Kevin Farino Consulting

DEVELOPMENT Strategy

Let's walk through some of the stages of product development so you can get a sense of what I can offer you and your project.

research+pLANNING

Understanding the market and the customer is vital to a product's success. I have lead numerous development cycles through this stage and can provide:
 
  • market opportunity reports
  • prior patent searches
  • voice of customer interviews
  • project planning roadmaps

DESIGN + TESTING

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN

Once we understand the needs of the customer and the price point of the market, we can start to:
 
  • create storyboards, maps, and sketches to better understand the user experience​
  • define functional requirements​ and KPIs​
  • produce prototypes and engage users​

DYNAMIC 3D MODELS

While we are designing these prototype options in 3D CAD, this is a great opportunity to produce high-resolution renderings or detailed finite element analysis to promote engagement and approval:
 
  • on a website
  • in a pitch deck
  • during an internal meeting

USER INTERFACE DESIGN

This includes everything the user interacts with on the product. 
  • Buttons
  • LEDs
  • Display Screens
  • Speakers​​
  • Color Selection
  • Microphones
  • Weight and Form
  • Haptic, Visual, and Auditory Feedback
  • Material ​​

RAPID PROTOTYPING

I will help you balance performance and quality with cost and time at this stage by:
 
  • designing with off-the-shelf components
  • crafting user experience interviews to optimize testing sessions
  • focusing on the details that will engage investors 

MECHANISM DESIGN

This includes features that allow the product to perform some dynamic task.
  • Latches
  • Ratchets
  • Threads​
  • Dynamic Hydraulic Seals​
  • Motorized Movements
  • Gears
  • Universal Joints

SYSTEM INTEGRATION + MANUFACTURING 

Although considered throughout development, the system integration and manufacturing steps come next. My experience includes integrating complex systems of multiple PCBs, flex circuits, custom cables, quick release latches, and various power supplies. My expertise also includes a vast range of manufacturing techniques to optimize quality, cost, and timelines such as:
  • Injection Molding
  • CNC Machining​
  • Electrical Wiring and Connectors
  • Adhesive Bonds
  • Sub-Assembly
  • Laser Cutting​
  • CAD Cutters
  • OverMolding
  • Die Cutting

ELECTRONICS PACKAGING

TECHNICAL DRAWINGS