Do you have a product idea? Are you not sure what to do next? Who should you talk to? What do you need to get started? Then this course is the course for you!
In this course I will teach you the basic framework for the New Product Development Process. Learn from an expert in the consumer products field on how to develop a product. In other words, we will walk through how to take your idea from sketch to the stores. I will guide you through what questions to ask, what areas to consider and what documentation is needed.
For the inventor, the entrepreneur, the designer, the engineer, the tinkerer and the student, this is the course for you. This is an insider’s guide to Product Development. The course is easy to follow and broken down into concise lectures that will motivate you to launching your product!
“Let today be the start of something new!”
In this lecture, you’ll meet Margot Sandy and she will welcome you to the course. You’ll also gain a sense of what activities you will complete and what you will be able to do by the end of this course.
This lecture provides an overview of the New Product Development Process.
Margot Sandy shares additional contact details if further consulting is needed for your new idea.
Margot will review key concepts from Section 1.
Several questions to recap the lectures of Section 1.
In this lecture, Margot will show you what to do when you have an idea and how to determine its value.
This lecture will detail different methods for coming up with a product idea.
This lecture will go through how to evaluate the competitive landscape of the market for your idea.
Margot will take you through developing the basic outline for your product.
Margot will review key concepts from Section 2.
Several questions to recap the lectures of Section 2.
This lecture helps identify the 3 major goals of any product development project as well as show you how to outline the key features and challenges.
This lecture will take you through how to estimate the costs associated with your design.
In this lecture, Margot will briefly show how to develop a schedule for your item.
The functional definitions of a product are of the most importance and this lecture will cover some basics in that regard.
Margot will review key concepts from Section 3.
Several questions to recap the lectures of Section 3.
In this lecture, Margot will go over the basics of Product Design.
Margot will cover the essentials of engineering your product.
It is important to prove out your concept and this lecture will cover keys of prototyping.
It is important to document what it is you want for your product and this will be covered throughout this lecture.
Margot will review key concepts from Section 4.
Several questions to recap the lectures of Section 4.
This lecture will review how to go about finding a manufacture.
This lecture will review how to evaluate a manufacture.
In this lecture Margot will go over the process for confirming the selected manufacturer can produce your product.
This lecture reviews how to evaluate parts from the manufacturer.
Margot will review key concepts from Section 5.
Several questions to recap the lectures of Section 5.
This lesson will cover reviewing the final samples before approval for production.
This lecture reviews how to ensure the manufacturer has a sound delivery process in place.
Margot will review key concepts from Section 6.
A question to recap the lectures of Section 6.
One of the final lectures will go over some common faults and things to be aware of during your time development process.
In the final slide, Margot Sandy provides another resource for your new product development needs.
Margot will review key concepts from Section 7.
A question to recap the lectures of Section 7.
Bestselling Author, Margot Sandy is currently traveling the world while running an entrepreneurial enterprise (In The Now, LLC) with a focus on engineering consulting, mentoring students with the next steps in their careers and public speaking. Previously, Margot was part of the Brookstone Lab as a Senior Mechanical Engineer after years of developing consumer products in cross-functional teams as a Product Development Engineer at Fisher-Price. In both positions, she gained nearly 10+ years' experience with the inter-workings of public and private companies that had revenues of over 6 billion dollars and over 100 million dollars. In her roles at these companies she was responsible for developing consumer products in cross-functional teams (Marketing, Industrial Design, Packaging Engineers, Quality Engineers and Electrical Engineers) from product conception to production start.
Over the years, she has engaged in a range of engineering opportunities that span from traditional engineering in Rochester, NY to working at a Medical Device company in Sydney, Australia. The variety of experiences in addition to her diverse educational background at Rochester Institute of Technology (MS / BS Engineering) has allowed Margot to excel in Product Development and fueled her passion for learning and product creation.
In addition to her work experiences, Margot also has a passion for volunteering and enjoys competitive running, CrossFit, corny jokes and international travel.