If you have just started with an idea, probably finding online and posting questions on forums is the first step. A little survey of your problem that you are trying to solve is useful. In some cases, it is almost inevitable and very straightforward to solve them. With a little ease many businesses come into the limelight, e.g. selling books and used stuff on the internet was a great idea once. When it comes to making an item that people will use to check their cholesterol level ad quickly and conveniently as possible, you have to think a lot. There are a lot of things that will go into making that realizable starting with the actual model of the same on a drawing board. It has to come out of the mind and then migrating to the way it should be designed.Sometimes the designs or ways you have thought in your head might not be feasible technically. In some cases, the device may not be made that elegant or that small because the instruments that are placed inside needs to be bigger or need efficient cooling area and so on. If electronics are used, many things come to the equation and then finding the best way to package the product is a challenging task. What is even more challenging is that looking for the task with detail. If you do not pay attention to the details, you might miss a novelty of the process itself. A product design engineering team has to be aware of the modification that is possible and should be able to suggest them during the process.
Getting back to the drawing board is not fun
It has been found that a lot of designs were modeled first and then went to the test bench. And, found that they were not modeled enough to cover all sorts of use cases and then you have to get back to the drawing board once again or, finding a flaw in the construction that decreases the usability of the product.Therefore, good industrial design is more challenging as the costs can be huge depending on what you are after. A small custom wallet that connects to the IoT is not of much worry compared to a digital braking system attached to a motorcycle that can go at above 300 miles per hour. The repercussions are huge in some case, and so should be the attention to detail.That is, modeling is very important in the whole cycle.