We are a product design bureau specializing in connected experiences.

Ordo Ab Chao [or-doh/ ab/ kay-oh] is a Latin expression meaning ‘Order from Chaos’ and references our creative process of translating outrageous ideas into tangible solutions that simulate human behavior, emotions, and attitudes towards objects. Founded in 2015, Ordo Ab Chao design is led by partners Brandon Love and Brittney Brooks. Ordo Ab Chao is a full-service product development and experiential design firm. Our mission is to create connected product experiences and immersive environments for entrepreneurs that get their brands noticed; merging the physical and digital worlds in new and creative ways from concept to completion. 

At Ordo Ab Chao design we are dedicated to creating breathtaking products and conceptually driven environments people love.

Our design process begins with your idea.

Concept Design

Design Research: Even though many inventions are unique we sill need to understand what other types of products have been developed around this need, what they are selling for, where they are selling and if any patents can be discovered. This will help us better understand possible ways to approach your design in regards to mechanisms, materials, price points, and manufacturing methods.

 

Exploration: In this stage, we explore multiple design paths that are visually explained with hand sketches and renderings. Each different design will convey varying aesthetics, configurations, mechanisms, ergonomics, and materials that will be considered, explored and explained. The first concept design is usually exactly what the client is asking for, the remaining concepts are open to our creativity and exploration process. 

 

3D CAD Design: Once the final sketched design is approved we will start creating the product in a 3D computer-aided design software (i.e. Inventor, Solidworks, Creo). This file will be created with all the features needed for production such as bosses, mounting holes, snap-fits, draft angles, etc. The file can then be used for prototyping and creating photo-realistic renderings and images for marketing presentations and crowdfunding campaigns.

 

Prototyping: Once the final CAD design is approved we use 3D-printing, CNC machines, cut and sew creation, etc. to produce a prototype of your product. Whatever capabilities we do not have in-house we hold long term relationships with manufacturing partners that allow us to prototype anything anywhere and for an extremely competitive price. 

Product Development

Specification Sheets: Your CAD files are complete but before a manufacturer can provide an accurate quote on tooling and per-unit cost they need specific details such as the manufacturing method, materials, surface finishes, tolerances, and dimensions. In this phase, generic formatted CAD files and specification sheets will be created outlining all required production details. 

 

Production Quotes: Now we have the details for any factory around the world to provide a quote. We proceed by sending these details to factories in regions you are most interested in manufacturing your product in. Regardless if overseas or domestic, we help advise the most economical and logical route based on your goals. 

 

Investment Quotes: Once quotes have been received from multiple factories we provide a cost matrix to the client for review. This will break down the part cost based on how many units are ordered and tooling cost required so you can manufacture and start selling your product. 

 

Sell Sheets: Photorealistic renderings explaining the product and its functionality are created bundled with any research uncovered during the initial stages, suggested price points, estimate production cost and other details for investors to review. 

 

Contract Terms: We work with our licensing team to obtain the best contract possible for you. In return, we take a small percentage of the royalty negotiated.

 

Project Funding

Crowdfunding: Now that you know what is needed to create your product it’s time to explore how to raise funds and crowdfunding is an excellent option. There are some upfront costs for press releases, marketing content, and concept creation but usually minimal compared to tooling. Contrary to what most think it is actually very difficult to successfully fund a crowdfunding campaign, it takes a lot of pre-marketing and getting in front of the right viewers. At Ordo Ab Chao design we partner with some amazing local companies in the crowdfunding world to help get you going. 

 

Investors: Many times entrepreneurs and startups prefer to take the investor route when it comes to funding. This is where the client gets in front of Venture Capitalist and Angel Investors to pitch their product and funding goals in return for a portion of the company. Some clients opt for this route because it not only gives them a source of funding but access to investors with business experience and connections could prove beneficial to their company. 

 

Self-funding: Another option is self-funding where the client provides all the required cost on their own. Sometimes tooling and production cost is reasonable enough for clients to cover with their own funds or with a small business loan.

