Testing your design
Prototyping your design is also a crucial part of the design process, there will likely be more than one round of prototyping as we test and refine the product even further before it is truly factory ready.
There are two main types of prototypes; visual models and functional models. Visual models are usually used for things like photoshoots, promotion videos and website images. Things you need a model to look like the real product but not necessarily to function just yet.
Functional prototypes test form, sizing, feel, joints, theories, materials and any part of the product that will need to function.
For more information on the value prototypes can add to your project, please read my blog post on the benefits of prototyping here.