Design to Business Integration
Businesses that integrate the key elements of design perform better than businesses who don’t. Cobalt can help businesses integrate design thinking into their core skillset, building a culture of innovation through clear tools and steps.
User-centred Design Research
User-centred Design Research is all about deep user empathy. We aim to know your users better to discover the unmet needs that will make the products we design for you intrinsically more desirable.
Learn the why and how of having a deep understanding of the user’s experience from experts. Build in-house skills and get up to speed on UX best practices.
Cobalt can bring fresh, new innovation techniques to your team at your location. We can help kickstart a new initiative, challenge or expand current design solutions and spread or refresh UX perceptions throughout your organisation.
Discovery and Viability
Identifying the unique approach that best serves your design problem, because no two projects are the same.
Our industrial design team draw on user insights to generate imaginative, clever concepts that meet functional and usability requirements.
We integrate screen-based and workflow design within the total product experience and move between digital and physical environments.
Cobalt applies our core design process; user-centred insights, creative solutions, and precise specifications to service or experience-based assignments.
Transformation of the concept to reality. All elements are meticulously detailed, optimised and documented, to create innovative, functional and manufacturable products.
Analysis & Simulation
Our engineers use a variety of market-leading tools and techniques to quantify, optimise and validate solutions throughout the design process.
Prototyping & Testing
Within our large in-house workshop and prototyping facilities, we create, test and refine physical parts to verify form, fit and function.
Cobalt are experts in medical device development and apply usability engineering expertise to deliver better, safer, user centred products.
Choosing the right manufacturing partners is critical to a project’s success. We assist clients to identify, assess and select suppliers, both locally and internationally.
Working directly with selected production/ tooling suppliers, we oversee all technical aspects of tooling and off-tool sample development.
Provide expert, independent technical advice through the transfer of the product from design/tooling to production.
We continue to support clients after the project is launched, especially where expert engineering, testing or documentation is needed for performance, quality and compliance standards.
Conceptualisation & Planning
Ensure the narrative and key messages are delivered in a compelling and concise way.
Market your product or service, strengthen your pitch or give your website an edge through high-resolution computer-generated (CG) animations, images (CGIs) or composites.
Cobalt’s services include live action videography that can be combined with CG animations to provide a complete video solution.
Cobalt can create the virtual (and augmented) reality which heightens a viewer’s engagement with the product, environment, or narrative.