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Managing Process and Culture

in a Design Studio

Almadesign focus is on driving innovation through design, using design as a tool to bring people, skills and capabilities together.

Understanding users’ experiences from interacting with products and environments help us engage people, stimulate their senses, feelings and emotions. Combining human, technological, social and economic perspectives, Almadesign uses a holistic approach to design, developing user-centred technology-based solutions mainly for Transports, Product and Interiors. Apart from the design projects, Almadesign provides management services, consultancy and training in different Design areas. Almadesign is able to bring together knowledge from different areas and, through collaborative brainstorming, visualization and model making processes, create a tangible vision that helps to steer projects to completion.

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1. Planning and Management

Identification and structuring of requirements, specifications, needs and limitations of each problem. Information management, budget and planning of the needs and expectations of the different stakeholders.

2. Research

Analysis of solutions, market and users, productive processes, materials, norms and trends to search for design strategies and solutions contributing to the innovation and sustainability of products and structures.

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4. Concept Development

Creation of 2D and 3D models for integration, refinement and validation of the product/service. Ergonomic studies and adaptation of the selected concept to the productive processes.

3. Concept Generation

Creation, exploration and visualization of innovative ideas and solutions. Criteria analysis and concept selection that enable product or service implementation.

4. Concept Development

Creation of 2D and 3D models for integration, refinement and validation of the product/service. Ergonomic studies and adaptation of the selected concept to the productive processes.

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5. Product Engineering

Detailed studies supporting the product/service feasibility. Generation of information for the models, prototypes or series production.

6. Prototyping

Physical product materialization with construction of molds, models, mockups and prototypes integrating components, tools and processes. Full-scale physical validation.

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7. Production

Monitoring the production of prototypes and the industrialization of the first units with suppliers and integrators to validate the product and processes. Ensure that the product meets the initial requirements. Suggestions for improvements.

8. Promotion

Promotional strategies and supports for the product or brand that guarantee commercial success brand: identity, packaging, physical and digital platforms and promotional spaces.

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9. Market Follow-up

Contact with the final product and user. Evaluation of expectations and identification of opportunities for improvement of future products, services and processes.

Creativity, Excellence and Trust

 

Almadesign team is a key element in the studio identity. To stimulate creativity, to develop a culture of excellence and to build trust based relationships are the company core objectives.

 

Almadesign experience enables an integrated approach to each new project. The collaboration with multidisciplinary partners throughout the whole product development process offers a unique approach for creating new products through “cross pollination” strategies. The broad experience across other industries has led the team to develop innovative solutions, based on the collaboration between companies with different expertise, maintaining a focus on user experience, integrating state-of-the-art technologies, manufacturing processes and novel materials. This approach is enhanced by a wide network of partnerships with SCTN actors, industry and organizations with complementary knowledge.

Awards

2020

International Yacht and Aviation Award, ‘Private Jet/Small Jet’ Category (finalist)

ALICE Project – Eviation

Crystal Cabin Award, ‘Cabin Concepts’ Category (finalist)

ALICE Project – Eviation

IF Design Award, Product Design Category

ALICE Project – Eviation

2019

Green Good Design Award, Transportation Design Category

CAT 12.0 Project – Sunconcept

 

2018

Crystal Cabin Award, ‘Cabin systems’ Category (finalist)

Aircraft Seat Project– PASSME

 

2017

Good Design Award, Product Category

Aralab Testa Project – ARALAB

 

2016

Green Good Design Award, Transportation Design Category

DesAIR Project, with DesAIR consortium

 

2015

Good Design Award, Transportation Design Category

inTRAIN Project, with inTRAIN consortium

Prémios Nacionais de Design, Product Design Category

DesAIR Project, with DesAIR consortium

 

2013

Good Design Award, Product Design Category

ISEAT Project, with ISEAT consortium

2012

Crystal Cabin Award, ‘Visionary Concepts’ Category

LIFE Project, with LIFE consortium

 

2010

Prémio Bienal Iberoamericana Design.  Product Category

MOVE CyberCar – Critical Move

Green Good Design Award, Transportation Design Category

MOVE CyberCar, Critical Move

HotSpot contest for Galp Energia, Honorable mention

‘Spring’ Terrace heater

 

2008

Prémio Bienal Iberoamericana Design, Product Category

WINNER and COBUS Buses – CaetanoBus

 

2009

Good Design Award, Product Design Category

OPTIMO MiniBus – Salvador Caetano

Prémios Nacionais de Design CPD, Company Category

Quality of Product Design

Prémios Nacionais de Design CPD, Product Design Category

COBUS – CaetanoBus

DME Design Awards, Honorable mention

Design Management at Almadesign

 

2005

AIMMP Wood Furniture Design Competition

Vénus collection – Animovel

 

2000

IEE Web Design Award PRO-HTML

Almadesign Website

 

1999

Prémios Nacionais de Design CPD, Product Design Category

ENIGMA Bus – Salvador Caetano

Rua Armando Cortez, Ed. Interface, Nº 1C R/C D 2770-233 Paço de Arcos Portugal
 

+351 214 240 167

info@almadesign.pt

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