Hardware product development process
Hardware product development requires more planning than software development. This is driven by the sheer number of things that must be done right before shipping a connected hardware product. Many of these things have long lead times and high costs if done improperly. A tiny mistake in design or a poorly QC’d part can bankrupt you.
The process we use at Bolt is a hybridization of heavy-handed processes prescribed by the manufacturing/quality community and lightweight processes used by many design professionals. It is divided into four general phases: ideation, design, engineering, and validation.
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