate about the outdoors & about design

PRODUCT DESIGN SERVICES

MARKET RESEARCH

Good research gets the project on to the right foot from the beginning and can highlight some key areas of future development.

  • Market analysis
  • Competitor analysis
  • Identify market sectors for new product development.
  • Understand your brand and your key values.
  • Range Plan analysis and structuring.
CURRENT PRODUCT EVALUATION

This is a great opportunity to evaluate current market products. OPD offer a comprehensive testing service for all outdoor products.

The results provides a professional design review, built on user testing, highlighting area for product development.

  • Test outdoor products outdoors!
  • Highlight areas for improvement.
  • Testing in a variety of conditions over a number of days to fully understand a products functionality in the field.
  • Provide a detailed design review highlighting all the field testing results and future design recommendations.
PRODUCT & INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

This is where the creative and innovative value is added. Let us help to add the USP and define your product or range to stand out in the market place.

  • Concept Generation.
  • Range structuring.
  • Concept selection.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Product development is where the design starts to take detailed shape and depth. It is a critical stage in assigning functionality and engineering into the product.

  • Detailed design of selected concept.
  • Final Design Selection.
  • Technical pack creation.
  • Manufacturing analysis.
  • Trim detailing.
PROTOTYPING

Prototyping is a very exciting stage. It’s great to see a physical representation of the design and ideas take shape. Every product has different prototyping needs and we have access to a wide variety of cutting edge prototyping resources.

  • Additive manufacturing (3D Printing)
  • CNC Cutting
  • Laser Cutting
  • Soft goods sewing.
  • Pattern Cutting.
  • Composite part creation.
PRODUCT TESTING

We offer a comprehensive testing service for all outdoor products. Testing can be used in conjunction with market research or as a standalone project. The testing process gives you professional design and user feedback through field testing.

  • Highlight areas for improvement.
  • Testing in harsh conditions over a number of days to fully understand a products functionality in the field.
  • Detailed design review highlighting all the field testing results and future design recommendations.
SOURCING

Getting the right manufacturing partner is crucial in any project. Not only does it define the limits of a project but also the long term success of it’s manufacture.

  • Global manufacturing partner introduction.
  • UK manufacturing partner introduction.
  • Trim detail sourcing.
  • Factory Communication.
GREAT SERVICE

We listen to your needs and work with you to deliver a tailored design service.
Human centred design is at the heart of our product design process and it is this approach that creates products that will serves the needs of your business and also provide a great service to your customers.

We aim to always understand the needs of the people who use the products we design.