FAQs

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How much do you charge?

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We charge based on the complexity of your project, so it can vary significantly.  Prices can range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand. Contact us for a free design consultation, after which we will provide you with a proposal that outlines the details of our deliverables and pricing schedule.

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What do I need to get started?

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After we provide you with a signed non-disclosure agreement we ask that you provide us with the details of your project that you may have available. These things might include preliminary sketches, images, target audience, branding goals, etc.

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Can you help me with my design?

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One of the truly awesome benefits of having a scientifically driven design process is that we can apply our process to almost anything that is manufacturable. Whether it is a gizmo or a system, you can be sure that the combination of research driven design principles and collaborative iteration results in workable, usable, and well-vetted deliverables, every time.

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Is my idea safe with you?

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Non-Disclosure agreements are standard practice that we provide for all instances where proprietary information may be shared during the initial design consultation or during the design process itself. You can rest assured when you disclose to IAD your concept or idea, we will respect your privacy until you are ready to share your idea with the world.

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How long do you take?

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The fact that our projects vary greatly in complexity and difficulty, the time from start to finish can range anywhere from a few days to several weeks. If you have a time sensitive project we will do our best to meet your needs, if possible. After the completion of your design consultation, we can provide you with a proposal that outlines the details of our deliverable schedule.

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What is industrial design?

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Industrial design is a professional, method driven practice that balances analytical research principles with function and aesthetics to produce manufactured products and systems that exhibit a meaningful user experience. The members of our design team share a strong desire to contribute to our communities and culture through the application of art and design. Our team is diverse, comprising professional industrial designers, researchers, and engineers whose multidisciplinary abilities combine in a synergistic way to assure beautiful and unique solutions to complex design challenges. Our teams' unique character and design methodology, balances a research driven analytical process with an iterative, creative, and intuitive design cycle. These methods create manufactured products that are both culturally relevant, aesthetically resolved and demonstrate an explicit understanding of the target audiences' physical, emotional, and cultural requirements.