Manufacturing + Logistics

Tooling: A factory has been chosen, funds obtained and transferred to the manufacturer who proceeds to open tooling. This means the master mold that will create each individual part is placed on a CNC to be cut or 3D-printed. This process typically takes 4 weeks depending on the size and type of tooling. 

 

Production: Now that the product is approved for production we proceed with creating quality control documents outlining what is acceptable and what is considered a defect. By outlining all of the details upfront it helps the factory understand the level of detail and quality required for the production of the product. Multiple quality checks are done on each production run at different points of fulfillment to ensure good units are shipped. 

 

Shipping: Just tell us where you want your products to arrive and we will handle the rest. Air-freighting, loose container loads, full container loads, customs, you name it we handle it.

Our user-centered design process yields successful results, every time.

At Ordo Ab Chao user-centered design (UCD) is a promising approach to developing new products. It begins with users and ends with results that are tailored to their individual needs. The aim of our user-centered design process is to ensure that the design of a product or service remains focused upon who will use it, in what context, and with what aim.

How does user-centered design work?

User-centered design is a repetitive process.

At Ordo Ab Chao we employ a variety of inquisitive methods and tools (e.g., surveys, interviews and brainstorming) to develop an understanding of user needs. Generally, each iteration of the user-centered design approach involves four distinct phases. 

 

First, as designers working in teams, we try to understand the condition in which users may use a product. Then, we identify and specify the users’ needs. This is followed by a design phase, in which our design team develops solutions. The team then proceeds to an evaluation phase. Here, we assess the outcomes of the evaluation against the users’ condition and needs, to check how well a design is performing. More specifically, we learn how close it is to a level that matches the users’ specific context and satisfies all of their relevant needs. From here, our team makes further iterations of these four phases, and we continue until the evaluation results are satisfactory.

User-centered design considers the entire user experience.

In user-centered design, we base our projects upon an explicit understanding of the users, tasks, and environments. The aim of the process is to capture and address the entire user experience. Therefore, our design team includes professionals from across multiple disciplines (e.g., ethnographers, psychologists, software and hardware engineers), as well as domain experts, stakeholders and the users themselves.

We offer creative services focused on innovation, products and people.

Our commitment to excellence also applies in terms of service, technical expertise and strategy. Our dedicated team members are always happy to assist you with creative solutions for your daily business.

Experiential.

Brand Activation

Corporate Events

Exhibition/Trade Shows

Pop-up/Retail

Products.

Furniture

Internet of Things

Lifestyle Products

Prototypes

Strategies.

Art/Graphics

Influencer Marketing

Innovation Research

Packaging Design

We make 3D-printed parts for prototypes and production.

Whether you’re a creative artist, designer or a maker, additive manufacturing (AM) can help you transform your idea into a reality. At Ordo Ab Chao design, we offer a variety of in-house additive manufacturing methods to achieve the highest quality results.

Bring your ideas from mind to matter by taking full advantage of the capabilities of additive manufacturing and our on-demand 3D print-farm www.madebyoac.com. Our goal is to help you manufacture parts using 3D printing with the best quality/price ratio.

What is additive manufacturing?

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a process by which a 3D file is turned into a physical object by adding layer-upon-layer of material. A term often used as a synonym of additive manufacturing is 3D Printing. While it covers almost the same idea, it’s generally admitted that additive manufacturing designates a more professional use of this technology. Additive manufacturing is permitted by the creation of a 3D file through a 3D modelling software, also called CAD software (computer-aided design). This step is at the very beginning of any use of additive manufacturing. The 3D file gives information to machine which specifies where it should add material. The main benefit of creating an object through additive manufacturing is that each unit costs the same price, making it really affordable to produce just one or a few. There is no need to invest in tooling.

What are the benefits of additive manufacturing?

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is particularly effective specifically where more traditional manufacturing methods are inefficient. For companies and individuals, additive manufacturing is redefining the relationship between design and manufacturing, considering that an object can be produced if it can be imagined . While traditional manufacturing has constraints and limitations , Additive manufacturing enables a freedom of shapes, forms and quantity.

 

  • the production of functional parts printed simultaneously.
  • the production of high-performance mechanical equipment.
  • mass customization of specialized parts.

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